Horse Racing

Troops in line for Fontwell and Goodwood tickets

Fontwell and Goodwood are among racecourses across the country inviting members of the Armed Forces to join them at this season through the military charity Tickets For Troops.

Ms Parfois on the way to victory in the opener

Favourites prosper at Fontwell’s St Patrick’s raceday

Four favourites and one joint favourite were among the winners on Fontwell’s St Patrick’s race day.

Action from Fontwell's last meeting / Picture by Clive Bennett

Fontwell St Patrick’s raceday: preview and tips

A day after the Cheltenham Festival ends, you can keep the horse-racing spirit going at Fontwell Park on Saturday, when seven races will be complemented by a host of Irish fun.

A fun day is in store at Fontwell Park

Celebrate St Patrick's Day at Fontwell Park

After the biggest horse racing festival in the world comes to an end, keep the spirit alive at Fontwell Park for seven races and a host of Irish fun.


VIDEO: The Moores keep the National Spirit title in Sussex

Trainer Gary Moore and jockey son Josh claimed Fontwell’s richest race of the year, the totepool National Spirit Hurdle.

Camping Ground and connections after winning Fontwell's National Spirit Hurdle

Camping Ground romps to Fontwell National Spirit win

There was a stunning success for Sussex trainer and jockey Gary and Josh Moore in Fontwell's richest race of the season.
Lil Rockerfeller on the way to National Spirit victory in 2016 / Picture by Clive Bennett

Preview and tips: Eight in frame for Fontwell’s National Spirit Hurdle

Fontwell bosses are delighted with entries for their richest race of the year, Sunday’s totepool National Spirit Hurdle.

Seamus Buckley / Picture by Matt Sills

Goodwood racecourse stalwart Seamus is to retire

Goodwood’s clerk of the course Seamus Buckley has revealed he will retire after the 2017 season.

Bound Hill on the way to winning at Fontwell yesterday. Picture: Clive Bennett

Johnson beats bout of flu to bag Valentine’s Day double

Champion jump jockey Richard Johnson showed he had put a bout of flu behind him quickly with a Valentine’s Day double at Fontwell.
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Action from Fontwell's opening race ... before the mud took over / Picture by Clive Bennett

It’s Sunday, muddy sunday at Fontwell

It was a muddy and wet day for Fontwell’s latest Sunday-afternoon card of jump racing – but that did not stop die-hard National Hunt fans witness six absorbing races.

Big Orange wins the 2016 Goodwood Cup - can he complete the treble in the newly-upgraded Group 1 Goodwood Cup? Picture by Kate Shemilt

Goodwood gets green light for major boosts to Glorious week

Goodwood racecourse bosses were thrilled today after it was announced the Qatar Goodwood Cup had been granted Group 1 status by the European Pattern Committee.

Venetian Lad (ridden by jockey in blue and white silks) is due to run again at Fontwell on Sunday / Picture by Clive Bennett

UPDATE: All set for frost-free Fontwell action - preview and tips

Solid support from owners and trainers has seen 56 horses remain in the frame for honours at Fontwell Park’s six-race Sunday (Jan 29) card.

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Mr Bachster, ridden by Jamie Moore, wins at Fontwell in 2015 / Picture by Clive Bennett

Fontwell forced to abandon Sunday card

A heavy frost put paid to Fontwell Park’s second fixture of 2017 on Sunday.

Big Orange wins the 2015 Qatar Goodwood Cup - could he get the chance to do it again in a Group 1 race this year? Picture by Clive Bennett

Goodwood bosses bid for Glorious week shake-up

European racing bosses will say yes or no next week to plans to add a third Group 1 race to Glorious week and alter the day on which two big contests are run.

Noel Fehily on his way to victory on Bishops Court at Fontwell / Picture by Clive Bennett - see more at

Fehily and Mulholland off to Fontwell flyer

Jockey Noel Fehily and Neil Mulholland have built up an enviable Fontwell record in recent times.

Action at Fontwell resumes on Sunday / Picture by Clive Bennett

Fontwell’s 2017 season begins with Sunday card - our tips

Less than a fortnight after ending its 2016 programme with a big crowd on Boxing Day, Fontwell begins its 2017 schedule on Sunday (Jan 8).


SPORT IN 2016: Minding magic wows Glorious Goodwood crowd

Our review of local sport in 2016 today takes us back to Glorious Goodwood.

Sober Sailor after winning the opener

Thousands lap up Fontwell Boxing Day action

It's been a year of huge crowds watching Fontwell's big feature meetings - and 2016 ended with another such occasion as thousands packed into the racecourse to see its sixth year of Boxing Day racing.
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SPORT IN 2016: Lil Rockerfeller in the Fontwell Spirit

Over the final eight days of the year we are reminding you of just a few of the highlights of the local sporting year.

Boxing Day action at Fontwell in 2015 / Picture by Clive Bennett

Boxing Day fun set to cap big year for Fontwell Park

A brilliant year for Fontwell is topped off with a very healthy number of entries for the big Boxing Day race meeting.

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