Posted: 30th September 2018


Punchestown Festival 2021 - Here's what we know 

Owing to Covid-19 restrictions all racing at Punchestown is currently taking place behind closed doors. Whilst none of us know exactly how the coming months will unfold, it is unlikely that the usual crowds will be permitted access to the 2021 Punchestown Festival. We are putting plans in place to ensure that we deliver as much of the festival action to you as possible. We aim to bring our home straight straight to your home. To be kept up to date on progress and plans please ensure you are included in the Punchestown mailing list.


The Punchestown Festival is considered the grande finale of the jump season with top class horses, trainers and jockeys from both sides of the Irish sea converging on the Kildare venue to settle scores and confirm reputations. The quality of racing is unrivalled with a total of 12 Grade 1 contests taking place. Punchestown is proud to be the home of Irish Jump Racing and host the famous La Touche Cup, a spectators favourite run over the unique cross country course. The extensive racing programme reflects the importance of the 'grass roots' of jump racing with ample opportunity for amateur and conditional riders as well as point to point stars. 

There are a total of 39 races run at the Punchestown Festival including 12 Grade 1 contests. 

The Provisional Programme for the 2021 Punchestown Festival includes the following feature races: 
Tuesday 27 April - Punchestown Champion Chase Day 
Wednesday 28 April - Punchestown Gold Cup Day 
Thursday 29 April - Champion Stayers Hurdle Day 
Friday 30 April - Champion Hurdle Day 
Saturday 1 May - Festival Family Day  








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