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Y6 pupils at The March CE Primary School nr Chichester 08 October 2019

Harvest, Hops and Horse Racing to top the end of a stellar season at Goodwood

Goodwood Racecourse has teamed up with Rogate Pumpkin Patch to bring an autumnal flair to the final fixture of 2019. Ahead of their final meeting on Sunday 13th October, pumpkin deliveries were arranged by the racecourse to local schools across West Sussex ahead of the Harvest, Hops and Horseracing-themed fixture.

The concept is a new initiative for the day ahead of the Harvest Festival season, encouraging children to showcase their creative skills. Complimentary pumpkin carving will also be taking place on the day where prizes will be available for the best-carved pumpkin; these include a family ticket to Rogate Pumpkin Patch; tickets to Family Race Day at Goodwood in 2020, and a number of signed jockey goggles available as giveaways.

Nicky Metcalfe, Headteacher of March Primary School, commented: “It’s a lovely idea and great that Goodwood Racecourse are supporting the local community with fun initiatives. There is so much excitement with Harvest Festival just around the corner so it’s brilliant to be celebrating local produce.”

Y6 Pupils at Funtington Primary School

The traditional, rural-themed fixture will celebrate the end of a great season at the West Sussex track. In between some fantastic racing, which will see the much-anticipated Jump Jockeys race, the sound of string bands against a backdrop of roaring fire pits, hay bales, toasted marshmallows, and hog roasts will put racegoers in the seasonal spirit.

Gates open at 11:30 am, with the first race taking place at 2pm. Under 18s go free, while adult tickets can be purchased from in advance from just £26.

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