Galway Races 2015 - Dermot Weld aims to dominate at Ballybrit once again
Dermot Weld saddled nine winners at the 2014 Galway Festival as the master of Rosewell House landed another leading trainer crown at the seven-day Ballybrit extravaganza, but having reached double figures the last few years, Weld will be aiming to shine even brighter at the 2015 Galway Festival.
Ted Veale and Alelchi Inois are two prominent figures in the betting for The Galway Plate, but there will be a whole host of top class handicappers lining up in what is the feature contest on July 29, with the likes of Rule The World and Art Of Logisitcs another couple of key contenders.
Tony Martin's Quick Jack has been installed as the favourite for the Galway Handicap Hurdle and will be aiming to show his class over timber, but Clondaw Warrior and Savello are just a couple of notable entries set to take their chance in the day four showpiece on July 30.
Galway Festival Second Day Racecard
- 5.15 pm - Topaz Novice Hurdle
- 5.45 pm - Latin Quarter Steeplechase
- 6.15 pm - Topaz EBF Fillies' Maiden
- 6.50 pm - Topaz Mile Handicap
- 7.20pm - Caulfieldindustrial EBF Maiden
- 7.50 pm - Caulfield Industrial Athlone Handicap
- 8.20 pm - Caulfieldindustrial.com Handicap
As the 2015 Galway Festival gets into full flow the Galway Plate and Galway Handicap Hurdle betting will really start to hot up with two intriguing renewals expected later on in the week.
It is always a unique atmosphere at Ballybrit and we are expecting this year will be no different. The week provides us all with some fantastic flat racing mixed in with some top national hunt action and as always Dermot Weld is the trainer to watch out for as a plethora of his horses will be at the head of the Galway Festival Betting.
Once again this year, there will be various start times during the Galway Summer Festival mixing late afternoon with evening action. This is done to ensure that the Festival attracts as many fans and punters as possible during the week and it has been deemed a success in recent years. There will be thousands of punters at the Festival looking to get involved with the Galway Races Odds and there is sure to be some cracking renewals during the week.
There are 51 races throughout the Galway Festival with the total prize money on offer this year in excess of €2 million for the first time. The Blue Riband race is the famous Galway Plate, a race so central to the history of Galway races. It takes place on Wednesday, the third day of the meeting and it will be the race that attracts by far the most media attention and certainly much of the Galway Festival betting.
Galway Festival Ladies Day is on the fourth day of the festival and it is one of the most colourful. The big race of the day is the Galway Handicap Hurdle, another race that attracts significant betting interests. Punters should take a look at our Galway Festival Free Bet Offers before taking the plunge on the race.
Over the last 20 years at the Galway Festival, one trainer has stood out above all others. He has the record number of winners here and carried on the momentum in 2010 when he had a phenomenal amount of winners. He is a man worth following at the Festival and his name is Dermot Weld.
Galway Festival 2015 Tips
Like any Galway Festival, the 2015 Summer meeting will be one of the most exciting of the year with millions of Euros being spent by punters looking to make it a lucrative week. We of course have been pouring over the facts and figures to help punters with their betting for the Festival and it is well worth checking out, it may prove to be the difference between a successful or a disappointing week for Galway punters.
Furthermore, we are working very closely this year with Tom Lee, who will be on course working for RTE all week at Galway. He has built a fabulous reputation over the last few years and has excelled as a tipster, and he will be giving us the very best tips for Galway in 2014. The Galway Festival 2014 Tips are not to be missed this year with several top races and great value across the week on offer for punters and fans.
Visitors to Galway Festival
Over 200,000 people attended the Galway Festival in 2014 and even more are expected to attend this year. It is therefore vital that you consult the Galway Festival visitor guide for details of accommodation, tickets, local area attractions and racecourse information. Directions to Galway Racecourse can be found here.
Galway Festival Betting Odds
Galway Races has become one of the biggest betting events in Ireland where in 2014 over 100 million Euros was laid out. Over recent years, particularly with the rise of television coverage and online betting, the Galway betting arena at the Festival has become a huge market place both on and off the course. It is for that reason that many bookmakers are turning more and more to increasing their offers and incentives. We will also be keeping you up to date with Galway Festival tips, market movers and up to date Galway Festival Free bet offers.
