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The Punchestown Festival

Five action packed and fun filled days at the famous Punchestown Festival. A unique blend of top class racing, live entertainment, style, food and family fun make this event a highlight of the Irish sporting and social calendar. Full corporate and private hospitality options available.

Tuesday: BoyleSports Champion Chase Day

The opening day is a feast for racing fans with three Grade 1 races including the feature BoyleSports Champion Chase. In addition there are two other Grade 1’s, The Herald Champion Novice Hurdle over 2 miles and the Growise Novice Chase over 3 miles. There are 7 races this day. First race 3.40pm and the last race is at 7.15pm.

Wednesday:  Coral Punchestown Gold Cup Day

The highlight of the chase calendar with the Grade 1 Coral Punchestown Gold Cup. This day also features the hotly contested Attheraces.com Irish Champion Bumper,The Grade 1 Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle over 3 miles and the Weatherbys GSB EBF Mares Flat Race. First race 3.40pm and the last race is at 7.15pm.

Thursday: The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle Day

There are two Grade 1 races including the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle  and the Ryanair Novice Chase over 2 miles not to mention the famous La Touche Cross Country race on day three of the festival. First race 3.40pm and the last race is at 7.15pm.

Friday: The BETDAQ Champion Hurdle day

The jewel in the crown of the Festival. A favourite with race goers, locals and socialisers alike. This day gets the largest crowds and has a real party atmosphere. The quality of racing is fantastic with the best two mile hurdlers battling for the champion title.First race 3.40 last race 7.45pm.

Saturday: The AES Festival Family Day

Since its introduction as a Festival day the Saturday has become the second biggest day of the entire event festival. The focus is on youth with the Champion 4 year old hurdle being the feature race. The Junior Jockey Fun Club is also available that day with pony rides, face painting, bouncy castles and so much more. A favourite with groups, locals and families. First race 2.30 last race 6.45pm.

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