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 1935 Handicap 2 miles 3 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 HOPLITE Harry Wragg Cottrill 4-8st 11lbs Captain Montagu 100/6
2 CLARAN F Fox Gooch Mr H Sutton 6/1
3 MALLIN Doug Smith Thrale Mr T Ellis 20/1
4 MOSSORO R A Jones F Templeman Colonel F J Lundgren 20/1
5 GAINSLAW Charlie Smirke Digby Mr H J Simms 20/1
6 TRAPPER F Lane Snow Miss Dorothy Paget 100/8
7 DAMASCUS Gordon Richards George Lambton Mr George Lambton 9/4 fav
8 DEMOCRAT S Donoghue Cundell Mrs Corlette Glorney 100/6
9 ROI DE PARIS J Dines D-Pennant Mrs F Saynor-Rowson 20/1
10 MELDRUM J Sirett Boyd-Rochfort Mr W Murray 100/9
11 TIMOGUE W Gilchrist James Mr H B Brandt 100/9
12 WATERTIGHT Humphrey Foster Digby Mr F W Dennis 100/7
13 FLAM A Richardson F Templeman Mr J W Lloyd 100/9
14 HAPPI Eph Smith Jack Jarvis Sir Laurence Philipps 10/1
This race took place on Wednesday 31st July 1935 and was a subscription race of 10 sovereigns each. It was valued at £1000 (equivalent to £130,000 in 2021) Over round 127%