Watch the fashion highlights as Drogheda woman crowned best dressed lady at Punchestown

Watch the fashion highlights as Drogheda woman crowned best dressed lady at Punchestown

33,082 attended Ladies Day at Punchestown today, a remarkable 3,019 up on the Friday meeting last year.

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Dortmund Park claims surprise Champion Novice Hurdle triumph Gordon Elliott

Dortmund Park claims surprise Champion Novice Hurdle triumph Gordon Elliott

Gordon Elliott enjoyed a welcome change of luck as Dortmund Park claimed victory in a dramatic renewal in the Profile Systems Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown.

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Punchestown charge means Willie Mullins retains Irish jumps championship

Punchestown charge means Willie Mullins retains Irish jumps championship

Willie Mullins will officially be crowned Ireland's champion jumps trainer for a 12th time.

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Supasundae takes full advantage as Samcro and Melon crash out at Punchestown

Supasundae takes full advantage as Samcro and Melon crash out at Punchestown

Supasundae claimed a dramatic victory after both Samcro and Melon came to grief in the BETDAQ 2% Commission Punchestown Champion Hurdle.

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George hits Punchestown jackpot

George hits Punchestown jackpot

Tom George was thrilled to enjoy a welcome change of luck at the Punchestown Festival as God’s Own caused a huge surprise in the Ryanair Novice Chase in the hands of the irrepressible Barry Geraghty.

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Europe bids to be champion again

Europe bids to be champion again

The evergreen and ever popular Sizing Europe is set to make his fifth successive appearance in the Boylesports.com Champion Chase at Punchestown on Tuesday.

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Faugheen drops back at Punchestown

Faugheen drops back at Punchestown

Faugheen, a winner over two miles and five furlongs at the Cheltenham Festival, will drop down to two miles for the first time over jumps in the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown on Tuesday.

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No flies on awesome Hurricane

No flies on awesome Hurricane

Hurricane Fly produced another scintillating display in the hands of Ruby Walsh to claim the Rabobank Champion Hurdle at Punchestown for the fourth successive year.

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Queen Quevega rules the World

Queen Quevega rules the World

Quevega wrapped up the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle at Punchestown for the fourth successive year with another brilliant display.

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Mullins leaning towards Focus

Mullins leaning towards Focus

Willie Mullins feels testing conditions could give Back In Focus the edge over stable companion Boston Bob in tomorrow's Growise Champion Novice Chase at the Punchestown Festival.

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Punchestown given green light

Punchestown given green light

This afternoon’s meeting at Punchestown goes ahead after the track passed a precautionary inspection.

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Punchestown gets go-ahead with reduced card

Punchestown gets go-ahead with reduced card

This afternoon's meeting at Punchestown goes ahead following an 8am inspection, although two chases have been called off.

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Super seven stand in Kauto's way

Super seven stand in Kauto's way

Kauto Star faces seven rivals as he tries to regain the winning thread in Wednesday’s Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup.

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Punchestown Festival to get underway

Punchestown Festival to get underway

The Punchestown Racing Festival gets underway this afternoon, with most of the top English raiders expected to take their places in the field despite the travel restrictions over the last few days.

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Europe sizes up older brigade

Europe sizes up older brigade

Henry de Bromhead’s Arkle winner Sizing Europe will face 10 rivals as he tackles more experienced horses in the Boylesports.com Champion Chase on the opening day of the Punchestown Festival.

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Headgear for Carlito

Carlito Brigante will wear blinkers for the first time when he lines up for the Airshow 100 Champion 4YO Hurdle at Punchestown on Saturday.

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Solwhit wins Rabobank Champion Hurdle

Solwhit wins Rabobank Champion Hurdle

Solwhit is set to bid for Champion Hurdle glory at the Cheltenham Festival next season after his gutsy victory at Punchestown.

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World Hurdle takes place at Punchestown today

The Ladbrokes World Hurdle is the feature race on day three of the Punchestown Festival in Co Kildare today.

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Pere earns Guinness place

Pere earns Guinness place

Notre Pere ploughed through the mud to claim the Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup and earn a 10-1 quote with totesport for the equivalent race at Cheltenham next March.

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Dunguib primed for double bid

Weatherbys Champion Bumper winner Dunguib is reported to be fighting fit as he bids to follow up in the Paddy Power Champion INH Flat Race at Punchestown tomorrow.

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Master Minded added to Punchestown line-up

Master Minded looks set to line up at the Punchestown Festival next week after connections decided to supplement him for Tuesday’s Kerrygold Champion Chase.

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Irish hopes high in Ladbrokes World Hurdle

The €200,000 Ladbrokes World Hurdle is the big race on day three of the Punchestown Festival in Co Kildare today.

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President amongst those enjoying day one of Punchestown

None other than the President of Ireland handed over the trophy to the connections of the big race on day one of the Punchestown 2008 National Hunt Racing festival.

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2007 Punchestown Festival gets underway today

The 2007 Punchestown Festival gets underway today, with an eight-race card commencing at 2.15pm.

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Etoile regains sparkle

Accordion Etoile got his career back on track and gave Paul Nolan his first Grade One success in the Swordlestown Cup Novice Chase at the Punchestown Festival.

