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 1995 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 IMAD Dale Gibson J White 5-7st 12lbs Alan Brackley 16/1
2 UPPER MOUNT CLAIR Jimmy Quinn Clive Brittain C E Brittain 12/1
3 SALAMAN Michael Roberts John Dunlop Lady Cohen 4/1
4 HARLESTONE BROOK Willie Carson John Dunlop John Dunlop 7/4 fav
5 NAWAR Dane O'Neill John Jenkins T Long 25/1
6 TAMARPOUR Tony McGlone Martin Pipe Frank A Farrant 8/1
7 BARDOLPH Chris Rutter Paul Cole Sir George Meyrick 15/2
8 ASTROLABE Brett Doyle Barry Hills R D Hollingsworth 9/1
This race took place on Wednesday 26th July 1995 over 2 miles 4 furlongs. It was valued at £12,427 (equivalent to £20,600 in 2021) Over round 107%