Renvyle House sponsored a race at the Galway Races on Saturday 22nd October 2011. A great day was had by all.
The morning started off very grey, followed by torrential rain and was not looking well for an afternoon at the races. One of our guests had checked the detailed weather forecase at about 11am and said it would clear at 2pm. He was spot on! and when the race meeting commenced at 2.25pm it all looked brighter. So after a delicious lunch in the Stewards Room we were all set for the afternoon.
The going was Heavy after the rain. It did not deter our guests participating in a small Jackpot - which we were out of by the first race! One or two of our guests had a few winners. A couple had backed the winning horse, The Bishop Looney and the horse that came second An Blascaoid Mor in the Renvyle House Hotel Handicap Steeplechase.
The day stayed dry and the punters were generally happy.
Thank you to the Management and Race Committee of the Galway Races for a most enjoyable day.