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 Handicap 1992 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 BARDOLPH Richard Quinn Paul Cole 5-8st 10lbs Sir George Meyrick 13/2
2 FARSI Willie Ryan Reg Hollinshead J F Bower 9/1
3 GOOD HAND Nick Connorton J W Watts Mrs Maureen Haggas 7/1
4 MASTER FOODBROKER John Williams David Elsworth Food Brokers Ltd 25/1
5 RETOUCH J D Smith Paul Cole Simon Wingfield Digby 9/1
6 ACCESS SKI Nigel Day Ron Boss Miss Elaine Williams 33/1
7 GONDOLIER Pat Eddery Sir Henry Cecil Lord Howard De Walden 100/30 fav
8 HAITHAM John Reid Reg Akehurst Norman Barnes 13/2
9 MY CHIARA Bryn Crossley Peter Bevan A Eaton 10/1
10 SKISURF Brett Doyle Clive Brittain Dowager Lady Beaverbrook 12/1
11 CHASMARELLA Ernie Johnson A R Davison Mrs C J Fortescue 200/1
12 MR TAYLOR Jimmy Quinn Hugh Collingridge Ian Forbes 66/1
13 GO SOUTH Willie Carson John Jenkins Mr R Philip 9/1
This race took place on Wednesday 29th July 1992 over 2 miles 4 furlongs. It was valued at £11,160 (equivalent to £19,900 in 2021) Over round 118%