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 2020 Handicap 2 miles 4 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 JUST HUBERT Tom Marquand William Muir 4-8st 8lbs Foursome Thoroughbreds 25/1
2 ROCHESTER HOUSE Silvestre De Sousa Mark Johnston John Brown & Megan Dennis 6/1
3 SMART CHAMPION Callum Shepherd David Simcock John Cook & Partner 13/2
4 THE GRAND VISIR Richard kingscote Ian Williams Andy Bell & Fergus Lyons 14/1
5 AUTHORS DREAM David Egan William Knight Mr & Mrs Conroy 50/1
6 TRUE DESTINY Jason Watson Roger Charlton Sultan Ahmad Sha 100/30 fav
7 OLEG Hollie Doyle Paul Nicholls Middleham Park Racing 4/1
8 SUMMER MOON Joe Fanning Mark Johnston The Originals 13/2
9 COEUR DE LION Thore Hammer Hansen Alan King The Barbury Boys 12/1
10 ITS'AFREEBEE Angus Villiers Richard Spencer Rebel Jumping 66/1
11 BLUE LAUREATE James Doyle Ian Williams A Dale 20/1
12 SEINESATIONAL Luke Morris William Knight One Day Rodney Partnership 14/1
13 STONIFIC Martin Dwyer David O'Meara Rasio Cymru & Hurn Racing Club 33/1
14 CLIFFS OF DOONEEN Harry Bentley Ralph Beckett Anagram Partnership 33/1
15 HARBOUR FRONT Kieran O'Neill Robyn Brisland Mrs Jackie Cornwell 66/1
This race took place on Wednesday 29th July 2020 over 2 miles 4 furlongs. It was valued at £18,675 (equivalent to £19,200 in 2021) Over round 125%