The 2015 Punchestown Festival kicks off today (Tuesday 28th April) in Naas, Co. Kildare where crowds of 110,000 are expected through the gates by this Saturday.
The BoyleSports Champion Chase is the feature on day one and is supported by the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle and the Growise Champion Novice Chase. Racing superstars Willie Mullins, Nicky Henderson, Ruby Walsh and many others will all be in action while the equine talent on show includes at least 14 winners from the Cheltenham and Aintree festivals.
The first qualifier for the Gold Fever Best Dressed Lady 2015 gets underway today also. Daily winners will progress to Friday’s grand final where one lucky lady will receive a prize valued at over €20,000 including a trip of a lifetime to Makanyi Private game Lodge in South Africa and €4,000 of Gold Fever premium hair extensions.
The Punchestown Festival attracts over 21,500 visitors from the UK, will host over 16,000 corporate guests, involves 812 companies and contributes a massive €62 million to the economy.
The Punchestown Festival runs from Tuesday 28th April to Saturday 2nd May. Tickets and information available onwww.punchestown.com