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 (Plate) 1906 Handicap 2 miles
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 WINWICK J Plant 4-6st 13lbs (J Dawson) Lord Ellesmere 25/1
2 SANDBOY D Maher 5-8st 4lbs Mr Imber 9/1
3 ST WULFRAN H Randall 4-8st 0lbs Mr H Lindemere 100/6
4 BANANA C Trigg 4-7st 1lbs Lord Harewood 8/1
5 PRADELLA O Madden aged-8st 12lbs Mr W M G Singer 100/14
6 OUTBREAK W Halsey 4-8st 7lbs Mr Robert Sherwood 8/1
7 NORMAN MINT J Howard 3-6st 0lbs Mr A E Bowen 20/1
8 RIVER T Jennings 3-6st 4lbs Mr Leopold de Rothschild 25/1
9 GOURD E Lancaster 4-6st 8lbs Lord Derby 25/1
10 HAMMERKOP B Dillon 6-9st 3lbs Major Eustace Loder 3/1
11 GOLDEN MEASURE W Higgs 4-7st 10lbs Mr J Buchanan 5/2 fav
12 BONAR F Templeman 4-6st 0lbs Mr C Bewicke 25/1
This race took place on Wednesday 1st August 1906 and was a subscription race of 10 sovereigns each. It was valued at 1000 sovereigns (equivalent to £142,000 in 2021) Over round 126%