Racing UK to sponsor Qatar Goodwood Festival Top Jockey award

Horse Racing | Press Article 16/04/24

Racing UK is delighted to renew its sponsorship of the Qatar Goodwood Festival Top Jockey Award.

The leading jockey over the five-day festival, which starts on Tuesday (July 31), will receive a subscription to Racing UK, a £1,000 donation to the charity of his/her choice, and a deluxe Goodwood hamper.

Seb Vance, Racing UK’s Director of PR & Communications, said: “This will be the ninth consecutive year Racing UK has sponsored the Qatar Goodwood Festival Top Jockey Award, one of the most prestigious jockey awards of the season. We are always delighted to support the jockeys whenever we can, given they are the real ambassadors of the sport."

Racing UK (Sky 426, Virgin 536 and 411, BT TV, TalkTalk, Freeview and YouView 261) is the only channel to see all 36 races live from the Qatar Goodwood Festival, and all in stunning HD.

Tickets for the Qatar Goodwood Festival start from just £25 and under 18s go free. All tickets and hospitality can be purchased by visiting or by calling the ticket office on 01243 755055.




About the Qatar Goodwood Festival:

Once described by King Edward VII as ‘a garden party with racing tacked on,’ this world-famous five-day festival – popularly known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’ – is one of the highlights of the flat racing season. Over 100,000 people flock to the world’s most beautiful racecourse to enjoy top class racing and entertainment, including the £1million Qatar Sussex Stakes, the cavalry charge that is the Qatar Steward’s Cup and the marathon Qatar Goodwood Cup.

The 2018 event takes place from Tuesday 31 July to Saturday 4 August and Qatar continues its generous support of the week, with prize money totalling over £5.5million.

For editorial enquiries please contact:

Sam Hanson in the Goodwood Press Office:

T: 01243 755000

M: 07790 921688



About Racing UK

Racing UK is the premier horseracing broadcaster in the UK and Ireland. The specialist channel was set up in 2004 and is dedicated to broadcasting more than 750 live race meetings a year with commentary, debate and tipping from 37 of the UK's top racecourses. See for more.


For more information please contact:

Seb Vance, Racing UK / RMG Director of PR & Communications

T: 020 7592 0465

M: 07810043040



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