Fantasy Punchestown League will find Ireland's champion tipster
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Five days. Almost 40 races. One champion tipster.
They say you should always finish with a flourish and if that's the case, those over the Irish National Hunt racing calendar were certainly listening.
A season of thrills, spills, and crowning glories, it all boils down to the last week in April when the best horses, jockeys, and trainers land in Kildare for the iconic Punchestown festival.
It's during that week, the final week of the Irish National Hunt season when the champion jockey takes their crown when the leading trainers battle it out year after year, and this time around, when the land's leading tipsters will go head to head and selection for selection in the Fantasy Punchestown League. You can sign up here.
Horse Racing Ireland has organised the score-settling competition, where competitors will pick one horse in each race across the festival's five days, will earn points for their winners and placings, and will eventually determine the various bragging rights, and dish them out in the fairest possible manner.
When it comes to horse racing, as we all know, there are plenty of know-it-alls and big-shots out there who claim to know the game inside out. Who claim to be backing winners left, right, and center. Here, in the Punchestown Fantasy League, there is no room for spoofing, no room for cold streaks as after five full days of racing, the only guarantee is that the winner will have earned their prize.
And the prizes, they are something. Horse Racing Ireland have some great daily prizes on offer with a top prize for the overall winner.
- The Overall Prize: Two 2022 Memberships for Punchestown Racecourse with some Punchestown merchandise included
- Daily Prize 1: Luxurious food hamper
- Daily Prize 2: Signed saddle cloth from Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup winners
- Daily Prize 3: HRI Goodie Bag
- Daily Prize 4: Signed saddle cloth from the Paddy Power Champion Hurdle winners
- Daily Prize 5: HRI Goodie Bag
The crowds will be missed and the atmosphere, let's not beat around the bush, it won't be the same but these are the times we live in and as Rachael Blackmore showed at Cheltenham and again at Aintree, sport can clear all barriers.
So get studying the form, get the mates involved, sign up to take part here, and strap yourself in for what promises to be yet another pulsating week at Punchestown.