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26 Years...

It only seems like Yesterday...

Little did we think when we set up our trade stand at Punchestown for the first time back in 1993 that we would still be showing our wares in 2018.  This year will be the 26th year Redmond Fine Art will appear at The Punchestown Festival.

Alan Redmond of Redmond Fine Art at Punchestown 1999 image

150 Years...

It only seems like Yesterday...

Edward - The Prince of Wales visiting Punchestown Races in 1868 depicted in a hand coloured engraving by the artist Henry Barraud

Over the years we have seen many changes - both to the racecourse and to our trade stand.

Originally we would have sold mainly prints with the odd original piece where as now it is quite the opposite. Sculpture and jewellery have also become a welcome recent addition to our range of fine art.

Alan Redmond of Redmond Fine Art with Robert Hall 1999 image

David Redmond age 4 helping to set up our trade stand at the Punchestown Festival 2000. David - now 22 - will be working for Punchestown Racecourse at this coming festival.

Initially our stand was where the weigh room is now and we have literally been in every corner of Punchestown since. This year sees a new departure to the trade stand area will now be completely covered - set within a marquee to protect us from the elements.

We are delighted to be joined this year by Henrietta Knight, National Hunt racehorse trainer & author of the best selling book The Jumping Game and she will be signing copies of her work on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons of the 2018 Punchestown Festival

Alan Redmond of Redmond Fine Art image

3 Years ago...

It only seems like Yesterday...

The Punchestown Festival 2015 will always hold a special place in my memory as it was the year I fulfilled a lifetimes ambition by riding in a race at the home of Irish National Hunt Racing. Following  a get-fit campaign I decided to enter my name to ride in The Punchestown Kidney Research Fund Charity Race and luckily received the all clear in early January of that year.

The training was very tough (I was 54 at the time) but with plenty of encouragement from family and friends it passed without too much bother. It was great to be back riding out, something I had not done for over 20 years!  I am eternally grateful to Jackie Mullins who kindly allowed me to ride her horse, the aptly named "The Bosses Cousin", trained by her husband Willie Mullins and  to their son Patrick Mullins for the invaluable pre-race encouragement.  The race itself passed so quickly and sad to say I was not involved in the finish, but the buzz I got from competing was amazing.

I rode the race in memory of my great friend Mark O Hanlon who had passed away in March of that year, as it was his encouragement that had got me started in the first place. Our fundraising was done through a raffle for an original oil-painting of the legendary jockey Sir Anthony McCoy and signed by himself and the artist David Trundley. The painting was donated in part by the artist and mainly by Mark's colleagues at Irish Thoroughbred Marketing at The Curragh and I am delighted to say that we were able to hand over in excess of €5000 to the Kidney Research Fund in Mark's name.

 

We Thank you all your support over the last 25 years and look forward to seeing you all this year at the Punchestown Festival of 2018.

Tracy Piggott and artist Judith Henihan with her finished masterpiece of Davy Russell at the Redmond Fine Art stand at Punchestown 2018

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Danoli Winning the Supreme Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham by David Trundley.

Just one of the many pieces that you can view at our stand at the Punchestown Festival 2018

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