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 1932 Handicap 2 miles 3 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 FORUM II Bill Rickaby C Leader 5-6st 8lbs Captain R Wilson 20/1
2 SANDY LASHES B Rosen Cundell Mrs Long 11/4 fav
3 CASTLEDERG A Burns H Davis Mrs Whitelaw 25/1
4 NITSICHIN Cliff Richards Thrale Mr D S Kennedy 7/1
5 ARCTIC STAR Dick Perryman Walter Nightingall Mr A L Duggan 10/1
6 SANDALS Gordon Richards Boyd-Rochfort Lady Zia Wernher 4/1
7 LORD NUGENT Fred Rickaby Barrett Marquis de San Miguel 100/9
8 THIRD DEGREE J Sirett Cottrill Sir Leonard Brassey 25/1
9 ROI DE PARIS J Dines D-Pennant Mr J Cooper 10/1
10 WILLY P A Richardson Stedall Mr O Martin Smith 100/7
11 ROMAN II C Roberts Tabor Mrs C Evans 25/1
12 BILL FALLOCH F Sharpe F Morgan Mr A E Berry 25/1
13 SUMMER PRINCESS F Hunter Barclay Mr Charles Gulliver 100/8
This race took place on Wednesday 27th July 1932 and was a subscription race of 10 sovereigns each. It was valued at £1000 (equivalent to £130,000 in 2021) Over round 121%