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The Full Circle Series – Punchestown Festival 2024

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2nd Apr 2024

Full Circle Series – Qualified Runners


The new Punchestown Full Circle Series initiative has completed all ten qualifiers ahead of the series final at the 2024 Punchestown Festival. A total of fifty-eight horses qualified to take part on the opening day of the Festival on Tuesday 30th April.

Aimed at two and a half mile handicap hurdlers rated in the region of 130, the series will consisted of ten qualifiers, five in the UK and five in Ireland.  The qualifiers were held between December 2023 and March 2024. The first six horses to finish in each leg qualified for the grand finale with a prize pot of €80,000.

Richie Galway, Punchestown Racing Manager outlines the thinking behind the Full Circle Series: “There are two main objectives for this new series. Firstly we acknowledge just how high the standard of racing is in Ireland at the moment. Hopefully this series will give the smaller trainer and owners an opportunity to compete for a huge pot on a feature day on the calendar.” Galway continued: “Another key reason is to reinvigorate the essential involvement of UK trained and owned horses at Punchestown. We have been fortunate enough through the years to have amazing support from throughout the UK so we have qualifiers across all regions. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a horses at a certain level”.

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