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 2001 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 HUGS DANCER Dean McKeown James Given 4-8st 4lbs J G White 11/1
2 GRACILIS Kieren Fallon Alan Swinbank Michael H Watt 2/1 fav
3 RENAISSANCE LADY Matthew Henry David Arbuthnot Alan A Wright 16/1
4 ALCAYDE Chris Catlin John Akehurst A D Spence 12/1
5 SHARAF Jamie Mackay Amanda Perrett Mrs A E Chapman 33/1
6 PRIDE OF INDIA Pat Eddery John Dunlop Sir Gordon Brunton 7/1
7 LAFFAH Franny Norton Gary Moore Richard Green Fine Painting 8/1
8 JACK DAWSON Ted Durcan John Berry The Premier Cru 11/1
9 GENERAL JACKSON Alan Daly Jane Southcombe Vivant & VRV Partnership 16/1
10 ALRISHA Darryll Holland David Elsworth Mrs R F Lowe 12/1
11 MONTE CARLO Dane O'Neill Les Hall Mr J Daniels 50/1
12 KEEP IKIS Paul Fessey Mrs Mary Reveley T McGoran 14/1
13 COURSE DOCTOR David KInsella Alan Dickman Mike Smallman 33/1
14 CLANDESTINE John Reid Nichy Henderson Brian & Gwen Griffiths 33/1
This race took place on Wednesday 1st August 2001 over 2 miles 4 furlongs. It was valued at £24,960 (equivalent to £37,800 in 2021) Over round 119%