St. Patrick's Day At Fontwell Park

St. Patrick’s Day At Fontwell Park

Fontwell Park racecourse played host to its annual St Patrick’s Day Raceday where racegoers enjoyed Irish luck, rugby, Guinness and activities galore. The atmosphere from an exhilarating seven race card of national hunt racing was absorbed by racegoers on the day, alongside what turned out to be further luck of the Irish in the final of the RBS 6 Nations Rugby shown live throughout the day.

Fontwell St.Patricks 3Crowds were also entertained by Irish band The Cracklin’ Griffins, and the Jack FM air guitar competition where, Chris Wales, 47 from Chichester, won his weight in Crabbies Ginger Beer. Finally 23 lucky racegoers enjoyed prizes from Fontwell Park’s Random Acts of Kindness. Secret envelopes were handed out throughout the day with prizes ranging from Lucky Charms cereal to cold hard cash. Sam Furminger from Storrington was the lucky winner of the £100 cash prize. Sam, who was coincidentally celebrating his 21st birthday at Fontwell on Saturday, said: “I literally couldn’t believe my luck when I was handed the gold envelope with ‘winner’ written across it and discovered £100 cash inside – I was amazed to say the least.” “My friends and I had a great day at Fontwell that was topped off by my win. Thank you so much Fontwell Park Racecourse for making it the best birthday ever!”Fontwell St.Patricks 2

Simon Williams, Fontwell Park Executive Director said: “Our St Patrick’s Day Raceday was a huge success. The day offered some top quality national hunt racing as well as some outstanding rugby and brilliant entertainment too. “We now look forward to some Easter fun at our Easter Eggstravaganza Raceday on Friday 10th April. We’d like to encourage everyone to bring the kids along and have an ‘egg-cellent’ time here at Fontwell Park Raecourse!”

Join Fontwell Park on Friday 10th April for the Easter Eggstravaganza Raceday. Enjoy a spring afternoon of national hunt racing alongside great entertainment for the kids including the Fontwell Easter Egg Hunt. Save money by purchasing tickets in advance from just £12 if pre-booked by 3pm the day before racing and kids under 18 go FREE!

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