Ireland’s biggest and most famous racing festival is held in Galway during the last week of July every year. In over one hundred years of racing at Ballybrit, the Galway Races has gone from strength to strength with more than 150,000 people attending, what is recognized as the greatest mid-summer festival in Ireland every year. There are 49 races available in the 2015 Galway Races Festival sechedule. The Blue Riband race is the famous Galway Plate, a race so central to the history of Galway races takes place on Wednesday. Ladies Day which has always been the most visually sumptuous of the festival events, takes place on Thursday, it combines the very best in racing and fashion for the pinnacle of the summer racing calendar.