Penhill and Jockey Paul Townend who won the Guinness Novice Hurdle (Grade 2) at Limerick Racecourse, last Christmas, went on to win the Albert Bartlett Novices´ Hurdle in Cheltenham in March 2017
Four day event the biggest sporting and social event of the season outside the capital
An in excess of €450,000, the prize money on offer will be the biggest yet for the festival, which is the biggest celebration of the year in Munster of national hunt racing.
With less than five weeks to go, pre-sales are already suggesting that this year’s festival is shaping up to be one of the biggest festivals to date.
The four day festival will kick-off on St. Stephen’s Day at 12:25p.m., with the card boasting seven national hunt races each day, and concluding at around 3:50pm daily followed by live entertainment to keep the festive spirit soaring in the Munster Suite.
Thursday 28th December includes the Sunway Holidays’ Most Stylish Ladies Day, which will see a holiday for two also up for grabs, while Friday concludes with a special family day event, including face-painting, party games and much more. Children under 12 years will enjoy FREE admission to the races on all 4 days of the festival.
Food will be served by the award winning Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel team from Adare, spoiling race goers with their array of fresh fare served in the Panoramic restaurant, private suites and self-service restaurant in the Munster Suite.