Flying Finale for Goodwood Racecourse
Goodwood’s Season Finale on Sunday 14th October will get off to a flying start with an exclusive Vichers Supermarine Spitfire TR-9 display that will take place at 1pm – an hour before racing gets underway.
Pilot, Matt Jones, who manages and captains an array of aircraft for Chichester-based Boutlbee Flight Academy, will fly the vintage two-seater post-War aircraft over the West Sussex Downs providing racegoers with a 15-minute eye-watering display of steel, speed and beauty.
Goodwood’s Managing Director, Adam Waterworth, explains: “This is the first time in recent years that Goodwood Racecourse has staged a Spitfire display and it will be a real treat for racegoers and our team.
“Our 2012 season has endured highs with the mighty Frankel and other stunning race victories but also challenging circumstances, beyond our control, that have conspired against us – a barrel-rolling air display is quite fitting!”
On the day
Gates open at 11.30am for Goodwood’s Season Finale which stages seven competitive races including the historic two-mile Alderbrook Handicap for National Hunt jockeys, which is due off at 2pm. The remaining six contests will attract flat racing’s finest in the bid to scoop last minute victories ahead of Championship titles.
London 2012 Games Makers
In further celebration of our golden summer of sport, London 2012 Games Makers, torch bearers and competitors will receive complimentary entry into the Goodwood’s Gordon Enclosure on Sunday 14th October with proof of ID, torch, medal or uniform.
There’s also an outstanding themed offer of £20.12 for two Gordon Enclosure tickets – these must be purchased in advance via the Goodwood ticket office on 01243 755055 or online HERE simply quoting "SF2012".