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Honeysuckle and Blackmore claim Punchestown Champion Hurdle with dominant performance
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# Unbeaten

Honeysuckle and Blackmore claim Punchestown Champion Hurdle with dominant performance

Apr 30th 2021, 5:56 PM 3,547 Views 3 Comments

Henry de Bromhead’s mare extended her remarkable unbeaten run this evening.

Cheltenham hero Bob Olinger withdrawn from Punchestown at late notice due to coughing
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# Ruled Out

Cheltenham hero Bob Olinger withdrawn from Punchestown at late notice due to coughing

Apr 30th 2021, 11:06 AM 2,250 Views 8 Comments

Henry de Bromhead’s Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle winner will not take part in today’s Champion Novice Hurdle.

Back Abacadabras each-way to work his magic in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle
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# Racing

Back Abacadabras each-way to work his magic in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle

Apr 29th 2021, 11:53 AM 2,404 Views 2 Comments

Johnny Ward previews Friday’s feature race at the Punchestown Festival.

Look to an each-way chance in the Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown
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# Preview

Look to an each-way chance in the Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown

Apr 28th 2021, 10:28 AM 2,818 Views 2 Comments

Johnny Ward takes you through Thursday’s feature race.

No Ruby, but Kemboy can clinch it again: Punchestown Gold Cup preview
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No Ruby, but Kemboy can clinch it again: Punchestown Gold Cup preview

Apr 27th 2021, 11:51 AM 2,315 Views 0 Comments

Johnny Ward previews a race that was last won by Ruby Walsh on his final ride.

Gold Cup hero Minella Indo ruled out of Punchestown with bruised foot
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# Non-runner

Gold Cup hero Minella Indo ruled out of Punchestown with bruised foot

Apr 26th 2021, 5:21 PM 2,340 Views 0 Comments

Henry de Bromhead’s Cheltenham hero meets with late setback.

Nube Negra worth a punt at 5/1 in the first big race of the Punchestown Festival
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# Preview

Nube Negra worth a punt at 5/1 in the first big race of the Punchestown Festival

Apr 26th 2021, 4:10 PM 2,981 Views 5 Comments

Johnny Ward takes you through Tuesday’s feature race, the William Hill Champion Chase.

This year's Fairyhouse and Punchestown Festivals cancelled, National Hunt season closed
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# Called To A Halt

This year's Fairyhouse and Punchestown Festivals cancelled, National Hunt season closed

Apr 1st 2020, 4:47 PM 3,036 Views 7 Comments

Horse Racing Ireland have announced the news after today’s board meeting.

A Life in the Saddle: Ruby bids farewell to racing the only way he knows how
# Out With A Bang
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# Out With A Bang

A Life in the Saddle: Ruby bids farewell to racing the only way he knows how

May 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 15,548 Views 9 Comments

Johnny Ward looks back on Walsh’s glittering career after a legend of the sport retires.

Ruby rides off into the sunset, while Minella Indo completes a Cheltenham-Punchestown double
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# Legend

Ruby rides off into the sunset, while Minella Indo completes a Cheltenham-Punchestown double

May 1st 2019, 8:00 PM 6,286 Views 5 Comments

Catch up on all the evening’s racing action as a legend of the sport bows out.

3 top bets to consider for Friday's racing at Punchestown
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# Tips

3 top bets to consider for Friday's racing at Punchestown

May 1st 2019, 4:21 PM 4,616 Views 3 Comments

Thom Malone reveals his picks for the Kildare course, where the Champion Hurdle is today’s feature.

3 expert bets worth your attention on Gold Cup Day at the Punchestown Festival
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# Tips

3 expert bets worth your attention on Gold Cup Day at the Punchestown Festival

Apr 30th 2019, 9:30 AM 6,033 Views 1 Comment

Heed Your Hunch returns with Thom Malone’s selections for Wednesday.

One of Willie Mullins' forgotten stars could return to action at Punchestown
# One To Watch
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# One To Watch

One of Willie Mullins' forgotten stars could return to action at Punchestown

Apr 26th 2019, 4:48 PM 6,283 Views 1 Comment

Douvan hasn’t run since last year’s Punchestown Festival.

QUIZ: Which type of horse racing fan are you?
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# Quiz

QUIZ: Which type of horse racing fan are you?

Mar 15th 2019, 10:10 AM 6,615 Views 1 Comment

You’ll find a variety of different characters at this year’s Punchestown Festival.

