Goodwood executives 'gutted' after Saturday's crowd trials are scrapped

By: Greg Wood at Goodwood Saturday 1 August 2020
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Goodwood racecourse said on Friday that it was “gutted” to be forced to abandon plans to allow 5,000 of its annual members to attend the final day of Glorious Goodwood on Saturday afternoon, despite many weeks of planning and a “six-figure” investment in adapting its facilities to comply with guidelines set by government and Public Health England.

Goodwood would normally welcome between 15,000 and 25,000 spectators to each day of its biggest meeting and Adam Waterworth, the course’s managing director, said this week that it had been “harder work planning to get 5,000 people on Saturday than it usually is for 100,000 over the week”.

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