Course quick out of the gates

A RACECOURSE is celebrating a stellar start to the 2019 racing calendar after more than 10,000 visitors helped to kick-start the season in style.

Monday, 6th May 2019, 9:25 pm
Updated Monday, 6th May 2019, 9:28 pm

Goodwood Racecourse in Chichester had thousands of visitors attend the first races of the season at the weekend, including the Double Trigger Handicap Stakes and the Unibet Handicap Stakes.

The news comes after a major overhaul of the Goodwood facilities, including new undercover betting facilities and coffee outlets.

General manager Alex Eade said: ‘We had a really lovely atmosphere across the course and it was great to see so many people enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend.

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‘We now look forward to the May Festival which takes place from May 23-25.

‘Our food market will invite guests to sample and shop for an array of locally-sourced food and drink, while top chefs will host a number of culinary displays.’