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Last Three Winners Line Up For Unibet Morgiana

Posted: 9th November 2021
Last three winners of Unibet Morgiana Hurdle feature in latest renewal of Punchestown Winter Festival showpiece    Crowds will return to Grade 1 action at Punchestown for the first time since 2019 this weekend as the ever popular two-day Winter Festival hosts the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle on Sunday.    Last year’s winner Abacadabras will try […]

TG4 To Cover Day One of Punchestown Winter Festival

Posted: 23rd September 2021
Punchestown feature in three new TG4 fixtures this November Laytown, Naas and Punchestown TG4 today announced that it will add an additional three meetings to their existing racing coverage this November. Starting with the unique Laytown Races meeting on the County Meath beach on Monday November 1, TG4 will cover Naas’ first jump meeting of […]

Get On Your Bike For Cancer Trials Ireland

Posted: 10th September 2021
Get on your bike for Cancer Trials Ireland Coast to Curragh charity cycle in memory of Pat Smullen Saturday September 25 On Saturday September 25 join a host of racing personalities on a unique charity cycle, taking in seven racecourses and two stud farms. Starting at Laytown Races and finishing at the Curragh Racecourse, the Coast […]

Return To Racing Covid-19 Code Of Conduct

Posted: 6th September 2021
COVID-19 CODE OF CONDUCT *This document was issued in September 2021 and is subject to updates and changes. should you have any queries with any points below please contact info@punchestown.com* For your safety and the safety of others, please make sure to observe the following whilst at our racecourse: Scope of this Conduct: The following […]

Extension to seasonal break for leading National Hunt riders

Posted: 26th May 2021
HRI Press Release 26th April 2021 HRI announces extension to seasonal break for leading National Hunt riders Following representations from the Irish Jockeys’ Association, HRI has amended race conditions to extend the existing break for leading National Hunt riders to run from Bank Holiday Monday, June 7 to Wednesday, June 30 inclusive.  The eight National […]

Captain Lawrence Oates Antarctic Explorer and Gentleman Jockey at Punchestown

Posted: 24th May 2021
Punchestown hosted none other than Captain Lawrence Oates as owner, trainer and jockey at the 1904 and 1905 meetings. Captain Oates is remembered as a member of Scott of the Antarctic’s polar party which reached the South Pole in January 1912. On the return journey, Oates, who was suffering from a recurring leg injury, felt […]

Polar Exploration, Ponies and Punchestown!

Posted: 24th May 2021
A surprising fact about Co. Kildare is its close connections with Polar Exploration. The ‘Boat Afloat’ installation across from the main stand is an artistic interpretation of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton’s lifeboat, the “James Caird”. Shackleton was born in Kilkea (near Athy), Co. Kildare in 1874 and spent much of his childhood there. His Irish […]

Show Your True Colours At The 2021 Punchestown Festival

Posted: 4th May 2021
True Colours Childrens Competition Kindly Sponsored by Irish Dog Foods WINNER – Ailbhe Carew (age 7) from Rathmore National Visit our Facebook Page to see entries and feedback This Punchestown will be a Festival of a different colour – what are your true colours? Calling all junior jockeys! One of the coolest things about racing is […]

Punchestown Racing Media Guide

Posted: 24th April 2021
Fesival Racing Guide 2021

PODCAST – Tea With The Trainers

Posted: 23rd April 2021
Download Tea With The Trainers Podcast Here.  Two Paul’s and a Shark sit down with Daragh Ó Conchúir ahead of the 2021 Punchestown Festival. Paul Hennessy, Paul Nolan and Shark Hanlon reflect on recent Cheltenham and Grade 1 success and their fondest Punchestown Festival memories and look ahead to their respective stable stars running next […]