Going Report

Sun 9th Dec 2012, 10:55

Racing at Punchestown today
©Healy Racing Photos
The ground at Punchestown remains heavy (1mm rain overnight). The forecast is for drizzle and light rain clearing later today.

The first of seven races is at 12.30pm with the feature being the Grade 1 John Durkan Memorial Chase at 2pm.

There is also racing today at Cork which gets under way at 12.45pm.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Preview

As the Cheltenham Festival grows brighter on the horse racing horizon, one race will be at the forefront of most fans' thoughts — the Gold Cup. The Gold Cup is the most prestigious race in the jumps racing calendar and has been won by many of the greats of the game, both human and equine. Each year, the race provides intrigue, drama and excellence matched by no other contest and the 2018 renewal of the Cheltenham Gold Cup promises to be no different.

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