It’s on! Willie Mullins confirms stable stars for Punchestown Festival

- Faugheen, Arctic Fire and Hurricane Fly set for rematch – Possible Don Poli/Vautour clash in Growise Champion Novice Chase – Plans revealed for Annie Power, Djakadam, Douvan, Faugheen, Nichols Canyon, Un De Sceaux Never has a trainer dominated the Cheltenham Festival in the manner Willie Mullins did last month, with his eight winners, and the record-breaking handler today confirmed that all his big guns are set to appear at the Punchestown Festival. Co Carlow-based Mullins has saddled over 100 winners at the Punchestown Festival…

Superb remaining entries announced for Punchestown Festival‏

Faugheen, Hurricane Fly and Jezki in Queally Group Celebrating 35 Years In Naas Punchestown Champion Hurdle Rock On Ruby to have first try at three miles in Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle Nicholls targets Cheltenham winner Qualando at AES Champion 4YO Hurdle Improving Kalane could meet Annie Power Entries for the Punchestown Festival’s final three days are announced this morning as the countdown to Irish jump racing’s biggest event – beginning a fortnight today – continues. A total of 14 different Grade 1 winners from the…

Star entries announced for Punchestown Festival

STAR ENTRIES ANNOUNCED FOR PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL – British raiders Ballynagour and Bolster to take on top Irish chasers in Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup – Hidden Cyclone could meet Mullins flagbearers in BoyleSports Champion Chase – Cheltenham and Aintree Grade 1 winners Douvan, Nichols Canyon, Vautour and Windsor Park among novice entries Entries for the opening two days of the 2015 Punchestown Festival, taking place from Tuesday, April 28 to Saturday, May 2, are announced today and many of the biggest names in…

Annie Powers To Glory – Largest Ever Attendance At The Punchestown Festival

A record crowd of 29,042 watched Annie Power storm to a facile success in the Grade 1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown today. “Ruby (Walsh) wanted to be handy and to jump out and go. She was fine with that,” said trainer Willie Mullins. “I just wondered if I’d done enough with her beforehand because she had a nice break after Cheltenham. She made one or two minor jumping errors and did hang off the rails slightly. “I’ve said all week…

Vautour on top

The Willie Mullins-trained Vautour justified 1/3 favouritism to take the Grade 1 Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle by three and a half lengths from Apache Stronghold. “At least Jessie hadn’t a runner so that gave us a chance!,” said Mullins. “I’m delighted that he won and if he hadn’t scored as impressively at Cheltenham then we’d say he’d run a lovely race today. But that was certainly nothing like his Cheltenham win. “He wasn’t nearly as impressive and I don’t think it was the trip. I…

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