Glorious Goodwood: The build-up starts here

Prepare for some glorious sights at Glorious Goodwood  Picture by Chris Hatton
Prepare for some glorious sights at Glorious Goodwood Picture by Chris Hatton

Welcome to a new section of the Observer website - one devoted to the greatest horse racing festival going.

Glorious Goodwood begins on Tuesday, July 31, but our coverage begins here.

From now, this is where you will find all the news in the lead-up to the five-day flat racing extravaganza.

There’ll be the thought of trainers as they decide which Glorious races to target, the thoughts of Goodwood officials as they get everything at the racecourse ready for the off, plus all the vital details you’ll need for buying tickets and finding out about special offers.

During the festival itself we will have a live blog each day which will include tips, the going report, reports, results, reaction and pictures - plus your chance to get involved with your own tips, comments and questions.

Stick with us for No1 coverage of the No1 racing festival.