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 2010 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 GHIMAAR Eddie Ahern Nicky Henderson 5-9st 7lbs Martin George 6/1 fav
2 JUNIOR Seb Sanders David Pipe Middleham Park Racing 13/2
3 RELATIVE STRENGTH David Probert Andrew Balding D H Caslon 20/1
4 LADY ECLAIR Joe Fanning Mark Johnston Netherfield House Stud 13/2
5 AMBROSE PRINCESS Hayley Turner Michael Scumamore The Yes No Wait Sorries 18/1
6 HOLLINS Frankie Dettori Micky Hammond R D Bickenson 12/1
7 MITH HILL Chris Catlin Ian Williams P J Vogt 50/1
8 BADDAM Paul Hanagan Ian Williams N Martin 12/1
9 ON TERMS Tom Queally Simon Dow S Dow 22/1
10 THEOLA Pat Cosgrave Mark Tompkins E Buddle 12/1
11 DREAM CHAMPION Kieren Fallon Tony Martin Mrs Mac Partnership 11/1
12 MARKINGTON Jim Crowley Peter Bowen Ron Stepney 17/2
13 CURACAO Neil Callan Amanda Perrett Mrs S Conway, Combelands 33/1
14 MISSION CONTROL Nicky Mackay Tim Vaughan M Khan X2 16/1
15 GEE DEE NEN Ryan Moore Gary Moore Chris Duggan & Brnedan Gilligan 18/1
16 HEARTHSTEAD DREAM Liam Keniry Gordon Elliott M J Wasylocha 66/1
17 ENJOY THE MOMENT Fergus Sweeney Jamie Osborne Mrs Julie Wilson & Martin Landau 33/1
18 EXCELSIOR ACADEMY Martin Dwyer Brian Meehan Lady Ludlow of Lothiemay 20/1
19 ACAMBO Jimmy Fortune David Pipe W H Simpson 50/1
20 BACKBORD William Buick Lucy Wadham Mr & Mrs J Timmons 33/1
This race took place on Wednesday 28th July 2010 over 2 miles 4 furlongs. It was valued at £31,155 (equivalent to £38,900 in 2021) Over round 128%