Punchestown

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Fusil Raffles ridden by Daryl Jacob on his way to winning the AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Fusil Raffles showed his mettle after missing Cheltenham through injury when taking the Grade One honours in the AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at (...)

  Paul Townend on Al Boum Photo celebrates victory in the  Cheltenham Gold Cup  on March 15th, 2019.   Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Al Boum Photo returns to Punchestown for the first time since his notorious mishap at last year’s festival, and trends students are likely to feel the(...)

Young spectators find a high vantage point to watch the proceedings at a packed Punchestown. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In 2007 the Saturday of Punchestown had a crowd of just 1,500. Last year’s 35,948 attendance was the biggest on any Irish racecourse in 2018. It trum(...)

Jockey Robbie Power on board Fox Norton wins the BoyleSports Champion Chase during day one of the Punchestown Festival in Naas. Photograph: PA

Fox Norton followed up his Aintree success by taking the scalp of Un De Sceaux in the BoyleSports Champion Chase at Punchestown. The Colin Tizzard-t(...)

Jockey David Mullins on board Cilaos Emery wins the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle. Photograph: PA

Cilaos Emery sprang a surprise when leading home a one-two for Willie Mullins in the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Ridden by David M(...)

Yorkhill winning the Neptune Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham. His raw ability makes him something of a standout prospect at the Mullins stable. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Pipped at the post for the British trainer’s title at the weekend, Willie Mullins will be widely expected to assume his customary Punchestown dominanc(...)

Willie Mullins: plans a rare raid at Taunton today where Ruby Walsh will pilot Myska  in a mares novice hurdle

Punchestown officials are “very hopeful” of staging their traditional New Year’s Eve card despite predictions of up to 50mms of rain falling within 2(...)

Faugheen tasted defeat for the first time on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Faugheen tasted defeat for the first time when upstaged by stablemate Nichols Canyon on his return to action in the Grade One StanJames.com Morgiana H(...)

Sarah Kelly carries  trophies into Punchestown for the annual racing festival. Photograph: Michael Chester

Up to 110,000 racegoers are expected to converge on Punchestown this week for the annual festival meeting.The total of €2.5 million in prize money in(...)

Barry Geraghty and Jezki after winning the 2014 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Inpho

Nicky Henderson’s plans for this weekend’s Cheltenham fixture look like proving crucial to whether Barry Geraghty will be reunited with his Champion (...)

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