Bid To Give: Goodwood some experience - despite the weather!

06 September 2023

Glorious Goodwood winning bidder

ROA member Patrick Plews was the winning bidder for our inaugural action lot, a Glorious Goodwood experience like no other. Attending the Saturday of the festival, Patrick and his three guests were treated to hospitality in the Charlton Hunt restaurant and a tour with Roger Hart which included meeting Frankie Dettori, before enjoying dinner and an overnight stay at The Goodwood Hotel. The following day included playing a round on Goodwood’s award-winning golf course.

Patrick said of the experience: “Even though the weather did not play ball it did not dampen our enjoyment at Goodwood. From the moment we were met at The Goodwood Hotel by umbrella wielding staff, to the end of the day’s golf on Sunday, we had a terrific time.

“The facility in The Charlton Hunt restaurant is excellent, Roger Hart even managed to give out a couple of winners. It was lovely to meet [Racing Welfare Chief Executive] Dawn and learn a bit more about Racing Welfare and the good work they do. We are delighted that our bid has gone to such a good cause within the industry we all love.

“Frankie was good enough to give up his time for us which will be his last and I am sure his wettest Glorious Goodwood.

“The Goodwood hotel experience was splendid and the whole Goodwood team should be commended for putting up such a special prize. We couldn’t help but feel privileged all weekend.”

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