Punchestown Gold Cup Betting

The Punchestown Gold Cup is one of the highlights of the Punchestown Festival at the Punchestown racecourse in late April or early May. The festival is a 5 day meeting that offers a variety of horse racing betting opportunities for punters and the Gold Cup takes place on the second day. In 2012 the race has been moved to the Saturday following high winds at the track.

The race itself is a Grade 1 chase for horses aged 5-years-old and over. Interestingly it used to be open to novice chasers only but it was changed to its current format in 1999. The race involves a distance of 3 miles and 1 furlong and there are 17 fences to be jumped along the way.

It is a great betting opportunity that often features some strong performers and there are usually several contenders from the Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup in attendance as well. Punters could even be tempted to have a look at the latest oddsfor a horse winning both versions of the race, as War Of Attrition did in 2006 and in the process pleased several who had him as part of a betting double.

Other races at the Punchestown Festival include:

Punchestown Champion Chase | Champion Novice Chase | World Series Hurdle

Punchestown Gold Cup 2017 Odds

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6/5 1 11/10 11/10 11/10 1 11/10 5/4 5/4
4 11/4 5/2 5/2 11/4 11/4 11/4 9/2 4
13/2 11/2 5 9/2 5 5 9/2 6 7
12 - - - - - - 14 14
12 10 10 10 12 12 11 14 12
16 - - - - - - 14 16
14 10 10 12 12 12 10 16 14
16 14 12 12 16 16 14 18 16
16 - - - - - - 20 20
20 - - - - - - 18 20
20 - - - - - - 22 16
20 - - - - - - 22 25
20 - - - - - - 25 14
- - - - - - - 40 -
- - - - - - - - 40
33 40 50 50 33 50 33 33 50
33 - - - - - - - 50
50 - - - - - - 50 40
25 - - - - - - 28 50
50 - - - - - - 66 -
50 50 66 66 50 66 50 50 66

2017 Punchestown Gold Cup Racecard

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2016 Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup Result

Result Runner Jockey Trainer Odds
Fth 6. Road To Riches D N Russell N Meade 7/1
1st 1. Carlingford Lough B J Geraghty J Kiely 12/1

Previous Punchestown Gold Cup Winners

Year Winner Age Trainer
2001 Moscow Express 10 Raymond Hurley
2002 Commanche Court 7 Ted Walsh
2003 First Gold 10 Francois Doumen
2004 Beef or Salmon 8 Michael Hourigan
2005 Kicking King 7 Tom Taaffe
2006 War Of Attrition 7 Mouse Morris
2007 Neptune Collonges 6 Paul Nicholls
2008 Neptune Collonges 7 Paul Nicholls
2009 Notre Pere 8 Jim Dreaper
2010 Planet of Sound 8 Philip Hobbs
2011 Follow The Plan 8 Oliver McKiernan
2012 China Rock 9 Mouse Morris
2013 Sir Des Champs 7 Willie Mullins
2014 Boston Bob 9 Willie Mullins
2015 Don Cossack 8 Gordon Elliott
2016 Road To Riches 10 John Kiely

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