Festival Week
All the results and the best pics from Day 3 of the Galway Races
Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and president Michael D Higgins were in attendance as Road To Riches won the Galway Plate.

Michael D. Higgins Cathal Noonan / INPHO President Michael D. Higgins arrives at Ballybrit. Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

NOEL MEADE WAS the big winner on Day 3 of the Galway Festival as Road To Riches claimed Wednesday’s feature race — Galway Plate.

With president Michael D Higgins and Ireland manager Martin O’Neill both present at Ballybrit, jockey Shane Shortall took the Handicap Hurdle onboard Greatness before claiming victory in the Galway Plate on the 14-1 shot seven-year-old.

Trainer Meade told afterwards: ”I think that was Shane’s first ride for me. Ger (Fox) would have been riding him put for breaking his collarbone, but that’s racing. We bought him off Martin Cullinane who only trains about six miles from here.

“That’s the only one of the big races (at Galway) that I haven’t won. I’ve been second in it I think three or four times. I’m absolutely thrilled as the Plate is something you want to win.”

Tony McCoy Cathal Noonan / INPHO Jockey Tony McCoy. Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

Denise Manning, Michelle Bell, Danielle Small and Sophie Small 30/7/2014 Cathal Noonan / INPHO Denise Manning, Michelle Bell, Danielle Small and Sophie Small from Galway with Billy Corrigan from Kildare. Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

General view of runners and riders Cathal Noonan / INPHO The runners and riders during the Galway Plate. Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

Shane Shortall Cathal Noonan / INPHO Jockey Shane Shortall is congratulated by his father Sean after winning The Galway Plate onboard Road To Riches. Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

Shane Shortall Cathal Noonan / INPHO Shane Shortall with the Galway Plate and his uncle Fintan Shortall celebrate after winning The Galway Plate. Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

Results on Day 3:

3:00 100,000 Euros Tote Pick6 Guarantee Maiden Hurdle

1. Most Peculiar 11/2
2. Draco 4/1
3. Tandem EvensF

3:35 Download The Tote Mobile App European Breeders Fund Mares Handicap Hurdle

1. Cacheofgold 12/1
2. Supreme Vic 6/1
3. Lilly The Lioness 9/2
4. Lost Book 20/1

4:10 40,000 Euros Tote Jackpot Guarantee Handicap Hurdle

1. Greatness 4/1F
2. Golden Ticket 5/1
3. Magical Moon 33/1
4. Diamond’s Return 50/1

4:45 Grab A Grand With Tote (Q.R.) Maiden

1. Whitey O’ Gwaun 9/10F
2. Little King Robin 7/2
3. Glasson Lad 33/1

5:30 Galway Plate (Chase Handicap) (Grade A)

1. Road To Riches 14/1
2. Burn And Turn 16/1
3. Balnaslow 9/1
4. Spring Heeled 10/1

6:05 Tote Trifecta Rollover Handicap

1. Cairdiuil 9/1
2. Tahaf 16/1
3. Prime Exhibit 10/1
4. Truly Delightful 12/1

6:40 Bet Online At Handicap

1. Sophie’s World 14/1
2. Spring Focus 11/2
3. Focussed 11/1

7:10 Tote Return All Profits To Irish Racing Maiden

1. Brooch 4/9F
2. Duchess Andorra 7/2
3. Columbanus 20/1

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