Horse Racing

Fontwell in running for trio of racing awards

Fontwell Park racecourse has been nominated for three awards at the prestigious Racecourse Association’s annual showcase and awards event in November.

Jim Crowley receives the champion's trophy / Picture by Clive Bennett - see more images at

Crowley has a taste for being champion jockey

Jim Crowley admitted being crowned champion flat jockey was beyond his wildest dreams.

Some 63 runners have been declared for Fontwell's midweek card

Autumn racing at Fontwell Park - preview and tips

Fontwell Park stages a midweek afternoon card on Wednesday with a healthy 63 runners declared across seven races.

Jim Crowley's Goodwood double put him close to the champion jockey title / Picture by Malcolm Wells

Crowley closes in on title at Goodwood

Sussex jockey Jim Crowley moved closer to clinching the champion jockey title with a double at Goodwood.

Richard Hannon is favourite to retain the Dick Hern Trophy / Picture by Malcolm Wells

Johnston set to push Hannon for Goodwood crown

The race to be Goodwood’s top trainer of 2016 will go down to the wire at the track’s season finale on Sunday.

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Action from the opening race of day two of Fontwell's Oktoberfest / Picture by Clive Bennett

Sam’s the man on a super Saturday at Fontwell

Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies made it three wins in two days with a double on the second day of Fontwell Park’s Oktoberfest meeting.


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.

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