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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 […]

Skelton looking forward to Grade 1 challenge with Aux Ptits Soins

Posted: 1st May 2019
Skelton looking forward to Grade 1 challenge with Aux Ptits Soins Apple’s Jade, Benie Des Dieux and Laurina all stand their ground for Mares Champion Hurlde on Saturday   Aux Ptits Soins will bid to give Dan Skelton a first Punchestown Festival success when he lines up in the Grade 1 Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle on […]

The Punchestown Festival is off to a cracking start!

Posted: 30th April 2019
The Punchestown Festival is off to a cracking start! Even the rain couldn’t dampen spirits at the Punchestown Festival on Day One today and with weather set to pick up for the rest of the week, things are looking good for a really exciting and busy week at the County Kildare venue.   Attendance: 2019 […]

Clash of titans is on as Al Boum Photo, Kemboy and Bellshill all go to war in the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup

Posted: 29th April 2019
Clash of titans is on as Al Boum Photo, Kemboy and Bellshill all go to war in the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup Supa’ stars to clash on Friday as Harrington’s stable star Supasundae prepares to take on dual Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D’air following latest forfeit stage   Punchestown is set for one of the […]

The Stage is Set for A Super Punchestown Festival

Posted: 29th April 2019
The Stage is Set for A Super Punchestown Festival One of Ireland’s favourite social and sporting events, the Punchestown Festival, gets underway tomorrow Tuesday 30th April and runs until Saturday 4th May. Over 125,000 people are expected to attend the action packed event to enjoy top class racing, vibrant social scene and soak up the […]