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 1867 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 GOMERA George Fordham 5-9st 0lbs Duke of Beaufort 5/1
2 VIDI Wyatt 3-5st 10lbs Mr E Green 20/1
3 LA DAUPHINE H Covey 4-6st 11lbs Mr R Ten Broeck 25/1
4 JEZABEL Huxtable 4-7st 5lbs Mr Dyson 6/1
5 DOURO Murray 4-7st 2lbs Mr E Brayley 20/1
6 CLARICE C Gray 3-6st 13lbs Mr T Parr 10/1
7 WILD BRIAR Cameron 4-6st 0lbs Mr Richard Naylor 100/6
8 VEDETTE Colt Peppler 3-6st 9lbs Lord Westmorland 9/1
9 GUY OF WARWICK Butler 3-5st 12lbs Mr Joseph Dawson 20/1
10 VICI Quince 3-5st 10lbs Mr G Hodgman 7/2 fav
11 PRIMROSE Hammond 3-5st 10lbs Mr H Savile 40/1
12 PAKRITA Hudson 3-5st 7lbs Mr H Marsh 15/1
This race took place on Wednesday 31st July 1867 and was a subscription race of 25 sovereigns each. There were 78 subscribers and it was valued at 300 guineas (equivalent to £36,000 in 2021) Over round 106%