Echoes In Rain powers home under Townend
The well-supported 13/8 joint-favourite Echoes In Rain was a facile winner of the Coolmore Irish EBF Mares' Champion Hurdle.
Lossiemouth lands the odds
The Ballymore Champion Four-Year-Old Hurdle, the final Grade 1 of the festival, was another Wille Mulins benefit as he saddled the first three home with 1/2 favourite Lossiemouth following up on her win in the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Seddon rounds off fabulous four-timer
Seddon (13/2) completed a wonderful season when landing the Fitzwilliam Sports Handicap Hurdle under Ben Harvey.
Irish National Hunt Champions crowned at Punchestown
Presentations to the six National Hunt champions were made by Mr Charlie McConalogue, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, on the final day of the 2022/2023 season at Punchestown this afternoon.
Bumper final day crowd at Punchestown
A bumper final day crowd of over 32,000 saw the total attendance for this year's Punchestown festival exceed last year's aggregate figure by just under 5,000.
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Mr S Crawford
Mr R W Barron
Mr D O'Connor
Mr P A King
B W Harvey
S F O'Keeffe
D F O'Regan
D E Mullins
The Punchestown Festival
The Irish National Hunt season reaches its crescendo at the end of April as the spectacular five-day Punchestown Festival provides a wealth of unrivalled Jumps action.
Each year, Irish racegoers along with international punters flock to Punchestown races to view the top-quality action. A total of 40 races, featuring 12 Grade 1 contests are on offer as Jumps stars attempt to cement their names in the history books.
Here you can enjoy free expert Punchestown tips as well as in-depth Punchestown racecards and Punchestown results. The competitive nature of the races allows for great betting opportunities and you will find the best free bets and odds all in one place.
Punchestown Festival FAQs
When is the Punchestown Festival?
The Punchestown Festival is held every year over five days at the end of April. Punchestown week 2023, takes place from Tuesday 25 April to Saturday 29 April.
What is the Punchestown Festival?
The Punchestown Festival is the culmination of the National Hunt season in Ireland. Jump racing‘s top quality horses, trainers and jockeys go head to head and it is a much celebrated week of racing. There are 40 races in total and the feature races are; the Champion Chase, the Punchestown Gold Cup, the Stayers‘ Hurdle and the Champion Hurdle.
Where is the Punchestown Festival held?
Punchestown races are held at Punchestown Racecourse in Co. Kildare. The racecourse is situated southwest of Dublin.
How do I get to the Punchestown Festival?
Punchestown Racecourse is very accessible for those travelling. Marathon Travel runs regular coaches from Aston Quay in Dublin and the journey time is 1 hour. Those travelling from Dublin city centre are able to catch a bus to Naas with JJ Kavanagh & Sons. It is recommended to book online. Shuttle buses run regularly from Poplar Square in Naas.
Those flying to Dublin can use the above services or take the train from Dublin‘s Heuston Station to Sallins, which is close to Naas.
When does the Punchestown Festival start?
The first race of Punchestown 2023 kicks off at 3.40 p.m. on Tuesday 25 April.
How much do tickets cost for the Punchestown Festival?
Tickets for the Punchestown Festival cost between €17 for teens, up to €149 euro for hospitality packages.
What is the dress code for the Punchestown Festival?
Racegoers are advised to dress smart casual or smart and to be mindful of the weather.