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 1835 Handicap 2 miles
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 GLAUCUS Bill Scott 5-9st 8lbs Lord Chesterfield 6/1
2 PRESERVE Nat Flatman 3-7st 10lbs Mr Greville 9/2
3 DACRE E Edwards 4-7st 12lbs Mr Greville 10/1
4 ELIZONDO F Boyce 3-7st 0lbs Duke of Richmond 12/1
5 REVENGE Mr J Bayly 5-9st 2lbs Mr Etwall 25/1
6 CECILIA P Conolly 6-8st 12lbs Mr J Finch 10/1
7 BENTLEY S Rogers 4-8st 12lbs Mr Goring 50/1
8 DATURA Bill Arnull 6-8st 10lbs Lord Exeter 20/1
9 ROADSTER T Lye aged-8st 6lbs Mr Rush 100/1
10 BUBASTES Arthur Pavis 4-8st 2lbs Colonel Peel 100/1
11 LOUISA Twitchet 4-7st 12lbs Mr Forth 7/1
12 OLYMPIC Sam Darling 4-7st 12lbs Mr J Robertson 16/1
13 FREEDOM John Day 4-7st 10lb Mr Wreford 33/1
14 NELL GWYNNE Jem Robinson 4-7st 9lb Lord Jersey 4/1 fav
This race took place on Wednesday 29th July 1835 and was a subscription race of 25 sovereigns each. There were 117 subscribers and it was valued at 300 guineas (equivalent to £43,000 in 2021) Over round 111%