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18/09/2021

WATCH: Tommy Kinane wanders by RTÉ camera at Punchestown and is surprised with live interview

Legendary jockey, and father of Mick Kinane, recalls riding in the festival in the 1950s

WATCH: Tommy Kinane wanders by RTÉ camera at Punchestown and is surprised with live interview

Legendary jockey Tommy Kinane at Punchestown today

Anything can happen at Punchestown!

Leon Blanche of Boylesports was giving some predictions on-camera to RTE's Brian Gleeson this afternoon, when legendary jockey Tommy Kinane wandered by the camera.

The Kildare resident was nabbed for a quick interview, and recalled some lovely memories of snaffling a spare ride at the Festival in the 1950s.

READ ALSO: Punchestown results: Day 2 racing results, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

He remembered taking on Ruby's Double during the race - "I never saw it until I jumped it" - in which he finished third.

Tommy also said Punchestown is something special. "Look at the crowd that is here. All you want is a bit of weather... and you get the fashion here as well!" he said with a grin.

Watch the full interview below!

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