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A great opening day at the Punchestown Festival

Posted: 25th April 2017
Sunshine and hail stones weren’t the only things to talk about on the opening day of the 2017 Punchestown Festival Robert ‘Puppy’ Power continues his purple patch winning the Boylesports Champion Chase on the opening day of the Punchestown Festival 2017 Sunshine and hail stones weren’t the only things to talk about on the opening […]

Sizing John and Coneygree set for heavyweight Punchestown clash

Posted: 24th April 2017
Sizing John and Coneygree set for heavyweight Punchestown clash Sizing John   PICTURE: Getty Images   Sizing John set for Coneygree showdown By Mark Scully  Cheltenham Gold Cup heroes Sizing John and Coneygree will lock horns in Wednesday’s Coral Punchestown Gold Cup after the pair headed six declarations on Monday morning. Sizing John handed the red-hot […]

Kennedy hoping Labaik is on best behaviour at Punchestown

Posted: 24th April 2017
Kennedy hoping Labaik is on best behaviour at Punchestown  By David Jennings Jack Kennedy on Sunday described Labaik as the fastest horse he has ever sat on, but admitted he is taking nothing for granted where the quirky grey is concerned and will not be getting his hopes up until the horse jumps off in the […]

9 Marathons in 10 Days for INJ

Posted: 22nd April 2017
9 Marathons in 10 days- Olivia May Smith Olivia Smith will be starting her challenge on Monday 17th April in Bristol, England and finishing on Thursday 27th April in Punchestown racecourse arriving into the parade ring at 2.30pm. Raising funds for The Injured Jockeys UK and Irish Injured Jockeys. Having run 3 London Marathons in […]

Watch the Punchestown Preview Show

Posted: 21st April 2017
TG4 TO SCREEN 2017 PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL PREVIEW  TG4 will screen a 30-minute preview of the Punchestown Irish National Hunt Racing Festival on Saturday night, 22nd April at 7.15pm with a repeat on Monday evening, 24th April at 7.30pm. It will also be available on the TG4 player and catch-up services. The preview will have features […]

Gigginstown Bid To Round Off Season In Style

Posted: 21st April 2017
GIGGINSTOWN BID TO ROUND SEASON OFF IN STYLE It has been another outstanding season for Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud and the champion-owner elect is set to bid to finish off the campaign on a high at next week’s Punchestown Festival, running from Tuesday to Saturday, April 25 to 29. Eddie O’Leary, racing manager to […]

Jade leads top Gigginstown team into battle at Punchestown

Posted: 20th April 2017
Jade leads top Gigginstown team into battle at Punchestown By David Jennings 11:46AM 20 APR 2017 Apple’s Jade, winner of the Grade 1 OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham last month, will be among Gigginstown House Stud’s big hopes for next week’s Punchestown festival when she will be seeking a fifth Grade 1 victory. Already assured […]

Mega Fortune for Elliott as Defi swerves Punchestown

Posted: 20th April 2017
Mega Fortune for Elliott as Defi swerves Punchestown  By David Jennings 11:55AM 20 APR 2017  Triumph Hurdle runner-up Mega Fortune looks set to start favourite for the Grade 1 AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown on Saturday as Defi Du Seuil, the juvenile who conquered him at Cheltenham, won’t run and will instead head […]

Punchestown Welcomes Friends First

Posted: 20th April 2017
Pucnhestown Welcomes Friends First Posted: 20th Apr 2017 Press Release: Thursday 20th April  Punchestown Welcomes Friends First as La Touche Sponsors Punchestown Racecourse today announced that Friends First, one of Ireland’s oldest and most established life assurance companies, will be the new sponsors of the famous La Touche Cross Country race at the upcoming Punchestown […]

Punchestown – The Most Fascinating Festival

Posted: 20th April 2017
The Most Fascinating Festival Posted: 20th Apr 2017 A fascinating finale to the Irish National Hunt season is guaranteed at the Punchestown Festival next week. Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott will fight it out to be crowned Ireland’s champion trainer, while a host of the record breaking number of Irish-trained winners at the Cheltenham Festival […]