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Punchestown Festival - Coral Punchestown Gold Cup Day

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Wed 25 April 2018
12:00 - 20:00

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Punchestown Race Course,
Punchestown Little, Punchestown Racecourse, County Kildare, Ireland
Punchestown Racecourse

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Reserved enclosure: €40.00

General admission: €30.00


The Punchestown Festival is considered the grande finale of the jump season with top class horses, trainers and jockeys from both sides of the Irish sea converging on the Kildare venue to settle scores and confirm reputations. The quality of racing is unrivalled with a total of 12 Grade 1 contests taking place. Punchestown is proud to be the home of Irish National Hunt Racing and host the famous La Touche Cup, a spectators favourite run over the cross country course. It's a "must see" for any racing fan. 

There are a total of 38 races run at the Punchestown Festival including 12 Grade 1 contests. 
Grade 1 entries released Wednesday 4th April. Handicaps released Thursday 19th April. 
Five day entry stage for remainder. 48 Hour declarations in place for Grade 1 races. 

Racing gets underway at 3.40 each day except Saturday when the first race goes to post at 2.35. Gates open at 12.00 (11.30 on Saturday) 


Wednesday 25th April - Coral Punchestown Gold Cup Day 

3.40: The Adare Manor Opportunity Series Final Handicap Hurdle of €30,000 2 miles 5 furlongs 
4.20: The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle of €25,000 2 miles 4 furlongs 
4.55: The Grade 1 Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle of €100,000 3 miles
5.30: The Grade 1 Coral Punchestown Gold Cup of €275,000 3 miles 120 yards 
6.05: The Grade 1 Punchestown Champion I.N.H Flat Race of €100,000 2 miles
6.40: The Guinness Handicap Steeplechase of €100,000 2 miles 4 furlongs 
7.15: The Weatherbys GSB EBF mares Flat Race of €50,000 2 miles 

Key event information


  • Family friendly
  • Buggy friendly
  • Food available


  • Disable access-friendly
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible