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Punchestown News

Punchestown News: Faugheen back with a bang at The Punchestown Festival - here are more of today's highlights

Posted: 26th Apr 2018

Faugheen back with a bang at The Punchestown Festival - here are more of today’s highlights


Highlights footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upv5FKTJQCg&feature=youtu.be


Attendance Figures:

2018 – 20,204

2017 – 19,072

Up 1,132


Overall attendance so far:

2018 - 58,459

2017 – 58,124

Up 335


The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle

Winner: Faugheen

Trained by Willie Mullins

Ridden by: David Mullins

Owned by: Mrs. S Ricci

Listen to Rich Ricci’s reaction courtesy of Mike Vince – clip attached


The Ryanair Novice Steeplechase

Winner: Footpad

Trained by: Willie Mullins

Ridden by: Daryl Jacobs


Bollinger Best Dressed Lady of the day is Helen Murphy from Clare originally but living in Douglas, Co. Cork. The stunning secondary school teacher and proud mother of four was enjoying a day away from the classroom at Punchestown. Judges Blathnaid Treacy and Sybil Mulcahy were unanimous in their decision when they deemed Helen today’s Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition. She wore a Michelle Kearns Headpiece and Siobhan Daly necklace which really set off her Niamh O’Neill Dress beautifully. She teamed her core outfit with a Marks and Spencer Coat, Faith shoes and Olga Berry bag. Helen automatically is a finalist in tomorrow’s Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition.

Fashion best bits from today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DVIPJAJh4o&feature=youtu.be

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