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Punchestown News

Punchestown News: Day 4 of the Punchestown Festival was another tremendous success with great crowds, superb racing, a trainers' championship set to continue to the wire and the grand finale of the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady

Posted: 28th Apr 2017


Day four of the Punchestown Festival round up of the top news stories of the day from the famous Kildare venue.


2017 – 30,063

2016 – 29,419

Up 644 on this day last year

So far after 4 days up 3,784


The Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle of €250,000 (Grade 1)

Patrick Mullins ensures his father Willie gets back on top of the Champion Trainers table aboard Wicklow Brave

Winner: Wicklow Brave

Jockey: Patrick Mullins

Trainer: Willie Mullins

Owner: Wicklow Bloodstock (Ireland) Ltd

The Tatterstalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle of €100,000 (Grade 1)

Winner: Bacardys

Jockey: Patrick Mullins

Trainer: Willie Mullins

Jessica Harrington & Robert 'Puppy' Power coninue to enjoy their purple patch when Woodland Opera took the scond race of the afternoon.

After a nasty fall yesterday which saw him stood down, Jack Kennedy returned to the saddle today to win the Hanlon Concrete European Breeders Fund Glencarraig Lady Mares Handicap Steeplechase of €75,000 (Grade B).



Bollinger’s philosophy is that “Life Can Be Perfect”, and the family-owned Champagne House stays true to form with a bespoke prize created especially for the winner of Ireland’s most coveted fashion title. The 2017 Bollinger Best Dressed Lady at Punchestown wins a VIP trip for two taking in the Bollinger Estate, Reims and Paris complete with private chauffeur, Michelin-starred dining and luxury accommodation, not to mention a year’s supply of Bollinger to top it all off! Not to be  forgotten, the finalists  will each receive a luxury goodie bag filled with luxury treats including Topflight vouchers, Race Tickets, Bellamianta Tan and much more!

Vogue Williams, Bairbre Power, Heather de Bromhead, Bastien Mariani

Hat by Michelle Kearns -  hired from Hats Amore

Dress - Solace London (belt came with it)

Bag - Parfois

Shoes - Penneys



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