2021 Punchestown Festival News, Cards and Tips

The final major meeting of the National Hunt season takes place at the end of April, as Punchestown stages its popular Spring Festival.

Over the five days, 12 Grade Ones will b up for grabs, including historic races like the Punchestown Champion Hurdle, the Growise Novices' Chase, the Champion Stayers Hurdle and the Punchestown Gold Cup.

2021 Punchestown Festival Dates

The 2021 Punchestown Festival will start on Tuesday 27th April. The fifth and final day will take place on Saturday 1st May, 2021.

2021 Punchestown Festival Day One Card

Race
Title
Status
Distance
1 Hunter Chase Ladies Perpetual Cup Class 4 3m1f
2 Champion Novice Hurdle Grade 1 2m
3 Killashee Handicap Hurdle Class 2 2m
4 Punchestown Champion Chase Grade 1 2m
5 Goffs Land Rover Bumper Class 2 2m
6 Champion Novice Chase Grade 1 3m1f
7 IHN Flat Race Class 2 2m

2021 Punchestown Festival Day Two Card

Race
Title
Status
Distance
1 Handicap Hurdle Class 2 2m5f
2 Auction Hurdle Series Final Class 2 2m4f
3 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle Class 2 2m24f
4 Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle Grade 1 3m
5 Punchestown Gold Cup Grade 1 3m1f
6 Champion IHN Flat Race Grade 1 2m
7 Guinness Handicap Chase Grade A 2m4f
8 Mares INH Flat Race Grade 3 2m

2021 Punchestown Festival Day Three Card

Race
Title
Status
Distance
1 JLT Handicap Hurdle Class 2 2m
2 Handicap Chase Grade B 2m
3 La Touche Cup Cross Country Chase Class 2 4m2f
4 Champion Stayers Hurdle  Grade 1 2m
5 Handicap Hurdle Grade B 3m
6 Ryanair Novice Chase Grade 1 2m
7 Mares' Novice Hurdle Listed 2m
8 INH Flat Race Class 2 2m

2021 Punchestown Festival Day Four Card

Race
Title
Status
Distance
1 Hunter Chase for Bishopscourt Cup Class 4 2m4f
2 Novice Handicap Chase Grade A 2m5f
3 Mares' Handicap Chase Grade B 2m5f
4 Punchestown Champion Hurdle Grade 1 2m
5 Champion Novice Hurdle Grade 1 2m4f
6 Champion Hunter Chase Class 2 3m1f
7 International Novice Hurdle Class 2 2m
8 INH Flat Race Class 2 2m2f

2021 Punchestown Festival Day Five Card

Race
Title
Status
Distance
1 Cross Country Chase Class 4 3m1f
2 Handicap Chase Class 2 3m7f
3 Mares' Champion Hurdle Grade 1 2m4f
4 Champion Four-Year-Old Hurdle Grade 1 2m
5 Pat Taaffe Handicap Chase Grade B 3m1f
6 Ballymore Handicap Hurdle Grade B 2m4f
7 IHN Flat Race (Pro/Am) Class 2 2m