O’Connor In Action On Opening Day Of 2018 Punchestown Festival

Derek O'Connor, receiving his Manix Menswear Sports Star of the Month Award for March. Pic © Clare FM

Clare jockey Derek O’Connor has three rides on the opening day of the 2018 Punchestown Festival.

The Tubber man is involved in the first race of the day at 3.40pm where he partners Blue Templar for Enda Bolger and JP McManus.

He teams up twice with Joseph O’Brien, taking the ride on Glocca Mora at 6.05pm while he will be aboard Vinnie the Hoddie in the closing race of the day at 7.15pm.


Today’s feature race is the Boylesports Champion Chase at 5.30pm with the Willie Mullins pair of Douvan and Min set to battle it out.