PICTURES: Johnston Press Raceday at Goodwood

IT had everything from dancing horses to a dead heat, face-painting to photo finishes, circus performers to a stewards’ inquiry.

And despite the weather doing its best to put a dampener on things, Goodwood’s bank-holiday family fun day was declared a clear winner – unlike some of the horses that needed freeze frames to put them ahead of their rivals on the day.

Around 7,500 people poured into Goodwood on a day when Johnston Press, owners of the Herald and Gazette series, sponsored every race on the card.

One race was even named the Worthing Herald Maiden Auction Stakes.