Galway Festival Ladies Day
Like any racing festival these days, there is an excellent Ladies Day at Galway and in 2015 it looks set to be bigger and better than ever. The Galway Festival Ladies Day has grown in stature in recent years and it does give all the ladies a chance to put on their gladrags and spend a fantastic day at the races. The Ladies Day is always the most popular in terms of attendance at the racecourse and it will prove no different this year with Galway expecting a bumper crowd.
It will be a special day for the fans and punters with all the ladies taking part in various competitions throughout the day as well as taking in some of the best racing on offer in Ireland.
Galway Festival Results 2015
The Galway Festival lasts for all of seven days and there is a mammoth total of 51 races for punters and fans to take in. With that in mind, we will be following each of the races throughout the Festival, and an up-to-the-minute results service will be available for punters as and when they come in to us. It is the ideal way for those of you who are unable to follow the racing to keep track on your selections, and the full Galway Festival Results will be be featured including SP's so it really is the place to be for Galway punters.
The results this year will be fascinating with so many top class races to enjoy, also the mix of jumps and flat racing makes it almost unique in the racing world so it is a meeting well worth following.
Galway Festival Day One
Galway Festival Day Two
- 5:15 - Topaz Novice Hurdle
- 5:45 - Latin Quarter Beginners Chase
- 6:15 - Topaz Fillies Maiden
- 6:50 - Topaz Mile Handicap
- 7:20 - Caulfield Industrial Maiden
- 7:50 - Caulfield Ind Athlone Handicap
- 8:20 - Caulfield Industrial Handicap
Galway Festival Day Three
- 3:00 - Tote Pick6 Maiden Hurdle
- 3:35 - Tote Mobile App Mares Handicap Hurdle
- 4:10 - Tote Jackpot Guarantee Handicap Hurdle
- 4:45 - Bet On All UK Racing With Tote Maiden
- 5:30 - Galway Plate
- 6:05 - Tote Trifecta Rollover Handicap
- 6:40 - Bet Online At The Tote Handicap
- 7:10 - Tote Return All Profits Maiden
Galway Festival Day Four
- 1:50 - Guinness Beginners Chase
- 2:20 - Guinness Harp Novice Chase
- 3:00 - Hop House 13 Handicap
- 3:30 - Guinness Corrib Fillies Stakes
- 4:05 - Guinness Novice Hurdle
- 4:45 - Guinness Galway Handicap Hurdle
- 5:25 - Guinness 50th Anniversary Handicap
- 6:00 - Guinness WI Porter Flat Race
Galway Festival Day Five
- 5:10 - Guinness Handicap Hurdle
- 5:45 - Guinness EBF Maiden
- 6:15 - Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Chase
- 6:50 - Guinness Handicap
- 7:25 - Guinness EBF Maiden
- 8:00 - Arthur Guinness Handicap
- 8:30 - Guinness Race
Galway Festival Day Six
- 2:40 - Ladbrokes Mobile Maiden Hurdle
- 3:15 - Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle
- 3:50 - This Is Ladbrokes Life Maiden
- 4:25 - Irish Stallion Farms Nursery Handicap
- 5:00 - Ladbrokes Red Day Handicap
- 5:35 - Ladbrokes Believer Handicap
- 6:05 - Ladbrokes Your Sport Your Way Flat Race
Galway Festival Day Seven
- Fahey set for Vintage win with Birchwood at Glorious Goodwood
- Dutch Connection tipped to grab Lennox Stakes glory for Hills
- Besharah Should Be Too Good For Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes Field
- Take A Clever Bite Out Of Cookie In King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Betting
- Competitive International Stakes Wont Perturb Punters From Half Million Scoop6 Pot
- Prince Gibraltar ready to rock for Rouget in Sky Bet York Stakes
- Dont Call Me tipped to cause International Stakes shock at Ascot
- Why the King George is the Greatest Group One in racing