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 1984 Handicap 2 miles 3 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 ACK ACK REGIMENT Richard Fox Paul Cole 4-7st 13lbs Dr K Menon 6/1
2 FLEETING KNIGHT Pat Eddery John Dunlop Mr P Winfield 8/1
3 SNEAK PREVIEW Tyrone Williams Henry Candy Mr H Gross 7/1
4 RIKKI TAVI Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Mr A Boon 9/2 jt fav
5 FORTUNES GUEST Simon Whitworth Rod Simpson Mr V Advani 9/2 jt fav
6 CENTROLINE John Lowe C A Bell Mr A Bingley 16/1
7 AMERICK Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Mrs M Watson Smyth 8/1
8 KINGSWICK Lester Piggott Naughton Mr G Greenwood 12/1
9 CAMACHO Nicky Carlisle Cotterell Mr J Boswell 20/1
10 QUITE A NIGHT Brian Rouse Oughton Mr G Radmore 20/1
11 APPEAL TO ME Gay Kelleway Paul Kelleway Mr G Kaye 11/1
12 ALMIGHTY ZEUS D Brown David Elsworth Mr D Hodges 66/1
This race took place on Wednesday 1st August 1984 over 2 miles 3 furlongs. It was valued at £7,557 (equivalent to £19,700 in 2021) Over round 120%