Goshen and the Moores go for €250,000 bonanza at Punchestown

Sussex star Goshen is one of two British horses taking their chance in the Paddy Power Champion Hurdle at Punchestown today - in what is now the richest hurdle race in the country.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 11:08 am
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 11:10 am
Goshen and Jamie Moore are going for glory at Punchestown / Picture: Getty

That's because on top of the €150k for the winner of the race, Paddy Power is offering up a €100k bonus for any British horse that wins the race, meaning either Epatante or Goshen could scoop a cool €250k.

Paddy's bonus comes off the back of a history-making Cheltenham Festival for the Irish who won 23 of the 28 races.

The British horses have a point to prove and cheeky Irish bookies Paddy Power have now given them 100,000 reasons to come and have another go.

Epatante was third in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham behind Irish duo Honeysuckle and Sharjah, with Goshen well back in eighth after a disappointing run.

Paddy Power are also offering Money-Back on all losing bets on the Champion Hurdle if a UK trained horse wins the race.

The unbeaten supermare Honeysuckle is 4/7 for Friday's race with Epatante next in the betting at 9/2. Goshen is a 10/1 chance.

Spokesperson Paddy Power said: "In for a penny, in for one hundred thousand pounds. I'm firmly hoping the Irish superstars can do the business on Friday otherwise it's going to be a miserable bank holiday weekend for my accountant."

Epatante and Goshen have the chance to not only take the shirt from my back and €100k from my pocket, but click the latest Money-Back Special on the way to winning the richest hurdle race in the country."