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 1924 Handicap 2 miles 3 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Age/weight Owner
1 LONDON CRY Archibald 5-8st 8lbs (R Marsh) HM The King 100/9
2 BODDAM G Richards 5-7st 10lbs Mr A Tennant 100/6
3 BOLET SATAN Vic Smyth 5-8st 7lbs Mrs S Rowson 5/1 jt fav
4 FLINT JACK G Smith 7-9st 0lbs Mr G Plevins 100/8
5 CEINTURON B Carslake 6-8st 12lbs Lord Derby 9/1
6 MIZZEN MAST Lister 6-8st 4lbs Lady Nelson 100/8
7 PORTLIGHT McLachlan 4-8st 2lbs Mr S Joel 6/1
8 APRON M Beary 4-8st 0lbs Sir Abe Bailey 100/6
9 KWANNON Elliott 4-7st 13lbs Mr Washington Singer 10/1
10 BATTLESHIP McLachlan junior 3-7st 10lbs Mr S Joel 100/6
11 PERPENDICULAR S Donoghue 4-7st 7lbs Mr G Robinson 5/1 jt fav
12 PETER PAR Charlie Smirke 4-7st 7lbs Mr Humphreys 100/6
13 SATIRA G Walsh 3-7st 1lb Mr F Travers 100/6
This race took place on Wednesday 30th July 1924 and was a subscription race of 10 sovereigns each. It was valued at £1000 (equivalent to £130,000 in 2021) Over round 120%