Widely renowned as ‘Ladies Day’ at the Galway Festival, Thursday combines the very best in racing and fashion for the pinnacle of the summer racing calendar. The first of eight races takes place at 1:40pm with the feature race the ‘Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap’ with an impressive prize fund of €300,000 on offer. Last year the two mile race was won by the Willie Mullins trained Clondaw Warrior with Ruby Walsh on board. All 8 races on the card are sponsored by Guinness.
‘Ladies Day’ has always been the most visually sumptuous of our Festival events with the opportunity to socialise and show off your style. You could be awarded the ultimate accolade of being voted a winner in the g Hotel & Spa Best Dressed Competition and Best Hat Competition!
Gates open at 11.30am and the style stalwarts are at the racecourse early to be seen and vie for a coveted invitation to the g Hotel Best Dressed marquee with fellow finalists and esteemed members of the media. Winners will be announced by 3pm.
There is an envy-inducing €10,000 prize for the winner of the g Hotel & Spa Best Dressed Lady competition and €2,000 prize for the Best Hat competition. Throughout the day, there will also be live music on-course. Experience first hand the ‘magic’ that is the Galway Races. Get social on Ladies Day and use the official hashtags of #gHotelBestDressed and #GalwayRaces.