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Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Sussex countryside, Glorious Goodwood is one of the stand out events of the summer race schedule. With an abundance of hats and suits to match, the 5 day Flat meeting is scheduled to take place in 2021 from Tuesday 27 July to Saturday 31 July.

Although the event does not have the glamour or prestige of Royal Ascot, the racing is high class and competitive. There has been a significant increase in prize money due to investment from Qatar. The meeting comprises five days of Group racing and heritage handicaps which have large fields and are highly competitive. The official title is now the Qatar Goodwood Festival. Bookmakers are offering plenty of racing free bets for one of the major Flat meetings of the season.

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The grounds of Goodwood are rich in history with motorsport a major theme at the estate. Throughout the year it also hosts the famous Festival of Speed and Goodwood revival. 

Glorious Goodwood Race Programme

The 2021 Qatar Goodwood Festival, also known as Glorious Goodwood, is due to take place over five days from Tuesday, July 27 to Saturday, July 31 Based on the 2020 programme, here is a breakdown of the types of races at Glorious Goodwood in 2020:

Type of Race and Number of Races

Group 1: 3                
Group 2: 5                
Group 3: 5                
Handicap: 15              
Nursery: 2                
Maiden: 3                 
Conditions: 2            

Here is more information about the most prestigious heritage handicap and the Group races: 

The Stewards' Cup

The Stewards’ Cup is a heritage handicap for horses aged three and older run over the straight six furlongs course. The race first took place in 1840 and five horses have won the race twice. Richard Hughes is the leading jockey with four wins from 1995 to 2014. The two joint winning most trainers had four wins each in the 19th century. The Stewards’ Cup is run on the Saturday of the meeting.

2010-2019 Winners 

Year Horse Jockey Trainer 

  • 2011 Hoof It Kieren Fallon Mick Easterby 13/2JF
  • 2012 Hawkeyeyhenoo Graham Lee Jim Goldie 9/1
  • 2013 Rex Imperator Neil Callan William Haggas 12/1
  • 2014 Intrinsic Richard Hughes Robert Cowell 6/1
  • 2015 Magical Memory Frankie Dettori Charlie Hills 6/1F
  • 2016 Dancing Star David Probert Andrew Balding 9/2F
  • 2017 Lancelot Du Lac Frankie Dettori Dean Ivory 25/1
  • 2018 Gifted Master Jason Watson Hugo Palmer 20/1
  • 2019 Khaadem Jim Crowley Charlie Hills 4/1F
  • 2020 Summerghand, Daniel Tudhope, David O'Meara 22/1

 

Group 1 Races

There are three Group 1 races at Glorious Goodwood and here is more detailed information about each race:

Goodwood Cup

The Goodwood Cup is a stakes race for horses aged three and older run over two miles. The race first took place in 1808 and two horses have won ir three times, most recently Stradivarius in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Five jockeys have won the race a record five times, including Pat Eddery and Lester Piggott. The winning most trainer had seven wins in the 19th century. The Goodwood Cup is run on the Tuesday of the festival.

2011-2020 Winners 

Year Horse Jockey Trainer SP

  • 2011 Opinion Poll Frankie Dettori Mahmood Al Zarooni 9/2F
  • 2012 Saddler’s Rock Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 2/1F
  • 2013 Brown Panther Richard Kingscote Tom Dascombe 13/2
  • 2014 Cavalryman Kieren Fallon Saeed bin Suroor 5/1
  • 2015 Big Orange Jamie Spencer Michael Bell 6/1
  • 2016 Big Orange Jamie Spencer Michael Bell 11/4F
  • 2017 Stradivarius Andrea Atzeni John Gosden 6/1
  • 2018 Stradivarius Andrea Atzeni John Gosden 4/5F
  • 2019 Stradivarius Frankie Dettori John Gosden 4/5F
  • 2020  Stradivarius Frankie Dettori John Gosden 4/7F

 

 

Sussex Stakes

The Sussex Stakes is a conditions Group race for horses aged three and older run over one mile. The race first took place in 1841 and the only multiple winner is Frankel (2011 and 2012).Sir Gordon Richards is the leading jockey with 8 wins from 1928 to 1952. Sir Henry Cecil is the most successful trainer with 7 wins from 1975 to 2012, so that includes Frankel two winning years. The Sussex Stakes Cup is run on the Wednesday of the festival.

2011-2020 Winners

Year Horse Jockey Trainer SP

  • 2011 Frankel Tom Queally Sir Henry Cecil 8/13F
  • 2012 Frankel Tom Queally Sir Henry Cecil 1/20F
  • 2013 Toronado Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Snr 11/4
  • 2014 Kingman James Doyle John Gosden 2/5F
  • 2015 Solow Maxime Guyon Freddie Head 2/5F
  • 2016 The Gurkha Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 11/8F
  • 2017 Here Comes When Jim Crowley Andrew Balding 20/1
  • 2018 Lightning Spear Oisin Murphy David Simcock 9/1
  • 2019 Too Darn Hot Frankie Dettori John Gosden Evens F
  • 2020  Mohaather, Jim Crowley, Marcus Tregoning, 3/1

 

Nassau Stakes

The Nassau Stakes is a conditions Group race for fillies and mares aged three and older run over one mile, one furlong and 197 yards. The race first took place in 1840 and Midday is the most successful horse with three wins, in 2009, 2010 and 2011.The joint leading jockeys rode six winners, in the 19th and 20th centuries. Sir Henry Cecil has the best record as a trainer with 7 wins from 1975 to 2011. The Nassau Stakes is run on the Thursday of the festival.

