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) 1914 Handicap 2 miles 3 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 COLLODION Dave Dick 3-6st 7lbs (Reg Day) Mr G Faber 100/8
2 NIMULE J Prout 4-7st 3lbs Mr Arthur James 100/8
3 JOHN AMENDALL T Waggott 5-8st 6lbs Mr E de Mestre 7/2 fav
4 EQUITABLE A Whalley 5-8st 0lbs Mr Leopold de Rothschild 20/1
5 MILLPOND P Allden 3-6st 5lbs Lord Cholmondeley 20/1
6 ANNECY S Donoghue 5-9st 0lbs Mr C Burn 9/2
7 WAVELETS BOY R Stokes 4-7st 1lbs Mr J Buchanan 20/1
8 FORTYFOOT R Cooper 4-7st 11lbs Mr J A de Rothschild 9/1
9 AGNATE M Wing 5-7st 4lbs Lord Decles 7/1
10 RATHLEA J Clark aged-8st 6lbs Mr T Nolan 25/1
11 VERMOUTH H Robbins 4-7st 6lbs Mr Heybourn 25/1
12 NIGHT HAWK H Jones 4-8st 12lbs Colonel Hall Walker 100/7
13 HARVEST N Spear 4-7st 5lbs Mr Broome 100/8
14 PALAMON J Plant 3-6st 9lbs Lord M Beresford 25/1
This race took place on Wednesday 29th July 1914 and was a subscription race of 10 sovereigns each. It was valued at 815 sovereigns (equivalent to £106,000 in 2021) Over round 120%