It may be autumn but thoughts are already turning to the summer as dates for next season’s Goodwood have been announced.
From history-making trebles by course legends Stradivarius and Battash to world-class DJs, there was not a dull moment at the South Downs course this season.
Course officials have now confirmed the 2020 dates for all 20 race meetings for next season.
The highlight will once again be Glorious Goodwood, which will take place from Tuesday July 28 to Saturday August 1.
Things will kick off on May 2 with the opening fixture of the year.
That will be followed by the traditional three-day May Festival from May 28 to 30, which has been associated with a feast of food and drink.
July will be dominated by the Three Friday Night events, which combine horse racing with international DJ sets.
These will take place on June 5, 12, and 19, with the popular family race day on June 7.
After the festival, August Bank Holiday will feature three meetings from August 28 to 30.
The season will then feature two autumn dates on September 8 and September 23 before rounding off on Sunday October 11.
Racing fans looking for a more immediate fix can turn their attention to Fontwell.
The famous figure of eight course hosts a winter afternoon of racing on Friday (November 8). During this fixture the course will be operating in one enclosure – meaning the perks of Premier
Admission can be enjoyed with a Paddock ticket.
The six race card begins at 1.25pm.
Then all eyes will be on the Southern National on November 17.
One of its biggest race days of the year, the 3-mile, 3-furlong test of endurance is the ultimate ride for both horse and jockey.
The race is aired on ITV racing and tickets for the event are selling fast.