Galway – A Guide to Irish Flat Racing

Galway Racecourse

Galway Racecourse (also known as Ballybrit race track) is an undulating, right handed track with a deep descent before a two furlong uphill finish to the winning post. The circuit is around ten furlongs in circumference.

The venue does hosts both Flat and Jumps Racing and it is famous for holding both flat and jump racing during a seven day festival, and therefore the longest racing period for a festival in Ireland. This meeting takes place at the end of July and finishing in the first week of August each year.

There are two pattern races during the flat season which are both listed class in status, one of which is a fillies race open to three years and older that is raced over seven furlongs in the month of July, whilst the other listed race is contested in September for three years old and older that is raced over an extended mile and a half.

The draw can play an advantage in races up to seven furlongs, where horses either drawn middle to high can benefit depending on their racing style.

Further below are some trainer angles that may be of use in your quest for finding some profitable bets over the long term at this track.

Please note: Profit and Loss figures (P/L) is based on level stakes betting of one Euro per bet to SP.

Course: Galway
Trainer: D Weld
Race Type: 2yo Non-Handicap races
Bets: 80 Wins: 27 Strike Rate: 33.75% P/L+24.85

Additional notes; All the yards two year old winners at the track in these set parameters, namely non-handicaps, have either won a race over seven furlongs or to an extended mile (8.5 furlongs) race.
Furthermore, backing the stables runners from July to September, is most profitable, but it should be noted they have yet to record a win with a two year old runner in the month of October from multiple attempts.

Course: Galway
Trainer: D Weld
Race Type: 3yo to 4yo Non-Handicap races.
Bets: 19 Wins: 12 Strike Rate:63.16% P/L+21.87

Additional notes; Yes, same trainer, he doesn’t just excel in one specific area at this track. Concentrate on the stable’s runners that are aged three years old only and that are contesting a Non-Handicap for those aged between three to four.