Fontwell Park Racecourse Guide

Guide to Fontwell Park Racecourse

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About Fontwell Park Racecourse

National Hunt

Figure of Eight

In 1924 trainer Alfred Day created Fontwell Park racecourse with an oval hurdles track, and a rare figure-of-eight circuit for the National Hunt course. It is now the only remaining course in the UK laid out this way.

Royal Connections

Fontwell officially opened on 21 May 1924. In 1949 it was attended by Queen Elizabeth II (then Princess Elizabeth), when her horse, Monaveen, won the Chichester Handicap Chase – marking her first ever win as an owner (it was the first and only horse she owned jointly with the Queen Monther).

Best Small Racecourse

Fontwell Park has been voted the Best Small Racecourse in the South East at least 24 times.

Important Races/Festivals

  • February/March – National Spirit Hurdle
  • November – Southern National 

Directions

Fontwell Park Racecourse,
 Fontwell, Nr Arundel,
 West Sussex
 BN18 0SX.

  • Road: The course is at the junction of the A27 and A29 between Chichester and Arundel. At the roundabout take the exit signposted A29 Bognor Regis. The entrance to the car park is 400yds from the roundabout on your right hand side.
  • Rail: Barnham Station is the nearest to the racecourse, and Arundel Station is three miles from the course. A shuttle bus operates on racedays between Barnham Station and the racecourse.
  • Website: www.fontwellpark.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01243 543335. 

The Fontwell Park Racecourse Directory - Local Services

Travelling to Fontwell Park Racecourse? Want to know where to stay, where to eat, where to get your hair and nails done? How about where the best pubs are and the name of a reliable taxi? We can help. Check back frequently – this section is updated on a regular basis. 

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