Harvest, Hops and Horseracing the theme as Goodwood Season nears Finale
As the season begins to draw to a close, Goodwood Racecourse is preparing for its final fixture of the year, the Harvest, Hops and Horseracing-themed Season Finale on Sunday 14 October.
A last chance to experience Goodwood in all its glory before winter, the Season Finale will feature craft beers and real ales, including Goodwood’s own exciting new range. One of the three new beverages is St Simon, a lager that takes its name from the 1883 Goodwood Cup winner, who reportedly continued galloping over Trundle Hill after his 20-length victory.
During this autumnal celebration of life in the countryside, a delicious hog-roast will provide a centrepiece, around which guests can toast marshmallows over roaring fire pits. With hay bales and hand-crafted wooden benches to sit on, guests will be able to eat, drink and listen to the merry tunes of a fiddle trio, who will perform throughout the afternoon.
Many of Goodwood’s renowned restaurants will serve a great British tradition, the roast dinner, along with other dishes using seasonal ingredients. For those looking for a base for the day, The Lookout and Sussex Roof Garden are private bars providing light-bites and beautiful scenery. The view from The Lookout encompasses the Parade Ring and out to Chichester and the Solent, while the Sussex Roof Garden enjoys panoramic vistas of the Racecourse and rolling South Downs.
During the afternoon, seven races include the Alderbrook Stakes, a flat race for professional jump jockeys. Reigning Champion jockey Richard Johnson, dual Grand National-winning rider Leighton Aspell and Cheltenham Gold Cup-winner Paddy Brennan have all lifted the trophy in the past.
In the Winner’s Enclosure, the Dick Hern perpetual trophy will be presented to the trainer who has sent the most winners to Goodwood during the season. Last year’s winner Mark Johnston – who earlier this year broke the record for the most victories in Britain – leads the standings by a significant margin and is likely to have his name inscribed once again.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Goodwood.com