2011-2020 Winners

Year Horse Jockey Trainer SP

  • 2011 Midday Tom Queally Sir Henry Cecil 6/4F
  • 2012 The Fugue Richard Hughes John Gosden 11/4
  • 2013 Winsili William Buick John Gosden 20/1
  • 2014 Sultanina William Buick John Gosden 11/2
  • 2015 Legatissimo Wayne Lordan David Wachman 2/1F
  • 2016 Minding Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 1/5F
  • 2017 Winter Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 10/11F
  • 2018 Wild Illusion William Buick Charlie Appleby 4/1
  • 2019 Deirdrie Oisin Murphy Mitsuru Hashida 20/1

 

Group 2 Races

There are five Group 2 races at Glorious Goodwood and here are some key facts for each race:

Vintage Stake

• Run on the Tuesday of the meeting.
• 7 furlongs.
• 2 year-old colts and fillies.

Lennox Stakes

• Run on the Tuesday of the meeting.
• 7 furlongs.
• 3 year-old and older colts, fillies and mares.

Richmond Stakes

• Run on the Thursday of the meeting.
• 6 furlongs.
• 2 year-old colts and geldings.

King George Stakes

• Run on the Friday of the meeting.
• 5 furlongs.
• 3 year-old and older colts, fillies and mares.

Lillie Langtry Stakes

• Run on the Saturday of the meeting.
• 1 mile and 6 furlongs.
• 3 year-old and older fillies and mares.

Group 3 Races

There are five Group 3 races at Glorious Goodwood and here are some key facts for each race:

Molecomb Stakes

• Run on the Wednesday of the meeting.
• 5 furlongs.
• 2 year-old colts and fillies.

Gordon Stakes

• Run on the Thursday of the meeting.
• 1 mile and 4 furlongs.
• 3 year-old colts and fillies.

Thoroughbred Stakes

• Run on the Friday of the meeting.
• 1 mile.
• 3 year-old colts and fillies.
• 4 winning or joint favourites over the last 10 years, 10 at odds-on.
• 10 year average SP of the winner: 9/2.
• Leading jockey since 2010: Frankie Dettori and Richard Hughes with 2 wins.
• Leading trainer since 2010: Richard Hannon Snr and Sir Michael Stoute with 2 wins.
• 10 winners trained in Britain.

Oak Tree Stakes

• Run on the Friday of the meeting.
• 7 furlongs.
• 3 year-old and older fillies and mares.

Glorious Stakes

• Run on the Friday of the meeting.
• 1 mile and 4 furlongs.
• 4 year-old and older colts, fillies and mares.

Other Races

The other races at Glorious Goodwood are as follows:

Tuesday

Class 2 Unibet Handicap over 1 mile, 1 furlong and 197 yards.
Class 2 EBF Maiden Stakes over 6 furlongs.
Class 2 Chelsea Barracks Handicap over 5 furlongs.
Class 3 Unibet Fillies’ Handicap over 1 mile.

Wednesday

Class 2 Unibet Goodwood Handicap over 2 miles, four furlongs and 134 yards.
Class 2 Unibet Handicap over 1 mile 3 furlongs and 218 yards.
Class 2 EBF Fillies’ Conditions Stakes over 5 furlongs.
Class 2 EBF Fillies’ Premier Handicap over 1 mile, 1 furlong and 197 yards.
Class 3 New & Lingwood Handicap over 7 furlongs.

Thursday

Class 2 Unibet Handicap over 1 mile, 1 furlong and 197 yards.
Class 2 Telegraph Nursery over 7 furlongs.
Class 2 EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes over 7 furlongs.
Class 3 Tatler Handicap over 5 furlongs.

Friday

Class 2 Unibet Golden Mile Handicap over 1 mile.
Class 2 Unibet Nursery over 6 furlongs.
Class 3 TDN Australia Handicap over 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 44 yards.

Saturday

Class 2 Stewards’ Sprint Handicap over 6 furlongs.
Class 2 Summer Handicap over 1 mile and 6 furlongs.
Class 2 EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes over 7 furlongs.
Class 2 Qatar Handicap over 7 furlongs.
Class Apprentice Handicap over 1 mile, 1 furlong and 11 yards.

 

Goodwood betting markets

Betting on Goodwood features all of the usual horse racing markets. From the obvious for specific races to ante-post options for the festival as a whole, there are plenty of opportunitites including:

  • Individual race winners
  • Distance of winning margin
  • Jockey with the most winning rides during the festival
  • Trainer with the most winning rides during the festival

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Course Description

Goodwood is one of the most idiosyncratic courses in Britain. There is a straight six furlong course and then two elements to the rest of the track. Some races start on a loop and join the straight at the top bend and others join the straight on a lower bend. Due to the nature of the course there is no draw advantage. Here is a guide to Goodwood Racecourse and the other tracks in Britain and Ireland.

History of Glorious Goodwood

Racing at Goodwood first came about at the dawn on the 19th century as the Duke of Richmond set out a course on Goodwood Estate known as "The Harroway". The first meets were scheduled for the benefit of the Sussex Militia, for whom the Duke was a colonel. The officers set up a annual race which was initially a two-day meeting which was quickly developed to a three day affair after its initial success.

Racing continued at Goodwood but it began to get really popular after the Second World War. During the July meeting on the Tuesday in 1953, 55,000 flocked in their droves to experience the thrill of the races that summer. The event has now gone from strength to strength and has firmly established itself as one of the jewels in the crown of the British flat racing season.

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