Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Our Centenary Raceday


15 May 2024

We look forward to welcoming racegoers to our 100 year anniversary celebrations on Thursday 16th May 2024. Almost exactly 100 years on from the first fixture at Fontwell Park on 21st May 2024, our Centenary Raceday is the perfect chance to commemorate the incredible moments of the racecourse. Our Centenary Raceday is proudly sponsored by Star Sports. 

With plenty on-track action from 65 declared runners, and fantastic entertainment across the racecourse, there’s lots to get involved with. Tickets are still available from as little as £19, as well as the exceptional gala-style dinner in the Premier Lounge Restaurant. Tickets can still be purchased here

Celebrate the centenary with a Centennial Canter – the 1920s inspired cocktail named by Jack Banjo Banner on Facebook! Influenced by The Bee’s Knees prohibition cocktail, the Centennial Canter offers a delicious blend of gin, lemon and honey. Get yours from the Figure of 8 bar and Premier bars. 

Key Timings 

Gates open 3:00pm 

Centenary Gala Dinner in the Premier Lounge Restaurant: Arrival from 3:00pm 

Live Jazz Band: From 3:10pm until 7pm 

Memorabilia Marquee showcasing historical artefacts from the last 100 years: Available to view in the Paddock Marquee throughout the afternoon and evening. 

Charleston Dancers: From 4:30pm, roaming around the racecourse 

First Race: 5:10pm 

Last Race: 8:10pm 

Live music from Dicey Riley: From 8:25pm, after the last race 

Silent Auction in aid of Racing Welfare and Dementia Support 

Available to all racegoers, we will be hosting a silent auction in aid of Racing Welfare and Dementia Support. 

Racing Welfare supports the British horseracing workforce through professional guidance and practical help. From stable staff to racecourse staff and associated professionals, Racing Welfare is dedicated to the wellbeing of all racing people. The charity is dependent on donations and successful fundraising activities to achieve their mission. 

Dementia Support brings the latest support, information, advice and activities to people living with dementia and their families. All money raised goes towards dementia support services. In the last 12 months, Dementia Support has prpvided 1,700 people with advice and emotional support, 542 wellbeing activities, 942 personal care appointments, and giving 4,900 carers respite care. 

We have some fantastic items available to bid on including, but not limited to, a signed Pompey shirt, unique badge board from 59 British racecourses, Woods Travel excursion to Mayflower, yard visits and so much more! 

Speak to reception to find out how to get involved. 

Keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram and X for live updates and race results on the day. 

We look forward to welcoming racegoers to a truly one-of-a-kind day. Don’t forget, it’s not too late to purchase tickets if you haven’t already, from just £19. Book in advance and save £5 off the on the gate price! Tickets are available here.

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