• Runners and riders come over Ruby's Double in the Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Steeplechase.
  • In the end Be Positive and Nina Carberry are ready winners.
  • Onto the Grade One Herald Champion Novice Hurdle and Faugheen is a brilliant winner.
  • Owner Rich Ricci shows his apprecation of a scintillating performance.
  • His hurdling, often a cause for concern, was much more fluent here.
  • Cool Macavity becomes the first British-trained winner of the week, scoring for Nicky Henderson.
  • Sizing Europe leaves Savello and Somersby trailing in the Boylesports Champion Chase.
  • He parades in front of the stands after the race, after which his retirement from racing is announced.
  • Very Much So appears from out of the crowd to win the Goffs Land Rover Bumper.
  • The crowds packed out the stands for the start of the meeting, which continues until Saturday.
  • Carlingford Lough (right) gets the better of Ballycasey to score under Tony McCoy.
  • But finding winners didn't prove easy to everyone on the opening day of the meeting.

Punchestown Day One

Runners and riders come over Ruby's Double in the Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Steeplechase.