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 2011 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 HOLLINS Paul Hanagan Micky Hammond 7-8st 10lbs R D Bickenson 20/1
2 SEASIDE SIZZLER Jim Crowley Ralph Beckett I J Heseltine 14/1
3 EXEMPLARY Silvestre De Sousa Mark Johnston Dr Marwan Koukash 16/1
4 BOW TO NO ONE Harry Bentley Alan Jarvis A L R Morton 12/1
5 COSIMO DE MEDICI Richard Hughes Hughie Morrison Bevan, Doyle, Lawrence 9/1
6 BOWDLER'S MAGIC Neil Callan Mark Johnston Paul Dean 12/1
7 LIBERATE Jamie Spencer Philip Hobbs Mrs Diana Whateley 6/1 jt fav
8 ROYAL DIAMOND George Baker Jonjo O'Neill Andrew Tinkler 12/1
9 DAZINSKI Kieren Fallon Mark Tompkins Mrs Beryl Lockey 16/1
10 L FRANK BAUM Jimmy Fortune Gay Kelleway Aussie Connection 25/1
11 TROVARE Pat Dobbs Amanda Perrett John Connolly 16/1
12 MY ARCH Tom Queally Ollie Pears J & Mrs M Spensley 10/1
13 ADDWAITYA Ian Mongan Laura Mongan Les McLaughlin 20/1
14 JOHN FORBES Tom Eaves Brian Ellison Brian Ellison 20/1
15 SOUTER POINT David Probert Tony Carroll Centaur Group Partnership 50/1
16 HEROSTATUS Richard Hills Mark Johnston Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed 28/1
17 RASLAN Adam Beschizza David Pipe D J Reid 33/1
18 SPIRIT OF ADJISA Ryan Moore Tim Vaughan Darr, Johnson, Weston, Whitaker 6/1 jt fav
19 FONT Richard Kingscote Lawney Hill Alan Hill & Simon Florey 25/1
This race took place on Wednesday 27th July 2011 over 2 miles 4 furlongs. It was valued at £18,675 (equivalent to £22,300 in 2021) Over round 126%