Q & A: The glorious significance

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Q. How did Glorious Goodwood get its wonderful name?

A. The view at Goodwood, especially from the main grandstand, is regarded by many as the finest from any racecourse in the world. The course is 706ft above sea level, providing an excellent vantage point from which to view the Sussex Downs and the distant English Channel. The course's main five-day meeting is held at the height of summer. The word "Glorious" is therefore an entirely suitable name. - Miss G Gould, Penarth, Glamorgan


Q. In 1996 Coventry City paid pounds 1m for the Belgian international Regis Genaux. After making only four appearances the player is even banished from the first-team squad. Is there a worse example of a foreign signing in English football? - N Lovejoy, Shenley Brockend, Buckinghamshire.

Q. Has any team won all four of the old divisions of the Football League, before the formation of the Premiership. - J Connolly, Bacup, Lancashire.

Q. Over the years, I have noted that no jockey has ever had a moustache or beard. Is there a ruling by the officials who run the sport? - K Maguire, Batley, West Yorkshire.

Q. Is any other striker close to breaking their club's scoring record apart from Ian Wright? - D Evans, Bristol.

If you know the answers to any of these questions or have a sporting question of your own, write to Q&A, Sports Desk, Independent on Sunday, 1 Canada Square, London E14 5DL. Fax: 0171-293 2894