WATERFORD & Tramore Racecourse’s ongoing €1million refurbishment will be showcased to the racing public at the action-packed, four day August Racing Festival which kicks off on Thursday, August 16, at the seaside track.
Approximately 20,000 are expected for the popular Festival which includes three consecutive evening meetings and culminates in a fun-filled, colourful, family-fun afternoon on Sunday, August .
Generous prize-money is on offer for all 28 races and the overall purse this year is €380,000 following the support of many local businesses that continue to back the Festival.
The August Racing Festival is about much more than just racing. Corporate groups from across the south east will flock to the track on the Friday for the Waterford Chamber BBQ evening, taking place in the Festival Marquee, whilst fashionistas from all over Ireland will enjoy fashion, racing, cocktails and fun on the Saturday evening. This year’s judge Marietta Doran has the unenviable tasks of choosing one overall winner and nine finalists at this year’s ‘House of Waterford Crystal and Redlane.ie’ ‘Style Evening, with a prize fund of €3,500.The afternoon meeting on the final day, Sunday, August 19 is a Family Fun Afternoon where kids of all ages take centre stage.
Live music in the bars after racing every evening ensures the party goes on until late !
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