Goodwood May Festival - cancelled this year but enjoy these past pictures

There's no Goodwood May Festival this year - the three-day flat-racing extravaganza on the South Downs one of many sporting victims of the virus.

Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 1:40 pm
Scenes from the 2015 May Festival / Picture: Malcolm Wells

They hope to be welcoming racehorses again soon but Goodwood bosses are upset to have lost their opening Saturday, the May Festival (which would have been run this week) and the Three Friday Nights. By way of some consolation, we have delved into the picture archives from recent years to find some of the best images from the festival. The pictures on the pages that follow are taken by Malcolm Wells - and we'll be looking back in similar fashion in the Chichester Observer this week, when we'll have the latest on their hopes of a mid-season restart.

Ryan Moore at the 2015 May Festival / Picture: Malcolm Wells
Scenes from the 2015 May Festival / Picture: Malcolm Wells
Action at the 2016 May Festival / Picture: Malcolm Wells
Richard Hughes at the 2016 May Festival / Picture: Malcolm Wells
William Buick at the 2016 May Festival / Picture: Malcolm Wells
The 2017 May Festival / Picture: Malcolm Wells
The 2017 May Festival / Picture: Malcolm Wells
The 2017 May Festival / Picture: Malcolm Wells
Andrea Atzeni at the 2018 May Festival / Picture: Malcolm Wells
Action at the 2018 May Festival / Picture: Malcolm Wells
Action at the 2018 May Festival / Picture: Malcolm Wells
The Food Festival has become an integral part of the May activities at Goodwood / Picture: Malcolm Wells
What's the collective noun for clerks of the course? Goodwood's Ed Arkell and Fontwell's Philip Hide at the 2019 May Festival / Picture: Malcolm Wells
Scenes from the 2019 May Festival / Picture: Malcolm Wells