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QUIZ: Which type of horse racing fan are you?

You’ll find a variety of different characters at this year’s Punchestown Festival.

THIS YEAR’S PUNCHESTOWN Festival is just around the corner, running from Tuesday, 30 April to Saturday, 4 May.

It promises to be another action-packed week and we’ve got just the thing to get you in the mood. Take our interactive quiz to discover which type of horse racing fan you are…

First things first. What would you wear to the Punchestown Festival?
Fancy dress
Your best outfit

A Barbour jacket and/or some tweed
Just something warm and comfortable
And what’s the most important thing to have with you?
Your hat/fascinator

A rolled up newspaper
A pint in your hand at all times
How do you go about choosing which horses to bet on?
Go for something with long odds that has a chance
Pick a name you like and hope for the best

Someone gives you inside information
Study the form and make an educated prediction
Where do you watch the races?
The finish line
A panoramic restaurant

The grandstand
The Punchestown Pavilion
Who’s this guy?
Patrick Mullins
Willie Mullins

David Mullins
Danny Mullins
You're feeling a bit peckish during the day. What do you decide to eat?
Lunch at the Pavilion
Homemade sandwiches you packed that morning

A gourmet meal from the Corinthian restaurant
You'll just grab chips on the way home
Your horse romps home in the Gold Cup... how do you celebrate the win?
Like this
Like this

Like this
Or... like this
What would you spend your winnings on?
Stick some of it on bets and keep the rest
My own mother wouldn't ask me that!

Drinks for everyone in the group
A bottle of Bollinger Champagne
Where do you go once the racing finishes?
The Sky Bar for DJs and live music
Straight into Naas for plenty more craic

An exclusive afterparty
Finally, what's the best thing about a day at the races?
The racing
The social aspect

The Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition
The whole festival experience
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
The seasoned racegoer
A racing veteran, who has studied the form inside out. You never miss a Punchestown Festival.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
The thoroughbred
Racing is in your blood. There's a good chance you know the owners and trainers and even do a bit of riding yourself.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
The style guru
It's not who you are, it's how well you look. The Best Dressed award is almost certainly heading your way.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
The 'up for the craic' lad
An event junkie who is purely at the Festival to have a good time.
Share your result:

Fancy being part of the action at Punchestown this year? The Grand Finale of the season takes place from Tuesday, 30 April to Saturday, 4 May. This year’s festival features 39 races and a total prize pot of €3.2 million, along with the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition, live music, buzzing bars, delicious eateries and just a little bit of retail therapy. Book tickets here. 

Sponsored by:

Punchestown Races

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