Race Day Special with Richard Dunwoody – 7th October
13.30 - 23.00
- Richard Dunwoody
- Mattie Bachelor
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Richard Dunwoody became the only jockey of his generation to win the ‘Big Three’ National Hunt races following wins on West Tip (Grand National 1986), Charter Party (Gold Cup 1988) and Kribensis (Champion Hurdle 1990). He also partnered the great Desert Orchid to seven victories. He won the Grand National again on Minnehoma in 1994 and was Champion Jockey three times (1993-95). He was awarded the MBE for services to his sport in 1993.
On October 7th at the Oktoberfest Weekend at Fontwell Racecourse (near Chichester), you have the chance to come down and join us for a one off opportunity to spend time with the Jockey Legend before the races start. We have organised a stunning private marquee next to the paddock where Richard will talk about his life in racing, along with answering your questions and going through the days race card. Our host for the day is Fontwell regular jockey and compere, Mattie Batchelor, who will be sure to add some comedy to the proceedings! There will also be the chance to have a meet and greet with Richard and chat with him personally.
Then, during the races. Join us in our Biergartens for Brass Bands, Biers and Bratwursts. You will be sure to find something to suit you with a large selection of Bavarian dishes and German beers. While listening to our Bavarian Oompah bands, you will feel like you have stepped into a real German folk festival.
SO TO RECAP WHAT ARE WE OFFERING…..
· Live seated Q&A and Meet and Greet with Richard Dunwoody MBE, before the races on October 7th
· Oktoberfest Raceday entry with optional Premier Enclosure Stand entry throughout the day.
· Free Food and Drink on arrival
· Exclusive Marquee use for the day with private Tote and Bar, next to the paddock.
· Free race programme
· Live music after the racing
· German themed food and beer throughout the day
· Comedy and more
Event only Ticket – (For those who have already purchased raceday tickets)
Standard Ticket – (Event & Raceday at the Oktoberfest meeting)
VIP Ticket – (Event, Raceday at the Oktoberfest meeting + meet & greet)