Fontwell Racing

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The county of West Sussex is characterised by grand stately homes and fine castles set against extensive rural landscapes. Popular with walkers and cyclists the mild weather on the south coast certainly helps people make the most of the beautiful environment, a setting just perfect for horseracing in the village of Fontwell. Fontwell racing was established in 1924 and Fontwell Park Racecourse has been popular with locals and visitors to the area ever since.

Free Horse Racing Tips, Click Here! Regular developments and upgrading of the course add to its continued appeal with plenty of options to enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and excellent hospitality on race days.

Fontwell Park has a steeplechase and a hurdles track and features National Hunt fixtures. The steeplechase track forms an unusual figure of eight, in common with just one other track in the country. The left hand oval hosts the main Fontwell racing event which is the National Spirit Hurdle.

The name comes from the horse which triumphed five times at the course in the 40s and is staged each year in February. Contested by four year old horses and over, the 2 mile and 4 furlong Grade II race provides the ideal trial for Cheltenham. Both Baracouda and My Way de Solzen have won both, the latter in the same season.

A further Fontwell racing fixture of note is the Southern National Meeting and feature race of the Tikram Handicap Hurdle. This is held in November and with the National Spirit Hurdle in February provides knowledgeable racegoers with their fix of high quality horseracing. Many people however come to Fontwell for the fantastic atmosphere which accompanies the racing and with all year round racing laid on there is plenty of opportunities to do so.

July is the only month without and racing and there are many themed events and popular evening fixtures with entertainment laid on after the final race. Family Race Days, with funfair attractions, face painting and other children's entertainment provide a great day out for all the family and with children 15 and under getting in free with an adult it represents excellent value for money.

Adult admission won't break the bank either and there are concessions for students and OAPs on the day. Package deals and promotions are always available even for the main events. A package for the National Spirit Hurdle comprises admission into the ground and to a hospitality suite, a welcome drink and full afternoon tea, and a racecard and tour of the course.
Fontwell Racing, inside rail

The services and entertainment provided by a celebrity tipster are also included. A Winter Hospitality Package with a two-course hot buffet lunch and all wine and beer provided is also available.

Fontwell Racing, winner 2010 is a big year for Fontwell Park and will see the stunning new Premier Enclosure open in time for Ladies Day in August. Groups and parties of anything between 10 and 150 people can be catered for with special Premier raceday packages, comprising a choice of dining in buffet or silver service style and a private bar facility.

These packages will offer racegoers the chance to enjoy Fontwell racing from the style and elegance of a brand new private hospitality suite with great balcony views over the course.

Guest speakers and tipsters at Fontwell Racing can be provided too and will help get those new to racing involved in all the action. Private events for up to 400 can be accommodated within the marquee, which is erected in the Parade ring during the big events.

For those who simply want to dine in style in the traditional manner of horseracing, a table can be booked within Silks Restaurant and three course meal enjoyed.