Punchestown Festival 2024

Tuesday 30 April – Saturday 4 May 2024

AR Events is delighted to be appointed as ‘Official UK Agent’ for The Punchestown Festival, the highlight of the Irish sporting and social calendar. The special combination of thrilling sporting action, brilliant live entertainment, delicious food and drink, family fun, dazzling glamour or casual comfort is unequalled thanks to the unique Punchestown Festival atmosphere.

The Punchestown Festival is considered the grand 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 12 Grade 1 contests taking place. Punchestown is proud to be the home of Irish National Hunt Racing and host the famous La Touche Cup, a spectators favourite run over the cross country course. It’s a ‘must see’ for any racing fan.

Punchestown hospitality is an incredible way to entertain, experience and enjoy one of the social and sporting highlights of the Irish calendar. With a range of different packages available you can be sure to find a package to suit your needs.

Tuesday 30 April - William Hill Champion Chase Day

The opening day of the festival is one for the real racing fans with three brilliant Grade 1 contests featuring the William Hill Champion Chase.

Wednesday 1 May - Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup

The jewel in the crown of the entire event and possibly the Irish jump racing calendar. The Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup takes centre stage on day two. This race will always be known for providing Ruby Walsh with his final winner in 2019 on Kemboy.

Thursday 2 May - Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle Day

Stamina is the name of the game on day three with runners and riders lining up for the Ladbrokes centrepiece. The original racecourse sale, the Goffs Punchestown Sale, takes place after racing in the winners enclosure.

Friday 3 May - Paddy Power Champion Hurdle Day

The penultimate day of the Festival.Considered by many to be the social highlight of the event. On the track current, past and potential champion hurdlers meet in the Paddy Power feature whilst the Bollinger Best Dressed is unveiled in the Bollinger Garden.

Saturday 4 May - Ballymore Festival Day

Festival Saturday is the ultimate wrap party for the Irish jump racing season. Festival goers of all ages travel from every corner of Ireland and beyond to celebrate the achievements of Irish jump racing. The racing fans of tomorrow are entertained in the Junior Jockey Club Fun Zone whilst the season champions are crowned in the winners enclosure.

2024 Race Meeting Fixtures

14th January

Skybet Moscow Flyer Hurdle Day

15th January

Jump in January

29th January

Spring is Coming

5th February

Bank Holiday Racing

18th February

Quinnbet Grand National Trial Day

21st February

Quevega Mares Hurdle Day

30th April

William Hill Champion Chase Day

1st May

Ladbrokes Gold Cup Day

2nd May

Labrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle

3rd May

Punchestown Champion Hurdle & Ladies Day

4th May

Ballymore Festival Day

8th June

Summer in Town Day 1

9th June

Summer in Town Day 2



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