Posted: 30th September 2018


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 Jumps Racing and host the famous La Touche Cup, a spectators favourite run over the cross country course. It's a "must see" for any racing fan. 

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

Tuesday 28 April - Punchestown Champion Chase Day 
Wednesday 29 April - Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup Day 
Thursday 30 April - Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle Day 
Friday 1 May - BETDAQ Champion Hurdle Day 
Saturday 2 May - Ballymore Festival Family Day  








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