When is the Punchestown Festival 2022? Dates, race times and schedule

The season finale looks set to be a corker!


The last big meeting of the National Hunt season in Ireland takes place at the end of the month.

There are a whole host of top-quality contests to enjoy over five fantastic days of racing at the Punchestown Festival 2022 including the Punchestown Gold Cup, won by Paul Nicholls’ Clan Des Obeaux last year.


The race of the meeting could be the Champion Chase as Cheltenham Festival winner Energumene faces track lover Chacun Pour Soi in a battle between Willie Mullins’ big guns.

You’ll find details of the dates, race times and schedule for the Punchestown Festival 2022 below.

Tuesday, April 26

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

Wednesday, April 27

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)

Thursday, April 28

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

Friday, April 29

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

Saturday, April 30

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

*All race times subject to alteration

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