Galway Race Track in Ireland
Situated just five kilometres from the cit of Galway, Ireland, the Galway Racecourse has always attracted large crowds and experienced competitors. The racecourse has facilities for both flat racing and for hunt (steeplechase) races and is rated as one of the leading racecourse venues in Ireland. It also serves as host to a massive annual fair and a number of the country’s top races.
There are two tracks on the Galway racecourse and each has a specific purpose. The inner track is a right-handed hunt track course measuring one mile and two furlongs in length. It has the two closest fences on any racecourse in the world and ends with a sharp incline. The outer track is slightly bigger and caters to the demands of flat racing. Stable Yard facilities include 165 horse boxes, dope testing facilities, veterinary boxes, a canteen and separate ladies and gents toilets and showers.
The Corrib Bar is situated on the top floor of the facility and is exclusively available for those making use of the reserved seat balcony. The Aran Bar and Kinavara Bar cater mainly to those on the second floor and serve hot food and drinks. The Ballybrit Bar is on the first floor and only serves beverages but there is another restaurant available which serves excellent seafood and wine. For those milling around the ground floor the Long Bar serves hot food and a variety of beverages.
The stands themselves are enclosed and spacious. They have a modern feel to them and are being constantly improved. As a very large number of people visit the racecourse each year, management continues to be driven to provide a safe, pleasant and comfortable environment for both the public and for horse trainers and jockeys, as well as the horses. However the best way to experience the thrill of Galway is to go there yourself. The wide variety of accommodation available near both the racetrack of in the city will help you to do this in a most enjoyable manner.