Goodwood Racecourse is among the finest of settings for flat-racing in England, with panoramic views stretching out across the world-famous Sussex Downs.
Goodwood traditionally races from late spring through until October, with their sparkling highlight being the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting in late July/early August.
Located some five-miles from Chichester in West Sussex, Goodwood features a daunting straight six-furlongs for sprints, while it has a tight right-handed loop to accommodate longer races. Unusually, the start for the famous Goodwood Cup is located close to the winning post in front of the stands, and the field travels back down the track before completing the loop.
The highlights of Glorious Goodwood are a trio of Group 1 events – the Sussex Stakes, the Goodwood Cup and the Nassau Stakes. The final day of the Festival – on the Saturday – is headlined by the spectacular Stewards’ Cup – a six-furlong handicap that routinely attracts a field of close to 30 runners.
Goodwood is widely regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular racecourses in terms of views. The various enclosures offer all strands of raceday experiences for the crowds that flock to this bastion of the British summer.
Racing has been happening for more than two centuries at this track, and the ‘Glorious Goodwood Festival’ grew throughout the 19th century with King Edward VII, a regular attendee, famously dubbing it “a garden party with racing tacked on”. In modern times, the meeting regularly attracts more than 100,000 racegoers across its five days.
Goodwood during the Glorious Festival is a hive of high-end fashion and style. Dress to impress is the clear message for patrons ahead of their afternoon on the Downs, where the ‘Goodwood Look’ is fabled, and the racecourse offers a range of fashion tips and hints.
The most stylish and exclusive enclosure at Goodwood and the ultimate experience for racegoers at this iconic venue.
Slightly less formal feel compared to the Richmond Enclosure, racegoers have covered seating options with superb views of the Parade Ring and winning post as well as bars, restaurants and casual dining options.
The most relaxed of the Goodwood Enclosures on raceday, the Lennox is always a popular spot for families, with a large children’s playground and expanses of grassy picnic areas.
Reserved parking with a view over the racecourse for families looking to enjoy the Goodwood experience with picnics and view of the track.