2017 REMEMBERED: Glorious Goodwood in pictures

It was another stunning week of racing on the Downs at the Qatar Goodwood Festival.

Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 2:52 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:41 am
The line-up for the 2017 Magnolia Cup / Picture by Malcolm Wells

But Glorious week didn't live up to its name from start to finish - day two became Washout Wednesday with a day-long deluge that put the fixture and the next day's racing under threat.

A total of 50mm of rain fell in one day and overshadowed the £1m Qatar Sussex Stakes, which, in unusual conditions, went to Sussex jockey Jim Crowley on Here Comes When.

The rest of the week was a big success, though, with changes that saw the Goodwood Cup upgraded to Group 1 status and staged on the opening day declared a winner by race-goers.

The line-up for the 2017 Magnolia Cup / Picture by Malcolm Wells

Even the weather behaved for most of the week - as you will see from our gallery of pictures by Malcolm Wells.

Allow yourself to be transported back to summer and the height of the flat-racing season - and stick with this website and the Chichester Observer for the best coverage of Goodwood's 2018 season, which begins in just four months.