When is the Punchestown Festival 2022?

The Punchestown Festival is the last big meeting of the National Hunt season in Ireland that takes place from 26th April to Saturday 30th April 2022.

The 2022 Punchestown Festival has a whole host of top-quality contests to enjoy over five fantastic days of racing at the Punchestown Racecourse.

Day One – Tuesday, April 26th 2022

  • 3.40pm: Punchestown Mares Novice Hurdle (Listed)
  • 4.15pm: Bective Stud Champion Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • 4.50pm: Killashee Hotel Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)
  • 5.25pm: Champion Chase (Grade 1)
  • 6pm: Goffs Land Rover Bumper
  • 6.35pm: Champion Novice Chase (Grade 1)
  • 7.10pm: Cross Country Chase
  • 7.45pm: Punchestown Flat Race

Day Two – Wednesday, April 27th 2022

  • 3.40pm: Adare Manor Opportunity Series Final Handicap Hurdle
  • 4.15pm: Red Mills Irish EBF Auction Hurdle Series Final
  • 4.45pm: Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle
  • 5.20pm: Irish Mirror Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • 5.55pm: Punchestown Gold Cup (Grade 1)
  • 6.30pm: Punchestown Champion I.N.H. Flat Race
  • 7.05pm: OMC Claims Handicap Chase (Grade A)
  • 7.45pm: Irish EBF Mares Flat Race (Grade 3)

Day Three – Thursday, April 28th 2022

  • 3.40pm: Specialist Joinery Group Handicap Hurdle
  • 4.15pm: Pigsback.com Handicap Chase (Grade B)
  • 4.50pm: La Touche Cup Cross Country Race
  • 5.25pm: Champion Stayers Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • 6pm: Conway Piling Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)
  • 6.35pm: Barberstown Castle Novice Chase (Grade 1)
  • 7.10pm: Mares Irish EBF Handicap Chase
  • 7.45pm: JP&M 70 Years In Business (C&G) Flat Race

Day Four – Friday, April 29th 2022

  • 3.40pm: Punchestown Chase For The Bishopscourt Cup
  • 4.15pm: EMS Copiers Novice Handicap Chase (Grade A)
  • 4.50pm: Hanlon Concrete Irish EBF Mares Chase (Grade 2)
  • 5.25pm: Paddy Power Champion Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • 6pm: Champion Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • 6.35pm: Irish Daily Star Champion Hunters Chase
  • 7.10pm: Salessense International Novice Hurdle
  • 7.45pm: Avison Young INH Flat Race

Day Five – Saturday, April 30th 2022

  • 2.35pm: Dooley Insurance Group WFA Cross Country Chase
  • 3.10pm: Punchestown Handicap Chase
  • 3.50pm: Coolmore Kew Gardens Irish EBF Annie Power Mares Champion Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • 4.25pm: Champion Four Year Old Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • 5pm: Pat Taffe Handicap Chase (Grade B)
  • 5.35pm: Punchestown Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)
  • 6.10pm: Buggyman Flat Race

Is the Punchestown festival on TV?

ITV Racing have coverage of the Punchestown Festival on Saturday 30th April 2022.

But all five days will be broadcasted by the popular horse racing channel Racing TV.

How long is Punchestown on for?

The Punchestown Festival is held over five days.

Starting on Tuesday 26th April 2022 and the final day on Saturday 30th April.

The five amazing days of racing is seen by many as the Irish version of the Cheltenham Festival and is run in a very similar format.


The major races at the Festival are the Punchestown Champion Chase, Punchestown Ryanair Novice Chase, Punchestown Champion Hurdle, Punchestown World Series Hurdle and the Punchestown Gold Cup.

The 5 day event is the pinnacle of Irish National Hunt racing and brings a close to the jumping season of 2022.

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