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Punchestown Festival 2022

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The Punchestown Festival

The Irish National Hunt season reaches its crescendo at the end of April as the spectacular five-day Punchestown Festival provides a wealth of unrivalled Jumps action.

Each year, Irish racegoers along with international punters flock to Punchestown races to view the top-quality action. A total of 40 races, featuring 12 Grade 1 contests are on offer as Jumps stars attempt to cement their names in the history books.

The feature race of the Festival is the Punchestown Gold Cup and this year‘s contest is a fascinating one. Allaho, trained by Willie Mullins steps up in trip and will take on last year‘s winner Clan Des Obeaux and former Cheltenham Gold Cup winners Minella Indo and Al Boum Photo. Ireland‘s unbeaten and formidable mare, Honeysuckle will also be on show in the Champion Hurdle.

Here you can enjoy free expert Punchestown tips as well as in-depth Punchestown racecards and Punchestown results. The competitive nature of the races allows for great betting opportunities and you will find the best free bets and odds all in one place.

Punchestown Festival FAQs

When is the Punchestown Festival?

The Punchestown Festival is held every year over five days at the end of April. Punchestown week 2022, takes place from Tuesday 26 April to Saturday 30 April.

What is the Punchestown Festival?

The Punchestown Festival is the culmination of the National Hunt season in Ireland. Jump racing‘s top quality horses, trainers and jockeys go head to head and it is a much celebrated week of racing. There are 40 races in total and the feature races are; the Champion Chase, the Punchestown Gold Cup, the Stayers‘ Hurdle and the Champion Hurdle.

Where is the Punchestown Festival held?

Punchestown races are held at Punchestown Racecourse in Co. Kildare. The racecourse is situated southwest of Dublin.

How do I get to the Punchestown Festival?

Punchestown Racecourse is very accessible for those travelling. Marathon Travel runs regular coaches from Aston Quay in Dublin and the journey time is 1 hour. Those travelling from Dublin city centre are able to catch a bus to Naas with JJ Kavanagh & Sons. It is recommended to book online. Shuttle buses run regularly from Poplar Square in Naas.

Those flying to Dublin can use the above services or take the train from Dublin‘s Heuston Station to Sallins, which is close to Naas.

When does the Punchestown Festival start?

The first race of Punchestown 2022 kicks off at 3.40 p.m. on Tuesday 26 April.

How much do tickets cost for the Punchestown Festival?

Tickets for the Punchestown Festival cost between €17 for teens, up to €149 euro for hospitality packages.

What is the dress code for the Punchestown Festival?

Racegoers are advised to dress smart casual or smart and to be mindful of the weather.

How many people attend the Punchestown Festival?

The Punchestown Festival took place behind closed doors in 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions. In 2020, Punchestown races were abandoned for the same reason. Punchestown 2022 will be open to the public and large crowds are expected to attend.