Horse Racing

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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Action from the opening race at Fontwell's festive race day / Picture by Clive Bennett

Racing folk get festive at Fontwell

The honours were shared around the jockeys and trainers as things got festive at Fontwell Park.

There are seven races at Fontwell today

Fontwell’s festive race day - preview and tips

Fontwell stages its penultimate meeting of the year today.

A bumper Boxing Day crowd is expected at Fontwell Park / Picture by Clive Bennett

Boxing Day racing returns to Fontwell Park

Boxing Day racing – part of the fabric of English life during the festive season.

Action at Goodwood / Picture by Malcolm Wells

Goodwood and Fontwell bosses hope for awards success

Goodwood and Fontwell staff head north today (Nov 17) hoping to pick up national awards.

GROG members celebrate one of Goodwood Zodiac's wins

Goodwood’s racehorse owners ready to race again

The Goodwood Racehorse Owners Group goes from strength to strength 22 years after being formed.

The Southern National field at Fontwell / Picture by Clive Bennett

Nicholls takes Southern National crown at Fontwell

Champion trainer Paul Nicholls clinched a Fontwell Park treble - including the totepool Southern National.

Chief Bottlewasher was one of the winners last time out at Fontwell / Picture by Clive Bennett -

Fontwell’s Southern National should be a cracker

A bumper crop of entries has been received for one of Fontwell Park’s biggest race meetings of the year.

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