Galway Races Oct. 2019
This Halloween weekend, 28 members of the Ballinasloe Active Retirement group headed off to Ballybrit racecourse for their annual visit to the Galway Races.
Excitement was in the air as we boarded our bus in the square – all hoping to pick a winner ! Some of the seasoned, informed race-goers carefully studied the horses form, trainers and jockeys in the “Racing Post”, Others were happy enough to put their money on the horse with the fancy name.
After a lovely four course dinner ( we missed the hot punch this year!) in the comfort of the Millennium stand, we began the serious business of placing our bet on a hopeful winner ..Nobody lost or won a fortune but it was a most relaxing and enjoyable day.
On the way to our bus, we mingled with the multitude of happy students . While their night of partying was just beginning for these young people, we were happy to be on our way home having enjoyed another lovely evening at the races.
We look forward to next year’s outing P.G.
Chris O’Flynn (P.R.O.) Oct. 2019