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 2013 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 BROXBOURNE Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 4-9st 0lbs Ready to Run Partnership 7/1
2 LIEUTENANT MILLER Tom Queally Nicky Henderson W H Ponsonby 6/1 fav
3 SEASIDE SIZZLER Jim Crowley Ralph Beckett I J Heseltine 11/1
4 BEYOND CONCEIT Jamie Spencer Andrew Balding Mrs Fitri Hay 8/1
5 BROCKWELL Richard Kingscote Tom Dascombe South Wind Racing 12/1
6 HIGH OFFICE Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey Fahey Ebor Racing Club 25/1
7 SULA TWO Philip Prince Ron Hodges Richard Prince 33/1
8 MEXICALI David Probert Dean Ivory Geoff Copp & Dean Ivory 16/1
9 FIRST AVENUE Jack Mitchell Laura Mongan Mrs Laura Mongan 25/1
10 CLOUDY SPIRIT Jimmy Quinn Andrew Hollinshead Mrs Norma Harris 10/1
11 ITALIAN RIVIERA Luke Morris Sir Mark Prescott Duggan, Jarvey, McNamara 12/1
12 SOHAR Frankie Dettori James Toller G B Partnership 8/1
13 GOOD MORNING STAR Franny Norton Mark Johnston Dr Marwan Koukash 25/1
14 THE BETCHWORTH KID William Buick Michael Bell W H Ponsonby 33/1
15 ERMYN LODGE Fergus Sweeney Pat Phelan Ermyn Lodge & Heatherwood Stud 66/1
16 HEROSTATUS Kieren Fallon Jason Ward R Naylor 33/1
17 BEYOND Thomas Brown David Pipe W Frewen 12/1
18 KAZBOW Graham Lee Richard Ford Most Wanted Partnership 12/1
This race took place on Wednesday 31st July 2013 over 2 miles 4 furlongs. It was valued at £24,900 (equivalent to £28,200 in 2021) Over round 125%