THE team at Fontwell Park Racecourse is counting down to a Jubilee raceday celebration on Sunday June 3. More than 6,000 people are expected to join in the fun as Fontwell Park recreates another fantastic way to celebrate a landmark in the history of the Royal Family.
As well as seven great races, free family entertainment including chair-o-planes, funfair rides, penalty shoot out inflatables and face painting will be available to all at Fontwell Park. Picnickers will be welcomed in the centre course, to take part in The Big Lunch and enjoy a great value day out with the family. The Thames Flotilla Pageant will be shown on the Big Screens between racing and Fontwell Park will be crowning a ‘Queen’ look-alike as part of a competition with local newspapers.
General Manager Holly Glover said, ‘With the success of last year’s Royal Wedding racenight, we’re delighted to once again have a race fixture that coincides with some of the Nations biggest celebrations. We’ll be making sure that our day features something for all the family as well as being part of the celebrations that will be going on up and down the country.’
Along with the family entertainment, Her Majesty’s life-long interest in horse racing will also be celebrated in a new exhibition that will feature at Fontwell Park.
The exhibition, entitled ‘All The Queen’s Horses’, looks at the Queen’s most memorable moments on the Turf during her 60 year reign. Pictures of many of her most significant winners and other special occasions that reflect her passion for the sport have been included. The exhibition is suitably fitting to stop at Fontwell Park, as it was the course where The Queen had her first winner, Monaveen in 1949, the only horse jointly owned by The Queen and Queen Mother.
Earlier this season one of The Queen’s horses won at Fontwell Park, with the Nicky Henderson-trained Barbers Shop winning a hunter chase.
Ticket prices start at £15 if booked in advance and children under 16 go free. More details can be found at www.fontwellpark.co.uk