Racing and Abba Music are Name of the Game at Fontwell Park

Tom Cannon rides Red Anchor to victory at Fontwell last week  Picture by Clive Bennett
Tom Cannon rides Red Anchor to victory at Fontwell last week Picture by Clive Bennett

Next on the agenda at Fontwell Park is Abba Racenight, historically one of Fontwell Park’s most popular meetings.

Tribute band Abba Magic will perform some of the Swedish superstars’ greatest hits in a 75-minute set after racing on Friday, May 3.

Founded in 1994, Abba Magic have performed their versions of Abba’s greatest hits across the globe, as well as for celebrities such as Frankie Dettori, Richard Branson and Cilla Black.

Gates open at 3pm, with the first of seven races set to start at 5pm. The music will start about 30 minutes after the last race.

The meeting also sees the launch of the new Paddock hospitality restaurant, where an outside decking terrace to offer superb summer dining has also been installed.

Fontwell general manager Tracy Skinner said, “It has been a mammoth project to renovate the existing marquee structure in place at Fontwell Park. We’ve sited the decking very carefully so this offers prime viewing to the stage when this is in place at Fontwell, and think this development now offers a great way to enjoy hospitality in contrast to the formal surroundings of the Premier Lounge.”

For tickets visit or call 01243 543335.

Last week Tom Cannon proved again how much he loves Fontwell with a 192/1 double.

The 21-year-old rising star rarely seems to visit the track without a win, but there was money to be made for those who backed him at Fontwell’s latest meeting.

His victories came in the sixth and seven races of the day as he guided Marie Deja La to victory for trainer Chris Gordon in the second division of the split Brighton’s Big Screen 2013 Handicap Hurdle at 12/1, then followed it with a 16/1 victory on Red Anchor for Linda Jewell in the 3663 First For Food Service Handicap Chase.

Marie Deja La was tipped on our website - as was the winner of the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, Definite Ruby, who went off evens favourite under David Bass.

Cannon was the only one firing at last Friday’s well-attended fixture - Sussex rider Jamie Moore also notched a double, including an unexpected win on Kambis for trainer dad Gary in the War & Peace Revival 17th-21st July Handicap Hurdle.