If you’re planning to enter any races today at the Punchestown Festival, you should do your research before making a choice.
One key area worth looking into is the all-important ground conditions and weather forecasts as a bit of excess juice in the ground can ruin a horse’s chances or play right into their hooves. .
But before you worry about having to do an amateur meteorology position, we’ve done the hard work for you. That will save you from having to rummage through the weather vane from the back of the cabinet…
Despite taking place at the height of spring, the five-day meeting looks set to be a chilly event – and you’ll likely need to dress warmly if you’re heading to the County Kildare racetrack.
Good old Paddy’s put enough coins on the meter to stream every race at the Punchestown Festival live on the Paddy Power and Paddy Power apps, where you’ll also find the latest Punchestown odds.
Otherwise, all the key information about the schedule and weather forecast for the opening day of the 2023 Punchestown Festival is below.
The 2023 Punchestown Festival will take place
The latest check on Thursday, April 27 at 08:14, the official will arrive at Punchestown Racecourse as the Know how to yield, yield in the right place (Hurricane / Chasing / Obstructing) & Good, good at yielding in places (Transnational).
Punchestown Festival Weather Forecast 2023
The outlook for the third day of the 2023 Punchestown Festival is bleak as showers are forecast to last most of the evening. You also need to dress warmly as temperatures can reach as high as 10 degrees Celsius around 17:00.
Punchestown Festival Race Pass 2023
The following eight races take place in Punchestown on Thursday, April 27:
3:40 p.m.: Handicap Hurdle Professional Carpenter Team
16:15: Pigsback.com Handicap Chase (Grade B)
16h50: Mongey Communications La Touche Cup Cross-country running
17h25: Champion Stayers Hurdle (Grade 1)
18:00: Conway pile obstacle course (Grade B)
6:35 p.m.: Barberstown Castle Novice Chase (Grade 1)
19h10: Close Brothers Irish EBF Mares Handicap Chase
19h45: JP&M Doyle Flat Race (C&G)
Today’s Punchestown Tip