Harrington to let Sizing John go for gold at Punchestown
Sizing John will run in the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup on April 26.
Sizing John will run in the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup on April 26.
Cheltenham's fixture yesterday signalled the return of National Hunt combat and Punchestown's compelling card today will have jumps fans licking their lips.
A little bit of skill and a lot of luck. That's what the billionaire racehorse owner JP McManus said when asked about his astonishing gambling exploit - winning more than $17m playing the ancient game of backgammon.
The clouds parted and punters' moods lifted on Day Four of the Punchestown Racing Festival.
Icy winds, hailstones and torrential rain didn't stop the ladies from putting their best feet forward on Day Three of the Punchestown Racing Festival.
Carlingford Lough powered home in the hands of Barry Geraghty to cause a minor upset in the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup.
Richard Forristal, Irish Independent racing journalist, yesterday presented a cheque for €2,000 to the Irish Injured Jockeys' fund to jockeys (from left to right) Mark Enright, Andrew Lynch, Ruby Walsh, Davy Russell, Jamie Codd, Robbie Power and Mark Walsh at the first...
Champagne flutes and caped crusaders were a winning formula on the first day of the Punchestown racing festival.
Willie Mullins just missed out to Paul Nicholls in the British trainers' championship last Saturday and he had to deal with further disappointment as hot favourites Yorkhill and Vautour both failed to shine on the first day of the Punchestown Festival.
God's Own emerged triumphant after a thrilling climax to the Boylesports Champion Chase on the opening day of the Punchestown Festival.
Wish Ye Didnt got favourite backers off to a flyer in the first race of this year's Punchestown Festival by successfully defending her crown in the Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Chase.
A mouthwatering finale to the National Hunt season is in store with equine superstars Don Cossack, Cue Card and Vautour set to collide in the €200,000 Grade 1 Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown...
Annie Power is set to make her seasonal return in Wednesday's punchestown.com Mares Hurdle.
Min, already favourite for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle in March without even winning a race, strengthened his position at the head of the betting after making a breathtaking Irish debut in the Festival Hospitality On Sale Maiden Hurdle at Punchestown yesterday.
Faugheen lived up to the hype with a flawless display in the Queally Group Celebrating 35 Years In Naas Punchestown Champion Hurdle.
"I've known some wild horses in my time," Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood quipped in the Punchestown parade ring.
High heels and hailstones do not a happy marriage make. But that didn't seem to deter the chic ladies attending the second day of the Punchestown Racing Festival.
Ireland's Six Nations winning coach Joe Schmidt was among the punters that passed through the turnstiles at the Punchestown racecourse for the second day of the horse-racing festival.
Willie Mullins claimed the Attheraces.com Champion INH Flat Race at Punchestown for the fifth time in eight years as Bellshill ran out an emphatic winner under the trainer's son, Patrick.
Don Cossack looked every inch a future Cheltenham Gold Cup contender as he clinched the final success of a tremendous season in the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup.
Killultagh Vic repelled the late thrust of Thistlecrack to claim the Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle at Punchestown for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend.
Old habits die hard, something retired champion jockey AP McCoy knows all too well.
Danny Mullins capped what has been a fiercely redemptive season for him with a perfectly executed late lunge aboard Felix Yonger to thwart Baily Green in the Boylesports Champion Chase.
Djakadam and Road To Riches will strive to advertise the Gold Cup form when they clash in a cracking edition of the Bibby Financial Services equivalent at Punchestown.
Djakadam can confirm his Cheltenham superiority over Road To Riches in the Bibby Financial Services Gold Cup at Punchestown tonight.
RTE presenters Miriam O'Callaghan and Marty Morrissey were among the punters at Punchestown racecourse today for Day One of the famous festival.
Felix Yonger outgunned Baily Green to clinch victory in a thrilling BoyleSports Champion Chase at Punchestown.
Willie Mullins hailed Douvan "as good as we've ever had" after another scintillating display in the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle on the opening day of the Punchestown Festival.
Hurricane Fly is set to tackle three miles for the first time in the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle at Punchestown next week.
Top-weight On His Own is likely to swerve the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown on Saturday in favour of a run at the Punchestown Festival.
Uranna is expected to improve for the return to a quicker a surface when she lines up at the Punchestown Festival.
First Lieutenant is set to seek compensation at Punchestown after a disappointing run in the Crabbie's Grand National.
Abbyssial ran his rivals into the ground with a brilliant all-the-way win in the AES Champion Four-Year-Old Hurdle at Punchestown.
Annie Power emphatically returned to winning ways in the Irish Stallion Farm EBF Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchesown.
Jezki confirmed his newly established superiority over Hurricane Fly by spearheading a second successive Jessica Harrington treble in the Racing Post Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.
Annie Power lends a touch of star appeal to the season finale at Punchestown this afternoon.
Chilly temperatures, massive tail-backs and even a burst water-pipe on the N7 didn’t deter punters from flooding the track on day four of the Punchestown festival.
Vautour replicated stablemate Faugheen by following up a Cheltenham Festival win at the Punchestown meeting in the Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle.
When RTE asked viewers to send questions to their well-known racing pundit Ted Walsh using #askted, I bet they never thought it would culminate in a marriage proposal.
Jessica Harrington secured her second successive treble at the Punchestown Festival on Friday, highlighted by the victory of Jezki in the Racing Post Champion Hurdle.
Harrington's incredible week continued when Burn And Turn just got the better of She's Got Grit after the last to win the seaniemac.com EBF Mares Handicap Chase at Punchestown today.
Independent.ie Richard Forristal and Niall Cronin talk about day 4 at the last jump at Punchestown.
Her family's co-owned horse Quevega had an unlucky afternoon, but for rising milliner Jennifer Wrynne the third day of the Punchestown Festival was a style success.
Quevega's glorious career came to an end in defeat when she was carried out on her shield at Punchestown yesterday.
Outgoing champion jockey Davy Russell contrived to bring Quevega's sensational record to an end with a tactical masterclass on rank outsider Jetson in the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle.
It's hard to know how the Racing Post Champion Hurdle will unfold this evening, but I'd fancy Jezki to emerge on top no matter what tactics are adopted.
Jessica Harrington's newly crowned champion hurdler Jezki gets the opportunity to convince the doubters by reaffirming his superiority over Hurricane Fly at Punchestown today.
Day 3 Fashion at Punchestown
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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