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The National Spirit Hurdle

Sun 24 Feb

The National Spirit Hurdle: Our Richest & Most Prestigious Race of the Year!

The richest and most prestigious race in the Fontwell Calendar will be run for the 54th time on Sunday 24 February, join us and be apart of the tradition.

The National Spirit Hurdle

Fontwell's richest race is sure to attract some of the country’s finest talent. This £80,000, Grade 2 race originated 54 years ago and is named after the dual winning champion hurdler, National Spirit. After the prize fund increased by a further £30,000 in 2016, the National Spirit Hurdle has continued to attract some of the best horses with excitement beginning to build for months in advance! Recent winners include Old Guard and Lil' Rockerfeller!

Select an Enclosure...

At Fontwell Park, there are two enclosures to choose from:

The Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure which grants access to 3 Grandstands, the Parade Ring, Winning Circle and a number of Bars and Food Outlets.

The Land & Power Premier Enclosure which includes entry to all of the above - plus access to the ground floor of the Premier Grandstand. In here, you'll find a large indoor bar, the Premier Café as well as seated viewing overlooking the Winning Post. There is also access to a beautiful rear terrace - the perfect quiet spot to study the form.

Notice: We are thrilled to announce that Land & Power: Civil Engineering and Electrical Contracting are the new Sponsors of our Premier Grandstand. You may notice some changes to our 'Premier' tickets on arrival: Premier Tickets will say 'L&P Enclosure’' and the Premier Lounge will say 'L&P Restaurant'.

Popular Ticket Options

Premier Lounge Restaurant - Racehorse Sanctuary

The Land & Power Premier Restaurant for this fixture will be hosted by The Racehorse Sanctuary and Re-homing Centre to raise vital funds for the re-homing of ex racehorses. Therefore it will include a raffle and live auction presented by Colin Brown, our resident tipster. The package includes a Hospitality Ticket, Champagne reception, Three course served meal, Tea, coffee & chocolates, Afternoon tea and cake, a Raceday programme, Table for the day in the Land & Power Premier Restaurant and reserved car parking.

Paddock Restaurant

The Paddock Restaurant is situated in the Heart of the Course offering a 2-Course Carvery with Tea/Coffee and Chocolates, Table for the Day, Betting Facilities and a Racecard. Viewing for the Racing is just a short walk from the Restaurant, however there will also be racing shown on the televisions in the room.

Complete Raceday Package

Enjoy a Day at the Races with this amazing value Package! Includes Land & Power Premier Admission Ticket, Raceday Programme, £2 bet, Drink* & Hot Meal from the Premier Café. PLEASE NOTE: This package is only available in advance and must be purchased by Midnight the day before racing. *Drink Includes selected Draught Beer, Wines & Soft Drinks.

Premier - Advance

The Premier Enclosure allows access to all public areas of the racecourse, including the Ground Floor of the Land & Power Premier Grandstand and Fontwell Gardens. The Premier Grandstand offers additional indoor and outdoor seating opposite the Finishing Post as well as a Terrance area overlooking Fontwell House and Gardens. You’ll also find a Premium Bar, Toilet and Hot & Cold Food Outlets, Betting Facilities and Flat Screen TV’s to watch the thrilling racing action!

Paddock Restaurant Children Under 12

The Paddock Restaurant is located in the heart of the Racecourse. Includes Hospitality admission ticket, Children's Carvery, Waiter/Waitress service, Table for the Day and a Host/Tipster. Please Note: This £20 Package is for Under 12’s Only, who may have a different menu selection.

Paddock Plus Package

This inclusive, great value package is perfect for any keen racegoer! It includes Paddock Admission, 1x Alcoholic Drink* and Racecard. PLEASE NOTE: This package is only available in advance and must be purchased by Midnight the day before racing. *Drink Includes selected Draught Beer, Wines & Soft Drinks.

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Fixture Details

Gates Open

First Race

Last Race

Race Type Jumps

Number of Races 7

Dress Code

The relaxed nature at Fontwell Park carries through to our requirements for dress code. Most importantly, please remember to dress for the weather because Fontwell Park holds race meetings all year round and conditions can vary. However we do hold a smart casual policy for The Premier Enclosure and Hospitality suites. Click here for more information.

Children under 18 go free when accompanied by an adult (*Some exceptions apply). ID may be required.

A fulfilment fee (max £2.75) may apply to some orders. Where applicable, this will be shown in the online checkout.

No refund shall be given in respect of any unused part of any badge or other entitlement. Click here for our full terms and conditions.

Get In Touch With Us

Fontwell Park Racecourse

Arundel Road
BN18 0SY

Call Us

01243 543335