Style soaring at Ballybrit on day two of Galway Races
SPIRITS were high and the style was soaring at Ballybrit racecourse for day two of the Galway Races.
Revellers spilled through the turnstiles from as early as 2pm to soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the sunshine and scan their race cards before kick off at 5.10.
The bookmakers were riding high for the most part of the evening meeting.
"We levelled the score against the punters today and we're definitely back in the game. If tomorrow's results are in our favour we'll take the lead but it's not even halftime so it's all to play for from here on in," said Labrokes Hayley O’Connor.
Enjoying their day out at the Galway Races today were nurses and midwives from Noelle Greene from Tipperary, Sinead Walsh, Aoife Ryan, Kate Hennessy, Tara Johnston all from Tipperary and June Petrie from Mayo.
Four-year-old Alan Jordan looked the part dressed as a jockey and was seen closely studying the form.
There were several well-known faces in attendance, including Fianna Fail politician Ray McSharry, FAI chief executive John Delaney, and legendary Ireland and Munster rugby player Alan Quinlan.
RTE presenters Marty Morrissey and Hector O hEochagain were also in attendance and paid tribute to their colleague Colm Murray, who passed away last night after a three-year battle with Motor Neuron Disease.
Earlier this evening, the jockeys, trainers, owners and punters had a minute’s silence in honour of the late RTE broadcaster and racing enthusiast.
nurses and midwifes from left, Noelle Greene from Tipperary, Sinead Walsh from Tipperary, Aoife Ryan from Tipperary, Kate Hennessy from Tipperary, Tara Johnston from Tipperary and June Petrie from Mayo.