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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Punchestown

This year
2023
# Back in the Saddle
Davy Russell wins on comeback following short-lived retirement
Sa Fureur delivered the goods for Gordon Elliott at Punchestown.
Last year
2022
# odds on
Galopin Des Champs eases to victory in John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase
Gold Cup favourite in cruise control in Grade One.
# Off
Punchestown's feature cancelled as racing is hit by weather
Elsewhere, Cheltenham, Doncaster and Hereford were all abandoned due to frozen tracks.
# Racing
Ferny Hollow suffers season-ending injury, Punchestown meeting in doubt
Galopin Des Champs is one of seven declared for the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase but the fixture is in severe doubt.
# Punch perfect
Intranet delivers on Punchestown debut for Willie Mullins
Smart recruit for McManus and Mullins.
# Punchestown
Honeysuckle rules supreme again, State Man successfully graduates to Grade One level
Brilliant mare makes it 16 in-a-row under Rachael Blackmore, while State Man triumphed under a confident Paul Townend.
# Winner alright
Blue Lord narrowly edges thrilling battle for Willie Mullins in Novice Chase
Mullins has now won seven of the eight Grade Ones at the meeting so far.
# Racing
Klassical Dream hits the right note for Punchestown repeat
Mullins’ eight-year-old holds late charge of Ashdale Bob.
# Call A Day
Robbie Power to retire after racing at Punchestown on Friday
Gold Cup and Grand National-winning rider made announcement after winner on Thursday.
# Racing
Allaho storms to all-the-way Punchestown Gold Cup win
Elsewhere The Nice Guy followed up the Cheltenham triumph.
# Punchestown
Energumene dominates and Capodanno sparkles as Mullins enjoys Grade One double
The hot favourite Bob Olinger disappointed in the Champion Novice Chase
# Against the odds
Mighty Potter springs 20-1 Punchestown surprise
Sir Gerhard disappoints in Champion Novice Hurdle.
# Racing
Clan Des Obeaux and Allaho headline Gold Cup field
Elsewhere Bob Olinger steps up in search of Festival double at Punchestown.
# Racing
Mullins favouring Gold Cup run with Allaho at Punchestown
Dual Ryanair winner likely to step back up in trip.
# Racing
Kilcruit enjoys Punchestown stroll and in line for Supreme Novices' at Cheltenham
Smart sort had been beaten at odds-on first two runs over hurdles.
# Bob's Your Uncle
Bob Olinger sparkles for Blackmore and de Bromhead at Punchestown
Star seven-year-old won the Grade 3 Kildare Novice Chase.
# warning shot
Dysart Dynamo states Cheltenham credentials by blowing Punchestown rivals away
Willie Mullins’ novice cruised home by 19 lengths from Gringo D’aubrelle.
All time
# Shar Thing
Super Sharjah stamps class on Morgiana Hurdle
‘He’s like Santa – I can’t wait for Christmas now!’
# Van The Man
Gavin Cromwell's Vanillier strikes gold in Florida Pearl Chase at Punchestown
Albert Bartlett winner off the mark over fences at Punchestown.
# Back in business
'I have really missed racing over the last few months' - Elliott returns after suspension
The leading Irish trainer was unlucky with his first runner at Punchestown.
# oh purple reign
Punchestown ready for Gordon Elliott’s return
Oh Purple Reign will be trainer’s first runner following six-month ban.
# Racing
Willie Mullins and Noel Meade land the Grade 1 victories on the final day at Punchestown
The 2021 Festival finished today.
# Punchestown
Dream return for Klassical with Stayers success and Energumene impresses with easy Ryanair triumph
Grade One glory for Mullins’ runner after lengthy absence.
# clan des obeaux
More racing glory for Alex Ferguson with Punchestown Gold Cup win
Paul Nicholls’ dual King George hero sees off Al Boum Photo.
# title challenge
Townend moves six clear of Blackmore in championship race
Galopin Des Champs keeps up momentum for reigning champion.
# sweet spot
Honeysuckle heads Punchestown’s Champion Hurdle field
De Bromhead’s brilliant mare to face seven rivals on Friday.
# Racing
Colreevy shocks big guns to cap racing career with Punchestown glory
Mullins’ mare stuns Monkfish and Envoi Allen with all-the-way success.
# Racing
Chacun Pour Soi back to brilliant best at Punchestown for Townend and Mullins
Smart mare Echoes In Rain adds to Mullins haul in Grade One contest.
# Preview
No Ruby, but Kemboy can clinch it again: Punchestown Gold Cup preview
Johnny Ward previews a race that was last won by Ruby Walsh on his final ride.
# climactic
Donn McClean: Expect fireworks as Townend and Blackmore do battle for jockey's title
There will be intriguing clashes all week at Punchestown between the pair of leading jockeys, and their amateur equivalents, beginning tomorrow.
# Racing
Townend back in action for Punchestown as title race with Blackmore nears end
Champion booked for three rides on day one after foot injury.
# The42 Reads
'With all the doom and gloom, it lifted the whole of West Kerry. He is one of us and a Gold Cup winner'
22-year-old Jack Kennedy’s metoric rise in racing and recovery from injuries has inspired his fanbase at home in West Kerry.
# Flooring Porter
'We're roaring at each other with FaceTime on during the races. It's a dream come true.'
The syndicate with modest ambitions have seen their horse reign at Leopardstown and Cheltenham, with Punchestown next up.
# Chasing Glory
Treble for Rachael Blackmore to boost hopes in jockey title race as she reaches 91 winners for season
Three winners for the Blackmore and De Bromhead partnership at Kilbeggan this evening.
# Kildare to dream
Cheltenham victor Minella Indo tops 11 in Punchestown mix
Henry de Bromhead’s charge aiming to supplement Gold Cup heroics.
# moon boy
Paul Townend continuing Punchestown fitness fight
Rider is having a protective boot made ahead of Festival.
# clan des obeaux
Alex Ferguson's Aintree winner set to run in Punchestown Gold Cup
Connections opt against running Clan Des Obeaux at Sandown.
# Tune in
RTÉ announce new record breaking horse racing deal for the next three years
The action continues this weekend at Fairyhouse.
# Gordon Elliott
Four-timer for Elliott at Punchestown as controversy over photo continues
The trainer has had two winners at today’s Punchestown meeting.
# Woof
The Big Dog strikes chasing gold in Grand National Trial
Fahey runner scores maiden fences win in Punchestown feature.