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 2017 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 COOL SKY Josephine Gordon Ian Williams 8-8st 2lbs Norte Sur Partnership 25/1
2 AURORA GRAY Silvestre De Sousa Hughie Morrison Wardley Bloodstock 13/2
3 ARTHUR MCBRIDE Harry Bentley Nigel Twiston Davies John Gaughan & Rob Rexton 9/1
4 TAWS John Egan Rod Millman R & Mrs J Arrowsmith 9/1
5 DENMEAD David Egan John Butler Noel Kelly & John O'Donnell 16/1
6 FREDERIC Graham Lee Keith Dalgleish Paul & Claire Rooney 14/1
7 SUEGIOO Tony Hamilton Richard Fahey Dr Marwan Koukash 14/1
8 GUARD OF HONOUR Pat Cosgrave George Baker Mrs L M Sherwood 20/1
9 GOLDEN DOYEN Luke Morris Philip Hobbs Merry Old Souls 9/1
10 HAWKERLAND George Wood Marcus Tregoning Guy Brook 11/2 fav
11 STAR RIDER Adam Kirby Hughie Morrison Ben & Sir Martyn Arbib 15/2
12 OCTOBER STORM Nathan Evans Mick Channon Jon & Julia Aisbitt 10/1
13 AKAVIT Jane Alliott Ed De Giles Simon Treacher & Partner 16/1
14 RED RANNAGH Franny Norton David Simcock Mrs Fitri Hay 16/1
15 SUNBLAZER Joshua Bryan Kim Bailey Norman Carter 50/1
This race took place on Wednesday 2nd August 2017 over 2 miles 4 furlongs. It was valued at £31,125 (equivalent to £33,600 in 2021) Over round 122%