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#Punchestown

# punchestown - Friday 27 April, 2018

From The42 Katie Walsh announces retirement after riding winner at Punchestown Time To Say Goodbye

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.

From The42 Samcro and Melon crash out to leave dramatic Champion Hurdle on a plate for Supasundae Punchestown

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

From The42 Rise of the Machine: Fabulous Faugheen takes Mullins one step closer to trainer's crown Punchestown

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.

From The42 '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

From The42 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.

From The42 '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

From The42 Ruby Walsh eyeing return at Punchestown following leg fracture Getting There

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

From The42 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Jessica Harrington crowned 2017 Sportswoman of the Year Award

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

From The42 Big performances from Sizing John and Un De Sceaux leaves Cheltenham fans licking their lips Racing

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

From The42 Ruby Walsh confident he can fully recover from broken leg in time for Cheltenham Ruby's Return

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

From The42 Back with a bang! Faugheen makes a brilliant return at Punchestown The Comeback

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.

From The42 Ruby Walsh does not require surgery after breaking his leg in a fall Recovery

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

From The42 Ruby Walsh taken to hospital with suspected broken leg following fall at Punchestown Injury

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

From The42 Willie Mullins lands trainers' championship crown on final day of Punchestown Champion

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

It was a dramatic final day at Punchestown.

# punchestown - Thursday 27 April, 2017

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

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

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

From The42 Mullins closes the gap on Elliott after Unowhatimeanharry's thrilling win at Punchestown Wrap

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

From The42 The42's Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day Three of Punchestown Mark Your Card

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

We could do with a couple of winners.

From The42 They've done it again! Harrington and Power win epic Gold Cup with Sizing John Golden Goal

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

From The42 The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day Two of Punchestown Mark Your Card

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

And hopefully find you a winner.

From The42 Robbie Power's dream season continues as Un De Sceaux falls to shock defeat Fox In The Box

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

From The42 The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day One of Punchestown Mark Your Card

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

And hopefully find you a winner.

# punchestown - Thursday 13 April, 2017

From The42 Annie Power set for return as Mullins rolls out big guns for Punchestown Title Fight

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

From The42 Irish jockey Bryan Cooper set for lengthy layoff after fracturing his pelvis Ouch

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

Cooper has suffered a lot of injuries in 2016.

# punchestown - Sunday 11 December, 2016

From The42 Another Grade One win for Walsh and Mullins as Djakadam repeats John Durkan success Too Good

Another Grade One win for Walsh and Mullins as Djakadam repeats John Durkan success

The seven-year-old impressed at Punchestown once again.

# punchestown - Saturday 30 April, 2016

From The42 Willie Mullins' Whiteout stuns much-fancied stablemate at Punchestown Racing

Willie Mullins' Whiteout stuns much-fancied stablemate at Punchestown

The 2016 festival comes to a close this afternoon.

# punchestown - Friday 29 April, 2016

From The42 Here are the 3 races you can't afford to miss at Punchestown today Preview

Here are the 3 races you can't afford to miss at Punchestown today

The Champion Hurdle is a hard one to call with three standout contenders.

# punchestown - Thursday 28 April, 2016

From The42 Going for Gold? Mullins considers Cheltenham options after Douvan exhibition Punchestown 2016

Going for Gold? Mullins considers Cheltenham options after Douvan exhibition

Superstar chaser caps perfect season by winning the Ryanair Novice Chase.

# punchestown - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

From The42 Here are the 3 races you can't afford to miss at Punchestown today Right On Cue

Here are the 3 races you can't afford to miss at Punchestown today

The Gold Cup is the feature of the day.

# punchestown - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

From The42 Here are the 3 races you can't afford to miss at Punchestown on Tuesday Mark Your Card

Here are the 3 races you can't afford to miss at Punchestown on Tuesday

Yorkhill, Vautour, Outlander and more in action with three Grade 1s down for decision on day one of the festival.

# punchestown - Monday 11 April, 2016

From The42 Cue Card and Don Cossack head impressive field for Punchestown Gold Cup Stellar Cast

Cue Card and Don Cossack head impressive field for Punchestown Gold Cup

As many as nine of the 11 Grade 1 winners from Aintree could make an appearance in Kildare.

# punchestown - Sunday 31 January, 2016

From The42 Felix Yonger trumps Flemenstar in today's big race at Punchestown Horse Racing

Felix Yonger trumps Flemenstar in today's big race at Punchestown

Mullins hints that Yonger might swerve Cheltenham.

# punchestown - Saturday 9 January, 2016

From The42 Mullins' magnificent Min reaffirms Cheltenham credentials with stylish win Minimal Effort

Mullins' magnificent Min reaffirms Cheltenham credentials with stylish win

Easy as you like for Supreme Novices’ Hurdle favourite.

# punchestown - Sunday 6 December, 2015

From The42 Djakadam finally lands first Grade 1 at Punchestown Finally

Djakadam finally lands first Grade 1 at Punchestown

Willie Mullins’ horse had a number of high-profile second place finishes last year.

# punchestown - Sunday 15 November, 2015

From The42 There was a massive shock in racing at Punchestown today Can-yon Believe It! This post contains videos

There was a massive shock in racing at Punchestown today

Nichols Canyon hands Faugheen first defeat, while Sprinter Sacre makes glorious return at Cheltenham.

# punchestown - Saturday 2 May, 2015

From The42 Willie Mullins broke his own record for winners at Punchestown this week Domination

Willie Mullins broke his own record for winners at Punchestown this week

The juggernaut is nigh on unstoppable.

# punchestown - Friday 1 May, 2015

From The42 Ted Walsh just delivered an all-time classic line after the latest Faugheen masterclass TED Talks

Ted Walsh just delivered an all-time classic line after the latest Faugheen masterclass

From the man who said “I rode her mother once” comes another gem.

# punchestown - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

From The42 Joe enjoys the show as Cossack gets the job Don to claim Punchestown Gold Cup Golden Boy

Joe enjoys the show as Cossack gets the job Don to claim Punchestown Gold Cup

After disappointment at Cheltenham, the Gordon Elliott trained horse bounced back today.

# punchestown - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From The42 3 longshots who could win you a few quid on day one of the Punchestown Festival Let Yourself Go

3 longshots who could win you a few quid on day one of the Punchestown Festival

Because 60% of the time, our tips work every time.

# punchestown - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Hurricane Fly shocks Jezki at Punchestown

It’s the 10-year-old’s 20th Grade One win.

# punchestown - Monday 6 October, 2014

From The42 41 filthy dirty photos of the gruelling Tough Mudder event at Punchestown this weekend Filthy Gorgeous This post contains images

41 filthy dirty photos of the gruelling Tough Mudder event at Punchestown this weekend

You’re gonna need a hose-down after looking at these.

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