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Festival Race Programme


There are a total of 38 races run at the Punchestown Festival including 12 Grade 1 contests.
Grade 1 entries released Monday 10th April. Handicaps released Thursday 20th April.
Five day entry stage for remainder. 48 Hour declarations in place for Grade 1 races. 

Racing gets underway at 3.40 each day except Saturday when the first race goes to post at 2.30. Gates open at 12.30 (11.30 on Saturday) 


Tuesday 25th April - BoyleSports Champion Chase Day
 

3.40: Kilare Hunt Club Fr. Sean Breen Memorial Cross Country Race over 3 miles 
4.20: The Grade 1 Herald Novice Hurdle of €100,000 2 miles 
4.55: The Killashee Handicap Hurdle of €60,000 2 miles 
5.30: The Grade 1 BoyleSports Champion Steeplechase of €250,000 2 miles 
6.05: The Goffs Landrover Bumper of €100,000
6.40: The Grade 1 Growise Champion Novice Steeplechase of €100,000 3 miles
7.15: The Dooley Insurance Flat Race of €15,000 2 miles

Wednesday 26th April - Coral Punchestown Gold Cup Day  

3.40: The Martinstown Opportunity Series Final Handicap Hurdle of €30,000 2 miles 4 furlongs 
4.20: The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle of €25,000 2 miles 4 furlongs 
4.55: The Grade 1 Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle of €100,000 3 miles 
5.30: The Grade 1 Coral Punchestown Gold Cup 3 miles 1 furlong 
6.05: The Grade 1 Punchestown Champion I.N.H Flat Race of €100,000 2 miles 
6.40: The Guinness Handicap Steeplechase of €100,000 2 miles 4 furlongs 
7.15: The Weatherbys GSB EBF mares Flat Race of €50,000 2 miles 

Thursday 27th April - Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle Day 

3.40: The JLT Handicap Hurdle of €30,000 2 miles 
4.15: The Punchestown Handicap Steeplechase of €65,000 2 miles 
4.50: The FBD Cross Country Steeplechase for the La Touche Cup of €30,000 4 miles 1 furlong 
5.30: The Grade 1 Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle of €250,000 3 miles 
6.05: The Punchestown Handicap Hurdle of €60,000 3 miles
6.40: The Grade 1 Ryanair Novice Steeplechase of €115,000 2 miles 
7.15: The Alanna Homes Mares Novice Hurdle of €25,000 2 miles 
7.45: The Kildare Post Flat Race of €17,500 2 miles 

Friday 28th April - BETDAQ Champion Hurdle Day 

3.40: The KFM Hunters Steeplechase for the Bishopscourt Cup of €15,000 2 miles 4 furlongs 
4.20: The EMS Copiers Novice Handicap Steeplechase of €100,000 2 miles 5 furlongs 
4.55: The Hanlon Concrete EBF Mares Handicap Steeplechase of €75,000 2 miles 5 furlongs 
5.30: The Grade 1 BETDAQ Punchestown Champion Hurdle of €250,000
6.05: The Grade 1 Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle of €100,000 2 miles 4 furlongs 
6.40: The Star Best For Racing Champion Hunters Chase €30,000 3 miles 1 furlong
7.10: The Racing Post Novice Hurdle of €25,000 2 miles 
7.45: The GVA Donal O'Buachalla INH Flat Race of €15,000 2 miles 2 furlongs 

Saturday 29th April - AES Festival Family Day 

2.35: The Dooley Insurance WFA Steeplechase of €15,000 over the Banks Course 3 miles 
3.10: The Three.ie Handicap Steeplechase of €40,000 3 miles 6 furlongs 
3.50: The Grade 1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Champion Hurdle of €100,000 2 miles 2 furlongs 
4.25: The Grade 1 AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle of €100,000 2 miles 
5.00: The Palmerstown House Pat Taaffe Handicap Steeplechase of €60,000 3 miles 1 furlong 
5.35: The Ballymore Handicap Hurdle of €100,000 2 miles 4 furlongs 
6.10: The Attheraces.com Flat Race (Pro -Am) of €15,000 2 miles 
6.45: The Punchestown Private Charity Sweepstakes 1 mile 7 furlongs 



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