Horse Racing

Irish raiders among the Fontwell fields

The last fixture in the Fontwell calendar before the course’s summer break takes place on Thursday afternoon – and a healthy number of 53 runners has been declared across the seven races.

Jonathan Acott / Picture by Steve Bone

Fontwell’s new boss jumps to the challenge

Jonathan Acott remembers catching the racing bug as a child on a visit to Uttoxeter.


VIDEO: Crowley crows and Tong triumphs at Goodwood

The sun shone on Goodwood for the second of their Three Friday Nights fixtures, headlined by Pete Tong - and it was a memorable occasion for one young jockey and another who's a little more experienced.
Sam Twiston-Davies, left, and Paul Nicholls, right, saddled Black Corton to victory at Fontwell. Picture: Craig Watson/ PA Images

Big future ahead for Corton after easy victory

BLACK CORTON looks to have a big future ahead over fences after romping to a seven-length victory in the Come Racing At Fontwell Park Racecourse Novices’ Chase (6.20pm) at Fontwell.

Wayne Hutchinson

Hutchinson and King face tough competition at Fontwell

The 2017-18 National Hunt season is in full swing and the Fontwell jockey and trainer leaderboards have been unchanged at the top since their first meeting of the new campaign on May 5.

Khalidi romps to victory under Frankie Dettori.   Picture by:  Malcolm Wells

Khalidi a game winner of Cocked Hat Stakes

Frankie Dettori has set his sights on Royal Ascot with Khalidi after the colt bolted up in the Listed Cocked Hats Stakes (3.45pm) at Goodwood.

Mori gets her head down to win the Height Of Fashion Stakes at Goodwoo. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Mori romps home to set up Royal Ascot date

TEDDY GRIMTHORPE is eyeing up a trip to Royal Ascot with Mori after the filly smoothly landed the Listed Markel Height Of Fashion Stakes (4.20pm) at Goodwood.

Paul Nicholls on a recent visit to Fontwell Park / Picture by Malcolm Wells

Nicholls seeks success on Fontwell’s hunter-chase card

Paul Nicholls is among trainers seeking success as Fontwell Park switches its attention to hunter chase racing on Thursday evening.


Goodwood all set for season opener - preview and tips

The good news for flat-racing fans is: Winter is over.

Goodwood bosses hope runners come from all corners of the globe in the future / Picture by Malcolm Wells

Goodwood goes global in hunt for best racehorses

Goodwood bosses have spent the winter globetrotting to try to secure some of the best horses in the world for their £5m festival week.

Shantou Village on the way to another Fontwell victory / Picture by Clive Bennett

Village people are happy again at Fontwell

Fontwell favourite Shantou Village did the business again at the track’s latest meeting.

Jim Crowley. Picture: Matt Sills PPP-171204-121408001

Crowley announced as ambassador at Goodwood

JIM CROWLEY has been announced as Goodwood’s new ambassador for the 2017 season.

Jockey David Mullins jumps the last fence onboard Rule The World during the Crabbie's Grand National Chase during Grand National Day of the Crabbie's Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool.l. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 9, 2016. See PA story RACING National. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire EMN-160415-143233002

Grand National: Warrior can be the hero for punters’

The greatest horse race in the world returns tomorrow (5.15pm).

To celebrate 100 years since Gatwick Racecourse hosted the 1917 Grand National, Gatwick Airport has installed authentic jockey scales in the South Terminal. The jockey pictured is wearing traditional silks in Gatwick colours

Looking back at when the Grand National was held in West Sussex

The Grand National takes place on Saturday as usual at Aintree, near Liverpool, but 100 years ago the race was held in West Sussex.

Ruby Walsh will carry the Rich Ricci silkd on Djakadam in the Cheltenham Gold Cup: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Cheltenham Gold Cup tips: Djak can be the lad and win feature on third try

CHELTENHAM Gold Cup day is finally upon us and what a cracker we have install.

Runners and riders compete in the 16:50 JT McNamara National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Novice Chase during Champion Day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. PPP-170315-121919001


The Cheltenham Festival moves onto the new course today which means horse’s stamina is put to the test.

Jockey Ruby Walsh will ride Douvan in the Champion Chase. Photo credit: David Davies/PA Wire. PPP-170314-115359001

Cheltenham Festival Day Two: Douvan to become a Prestbury Park legend

THE Cheltenham Festival continues this afternoon and all eyes will be on one horse.

Trainer Willie Mullins Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Cheltenham Festival Day One: King charge looks right play in the Champion

THE roar of the Cheltenham Festival returns today.

The action continues at Goodwood / Picture by Tommy McMillan


It’s day three of the 2016 Qatar Goodwood Festival and that means... it’s Ladies’ Day.


VIDEO - Glorious Goodwood: The Gurkha strikes as Galileo fails to strike gold

Aidan O’Brien ended a seven-year wait for Glorious Goodwood’s biggest prize as The Gurkha pipped Galileo Gold to take the £1m Qatar Sussex Stakes.

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