The Irish Grand National – Chasing a Dream Saturday 11th April on TG4

Chronicles the illustrious history of the iconic race, due to celebrate its150th anniversary, unfortunately this was cancelled due to COVID-19. The programme is contextualised with transformative events in Irish history. It’s told by generations of racing families such as Carberry, Dreaper, Moore, Mullins, Taaffe and Walsh, others include Jenny Pitman and Richard Dunwoody. It features […]

2020 Punchestown Festival Cancelled

Punchestown Racecourse today confirmed the cancellation of the 2020 Punchestown Festival which was scheduled to take place from Tuesday 28th April to Saturday 2nd May.   Following consultation with Horse Racing Ireland and the relevant statutory bodies the Punchestown Festival has been cancelled in response to the ongoing threat to public health due to Covid-19. […]

Stamina Thursday of the Punchestown Festival is a real crowd pleaser!

A great day’s racing was had by all at the Punchestown Festival on Thursdahy as crowds thronged to the Kildare venue for day three of the action-packed five-day festival! Attendance: 2019   20,756 2018   20,204 Difference +552 Racing Highlights: The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle Won in great style by English raider Unowhatimeanharry trained by Harry […]

Close Brothers Announces First Irish Sponsorship at Punchestown

Punchestown Racecourse has announced the news that Close Brothers, the leading UK merchant bank, is to join the sponsor ranks at the home of Irish Jump racing in what will be their first sponsorship deal in Ireland. The commercial partnership will see the banking group sponsor the Close Brothers Mares Listed Novice Hurdle on the […]