Glorious Goodwood

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Glorious Goodwood is amongst the sporting highlight of the British summer. Racing at Goodwood against the majestic backdrop of the Sussex Downs is a quintessentially English pursuit laced with tradition and pomp.

The five-day meeting runs in 2021 from Tuesday 27 July until Saturday 31 July and features a host of group-race action that brings together some of the star thoroughbreds from the United Kingdom, Ireland, continental Europe and further afield.

For five days in summer sunshine the racecourse at Goodwood is awash with the latest in style and fashion, while adhering to the strong tradition of the Glorious Goodwood experience.

This is truly a festival like no other and a staple of British racing with group-race action and tough handicaps for punters to try and solve.

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Glorious Goodwood Races and Dates

Here’s an overview of the five days of Glorious Goodwood and what you can expect to see:

Day 1: Tuesday 27 July – Goodwood Cup Day

Day one is all about the stayers’ and the stamina-sapping Goodwood Cup over two-miles, a Group 1 contest offering a purse of ÂŁ500,000. John Gosden’s superstar Stradivarius has won the last four renewals, beating the record of Double Trigger in doing so.

The supporting acts include a pair of Group 2 races in the Lennox Stakes and the Vintage Stakes – won last year by champion two-year-old Pinatubo, which completes a hat-trick of high quality races to kick-start Glorious Goodwood.

Start Time (GMT) Race Distance
13:50 The Unibet You’re On Handicap Stakes (Class 2) 1m2f
14:25 Vintage Stakes (Class 1)(Group 2) 7f
15:00 The Lennox Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2) 7f
15:35 Goodwood Cup Stakes (Class 1) (Group 1) 2m
16:10 The Back to Goodwood Handicap (Class 2) 5f
16:45 The British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes (Class 2) 6f
17:20 Unibet Fillies’ Handicap (Class 3) 1m
17:50 The World Pool EBF Fillies’ Handicap Stakes (Class 3) 6f

Day 2: Wednesday 28 July – Sussex Stakes Day

The Group 1 Sussex Stakes is the main attraction on day two of Glorious Goodwood and it offers a chance for the Classic generation to take on their elders in a one-mile tussle. Amongst the most memorable of recent renewals of this great race was the 2011 ‘Duel on the Downs’ when the great Frankel dispatched reigning champion Canford Cliffs. The late Sir Henry Cecil’s charge would emerge victorious again a year later and remains the only dual winner of the Sussex Stakes.

The Group 2 Molecomb Stakes also features on Wednesday, a real speed test for the two-year-olds over the straight five furlongs that has been won by the likes of Brown Sugar, Kachy and Liberty Beach in recent times.

Start Time (GMT) Race Distance
13:50 “15 t0 Go” Handicap (Class 2) 1m3f218y
14:25 Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes (Class 1) 7f
15:00 The Markel Molecomb Stakes (Class 1) (Group 3) 5f
15:35 The Qatar Sussex Stakes (Class 1) (Group 1) 1m
16:10 The British Stallion Studs Alice Keppel EBF Fillies’ Conditions Stakes (Class 2) 5f
16:20 The British EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap (Class 2) 1m1f197y
17:20 The Singleton Handicap (Class 3) 7f

Day 3: Thursday 29 July – Ladies Day

Thursday is Ladies Day at Glorious Goodwood and the Group 1 Nassau Stakes is a particular highlight. Previous winners include Ouija Board, Midday and Minding and the overall purse is worth ÂŁ600,000.

The Group 2 Lillie Langtry Stakes over a mile is relatively new (2003) and finds its most famous winner to date in Simple Verse, Ralph Beckett’s charge grabbing this prize en route to St Leger glory at Doncaster as a three-year-old. The Group 2 Richmond Stakes is an integral part of the Glorious Goodwood experience and is a fast-paced 6f dash for two-year-old colts.

Start Time (GMT) Race Distance
13:50 “15 to Go” Kincsem Handicap (Class 2) 1m1f197y
14:25 Richmond Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2) 6f
15:00 The John Pearce Racing Gordon Stakes (Class 1) (Group 3) 1m3f218y
15:35 The Qatar Nassau Stakes (Class 1) (Group 1) 1m2f
16:10 Browne and Rudnick Nursery Handicap Stakes (Class 2) 7f
16:45 TDN Australia EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (Class 2) 7f
17:20 The Halnaker Handicap Stakes (Class 2) 5f

Day 4: Friday 30 July – King George Day

Speed is perhaps more routinely associated with motorsport in the Goodwood area but it has been hard to beat the pace set by Battash in recent years, winning the King  George’s Stake four times.

The seven-race Friday card at Goodwood includes no less than four at group-race level and will be brimming with star quality.

Start Time (GMT) Race Distance
13:50 Unibet Goodwood Handicap (Class 2) 2m4f134y
14:25 The Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (Class 1) (Group 3) 1m
15:00 The Golden Mile Handicap Stakes (Class 2) 1m
15:35 The King George Qatar Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2) 5f
16:10 The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes (Class 1) (Group 3) 1m4f
16:45 Nursery Handicap Stakes (Class 2) 6f
17:20 Tatler Handicap (Class 3) 1m3f44y

Day 5: Saturday 31 July – Stewards’ Cup Day

The highlight on the final afternoon is the cavalry charge that is the Stewards’ Cup over six-furlongs. The tough handicap routinely attracts a bumper entry and has a first prize in excess of ÂŁ155,000.

The mercurial Frankie Dettori has won this tough prize twice since 2015 on board Magical Memory and Lancelot Du Lac.

Also on Saturday is the Group 2 Gordon Stakes over a mile and a half, a contest that iconic trainer Sir Michael Stoute has won a landmark ten times in his career.

Start Time (GMT) Race Distance
13:50 The Unibet Stewards’ Sprint Handicap Stakes (Class 2) (Consolation Race for The Stewards’ Cup) 6f
14:25 The Unibet Summer Handicap Stakes (Class 2) 1m6f
15:00 The Qatar Lillie Langrty Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2) 1m6f
15:35 The Unibet Stewards’ Cup (Class 2) (Heritage Handicap) 6f
16:10 Thames Material Handicap Stakes (Class 2) 7f
16:45 The British European Breeders Fund EBF Maiden Stakes (Class 2) 1m4f
17:20 Signature Apprentice Handicap Stakes (Class 3) 1m1f

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