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Changes to conditions for Bishopscourt Cup

There has been some admendments made to the conditions of this years Bishopscourt Cup race at the Punchestown Festival. 

Horses will now at entry stage have to have run at least three times in steeplechases (including point-to-point steeplechases)

Riders riding in this race must have ridden in at least 10 races (including INH Flat Races and Point-to-Point Races. 

Please see conditions below. 

A 3:40 pm The Stanley Asphalt Hunters Steeplechase for the Bishopscourt Cup of €15,000
(Generously sponsored by Stanley Asphalt)
Winner will receive €9,000 (Penalty Value: €8,850) Second will receive €3,000 Third will receive €1,500 Fourth will receive €750 Fifth will receive €450 Sixth will receive €300

A steeplechase for † Certified Hunters four years old and upwards that at entry have run at least three times in steeplechases (including Point-to-Point Steeplechases) and that are the bona fide and unconditional property of farmers farming land in the Kildare Hunt District who have a herd number from the Department of Agriculture, whose ostensible income is from farming and that are in their possession since 1st January, 2024. Sons and daughters of persons qualified to enter, working on their parents' farms and who have no other occupation, are eligible to enter horses, their bona fide property, in this race. Exclusions - The winner of a race other than a race for which a Hunters Certificate is required or an I.N.H. Flat Race.

The holder of a public Trainers licence is not eligible to run a horse their own property in this race (over the Bush Fence Course)

About 2 miles 5 furlongs
€135 to enter, €15 extra if declared to run
Weights: 4-y-o .....................................10st 10lbs
5-y-o and up ......................................11st 11lbs
Mares allowed ............................................ 7lbs
Penalties - (to count from 1st January, 2022)
For each steeplechase won ................. 5lb extra
Riders: Qualified Riders under I.N.H.S. Rules. (All riders in this must have ridden in at least 10 races (including INH Flat Races and Point-to-Point Races.)

† A Hunters Certificate valid in accordance with Rule 78 for the 2023/2024 season for each horse engaged, signed by a Master for one of the following packs, Kildare Hunt, South County Dublin Harriers or Tara Harriers must be registered at the Office of the I.N.H.S. Committee, The Curragh, on or before 26th April, 2024 or the horse will not be qualified to start.

Immediately after the closing of entries a Committee of the Kildare Hunt will examine the entries as to their qualifications under these articles, after which no objection in this regard will be entertained.

The Bishopscourt Cup will be presented to the winning owner in this race.

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