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 1890 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 PAPYRUS T Loates 4-7st 12lbs (J Cannon) Mr F V Gooch 7/2 fav
2 SILVER SPUR Jimmy Woodburn 4-7st 10lbs Mr John Charlton 10/1
3 BRACKLEY Colling 4-7st 4lbs Mr A W Merry 8/1
4 HINNINGTON W Blake 4-7st 1lbs Mr T Clayton 7/1
5 INGRAM H Morgan 5-9st 0lbs Lord Meuz 100/6
6 JOHN O'GAUNT R Chaloner 4-8st 0lbs Mr R Moncrieffe 100/7
7 GAY HAMPTON G Barrett 4-7st 7lbs Mr W Low 100/15
8 CARABINIER Mullen 3-7st 4lbs Duke of Beaufort 8/1
9 ZELOTES Bradbury aged-7st 3lbs Mr E Woodland 25/1
10 ARMADA Allsopp 3-7st 2lbs Mr Harding Cox 100/7
11 MEADOW BROWN W Wood 4-7st 1lb Mr J Snelling 8/1
12 POZZONNPANS J Wall 3-7st 0lbs Mr Meyrick Bankes 25/1
13 PORTIA George Chaloner 3-7st 0lbs Mr James Joicey 20/1
14 CHEVY CHASE Barnard 3-7st 0lbs Mr Harding Cox 33/1
This race took place on Wednesday 30th July 1890 and was a subscription race of 10 sovereigns each. It was valued at 300 guineas (equivalent to £38,000 in 2021) Over round 127%