Horse Racing

Triumph and tragedy mark Fontwell festival’s first day - video and Saturday tips

If ever you wanted to see the highs and lows that racing can bring, you got both extremes in less than an hour on day one of Fontwell Park’s Oktoberfest meeting.

Workbench is bidding for a Fontwell festival hat-trick / Picture by Nigel Bowles

Focus on Fontwell: It’s Oktoberfest time again

The fifth running of Fontwell Park’s two-day festival is just around the corner and it is set to be the best one yet, writes Max Roberts, marketing manager at Fontwell Park.

Saeed bin Suroor chalked up his 2,000th worldwide winner in Goodwood's Foundation Stakes / Picture by Mark Westley

Godolphin sparkle in the Goodwood sunshine

It was Godolphin’s day at Goodwood’s penultimate meeting of 2016 as they saw off a Frankel challenge and celebrated a double.

Will the sun shine for Goodwood's race meeting and business club launch on Wednesday? Picture by Malcolm Wells

Why business should be brisk at Goodwood - preview and tips

Goodwood racecourse will host businesses from Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire for a day of hospitality and entertainment at this Wednesday’s (Sep 21) race day.

Fontwell welcomed nearly 8,000 visitors for family fun day / Picture by Nigel Bowles

Fontwell’s family fun keeps on coming

Fontwell Park staged another successful and very well-attended family race day.

Fontwell bosses are hoping the sun shines for Sunday's family race day / Picture by Clive Bennett

Fontwell hope for repeat of record-breaker

The last one was a record-breaker – and Fontwell Park are hoping today’s family fun day is another winner.

Rab Havlin and Khalidi won the Chichester Observer Maiden Stakes / Picture by Clive Bennett

Goodwood the place to be for families this year

Bosses at Goodwood are reflecting on another successful festival - and say they are delighted by the number of people flocking to their family-themed race days this year.

Youngsters enjoy the petting zoo at Goodwood / Picture by Matt Sills -

Crowley and Channon take Sunday honours at Goodwood

A double for would-be champion jockey Jim Crowley and a feature-race win for Mick Channon’s yard were the highlights of the final day of Goodwood’s August bank holiday festival.


VIDEO: Lightning bolts home to claim Celebration Mile at Goodwood

Lightning Spear bolted to Celebration Mile glory at Goodwood - now it could be next stop Champions’ Day at Ascot.

Khalidi wins the Chichester Observer Maiden Stakes / Picture by Clive Bennett

Goodwood bank-holiday festival off to fantastic, fiery start

A beautiful summer’s evening was the perfect backdrop to the start of Goodwood’s long weekend of racing and family fun.

Toormore wins at Goodwood last year - can he do it again in the Celebration Mile?  Picture by Malcolm Wells

Super Saturday will be highlight of Goodwood’s wonderful weekend - preview and tips

Goodwood bosses believe race-goers are in for an ‘amazing’ afternoon’s racing on Saturday with a top-class card set to be the centrepiece of an action-packed three days on the Downs.

Richard Johnson is interviewed by Anthony Kemp at Fontwell last week

Will you be one of the Village people at Fontwell?

Fontwell race-goers are being urged to keep an eye on Shantou Village at the track’s Thursday afternoon meeting.

Fontwell will benefit from an all-weather section of the track / Picture by Clive Bennett

Fontwell change won’t send jockeys round the bend

Fontwell Park’s owners have revealed plans for a new cambered all-weather bend at the racecourse.


VIDEO: Johnson jumps to it for Fontwell treble - as we tip six winners

Champion jump jockey Richard Johnson again showed Fontwell punters why he’s No1 with a treble at the track’s Ladies’ Evening.

Visitors at last year's Ladies' Evening / Picture by Tim Hale

Focus on Fontwell: We’re back with a big night for ladies

It has now been almost ten weeks since Fontwell Park stopped racing for the summer break – and we are eager to get back to it, writes Fontwell Park marketing manager Max Roberts.

Big Orange makes Goodwood headlines - can he do it again next year Picture by Kate Shemilt

Goodwood want to double number of top-grade races

Goodwood bosses believe this year’s Glorious has kept them on course to double their number of top-grade races.

Frankie Dettori wins on Mehmas / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Goodwood bosses reflect on another truly Glorious week

The 2016 Qatar Goodwood Festival was another superb week of racing on the South Downs. Here, racecourse general manager Alex Eade and clerk of the course Seamus Buckley give their verdict on the festival.

Big Orange's Goodwood Cup win was a highlight of the week / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Glorious Goodwood: The week reviewed in words, pictures and video

The Qatar Goodwood Festival is over for another year - but the memories and images of the week will surely live on for a long time.


VIDEO: Minding completes O’Brien and Moore’s dream Goodwood double

It was another Ladies’ Day at Glorious Goodwood as two star fillies grabbed the final-day headlines.

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Glorious Goodwood 2016 hailed a ‘massive success’

With attendance figures once again well over 100,000 across the week and 37 races that all lived up to their top billing, the 2016 Qatar Goodwood Festival has been hailed a massive success.

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