Willie Mullins hoping for seventh win on home territory
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Willie Mullins hoping for seventh win on home territory

Jan 23rd 2019, 8:24 PM 4,219 Views 2 Comments

In addition, Djakadam gave Ruby Walsh his only win in the race and the multiple champion jockey rides Invitation Only.

Redemption for Townend as Mullins lands incredible six-timer including the Gold Cup
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# Punchestown 2018

Redemption for Townend as Mullins lands incredible six-timer including the Gold Cup

Apr 25th 2018, 8:28 PM 7,096 Views 1 Comment

Willie Mullins has edged ahead of Gordon Elliott in the trainers’ championship after a spectacular Wednesday.

Marty jumping for joy, McCoy begins life out of the saddle and Mullins off to a flyer at Punchestown
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# Day 1

Marty jumping for joy, McCoy begins life out of the saddle and Mullins off to a flyer at Punchestown

Apr 28th 2015, 7:30 PM 7,239 Views 6 Comments

Douvan, Felix Yonger and Valseur Lido were the first Grade One winners on the opening day of this year’s festival.

Boston Bob and Ruby Walsh claim Gold Cup at Punchestown
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# Day 2

Boston Bob and Ruby Walsh claim Gold Cup at Punchestown

Apr 30th 2014, 7:45 PM 2,580 Views 0 Comments

Willie Mullins enjoyed a couple of winners at the County Kildare festival this afternoon.

Mark Your Card: your best bets for a soggy Day 3 at Punchestown
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# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for a soggy Day 3 at Punchestown

Apr 26th 2012, 10:11 AM 685 Views 0 Comments

To be honest, your best bet is staying at home with a cup of tea. Declan Smyth takes a look at the form anyway.

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 2 at Punchestown
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# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 2 at Punchestown

Apr 25th 2012, 7:50 AM 809 Views 2 Comments

There were a couple of shocks on day one in Co Kildare, but Declan Smyth is back for more. Here are his three tips for today’s racing at Punchestown.

Punchestown wrap: Third time lucky for Sizing Europe
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# Punchestown Festival

Punchestown wrap: Third time lucky for Sizing Europe

Apr 24th 2012, 6:01 PM 200 Views 0 Comments

Sizing Europe wins the Boylesports.com Champion Chase as racing gets underway in a soggy Co Kildare.

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 1 at Punchestown
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# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 1 at Punchestown

Apr 24th 2012, 8:20 AM 397 Views 1 Comment

Declan Smyth tipped up eight winners over the three days of the Aintree Festival. Here are his selections for day one in County Kildare.

Mark Your Card: Hurricane to Fly again
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# Starter's Orders

Mark Your Card: Hurricane to Fly again

May 6th 2011, 10:32 AM 177 Views 0 Comments

It’s another intriguing day of racing at Punchestown today – Mark Hobbs identifies the best value.

Mark your Card: Punchestown Day Three
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Mark your Card: Punchestown Day Three

May 5th 2011, 10:46 AM 182 Views 0 Comments

Mark Hobbs is back with his picks for Day Three of the Punchestown Festival – including an interesting nap at 8/1.

Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day Two
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Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day Two

May 4th 2011, 12:06 PM 401 Views 0 Comments

Mark Hobbs won a few of us some extra lunch money yesterday with his pick at the Kildare venue. Here’s today’s wisdom. You’re welcome.

The Morning Score: Wednesday
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# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Wednesday

May 4th 2011, 8:36 AM 118 Views 0 Comments

Barca march on, United prepare for Schalke’s Old Trafford visit and Colm Murphy celebrates on the double at Punchestown.

Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day One
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Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day One

May 3rd 2011, 12:26 PM 230 Views 0 Comments

Mark Hobbs has been up all night studying the form. Here are his selections for day one at the Co. Kildare racetrack.

The Morning Score: Tuesday
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# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Tuesday

May 3rd 2011, 10:51 AM 73 Views 0 Comments

Time for (another) El Clasico, Higgins trumps Judd at the Crucible, and Leinster dominate the Magners League team of the year.

Kauto headed for Punchestown debut
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# Star Attraction

Kauto headed for Punchestown debut

Mar 28th 2011, 12:28 PM 226 Views 0 Comments

Paul Nicholls’ chaser is targeting the Guinness Gold Cup on May 4 as his final contest of the season.