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 1958 Handicap 2 miles 3 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 PREDOMINATE Eph Smith T Leader 6-8st 8lbs Mr H Joel 100/9
2 THE TUSCAR Joe Mercer Carey Mr J Lewis 100/6
3 FESTIVE J Lynch Fred Armstrong Mr C Leigh 100/7
4 L'AMIR II Scobie Breasley Nelson Sir B Mountain 7/1
5 INDUNA Purtell Cannon Maj Macdonald-Buchanana 4/1 fav
6 SANDIACRE Lester Piggott Dutton Mr M Cowley 8/1
7 CHAMANNA Greville Starkey Thompson-Jones Mrs J Rogerson 100/9
8 PORTREEVE P Robinson Gordon Richards Mr J Mullion 100/9
9 ALCASTUS W Carr George Todd Mr C Bell 100/8
10 SACAROLE D Forte D Hastings Mr H Knight 100/6
11 BOTHERED Millbanks Budgett Maj-Gen Lord Burnham 100/6
12 MALACCA III Briscoe H Price Mr N Cohen 25/1
13 KADIR CUP Ray Reader Vallance Mrs P Spicer 25/1
14 NORTH LIGHT David East J Hartigan Mr P Morris 25/1
This race took place on Wednesday 30th July 1958 and was a subscription race of 10 sovereigns each. It was valued at £1718 (equivalent to £44,000 in 2021) Over round 116%