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 1982 Handicap 2 miles 3 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 ATLANTIC TRAVELLER Edward Hide J Watts 5-8st 7lbs Mr C Campbell Golding 17/2
2 BARON BLAKENEY Steve Cauthen Martin Pipe Mr B Wheatley 12/1
3 DRAGON PALACE Lester Piggott Michael Jarvis Mrs P Yong 4/1
4 FALLEN ANGEL Billy Newnes Henry Candy Mr J Heyworth 5/2 fav
5 ANOTHER SAM Brian Rouse Richard Hannon Mr J Norman 7/1
6 KINGS COLLEGE BOY Paul Cook Nick Vigors Mr H Thomson 10/1
7 SULZANO Dean McKeown William Hastings-Bass Mr D Allen 15/2
8 POPSIS JOY Willie Carson M Haynes Mr V Lawson 15/2
This race took place on Wednesday 28th July 1982 over 2 miles 3 furlongs. It was valued at £5,879 (equivalent to £16,800 in 2021) Over round 112%