Mullins unveils formidable Punchestown Festival team

- Wylie trio going for Gold – Hurricane Fly and Quevega bid for 5-timers – Champagne Fever to step in trip – Don Poli, Faugheen and Vautour target novice hurdles – Annie Power and Glens Melody also heading to Punchestown Willie Mullins is the most successful trainer ever at the Punchestown Festival and the Irish champion heads into the 2014 meeting – taking place from Tuesday, April 29, to Saturday, May 3 – with an outstanding team. Mullins has had over 100 career winners at…

Fantastic showdowns in prospect at Punchestown

Early-closing Grade 1 entries for the final three days of the 2014 Punchestown Festival are announced today and some mouthwatering clashes look in prospect at Ireland’s National Hunt Festival, running from Tuesday, April 29, to Saturday, May 3. A total of 17 different winners from the Cheltenham Festival and Aintree last week have been entered at the Punchestown Festival and the countdown is underway for five brilliant days of racing. Dick O’Sullivan, General Manager at Punchestown Racecourse, commented: “We have increased prize money by €300,000…

British raiders take on best of Irish at Punchestown

- On His Own could meet Henderson duo Bobs Worth and Long Run in Bibby Financial Services Punchestown Gold Cup – Boylesports.com Champion Chase challenge includes Sizing Europe, Champagne Fever, Somersby and Module – Cheltenham winner Very Wood bids for another Grade 1 – Mullins star novices Faugheen, Vautour and Don Poli all entered There promises to be fantastic racing from start to finish at the 2014 Punchestown Festival, taking place from Tuesday, April 29 to Saturday, May 3, after entries for the meeting’s feature…

All the news from the final day of the Punchestown Festival -Grade 1 double heads record 13 winners for Mullins

GREY TAKES GOLD FOR LEE   Herefordshire-trainer Richard Lee brought over two runners to Punchestown this week. Gassin Gold finished second in the Louis Fitzgerald Hurdle on Wednesday while Grey Gold (6/1) prevailed in today’s MADRA IRISH DOG FOODS NOVICE CHASE.   The field was reduced to three runners and that was cut to two when Aupcharlie came down at the last fence to leave Grey Gold to win by 37 lengths.   “Gassin Golf horse would have won if he jumped the last OK…

All the news from day 4 of the Punchestown Festival – Hurricane Fly at very best

POPULAR WIN FOR BOVARY   There was a local victory in the AON NOVICE HANDICAP CHASE when Madam Bovary, owned and bred by former Punchestown chairman Dermot Cox and trained by Jessica Harrington, relished the underfoot conditions to score by five and a half lengths. Despite a 20/1 starting price, the victory did not come as a shock to the winning trainer.   “The more it rained this morning, the happier I got,” said Harrington. “She won here in January and I said to Dermot…

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