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 2018 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 LIL ROCKERFELLER Silvestre De Sousa Neil King 7-8st 13lbs Davies, Smith, Govier, Brown 11/4 fav
2 ALTAAYIL Hector Crouch Gary Moore P B Moorhead 28/1
3 IMPHAL Hayley Turner Marcus Tregoning Mrs M E Slade 7/1
4 COOL SKY Josephine Gordon Ian Williams Norte Sur Partnership 12/1
5 KLOUD GATE Ryan Moore Gary Moore Hail Sargent Evans 10/1
6 NORTHWEST FRONTIER Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey Sir Robert Ogden 8/1
7 DOMINATING P J McDonald Mark Johnstone A D Spence 14/1
8 COEUR DE LION Martin Harley Alan King The Barbury Boys 11/2
9 GENERAL ALLENBY Hollie Doyle Henry Tett David Cohen 150/1
10 PIEDITA Luke Morris Sir Mark Prescott Mrs Carmen Frubeck, Denford Stud 13/2
11 ARTHUR MCBRIDE Liam Keniry Nigel Twiston Davies Rob Rexton, John Gaughan 25/1
12 DENMEAD Robert Winston John Butler John O'Donnell, Noel Kelly 20/1
13 THE SECRETS OUT Nicky Mackay Luke Dace G Collacott 100/1
14 GREAT SOUND Shane Kelly Richard Hughes Bermuda Thoroughbred Racing 50/1
This race took place on Wednesday 1st August 2018 over 2 miles 4 furlongs. It was valued at £31,125 (equivalent to £32,800 in 2021) Over round 119%