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 1998 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 PUTERI WENTWORTH Jimmy Fortune Gay Kelleway 4-8st 6lbs Sultan Ahmad Shah 10/1
2 ETTERBY PARK Darryll Holland Mark Johnston Mr & Mrs G Middlebrook 8/1
3 DOVEDON STAR Frankie Dettori A Kelleway Michael Whatley 9/2 jt fav
4 LORD JIM David harrison Lord Huntingdon Mrs S Y Thomas 7/1
5 BOWCLIFFE COURT Richard Quinn John Akehurst A D Spence 10/1
6 ROYAL CROWN John Reid Clive Brittain Michael H Watt 20/1
7 GALAPINO Allan Mackay Mick Channon Glendale Partnership 11/1
8 SHADIRWAN Neil Pollard Amanda Perrett Clive Batt 20/1
9 THE BLUES ACADEMY Adrian McCarthy Mark Buckley C C Buckley 25/1
10 GEORGIA VENTURE Richard Mullen S Woods Dr Frank Chao 9/1
11 NANTON POINT Jimmy Quinn Lady Herries High Flying Partnership 9/2 jt fav
This race took place on Wednesday 29th July 1998 over 2 miles 4 furlongs. It was valued at £14,410 (equivalent to £22,600 in 2021) Over round 110%