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.
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.
Next up on day one was the Vintage Stakes, in which War Decree -- ridden by Ryan Moore -- finished strongly to claim victory.
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.
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."
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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? Twee