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 2014 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 TEAK Silvestre De Sousa Ian Williams 7-8st 6lbs Farranamanagh 33/1
2 RAY WARD Jim Crowley David Simcock Mrs Fitri Hay 6/1
3 LONGSHADOW P J McDonald Jason Ward David Robertson & J Ward 12/1
4 BROCKWELL George Baker Tom Dascombe South Wind Racing 8/1
5 SOLAR VIEW Luke Morris Sir Mark Prescott Neil Greig Osborne House 12/1
6 PRESTO VOLANTE James Doyle Amanda Perrett Conway, Doel, Brooke, Swayne 25/1
7 MAID IN RIO Joe Fanning Mark Johnston New Fairyhouse Partnership 11/8 fav
8 SUNNY FUTURE Martin Lane Malcolm Saunders M S Saunders 50/1
9 STOPPED OUT Tom Eaves Philip Kirby Well Oiled Partnership 25/1
10 LION BEACON Seb Sanders Amanda Perrett Mrs Alexandra Chandris 25/1
11 BALLINDERRY BOY Thomas Brown Andrew Balding Rainbow Racing 20/1
PU LIEUTENANT MILLER Ryan Moore Nicky Henderson W H Ponsonby 15/2
This race took place on Wednesday 30th July 2014 over 2 miles 4 furlongs. It was valued at £24,900 (equivalent to £27,800 in 2021) Over round 116%