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Buveur D'Air to spearhead Nicky Henderson's Punchestown challenge
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# Squad

Buveur D'Air to spearhead Nicky Henderson's Punchestown challenge

Apr 27th 2019, 2:15 PM 2,159 Views 0 Comments

The two-time Champion Hurdle hero leads the trainer’s formidable looking line-up for next week’s meet.

Weekend tips: Present Man a gift with Bryony Frost on board at Sandown
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# Racing

Weekend tips: Present Man a gift with Bryony Frost on board at Sandown

Apr 26th 2019, 4:26 PM 2,402 Views 0 Comments

There’s plenty of action this weekend, writes Thom Malone.

'I’m like a bad smell, I'm going nowhere' - Ruby rejects retirement rumours
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# Staying On

'I’m like a bad smell, I'm going nowhere' - Ruby rejects retirement rumours

Apr 26th 2019, 1:43 PM 3,104 Views 4 Comments

The champion jockey is focused on next week’s Punchestown Festival.

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

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

Apr 11th 2019, 11:56 AM 4,286 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Feb 20th 2019, 7:20 AM 2,519 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Dounikos and Gordon Elliott land Grand National Trial at Punchestown

Feb 10th 2019, 9:03 PM 2,225 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 13th 2019, 4:26 PM 3,612 Views 0 Comments

It was a first win in the race for Gordon Elliott

Willie Mullins' Min makes winning return at Punchestown
# Festive Racing
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# Festive Racing

Willie Mullins' Min makes winning return at Punchestown

Dec 9th 2018, 4:10 PM 3,538 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Faugheen put to the sword by stablemate Sharjah at Punchestown

Nov 18th 2018, 5:20 PM 4,903 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Katie Walsh announces retirement after riding winner at Punchestown

Apr 27th 2018, 10:00 PM 11,546 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 27th 2018, 7:41 PM 4,704 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 26th 2018, 9:04 PM 4,969 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 26th 2018, 11:30 AM 33,558 Views 8 Comments

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.

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

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

Apr 25th 2018, 1:22 PM 12,996 Views 2 Comments

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

'Genuine mistake': Jockey explains what went wrong in chaotic conclusion to Punchestown race
# Exit Stage Right
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# Exit Stage Right

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

Apr 25th 2018, 11:13 AM 11,799 Views 7 Comments

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

Ruby Walsh eyeing return at Punchestown following leg fracture
# Getting There
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# Getting There

Ruby Walsh eyeing return at Punchestown following leg fracture

Mar 21st 2018, 11:19 AM 3,187 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 15th 2017, 3:57 PM 4,123 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 10th 2017, 8:18 PM 3,583 Views 2 Comments

There was racing action at Punchestown and Cork today.

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

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

Nov 21st 2017, 5:58 PM 2,911 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 19th 2017, 4:54 PM 4,863 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 19th 2017, 11:49 AM 6,011 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 18th 2017, 9:43 PM 5,050 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 29th 2017, 11:44 PM 6,099 Views 0 Comments

It was a dramatic final day at Punchestown.

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

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

Apr 27th 2017, 8:20 PM 3,668 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Apr 27th 2017, 7:50 PM 3,434 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 26th 2017, 8:30 PM 5,444 Views 3 Comments

We could do with a couple of winners.

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

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

Apr 26th 2017, 6:55 PM 4,454 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Apr 25th 2017, 8:30 PM 5,714 Views 1 Comment

And hopefully find you a winner.

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

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

Apr 25th 2017, 7:29 PM 4,095 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Apr 24th 2017, 8:30 PM 6,482 Views 4 Comments

And hopefully find you a winner.

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

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

Apr 13th 2017, 12:20 PM 3,341 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 1st 2017, 3:49 PM 3,569 Views 2 Comments

Cooper has suffered a lot of injuries in 2016.

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

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

Dec 11th 2016, 3:09 PM 1,890 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Willie Mullins' Whiteout stuns much-fancied stablemate at Punchestown

Apr 30th 2016, 5:16 PM 4,029 Views 1 Comment

The 2016 festival comes to a close this afternoon.

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

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

Apr 29th 2016, 8:30 AM 3,756 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Going for Gold? Mullins considers Cheltenham options after Douvan exhibition

Apr 28th 2016, 7:26 PM 5,163 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 27th 2016, 7:45 AM 10,248 Views 5 Comments

The Gold Cup is the feature of the day.

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

Apr 26th 2016, 7:35 AM 7,560 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 11th 2016, 5:46 PM 5,019 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Jan 31st 2016, 3:51 PM 3,353 Views 3 Comments

Mullins hints that Yonger might swerve Cheltenham.