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 Harry Fry and ridden by Mark Walsh in the colours of JP McManus. (Second was Bacardys and third was Bapaume)
 
Social Highlights:
Winner of the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition was Sarah Cass, a midwife from Kilkenny who absolutely loves all things fashion. Sarah wore a headpiece by Marc Millinery teamed with an emerald green Cherubina dress (Spanish design), shoes from Zara and a YSL bag.
 
Ladbrokes Ambassador, Vogue Williams was racing today looking a vision in a vibrant green layered Amanda Wakeley design.
 
After racing the Goffs Sale takes place with a wildcard last lot with a difference when they auction a coin covered horse sculpture by Marina Hamilton which is part of the under stARTers orders Project in aid of Irish Injured jockeys and Sensational Kids.
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