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Glorious Goodwood: 'World's most beautiful racecourse' hosts festival

Updated 1700 GMT (0100 HKT) July 26, 2016
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Glorious Goodwood got under way Tuesday as hordes of spectators headed to the Sussex Downs in southern England to celebrate the "last hurrah" of the summer social season. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
In the Goodwood opener, co-favorite Fire Fighting came home first to take the win. Ridden by Adam Kirby, it was the five-year-old's first victory in 2016. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Next up on day one was the Vintage Stakes, in which War Decree -- ridden by Ryan Moore -- finished strongly to claim victory. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Tuesday's main event was the Qatar Lennox Stakes, in which 9/4 favorite Dutch Connection took the win. James McDonald, 24, was the victorious jockey, registering his first ever Goodwood success. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
This was Dutch Connection's first victory at Group Two level, but his jockey believes he can go even quicker. "He is a very good horse who is very capable on his day," reflected McDonald. "Hopefully he can win that elusive Group One in the future. He adapted to the conditions underfoot superbly and I wouldn't run him on any ground apart from that." Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Hundreds of Panama hats were on show at Goodwood. Back in 1906, Edward VII -- a Goodwood regular -- caused a major shock by eschewing traditional morning dress (top hat and tailcoat) to attend the race in a white linen suit and a Panama hat. Pretty soon, everyone had followed suit -- quite literally. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
There's no gender divide when it comes to the wearing of panama hats. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The Qatar Sussex Stakes is the highlight of day two of the festival on Wednesday. This mile-long Group 1 race always attracts a world class field. Who will take the victory this year? Tweet CNN Sport to have your say!
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