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 1999 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 HIGH & MIGHTY Frankie Dettori John Gosden 4-10st 0lbs Sheikh Mohammed 2/1 fav
2 MUTANASSIB Kieren Fallon Martin Pipe Malcolm B Jones 11/2
3 DANEGOLD Richard Quinn Mick Channon Circular Distributors Ltd 100/30
4 HAL HOO YAROOM Franny Norton John Jenkins R M Ellis 12/1
5 RED RAJA Jimmy Quinn Philip Mitchell Mitchell. Gerber, Cohen 20/1
6 TORY BOY Paul Fessey Ian Williams Mary Ann Properties 20/1
7 NIGELS LAD Kevin Darley Patrick Haslam N C Dunnington 9/1
8 GO BRITANNIA John Egan F Jordan Fenside Waste Management 33/1
PU DOMINANT DUCHESS Michael Hills John Hills Mrs Diana Patterson 10/1
This race took place on Wednesday 28th July 1999 over 2 miles 4 furlongs. It was valued at £14,410 (equivalent to £22,300 in 2021) Over round 112%