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 1964 Handicap 2 miles 3 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 TREE LEOPARD Joe Mercer W Hern 5-8st 8lbs Lord Durham 100/8
2 GOLD AURA Ron Hutchinson Boyd-Rochfort HM The Queen 5/1
3 SEA LEOPARD W Jesse Todd Mrs K Mackenzie 5/1
4 DELEMERE Des Cullen W Stephenson Mary Lady Delamere 9/2 jt fav
5 PERDITION D W Morris P Dawson Mr J Pratt 100/8
6 UTRILLO Scobie Breasley Richards Mr J Gerber 9/2 jt fav
7 BAROLO Greville Starkey Dave Thom Mr R Finch 10/1
8 OROFINO Doug Smith I Walker Mr C Walker 100/6
9 LOST PROPERTY Geoff Lewis Ashworth Mr G Freeman 100/6
10 THE WOLF B Hicks Bartholomew Mr E Piller 25/1
11 COURTERANI Ginn Bill Wightman Mrs W Stirland 25/1
This race took place on Wednesday 29th July 1964 and was a subscription race of 10 sovereigns each. It was valued at £1574 (equivalent to £38,000 in 2021) Over round 113%