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#Punchestown

From The42 Cheltenham hero set to bid to land Gold Cup double at Punchestown next month Chasing Glory

Cheltenham hero set to bid to land Gold Cup double at Punchestown next month

Al Boum Photo chases more glory at the festival next month.

From The42 Laurina out to cement her status as a live Champion player in Quevega Hurdle Punchestown

Laurina out to cement her status as a live Champion player in Quevega Hurdle

Racing gets underway at 1.30pm later this afternoon at Punchestown.

From The42 Dounikos and Gordon Elliott land Grand National Trial at Punchestown Horse Racing

Dounikos and Gordon Elliott land Grand National Trial at Punchestown

Elliott watched two of his runners occupy the top three spots.

From The42 Supreme Novices the target as Felix Desjy claims impressive Moscow Flyer victory Punchestown

Supreme Novices the target as Felix Desjy claims impressive Moscow Flyer victory

It was a first win in the race for Gordon Elliott

From The42 Willie Mullins' Min makes winning return at Punchestown Festive Racing This post contains videos

Willie Mullins' Min makes winning return at Punchestown

Ruby Walsh guided the even-money favourite to Grade One victory this afternoon.

From The42 Faugheen put to the sword by stablemate Sharjah at Punchestown Horse Racing

Faugheen put to the sword by stablemate Sharjah at Punchestown

A 1-2 for Willie Mullins in Sunday’s big race at Punchestown.

From The42 Katie Walsh announces retirement after riding winner at Punchestown Time To Say Goodbye

Katie Walsh announces retirement after riding winner at Punchestown

Walsh triumphed in the Novice Hurdle on board Antey to bring her race-riding career to a close.

From The42 Samcro and Melon crash out to leave dramatic Champion Hurdle on a plate for Supasundae Punchestown

Samcro and Melon crash out to leave dramatic Champion Hurdle on a plate for Supasundae

Dortmund Park was the surprise winner of the Champion Novice Hurdle for Gordon Elliott.

From The42 Rise of the Machine: Fabulous Faugheen takes Mullins one step closer to trainer's crown Punchestown

Rise of the Machine: Fabulous Faugheen takes Mullins one step closer to trainer's crown

Willie Mullins now leads Gordon Elliott by over €400,000 with two days of the national hunt season remaining.

From The42 'I've a wife and a child at home. I have to go home and be in some kind of humour for them' In For A Penny This post contains videos

'I've a wife and a child at home. I have to go home and be in some kind of humour for them'

We followed a bookmaker at Punchestown on the opening day to find out what a big festival is like from the bookies’ point-of-view, whether that’s big wins or losses.

From The42 Heaslip: 'It's a new challenge and I'm just trying to find my way through it' Life After Rugby This post contains videos

Heaslip: 'It's a new challenge and I'm just trying to find my way through it'

The former Ireland number eight talks Punchestown, retirement and Leinster’s pursuit of a fourth European star.

From The42 'Genuine mistake': Jockey explains what went wrong in chaotic conclusion to Punchestown race Exit Stage Right This post contains videos

'Genuine mistake': Jockey explains what went wrong in chaotic conclusion to Punchestown race

Paul Townend and Robbie Power have both released statements this morning.

From The42 Ruby Walsh eyeing return at Punchestown following leg fracture Getting There

Ruby Walsh eyeing return at Punchestown following leg fracture

The 38-year-old suffered the injury at Cheltenham last week but is hopeful he will be fit to ride at Punchestown next month.

From The42 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Jessica Harrington crowned 2017 Sportswoman of the Year Award

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Jessica Harrington crowned 2017 Sportswoman of the Year

The horse trainer also won the Irish Gold Cup and Punchestown Gold Cup this year.

From The42 Big performances from Sizing John and Un De Sceaux leaves Cheltenham fans licking their lips Racing

Big performances from Sizing John and Un De Sceaux leaves Cheltenham fans licking their lips

There was racing action at Punchestown and Cork today.

From The42 Ruby Walsh confident he can fully recover from broken leg in time for Cheltenham Ruby's Return

Ruby Walsh confident he can fully recover from broken leg in time for Cheltenham

‘The physical pain goes away but the mental pain stays with you until you are back.’

From The42 Back with a bang! Faugheen makes a brilliant return at Punchestown The Comeback

Back with a bang! Faugheen makes a brilliant return at Punchestown

The Willie Mullins’ star was a convincing winner of the Morgiana Hurdle this afternoon.

From The42 Ruby Walsh does not require surgery after breaking his leg in a fall Recovery

Ruby Walsh does not require surgery after breaking his leg in a fall

The champion jockey suffered the fall in Punchestown over the weekend.

