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#Punchestown

# punchestown - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Raffles rounds off fine week for Henderson as Benie Des Dieux seals Annie Power win

The big winners on a busy day at Punchestown.

Hurricane Darwin the value option on the final day at Punchestown

The nine-year-old arrives fresher than most and has some rock-solid form at the track.

# punchestown - Friday 3 May, 2019

Buveur D'Air rebounds with Punchestown triumph under Davy Russell

JP McManus’ top-class hurdler reversed the Aintree placings with Supasundae at the Kildare venue.

'Ruby was always there to help and advise me. It was brilliant that he could go out on his own terms'

Betway brand ambassador Katie Walsh reflects on her brother’s incredible career in the saddle after his announcement at Punchestown this week.

# punchestown - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Power proves worthy replacement for Ruby Walsh by clinching victory for Mullins Winner Alright This post contains videos

Power proves worthy replacement for Ruby Walsh by clinching victory for Mullins

Chacun Pour Soi stormed to victory in the Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown.

Defi the banker in Ryanair Novice Chase on day three at Punchestown

Here are your top tips for today’s action on the Kildare track.

# punchestown - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Ruby Walsh announces retirement from racing after Punchestown Gold Cup win

The 12-time Irish champion jockey this evening called time on a remarkable career.

# punchestown - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Un De Sceaux powers home ahead of stablemate Min to defend Champion Chase Punchestown This post contains videos

Un De Sceaux powers home ahead of stablemate Min to defend Champion Chase

Klassical Dream took the Champion Hurdle earlier on Tuesday evening.

# punchestown - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Buveur D'Air to spearhead Nicky Henderson's Punchestown challenge

The two-time Champion Hurdle hero leads the trainer’s formidable looking line-up for next week’s meet.

# punchestown - Friday 26 April, 2019

Weekend tips: Present Man a gift with Bryony Frost on board at Sandown

There’s plenty of action this weekend, writes Thom Malone.

'I’m like a bad smell, I'm going nowhere' - Ruby rejects retirement rumours

The champion jockey is focused on next week’s Punchestown Festival.

# punchestown - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Cheltenham hero set to bid to land Gold Cup double at Punchestown next month

Al Boum Photo chases more glory at the festival next month.

# punchestown - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Laurina out to cement her status as a live Champion player in Quevega Hurdle

Racing gets underway at 1.30pm later this afternoon at Punchestown.

# punchestown - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Dounikos and Gordon Elliott land Grand National Trial at Punchestown

Elliott watched two of his runners occupy the top three spots.

# punchestown - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Supreme Novices the target as Felix Desjy claims impressive Moscow Flyer victory

It was a first win in the race for Gordon Elliott

# punchestown - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Willie Mullins' Min makes winning return at Punchestown Festive Racing This post contains videos

Willie Mullins' Min makes winning return at Punchestown

Ruby Walsh guided the even-money favourite to Grade One victory this afternoon.

# punchestown - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Faugheen put to the sword by stablemate Sharjah at Punchestown

A 1-2 for Willie Mullins in Sunday’s big race at Punchestown.

# punchestown - Friday 27 April, 2018

Katie Walsh announces retirement after riding winner at Punchestown

Walsh triumphed in the Novice Hurdle on board Antey to bring her race-riding career to a close.

Samcro and Melon crash out to leave dramatic Champion Hurdle on a plate for Supasundae

Dortmund Park was the surprise winner of the Champion Novice Hurdle for Gordon Elliott.

# punchestown - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Rise of the Machine: Fabulous Faugheen takes Mullins one step closer to trainer's crown

Willie Mullins now leads Gordon Elliott by over €400,000 with two days of the national hunt season remaining.

'I've a wife and a child at home. I have to go home and be in some kind of humour for them' In For A Penny This post contains videos

'I've a wife and a child at home. I have to go home and be in some kind of humour for them'

We followed a bookmaker at Punchestown on the opening day to find out what a big festival is like from the bookies’ point-of-view, whether that’s big wins or losses.

# punchestown - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Heaslip: 'It's a new challenge and I'm just trying to find my way through it' Life After Rugby This post contains videos

Heaslip: 'It's a new challenge and I'm just trying to find my way through it'

The former Ireland number eight talks Punchestown, retirement and Leinster’s pursuit of a fourth European star.

'Genuine mistake': Jockey explains what went wrong in chaotic conclusion to Punchestown race Exit Stage Right This post contains videos

'Genuine mistake': Jockey explains what went wrong in chaotic conclusion to Punchestown race

Paul Townend and Robbie Power have both released statements this morning.

# punchestown - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Ruby Walsh eyeing return at Punchestown following leg fracture

The 38-year-old suffered the injury at Cheltenham last week but is hopeful he will be fit to ride at Punchestown next month.

# punchestown - Friday 15 December, 2017

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Jessica Harrington crowned 2017 Sportswoman of the Year

The horse trainer also won the Irish Gold Cup and Punchestown Gold Cup this year.

# punchestown - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Big performances from Sizing John and Un De Sceaux leaves Cheltenham fans licking their lips

There was racing action at Punchestown and Cork today.

# punchestown - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Ruby Walsh confident he can fully recover from broken leg in time for Cheltenham

‘The physical pain goes away but the mental pain stays with you until you are back.’

# punchestown - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Back with a bang! Faugheen makes a brilliant return at Punchestown

The Willie Mullins’ star was a convincing winner of the Morgiana Hurdle this afternoon.

Ruby Walsh does not require surgery after breaking his leg in a fall

The champion jockey suffered the fall in Punchestown over the weekend.

# punchestown - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Ruby Walsh taken to hospital with suspected broken leg following fall at Punchestown

The 38-year-old jockey was taken to hospital following a suspected leg break on Saturday.

# punchestown - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Willie Mullins lands trainers' championship crown on final day of Punchestown

It was a dramatic final day at Punchestown.

# punchestown - Thursday 27 April, 2017

The42's Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day Four of Punchestown

We’re all set for another big day of horse racing.

Mullins closes the gap on Elliott after Unowhatimeanharry's thrilling win at Punchestown

It left Willie Mullins just €167,000 behind Gordon Elliot for the trainers’ championship.

# punchestown - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

The42's Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day Three of Punchestown

We could do with a couple of winners.

They've done it again! Harrington and Power win epic Gold Cup with Sizing John

Cheltenham champ wins Wednesday’s big race at Punchestown in a photo finish.

# punchestown - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day Two of Punchestown

And hopefully find you a winner.

Robbie Power's dream season continues as Un De Sceaux falls to shock defeat

Willie Mullins also closed the gap in the race for the Irish trainers’ title at Punchestown today.

# punchestown - Monday 24 April, 2017

The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day One of Punchestown

And hopefully find you a winner.

# punchestown - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Annie Power set for return as Mullins rolls out big guns for Punchestown

Un De Sceaux, Djakadam, Nichols Canyon and Vroum Vroum Mag will also be among the champion trainer’s contingent.

# punchestown - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Irish jockey Bryan Cooper set for lengthy layoff after fracturing his pelvis

Cooper has suffered a lot of injuries in 2016.

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