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 1929 Handicap 2 miles 3 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 CLEAR CASH F Fox Owen Anthony 4-7st 9lbs Sir John Grey 13/8 fav
2 TROUBADOUR M Beary Atty Persse Mr C Glorney 100/8
3 DAZZLER A Burns Walsh Mr P J Benson 25/1
4 JUGO R Dick Walter Nightingall Mr T Richards 20/1
5 DARK HILLOCK Harry Wragg R W Colling Baron Baeyens 100/9
6 ALACRITY Dick Perryman C Leader Lord Beaverbrook 4/1
7 WEST WICKLOW C Ray L Todd Mr D O'M Leahy 20/1
8 MOUNTAIN LAD F Lane Gooch Mr H C Sutton 10/1
9 GOODWIN K Robertson Watson Mr A de Rothschild 20/1
10 HOT SPRINGS A Wragg Ossie Bell Sir H Cunliffe-Owen 20/1
11 MOUNT HAWKE W Stephenson J Scott Mr H Simmonds 25/1
12 PONOROGO J Sirett Ossie Bell Lt-Colonel D Bingham 100/6
13 BLOCKHEAD W Alford C Leader Colonel M Hughes 100/1
14 ROYAL REPOSE F Sharpe Sneyd Mr J M Woodville 100/1
This race took place on Wednesday 31st July 1929 and was a subscription race of 10 sovereigns each. It was valued at £1000 (equivalent to £130,000 in 2021) Over round 120%