From The42 Ruby Walsh taken to hospital with suspected broken leg following fall at Punchestown Injury

Ruby Walsh taken to hospital with suspected broken leg following fall at Punchestown

The 38-year-old jockey was taken to hospital following a suspected leg break on Saturday.

From The42 Willie Mullins lands trainers' championship crown on final day of Punchestown Champion

Willie Mullins lands trainers' championship crown on final day of Punchestown

It was a dramatic final day at Punchestown.

From The42 The42's Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day Four of Punchestown Looking Ahead

The42's Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day Four of Punchestown

We’re all set for another big day of horse racing.

From The42 Mullins closes the gap on Elliott after Unowhatimeanharry's thrilling win at Punchestown Wrap

Mullins closes the gap on Elliott after Unowhatimeanharry's thrilling win at Punchestown

It left Willie Mullins just €167,000 behind Gordon Elliot for the trainers’ championship.

From The42 The42's Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day Three of Punchestown Mark Your Card

The42's Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day Three of Punchestown

We could do with a couple of winners.

From The42 They've done it again! Harrington and Power win epic Gold Cup with Sizing John Golden Goal

They've done it again! Harrington and Power win epic Gold Cup with Sizing John

Cheltenham champ wins Wednesday’s big race at Punchestown in a photo finish.

From The42 The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day Two of Punchestown Mark Your Card

The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day Two of Punchestown

And hopefully find you a winner.

From The42 Robbie Power's dream season continues as Un De Sceaux falls to shock defeat Fox In The Box

Robbie Power's dream season continues as Un De Sceaux falls to shock defeat

Willie Mullins also closed the gap in the race for the Irish trainers’ title at Punchestown today.

From The42 The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day One of Punchestown Mark Your Card

The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day One of Punchestown

And hopefully find you a winner.

From The42 Annie Power set for return as Mullins rolls out big guns for Punchestown Title Fight

Annie Power set for return as Mullins rolls out big guns for Punchestown

Un De Sceaux, Djakadam, Nichols Canyon and Vroum Vroum Mag will also be among the champion trainer’s contingent.

From The42 Irish jockey Bryan Cooper set for lengthy layoff after fracturing his pelvis Ouch

Irish jockey Bryan Cooper set for lengthy layoff after fracturing his pelvis

Cooper has suffered a lot of injuries in 2016.

From The42 Another Grade One win for Walsh and Mullins as Djakadam repeats John Durkan success Too Good

Another Grade One win for Walsh and Mullins as Djakadam repeats John Durkan success

The seven-year-old impressed at Punchestown once again.

From The42 Willie Mullins' Whiteout stuns much-fancied stablemate at Punchestown Racing

Willie Mullins' Whiteout stuns much-fancied stablemate at Punchestown

The 2016 festival comes to a close this afternoon.

From The42 Here are the 3 races you can't afford to miss at Punchestown today Preview

Here are the 3 races you can't afford to miss at Punchestown today

The Champion Hurdle is a hard one to call with three standout contenders.

From The42 Going for Gold? Mullins considers Cheltenham options after Douvan exhibition Punchestown 2016

Going for Gold? Mullins considers Cheltenham options after Douvan exhibition

Superstar chaser caps perfect season by winning the Ryanair Novice Chase.

From The42 Here are the 3 races you can't afford to miss at Punchestown today Right On Cue

Here are the 3 races you can't afford to miss at Punchestown today

The Gold Cup is the feature of the day.

From The42 Here are the 3 races you can't afford to miss at Punchestown on Tuesday Mark Your Card

Here are the 3 races you can't afford to miss at Punchestown on Tuesday

Yorkhill, Vautour, Outlander and more in action with three Grade 1s down for decision on day one of the festival.

From The42 Cue Card and Don Cossack head impressive field for Punchestown Gold Cup Stellar Cast

Cue Card and Don Cossack head impressive field for Punchestown Gold Cup

As many as nine of the 11 Grade 1 winners from Aintree could make an appearance in Kildare.

From The42 Felix Yonger trumps Flemenstar in today's big race at Punchestown Horse Racing

Felix Yonger trumps Flemenstar in today's big race at Punchestown

Mullins hints that Yonger might swerve Cheltenham.

From The42 Mullins' magnificent Min reaffirms Cheltenham credentials with stylish win Minimal Effort

Mullins' magnificent Min reaffirms Cheltenham credentials with stylish win

Easy as you like for Supreme Novices’ Hurdle favourite.

From The42 Djakadam finally lands first Grade 1 at Punchestown Finally

Djakadam finally lands first Grade 1 at Punchestown

Willie Mullins’ horse had a number of high-profile second place finishes last year.

From The42 There was a massive shock in racing at Punchestown today Can-yon Believe It! This post contains videos

There was a massive shock in racing at Punchestown today

Nichols Canyon hands Faugheen first defeat, while Sprinter Sacre makes glorious return at Cheltenham.

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