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Punchestown Attracts Record Attendance as Henderson Caps a Memorable Week

Posted: 4th May 2019
Punchestown Attracts Record Attendance as Henderson Caps a Memorable Week   In front of a record attendance of 37,206 on Saturday, a fine Punchestown Festival for the English contingent continued as Fusil Raffles gave Nicky Henderson a second Grade 1 victory in as many days in the AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle.    Fusil Raffles, […]

All-time record-breaking crowd attended the Punchestown Festival today!

Posted: 4th May 2019
The annual five-day festival at Punchestown drew to a spectacular close this evening with an all-time record-breaking crowd of 37,206 attending the festival today. Blue skies, cracking racing and a family focused theme ensured the highest attendance ever at the Kildare venue. UK raider Fusil Raffles justified favouritism when he won the AES Champion Four […]

Benie Bids to Go Back to Back as Punchestown Festival Bids Adieu to The Irish National Hunt Season 

Posted: 4th May 2019
Benie Bids to Go Back to Back as Punchestown Festival Bids Adieu to The Irish National Hunt Season    The 2019 Punchestown Festival draws to a close on Saturday afternoon with another eight race card and two more Grade 1 races down for decision.  Champion trainer Willie Mullins will be hoping to end the season with […]

Brits Who D’air Win at The Punchestown Festival as Three Feature Races Go for Export on Day Four 

Posted: 3rd May 2019
Brits Who D’air Win at The Punchestown Festival as Three Feature Races Go for Export on Day Four    The brilliant Buveur D’Air bounced back to his best with victory in the BETDAQ Punchestown Champion Hurdle which headed a brilliant day for English horses on the penultimate day of the Punchestown Festival.   The dual Champion […]

Off the charts racing and fashion on Ladies Day at the Punchestown Festival!

Posted: 3rd May 2019
Super-sub Davy Russell saw off Supasundae when Buveur D’Air landed the Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle today. Ladies donned their finery for the final of the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition, hospitality venues were full to the brim and the pints were well and truly flowing. With a total attendance of 32,567 Punchestown patrons enjoyed all […]

Harry Reels in The Years and Mullins Reels in The Winners

Posted: 3rd May 2019
Harry Reels in The Years and Mullins Reels in The Winners   A back to form Unowhatimeanharry sprang a 16/1 surprise in the €300,000 Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown yesterday evening. The Harry Fry-trained eleven-year-old claimed a famous victory in this race in 2017 but a few of his recent runs suggested that his […]

Stamina Thursday of the Punchestown Festival is a real crowd pleaser!

Posted: 2nd May 2019
A great day’s racing was had by all at the Punchestown Festival today as crowds thronged to the Kildare venue for day three of the action-packed five-day festival!   Attendance: 2019   20,756 2018   20,204 Difference +552   Racing Highlights: The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle Won in great style by English raider Unowhatimeanharry trained by […]

Supasundae Aiming to Light Up Yet Another Friday at Punchestown 

Posted: 2nd May 2019
Supasundae Aiming to Light Up Yet Another Friday at Punchestown    The dual Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D’Air, last year’s winner Supasundae and the brilliant mare Apple’s Jade head a stellar cast for the Grade 1 BETDAQ Punchestown Hurdle on Friday.  Gordon Elliott has yet to win this race but is hoping Apple’s Jade can […]

Day two highlights from Coral Punchestown Gold Cup day at the Festival!

Posted: 1st May 2019
An emotional Ruby Walsh announced his retirement with immediate effect following his win in the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup. Ruby who turns 40 next month has enjoyed an incredible career spanning two decades, riding many memorable winners at The Punchestown Festival such as, Hurricane Fly, Quevega, Kauto Star, Annie Power and Douvan to mention but […]

Ruby waves goodbye and brings the curtain down on a fabulous career following emotional success in the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup aboard Kemboy

Posted: 1st May 2019
Ruby waves goodbye and brings the curtain down on a fabulous career following emotional success in the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup aboard Kemboy Incredible scenes at Punchestown as the twelve time champion jockey announces immediate retirement    Ruby Walsh brought his amazing, incomparable and ground breaking career to a close at Punchestown this evening after partnering […]