Day 4…so much news!

Posted: 28th April 2017

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

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