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 2005 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 AFRAD Kieren Fallon Nicky Henderson 4-9st 7lbs The Not Afraid Partnership 5/1 fav
2 TEN CARAT Richard Hughes Amanda Perrett Prince Khaled Abdullah 14/1
3 THEATRE John Egan Jamie Poulton Chris Steward 14/1
4 FORTUNE ISLAND Jimmy Fortune Martin Pipe J Brown & M Blackburn 8/1
5 CIRCASSIAN Seb Sanders Sir Mark Prescott Lady Katharine Watts 7/1
6 HISTORIC PLACE Steve Drowne Jonathan Geake G B Balding 11/2
7 BOBSLEIGH David Kinsell Stuart Howe Mrs V W Jones 28/1
8 MOONSHINE BEACH Darren Williams Peter Hiatt Mrs Kerry Lewis 14/1
9 RANDOM QUEST Ryan Moore Bernard Llewellyn Terry Warner 14/1
10 JAYER GILLES Richard Thomas Dr Jeremy Naylor Mrs Susan Brimble 25/1
11 ESTABLISHMENT Chris Catlin Charles Cyzer Mrs Charles Cyzer 25/1
12 KALUANA COURT James Doyle Richard Price Derek & Cheryl Holder 40/1
13 FOURTH DIMENSION Adrian Nicholls David Nicholls The McCauley Boys 20/1
14 FRONTLINEFINACIER Francis Ferris N I M Rossiter Mrs E Rossiter 14/1
This race took place on Wednesday 27th July 2005 over 2 miles 4 furlongs. It was valued at £23,200 (equivalent to £33,100 in 2021) Over round 114%