Punchestown National Hunt Festival 2016
The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival will take place Tuesday April 26th to Saturday April 30th 2016.
This famous festival is considered the grande finale of the jump season with top class horses, trainers and jockeys from both sides of the Irish Sea converging on the Kildare Venue to settle scores and confirm reputations. The quality of racing is unrivalled with a total of 11 grade 1 contests taking place.
Punchestown is proud to be the home of the Irish National Hunt Racing and host to the famous La Touche Cup, a spectators favourite run over the cross country course - its a 'must see' for the racing fan.
Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri the first race goes to post at 3.40pm (tbc). Gates open at 12 noon. The last race will be 7.15pm (tbc).
Sat is Festival Family Day, the first race is at 2.30pm (tbc) and the gates will open at 11.30am (tbc). Please arrive early for the complimentary childrens activities.
Irish Open 2016
This year the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will take place in the prestigeous K Club, Co Kildare, home of the famous Ryder Cup in 2006 from the 18th to the 22nd of May. With expectations of a record crowd in attendance at the tournament of approximately 20,000 spectators each day this promises to be one of the best Irish Open tournaments to date.