The Irish Grand National – Chasing a Dream Saturday 11th April on TG4

Chronicles the illustrious history of the iconic race, due to celebrate its150th anniversary, unfortunately this was cancelled due to COVID-19. The programme is contextualised with transformative events in Irish history. It’s told by generations of racing families such as Carberry, Dreaper, Moore, Mullins, Taaffe and Walsh, others include Jenny Pitman and Richard Dunwoody. It features […]

2020 Punchestown Festival Cancelled

Punchestown Racecourse today confirmed the cancellation of the 2020 Punchestown Festival which was scheduled to take place from Tuesday 28th April to Saturday 2nd May.   Following consultation with Horse Racing Ireland and the relevant statutory bodies the Punchestown Festival has been cancelled in response to the ongoing threat to public health due to Covid-19. […]

Stamina Thursday of the Punchestown Festival is a real crowd pleaser!

A great day’s racing was had by all at the Punchestown Festival on Thursdahy 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 […]

Close Brothers Announces First Irish Sponsorship at Punchestown

Punchestown Racecourse has announced the news that Close Brothers, the leading UK merchant bank, is to join the sponsor ranks at the home of Irish Jump racing in what will be their first sponsorship deal in Ireland. The commercial partnership will see the banking group sponsor the Close Brothers Mares Listed Novice Hurdle on the […]

Fabulous Further Entries Announced for Punchestown

  – Cheltenham Grade 1 winners Farclas, Footpad, Penhill and Samcro all in mix   – Star mares Apple’s Jade and La Bague Roi bidding to bounce back   The countdown is underway for the 2018 Punchestown Festival following today’s publication of the Grade 1 entries for the meeting’s final three days.   The Festival […]

Top Jumping Names Head to Punchestown Festival – Entries Released

Cheltenham feature race winners Samcro, Altior and Balko Des Flos among superb entries for opening two days   Fabulous Grade 1 entries are revealed today for the opening two days of Ireland’s National Hunt showpiece, the 2018 Punchestown Festival.   Staged over five days from Tuesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 28, this year’s Festival boasts massive prize […]