Punchestown Charity Race 2021



To all our supporters and friends:

The Punchestown Kidney Research Fund have decided to cancel the 2021 Punchestown Charity Race. 

In light of the times we are living in with the Corona Virus and the necessary restrictions that are part of all of our daily lives it was the correct and only decision to make.

I know that this decision will come as no surprise to anyone.  

Ironically there had been over 50 applicants to date  for the 2021 Charity Race and before any Jockey raised any money or started to prepare for the Charity Race we needed to make a decision and to let them know about this year’s Race.

The Punchestown Kidney Research Fund would like to thank everyone for your continued support.

We hope to be back in 2022 for the 31st running of the Punchestown Charity Race.


Take Care of yourself and Stay Safe……


James Nolan

Chairman - PKRF CLG

(CHY 16613)




2020 was a unique and challenging year for the Punchestowwn Kidney Research Fund. 

James Nolan reported to the Punchestowwn Kidney Research Fund Committee that due to the Corona Virus that there was no choice but to postpone the 2020 Punchestown Charity Race.

This decisioin to cancel the Charity Race was taken in March 2020.  It was the first time since 1990 that there was no PKRF Charity Race but then 2020 was a very unique year both nationally and globally. 

This decision the PKRF committee made in advance of the Punchestown Festival being cancelled and was made with the immense help & advice from Richy Galway, Director of Racing at Punchestown.

It was tough on the Jockeys because 21 of them had gone to RACE and passed their assessments and had paid for their Licences. 

The PKRF will try to make sure that all the Jockeys that had gone to the trouble of going through RACE in 2020 should be given the first refusal on the next running of the PKRF Charity Race.

In 2020 the PKRF had hoped to give €100,000 to the new Self Care Haemo Dialysis Unit in Tallaght but Prof. George Mellotte advised us that the HSE decided to step in and paid in full for the new unit.

In 2020 we were also meant to sponsor a Department of Health Living Organ Donor Event as well as supporting the ETDG Transplant Games in Dublin. 

However both these events were cancelled due to the Corona Virus. 

The Punchestown Kidney Research Fund would like to thank everyone for their continued support.


Stay Safe....

James Nolan

Chairman - PKRF CLG

(CHY 16613)


We are a Registered Company (Tax Reference 64270888) and a Registered Charity (CHY 16613) since 2005.
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