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 2002 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 HUGS DANCER Dean McKeown James Given 5-9st 6lbs J G White 7/2 fav
2 GREENHOPE Kieren Fallon Nicky Henderson L & G Wilson, M Landau 5/1
3 MANA D'ARGENT Keith Dalgleish Mark Johnston Daniel A Cooper 9/2
4 ALBERICH Luke Fletcher Tony Newcombe J David Abell 14/1
5 ARABIAN MOON Darryll Holland Simon Dow No Dramas Partnership 20/1
6 GALLEON BEACH Richard Quinn A Streeter Centour Racing 10/1
7 LORD JIM Eddie Ahern Gerard Butler Mrs S Y Thomas 14/1
8 AMBRY Francis Ferris Gary Moore Raymond & Ms A Gross 50/1
9 FATEHALKHAIR Paul Hanagan Brian Ellison R Wagner 20/1
10 KALUANA COURT Richard Thomas Richard Price Derek & Cheryl Holder 14/1
11 XELLANCE Johnny Murtagh Barry Leavy Five Nations Partnership 16/1
PU GRAND FROMAGE John Carroll Paul Webber Mrs J K Powell 8/1
This race took place on Wednesday 31st July 2002 over 2 miles 4 furlongs. It was valued at £21,750 (equivalent to £32,600 in 2021) Over round 115%