For the fourth consecutive day at the Galway Races the crowd in attendance was well ahead of the 2013 equivalent.
Clondaw Farmer rounded off the card in style for favourite backers (the third winning market leader in succession) when he triumphed in the Guinness Legacy Flat Race at Galway.
After a bad blow with Thomas Edison's win in the previous race bookmakers were again paying out after the victory of Ridestan under Conor Hoban in the Guinness Surge Handicap at Galway.
Eleventh here last year behind Missunited when the ground went against him, the Tony McCoy-ridden Thomas Edison came back to land a big punt as the 7/2 favourite in the Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap.
- N.H.: Good, good to firm in places. Flat: Good. Weather
Icy Reply's drift left in the closing stages of the Guinness Novice Hurdle at Galway, opened the door for Desertmore Stream to land the two and a half miler under Brian O'Connell.
Missunited (3-1 favourite) put up a brave performance to see off all-comers and land the Sterling Insurance Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood.
Dalkova made all in the Listed Arthur Guinness European Breeders Fund Corrib Fillies Stakes to supply her trainer Johnny Murtagh with his first Galway Festival winner.
Cavalryman showed he is as good as ever at the age of eight as he powered to victory in the Artemis Goodwood Cup at the Sussex track.
The colours of Richard McNally came up narrowly short at Galway on Tuesday with Foot Soldier but the blue and yellow came out the right side of a tight finish when the Michael Halford-trained Shane Foley-ridden Hasanour prevailed in the Guinness Time Handicap.
Ivawood easily brushed his rivals aside to take his 100 per cent record to three in the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
Alelchi Inois remained unbeaten over fences after his third start over the larger obstacles. The 8/11 shot took the Guinness Harp Novice Chase at Galway to become Willie Mullins and Paul Townend's third winner of the Festival.
There was a hugely popular local success in the opening GuinnessPlus App Beginners Chase as Ballindereen, County Galway owner/breeder Pakie Kelly's Aranhill Chief prevailed under Denis O'Regan for trainer Stephen Mahon.
Venus De Milo is the sole Irish challenger in Saturday's Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
Patience Alexander will reappear in the Pinsent Masons Lowther Stakes at York on August 21.
Given her Galway connections there would hardly be a more popular winner at Ballybrit all week than if Ballybacka Queen were to triumph in the Listed Arthur Guinness European Breeders Fund Corrib Fillies Stakes.
Trainer Stuart Crawford has a lovely young type on his hands in three time point-to-point and dual bumper winner, Ground Invasion, and the County Antrim handler is hoping for more progress from the five-year-old when he tackles flights for the first time in the Guinness Novice Hurdle.