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Punchestown News

Punchestown News: Sizing John delights a superb crowd on day two at the Punchestown Festival

Posted: 26th Apr 2017

Day two at the Punchestown Festival is a cracker at the Kildare venue….here are the top news stories from the day!

2017    - 19,366

2016   -  18,181

Up 1,185 on last year


Won by: Sizing John

Trained by: Jessica Harrington

Ridden by: Robert Power



She is fast tracked to the final of The Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition on Friday.

Donagh Meyler won the Conditional Rider Title and Gordon Elliott won the Trainer’s Title in the Martinstown Opportunity Series.


Ann & Alan Potts enjoyed a double with Sizing John and Sizing Granite winning the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup and The Guinness Handicap Steeplechase respectively.


Dick O’Sullivan, General Manager at Punchestown Racecourse said “After two days I am very happy with the event considering the inclement weather, and with rising temperatures forecasted and good pre-sales indications, the next three days look to be very promising.”


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