More than 30,000 flock to Goodwood

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MORE THAN 30,000 visitors enjoyed family-filled entertainment at Goodwood race course over the bank holiday weekend.

Attendance figures exceeded last year’s totals with 30,212 people going through the gates at this year’s 1950s-themed event. Guests enjoyed live music, fireworks display and family attractions, as well as the racing at the West-Sussex course.

Children got the chance to meet a host of animals on the petting farm and try out tractional rides at the vintage fairground and watch the circus.

The Goodwood Actors’ Guild put on live performances for spectators on the lawn.

Guests also enjoyed three days of racing.

On Sunday Opal Tiara won the Group 3 Doom Bar Supreme Stakes and Pulborough-based jockey Jim Crowley took another step towards landing the Champion Jockey’s title with a double win on the day.

Racing returned to Goodwood yesterday for the midweek racing with the next midweek meeting on Wednesday, September.