Galway Races 2020: Paddy’s complete guide to how follow this year’s Festival

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Is the Galway Races 2020 on?

Yes, albeit behind closed doors. While the UK will be allowing 5,000 people to watch the final day of Glorious Goodwood, the wait continues on the other side of the Irish Sea.

When is the Galway Races 2020?

While many things have been affected by Coronavirus, the date of the Summer Festival has not changed and it remains in its traditional slot in the calendar. It runs for seven days and kicks off on Monday 27th of July right through to Sunday 2nd of August.

Is there jumps and flat racing at Galway?

Yes – you’ve got a bit of both.

Flat racing: Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday

Jump racing: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

What time does Galway Races start each day?

Monday: 4.40pm
Tuesday: 4.45pm
Wednesday: 4.45pm
Thursday: 4.45pm
Friday: 4.45pm
Saturday: 2.35pm
Sunday: 2.45pm

Where can I watch the Galway Races live and free?

You will be able to watch every bit of the action on Racing TV throughout the week and selected races on RTE television.

But, as always, catch every race in the UK and Ireland completely free on Paddy’s app or on

All you have to do is sign up or log in to your account. You don’t even have to place a bet to watch the action!

What are the Galway Races to keep an eye out for?

The two standout races at the Summer Festival are Wednesday’s Tote Galway Plate and Thursday’s Guinness Galway Hurdle.

Where can I find the best Galway Races tips and previews?

We’ll be bringing you the best insight, analysis and tips ahead of every day at the Summer Festival 2020 right here on Paddy Power News.

You can guarantee world-class knowledge from our traders and tipsters like Paul Jacobs and Brendan Duke as well as the inside track on the From The Horses’ Mouth podcast with Ruby Walsh, Paddy and bookie-basher Frank Hickey.

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