Up The Yard 2019 – Entries Now Open

Posted: 6th September 2019

Up The Yard 2019 – Entries Now Open

Following the success of our Up The Yard Challenge Race in recent years, Punchestown Racecourse would like to announce that entries are now open for the 2019 renewal taking place on Saturday 16th November, day one of the 2019 Winter Festival.

The Up The Yard Challenge Race will offer 16 individuals the opportunity to take part in a one mile and six furlongs race around the famous Punchestown track.

Yards are requested to nominate a stablestaff member to represent their place of work. The nominee must have never ridden between the flags or under rules and must be aged 18 years and over. A special assessment session in RACE will take place in the coming weeks where a total of 20 participants will take part. This will allow for 16 riders and 4 reserves.  

Last years’ winner, Camilla Sharples from Gordon Elliott Racing, enjoyed a fabulous holiday in the Algarve courtesy of 2018 prize sponsors, Midland Travel. Further detail on event info and prizes will be announced in the coming weeks.

Details of nominees, name, age, nominating trainer/stud and a short explanation as to why this person has been selected,  must be received by Friday 20th September direct to lhughes@punchestown.com