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 1882 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 FORTISSIMO George Fordham 4-8st 3lbs Mr Joseph Davis 100/30 fav
2 REVELLER John Osborne 6-8st 3lbs Mr R Jardine 7/1
3 ISABEAU Jimmy Woodburn 3-6st 3lbs Mr H E Tidy 7/1
4 PETRONEL Fred Archer 5-8st 12lbs Duke of Beaufort 6/1
5 EXETER Rossiter 6-8st 8lbs Mr C Blanton 20/1
6 PRESTONPANS R Wyatt 5-8st 7lbs Mr F Gretton 9/1
7 BERZENCZE Giles 6-8st 5lbs Count Festetics 100/6
8 CORRIE ROY C Wood 4-8st 0lbs Mr W S Crawfurd 50/1
9 PRIVATEER G Barrett 4-7st 12lbs Mr R Jarmess 100/7
10 BOISTEROUS S Loates 6-6st 4lbs Mr W Tatham 7/1
11 LADY ANNE F Barrett 3-5st 10lbs Mr C Perkins 25/1
This race took place on Tuesday 25th July 1882 and was a subscription race of 25 sovereigns each. There were 38 subscribers and it was valued at 300 guineas (equivalent to £39,000 in 2021) Over round 108%