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I've decided to "host" another Horse Racing Competition. It will consist of a mix of Flat and National Hunt (Jump Racing ) Races. The Competition will begin with the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse, on Easter Monday (22nd April) It will continue with a Bookmaker sponsored Gold Cup at Sandown (formerly the Whitbread Gold Cup), on Sat.27th April. Then we'll move on to the Punchestown Festival (Tues.30th April to Sat.4th May.) Punchestown is located a little to the S.W. of Dublin, in County Kildare. The Punchestown Festival is Ireland's equivalent of the Cheltenham Festival. There are plenty of Grade 1 races, for us to get our teeth into. Gordon Elliott, Willie Mullins, Davy Russell and Ruby Walsh, etc, will figure prominently. There will no doubt be plenty of English "raiders" from Trainers such as Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls, amongst others. I'm sure most English newspapers will publish the Racecards for the Punchestown Festival, it's a very important Festival, in the Jump Racing calendar. As usual I will post up a Racing Post link to the Racecards, anyway. The Competition will end with some cracking Racing at Newmarket on the weekend of 4th/5th May, featuring the first two Classics of the Flat Season, the 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas. I will "flesh out" the Format for the Competition, over the next few days. I will also be sending out, courtesy "P.M's" to those Members, that entered the Grand National Competition. Regards, Tom.