Galway Plate

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The Galway Festival is a hugely popular horse racing event with the Galway Plate one of the main races.

The Galway Plate is a National Hunt chase horse racing event held during the seven-day Galway Festival meeting. The Galway Plate race is run over 2 miles and 6½ furlongs for horses aged four years or older.

Punters need to understand the Galway Racecourse is a specialist track with many undulations and a steep uphill finish.

Galway Plate Odds 2024

Here are the latest odds for the Galway Plate 2024 race:

  • Politicise 8-1
  • The Shunter 8-1
  • Top Moon 8-1
  • Royal Rendezvous 9-1
  • Koshari 9-1
  • Brahma Bull 12-1

Galway Plate 2024 Tips

Here are our tips for the Galway Plate 2024:

  • 2 points to win for POLITICISE with brilliant odds of 8-1
  • 1 point each way to BRAHMA BULL with odds of 12-1

Some of the crucial performers that are predicted to line up in Irelands’ National Hunt race in July 2024 will be racing most of the year. So keep a keen eye on the market leader to see how they operate or place ante-post betting odds wagers early to locate value.

What happened in the 2021 Galway Plate?

Royal Rendezvous won the Galway Plate for Willie Mullins.

The 5-1 favourite outclassed his stablemate Easy Game, Modus and The Shunter in a thrilling race.

Galway Plate History

The Galway Plate was established in 1869, and the inaugural running was won by Absentee.

The most successful horse in the race’s history is Tipperary Boy, who won three times – in 1899, 1901 and 1902.

It was formerly contested over 2 miles and 5 furlongs, but this was extended to 2 miles and 6 furlongs in 1992 and extended by a further half a furlong to the present distance in 2015.

And weight is an issue in the Galway Plate. History tells you that no horse has carried 11 stone or more to victory in the race since the redoubtable Ansar won his second under the 11st 11lb in 2005. Dig a little deeper though, and there is hope for the high weights.

The Galway Plate was sponsored by William Hill from 2006 to 2010 and by Tote Ireland since 2011.


Willie Mullins has a great record in the Tote Galway Plate at the Ballybrit festival.