Goodwood Stakes

The Goodwood Stakes (Handicap) is the second oldest race still staged at the Glorious Goodwood Festival having first been run in 1823 in its current format. However, some might claim that it is the oldest race, since a Goodwood Stakes over 2 miles was staged at the 1811 meeting, a year before the inaugural running of the present day Goodwood Cup, while others would assert that a Goodwood Silver Cup was first held in 1808. It is a handicap for 3-year-olds and above over 2miles 5 furlongs, although it has fluctuated between 2 miles 5 furlongs and 2 miles throughout its history, and is currently contested over 2 miles 4 furlongs and 134 yards, making it a wonderful spectacle for the crowd, as it starts in front of the stands and is the longest presently run at the Festival.
Early history:-The inaugural running of the Goodwood Stakes was on Tuesday 12th August 1823 when the Duke of Richmond's Dandizette defeated Lord Egremont's Young Gohanna colt, although on the same card the Old Goodwood Club Stakes saw Lord Egremont’s Elfrid beat Mr C Day's Victorine.

Goodwood Stakes 1832 Handicap 2 miles
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 LUCETTA T Robinson 6-9st 5lbs Sir M Wood 7/2 co fav
2 CHANGELING Edwards 4-6st 8lbs Mr J H Peel 100/8
3 SARPEDON Nat Flatman 4-8st 13lbs General Grosvenor 100/8
4 CIUDAD RODRIGO Arthur Pavis 4-8st 7lbs Captain Byng 100/8
5 CATHERINE A Lad 4-7st 0lbs Mr Hill 7/2 co fav
6 LUCY J Chapple 3-6st 10lbs Mr J H Peel 10/1
7 PEDRO Jem Robinson 4-6st 9lbs Lord Tavistock 100/8
8 RATTLE C Edwards 3-6st 4lbs Mr Rush 100/8
9 TOM THUMB Sister Sim Templeman 3-6st 4lbs Lord Egremont 100/8
10 SULTAN Filly Tait 3-5st 10lbs Mr Kent 100/8
11 GIANTESS Sam Day 3-5st 5lbs Mr Cosby 100/8
12 SCHOOLMASTER Wright 3-5st 0lbs Lord Tavistock 100/8
DNF SHARK Captain Berkeley 5-8st 9lb Mr Isaac Day 7/2 co fav
This race took place on Wednesday 15th August 1832 and was a subscription race of 25 sovereigns each. There were 69 subscribers and it was valued at 300 guineas (equivalent to £35,000 in 2021) Over round 147%