VIDEO: Behind the scenes at the Goodwood stables

It’s a part of the Goodwood horse racing operation the public don’t get to see – yet it’s an absolutely vital stage in every horse’s visit to the Downs.

The Goodwood stables are more than a mile from the racecourse, making the logistics of getting every runner ready to race pretty tricky.

Goodwood's stable staff do a vital job in getting horses to the course / Picture by Malcolm Wells

Goodwood's stable staff do a vital job in getting horses to the course / Picture by Malcolm Wells

We went to the stables to see what happens, and spoke to stable manager Allan Morris and clerk of the course Seamus Buckley about their roles.

See our video, above, and spare a thought for them as they deal with hundreds of visiting horses and all their respective stable staff throughout the Qatar Goodwood Festival.

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