It was a fantastic start to a Goodwood season that will contain 19 fixtures - the next of which come on May 20 and 21. See a slideshow of pictures by Malcolm Wells from the opening two fixtures in the video player above.
There was a comfortingly familiar look to the result of the track’s first race of 2022, the British Stallion Studs EBF Conditions Stakes, on Friday.
It was won by Dawn of Liberation (9/1) for jockey Pat Dobbs and trainer Richard Hannon, who have each become part of the fixtures and fittings at the racecourse in recent years.
Friday’s top contest was the listed British Stallion Studs EBF Daisy Warwick Fillies’ Stakes, won by 4/1 chance Bartzella, ridden by Tom Marquand for William Haggas.
Another trainer with plenty to celebrate at the opener was Charlie Hills, who saw Kieran Shoemark win at 13/2 on Shobiz in the William Hill Play Responsibly Handicap and at 9/2 on Saratoga Gold in the ‘Goodwoof’ 28th & 29th May Handicap.
Saturday’s well-attended fixture brought another win for Haggas when Stevie Donohoe rode Frantanck to a 2/1 success in the In Memory Of Julia Tanswell Maiden Stakes.
Day two’s feature, the William Hill Conqueror Fillies’ Stakes, went to 12/1 starter Mrs Fitzherbert, ridden by George Rooke for trainer Hughie Morrison.
Goodwood’s season continues with fixtures on May 20 and 21.