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 1848 Handicap 2 miles
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 CHANTICLEER Marlow 5-9st 2lbs Mr Merry 6/1
2 PLAUDIT J Prince 6-7st 5lbs Lord Eglinton 7/1
3 REMEMBRANCE Dockeray 3-5st 2lbs Mr Shelley 8/1
4 BANTAM Sly 5-7st 12lbs Mr Courtenay 50/1
5 DIPLOMATIST Nat Flatman 4-7st 11lbs Mr Verity 50/1
6 THE TARTAR A Day 4-7st 7lbs Mr John Barham Day 33/1
7 SHERATON W Marson 5-6st 13lbs Mr Stephenson 20/1
8 RAISTHORP G Oates 4-6st 12lbs Mr Woffinden 25/1
9 GAIETY Charlton 4-6st 8lb Sir Charles Monck 9/1
10 PILLIAGE Rodney 4-6st 3lbs Mr Drinkald 6/1
11 FERN Fenn 3-6st 0lbs Major Pitt 20/1
12 TARELLA Pearl 4-5st 13lbs Mr Shelley 20/1
13 CHAT Wakefield junior 3-5st 13lbs Mr George Osbaldeston 20/1
14 MILLWOOD G Sharp 4-5st 12lbs Sir Joseph Hawley 20/1
15 LATITAT W Treen junior 3-5st 2lbs Lord Strathmore 50/1
16 REFLECTION Collins 3-4st 10lbs Duke of Richmond 3/1 fav
This race took place on Wednesday 26th July 1848 and was a subscription race of 25 sovereigns each. There were 123 subscribers and it was valued at 300 guineas (equivalent to £41,000 in 2021) Over round 124%