Posted: 27th Apr 2017
Day 3 of the Punchestown Festival and crowds are up with temperatures on the rise too!
Day three of the Punchestown Festival round up of the top news stories of the day from the famous Kildare venue.
2017 – 19,072
2016 – 16,978
Up 2094 on this day last year
So far after 3 days up 3140
Big Race Winners:
The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle of €250,000 (Grade 1)
Jockey: Noel Fehily
Trainer: Harry Fry
Owner: JP McManus
The Friends First Cross County Chase for the La Touche Cup of €30,000
Winner: Treo Eile
Jockey: Barry Cash
Trainer: Shay Slevin (Wexford)
The Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Winner Today:
Winner: Ann-Marie Phelan from Newbridge (originally from Kilkenny) was stunning in a classic chic black and white jump suit!
Today’s Judges were: Bláthnaid Treacy (RTE / 2FM Presenter), Paula Geraghty (Barry Geraghty’s wife), Serena Stack (Unrivalled Chic) and Derek Montgomery (Montgomery Millinery).
Dick O’Sullivan, General Manager at Punchestown Racecourse said “I am absolutely delighted with our third festival day today. So far we are up on last year’s attendances by 3,140 and those who have joined us have had a ball. Tomorrow (Friday) we race again from 3:40pm and it’s the final of The Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition where one lucky lady will win a money can’t buy VIP trip to the Bollinger Estate followed by a luxurious stay and fine dining in Le Rime & Paris.
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