Punchestown Course Guide

The most prestigious racecourse in Ireland that only races under National Hunt rules, Punchestown host 17 high-quality fixtures every year. Located just outside Naas which is 30km south of Dublin, it has played host to racing at its current location since 1824.

While Punchestown hosts high-quality action throughout the National Hunt season, the highlight is unquestionably the Punchestown Festival which traditionally closes out the Irish National Hunt season and often showcases the stars of jump racing for the final time before their summer breaks. The meeting boasts no less than 12 Grade 1 races, with the traditional highlights being the Punchestown Gold Cup and the Punchestown Champion Hurdle.

Away from the Festival, Punchestown also hosts the Morgiana Hurdle in November and the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase in December, which are well-established targets for many stars of National Hunt racing in the first half of the season.

Jumps Racing

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A right-handed, galloping, undulating track with a steady climb through the last five furlongs. It is a very fair test of a jumper; there are eleven fences to a circuit which are not stiff by British standards and they pose few problems to sound jumpers. The cross-country course is a long and twisting one over a variety of banks and other obstacles, few of which are jumped more than once. The turns are both left- and right-handed and only the final brush fence is on the racecourse proper.

Punchestown is a story of two tracks really. The chase track is brilliant, a proper Grade 1 track. The fences are stiff, but very fair. However, I never really got on well with the hurdle track. It’s very undulating, the downhill section after the winning post can also make life difficult. The bends are very tight, especially the second-last bend, and in realty it is sharper than most people appreciate. Because of its nature, I’d much rather be handier than held up.

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Replays & Results

17:50 Bet In-play With The Ladbrokes App Beginners Chase

(2m 5f)
Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)
  • Winner: Nick Lost
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore
  • Trainer: H de Bromhead
  • Owner: Gigginstown House Stud

18:20 Odds Boost Your Bets On The Ladbrokes App Chase

(2m 5f)
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)
  • Winner: Ballyoisin
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty
  • Trainer: E Bolger
  • Owner: John P McManus

18:50 Download And Bet With The Ladbrokes App Handicap Chase

Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)
  • Winner: Monbeg Chit Chat
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore
  • Trainer: H de Bromhead
  • Owner: Gigginstown House Stud

19:20 Download The Ladbrokes App Maiden Hurdle

(2m 4f 100y)
Light blue, maroon inverted triangle, maroon armlet, light blue cap, maroon diamonds (Fiasco Syndicate)
  • Winner: Jack Fiasco
  • Jockey: R M Power
  • Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Owner: Fiasco Syndicate

19:50 Ladbrokes Mares Maiden Hurdle

(2m 100y)
Royal blue, white star, white star on cap (J V Redmond)
  • Winner: Timetoget
  • Jockey: Mr N J Redmond
  • Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Owner: J V Redmond

20:20 Bet Now With The Ladbrokes App Handicap Hurdle

Yellow, emerald green chevron, quartered cap (Maurice Sheehy)
  • Winner: My Betty
  • Jockey: A W Short
  • Trainer: Peter Croke
  • Owner: Maurice Sheehy

20:50 Ladbrokes Download The Grid App Flat Race

(2m 100y)
Royal blue, royal blue & white hooped cap (Nora's Boys Partnership)
  • Winner: Advantage Point
  • Jockey: Mr M J O'Hare
  • Trainer: E P Harty
  • Owner: Nora's Boys Partnership