TG4 will broadcast two days of racing from the Galway Races next weekend, with a total of 16 races shown live from Ballybrit on Friday and Saturday.
The live broadcast will be a welcome return to the racecourse for the Irish language broadcaster, after its successful coverage from the festival last year.
Rásaí Beo will be presented by Seán Bán Breathnach, with analysis by Mánus Ó Conghaile and Evelyn Ní Ghriallais.
Racing journalist Daragh Ó Conchúir will be getting all the reactions from trainers, owners and jockeys outside the parade ring and race commentary will be provided by Micheál Ó Sé.
The team will be providing the TG4 audience with comprehensive coverage from the racecourse and no doubt there will be some craic agus praoi to be had in Ballybrit as well.
Rásaí Beo is produced by Waterford based company Nemeton TV. The team in the An Rinn Gaeltacht also produce Laochra Gael, Peil na mBan Beo and GAA Beo for TG4.
In the lead up to the TG4’s coverage, presenter Caitlín Nic Aoidh will be visiting the famous racecourse and giving TG4 Social Media audiences exclusive behind the scenes access.
Galway Races Chief Executive, Michael Moloney, said that they are delighted to have the team from TG4 back again with us here at Galway Racecourse on both the Friday and Saturday of our Summer Festival.
“This year is an extra special one for us as we welcome the return of our much-valued racegoers back to Ballybrit. The stage is now set. A warm welcome awaits.”
TG4’s Head of Sport, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha said that over the last 18 months, horse racing has become an integral part of TG4’s sporting output.
“We are excited for Rásaí Beo to bring all the thrills and spills that come with this iconic festival to the viewers again,” he said.
“Above all, I look forward to all the racing action from the festival and to hearing the roar of the crowd as the winners come up the hill in Ballybrit. “
Full TG4 Galway Races schedule
FRIDAY 29th JULY
Live coverage begins on TG4 at 5pm
1st Race :5.00pm The Guinness Galway Tribes Handicap Hurdle
2nd Race: 5.30pm The James’s Gate Irish EBF Median Auction Maiden
3rd Race: 6.00pm The Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Steeplechase
4th Race: 6.35pm The Guinness Handicap
5th Race: 7.10pm The Guinness Irish EBF Fillies Maiden
6th Race: 7.40pm The Arthur Guinness Handicap
7th Race: 8.10pm The Rockshore Irish Lager Race
8th Race: 8.40pm The Hop House 13 Race
SATURDAY 30th JULY
Live coverage begins on TG4 at 2pm
1st Race: 2.00pm The Boylesports Maiden Hurdle
2nd Race: 2.30pm The Boylesports Handicap Hurdle
3rd Race: 3.05pm The Boylesports Irish EBF Maiden
4th Race: 3.40pm The Bathshack Maiden
5th Race: 4.15pm The Grá Chocolates Maiden
6th Race: 4.45pm The Ardilaun Hotel Handicap
7th Race: 5.20pm The McDonogh Capital Investments Handicap
8th Race: 5.55pm The BoyleSports Irish EBF Mares Flat Race