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Brave bidding for joy five-timer

Brave Inca bids for his fifth win over Macs Joy this season when the old rivals meet in tomorrow’s ACC Bank Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.

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Etoile takes Novice Chase

Accordion Etoile got the better of Justified to take the Swordlestown Cup Novice Chase at Punchestown this afternoon.

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Quatre Heures on form at Punchestown

Quatre Heures capitalised on a final-flight fall by his stablemate Mister Hight to win the tote.ie Champion Four Year Old Hurdle.

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War of Attrition lands Gold Cup double

Mouse Morris’s War of Attrition completed a famous Festival double in the Guinness Gold Cup at Punchestown this afternoon.

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Mullins strikes again

Willie Mullins’ terrific run of form at the Punchestown Festival continued as he registered his fourth success of the meeting with Josephine Cullen in the Aon Group/Sean Barrett Bloodstock Insurances Hurdle.

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Moscow Flyer back at Punchestown

Just under six weeks after his retirement, Moscow Flyer was back at the racecourse and strutting his stuff before an adoring crowd at the Punchestown Festival.

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Missed that wins Novice Chase

Missed That bounced back to form with victory in the Ellier Developments Novice Chase.

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Maze heads stayers' field

Asian Maze, brilliant winner of the Aintree Hurdle, is among 13 horses declared for the Whitewater Champion Stayers’ Hurdle at Punchestown on Thursday.

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Newmill wins Champions Chase

Newmill ran his rivals into the ground to land the Kerrygold Champion Chase in great style despite making several mistakes.

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McCoy expects Inca to shine

Tony McCoy hopes Brave Inca will not show the effects of a tough campaign when he bids for back-to-back victories in the ACC Bank Champion Hurdle at Punchestown on Friday.

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Bear floored at Punchestown

Iktitaf floored hot favourite Straw Bear to cause an upset in the VC Bet Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown.

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Asian just amazing

Asian Maze evoked momories of the legendary Dawn Run for trainer Tom Mullins when routing the opposition for an impressive success in the Menolly Homes Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown today.

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Inca lands Brave victory

Brave Inca denied Harchibald in a thrilling finish to the Emo Oil Champion Hurdle at Punchestown today.

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Murphy plunders major prize

British runners gave the Irish a taste of their own medicine at Punchestown today as Ferdy Murphy's Carlys Quest sprung a 25-1 shock in the Ballymore Properties Champion Stayers Hurdle.

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Quest wins Stayers Hurdle

Carlys Quest, trained by Ferdy Murphy and ridden by Keith Mercer, won the Grade One Ballymore Properties Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown today.

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United wins at Punchestown

United, trained by Lucy Wadham and ridden by Leighton Aspell, won the Grade One Colm McEvoy Auctioneers Champion Four Year old Hurdle at Punchestown today.

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Attrition wins Swordlestown Chase

War Of Attrition, trained by Mouse Morris and ridden by Conor O'Dwyer, has won the Grade One Swordlestown Cup Novice Chase at Punchestown today.

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Refinement just reward for O'Neill

Refinement gave Jonjo O’Neill deserved compensation for a miserable season when putting her experience to good use in landing a runaway victory in the Paddy Power Champion INH Flat Race at Punchestown this afternoon.

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Kicking King strikes Gold again

Kicking King followed up his Cheltenham Gold Cup triumph in style with a tremendous victory at Punchestown today.

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Passion out for compensation

Wild Passion heads a high-class field for the Evening Herald Champion Novice Hurdle on the first day of the Punchestown Festival tomorrow.

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Flyer the star attraction

Moscow Flyer will bid to continue his winning streak in the Kerrygold Champion Chase on the first day of the Punchestown Festival tomorrow.

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Hardy Eustace wins Champion Hurdle

Hardy Eustace, trained by Dessie Hughes and ridden by Conor O'Dwyer, won the Emo Oil Champion Hurdle at Punchestown today.

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Fourth day of Punchestown Festival gets underway today

The fourth day of the Punchestown National Hunt Festival is due to get underway at the Co Kildare racecourse later today.

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Cowboy doubt for Champion Hurdle after Stayers win

Jonjo O'Neill's Rhinestone Cowboy is unlikely to turn out for tomorrow’s Emo Oil Champion Hurdle at Punchestown after a brilliant victory there today.

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Hurry Bob wins at Punchestown

Paddy Mullins' Hurry Bob landed the €19,530 euros first prize in the three-mile J F Dunne Insurances Handicap Hurdle.

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Ruby gets first win since return from injury

Ruby Walsh scored his first win since recovering from injury aboad the Willie Mullins-trained Arch Stanton in the Tattersalls (Ireland) Ltd Novice Hurdle.

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Geraghty gets winning start with Willie The Shoe

Barry Geraghty, odds-on favourite to be leading jockey at the Punchestown Festival, stepped up his challenge for the title by taking today’s opening Lemongrass Restaurants Handicap Hurdle on Willie The Shoe.

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Gift and Cowboy in Irish showdown

Jonjo O’Neill’s stable stars Iris’s Gift and Rhinestone Cowboy will clash in a mouth-watering renewal of the Ballymore Properties Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown tomorrow.

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Select field to compete for Gold Cup

The most valuable event of the Punchestown Festival, the Punchestown Heineken Gold Cup, takes place today.

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