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Arguably one of the most picturesque courses in England, Goodwood has been staging some form of Flat racing for more than 200 years though the sport of kings was introduced to the Sussex Downs by the Third Duke Of Richmond as a form of entertainment for officers of the local militia rather than a public spectacle.  It was the Earl Of Egremont who first encouraged his soldiers to race their horses at nearby Petworth Park but when there was a falling out, the Duke Of Richmond stepped in and ‘The Harroway’ was born. The Duke’s ancestors still own the Goodwood estate and administer the racecourse, which has blossomed in popularity since the Second World War and has been gradually developed over the last 40 years to become one of the UK’s premier tracks.

The course itself has a unique lay-out. There is a straight 6f but races over further start at various points on a long, right-handed loop and staying events begin on the straight course, heading in the wrong direction, before heading out into the country and joining the loop. The effect of the draw is dependent on ground conditions as soft ground can give an advantage to those drawn high as there is a pronounced gradient in the straight which affects drainage. Normally those on the inside (drawn low) in races up to a mile will be able to avoid racing wide into the straight. Races over 5f suit the speedier types as it is downhill all the way to finishing line from beyond the 4f marker.

The Sussex Stakes and Nassau Stakes are Goodwood’s only Group 1 races but the former has only attracted small fields in recent years. Other notable races include the Celebration Mile, King George Stakes, Gordon Stakes, Molecomb Stakes and Richmond Stakes while the Goodwood Cup is one of the stayer’s triple crown alongside the Ascot Gold Cup and Doncaster Cup. It is also one of the highlights of Glorious Goodwood, a summer festival staged in the last week of July. The Stewards’ Cup is one of the week’s most valuable handicaps and always has a huge field facing the starter but it’s a race in which fancied horses have a remarkable recent record. Seven out of the last 10 winners have started at 10/1 or shorter but this is a race for the experienced handicapper. Four and five-year-olds dominate and no three-year-old has won since 1997.

Mark Johnston’s runners have a terrific record at the Glorious meeting but he often has multiple entries and it is not always the shortest in the betting that comes out on top. Richard Hannon’s two-year-olds and Mahmood Al Zarooni’s three-year-olds are others that come up trumps on a regular basis.

The Goodwood Estate is five miles north of Chichester in West Sussex. There is signposted access from both the A286 and A285. Chichester is the nearest main station and buses operate to the track from outside the station entrance on race days.

Sunday 15th October Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.00 Song Light 10/1 View Result
2.35 Lady Dancealot 11/8 View Result
3.10 Zoraya 8/1 View Result
3.45 Istanbul Sultan 3/1 View Result
4.20 Teofonic 3/1 View Result
4.55 Pettochside 14/1 View Result
5.25 Noble Peace 11/4 View Result
Wednesday 27th September Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.10 Race Status: Result View Result
2.40 Race Status: Dormant View Result
3.10 Race Status: Dormant View Result
3.45 Monarchs Glen 4/1 View Result
4.20 Renfrew Street 11/1 View Result
4.50 Showmethewayavrilo 14/1 View Result
5.25 Jashma 6/4 View Result
Tuesday 5th September Results
Time Winner Racecard
1.30 Red Royalist 8/1 View Result
2.05 Juliet Foxtrot 8/11 View Result
2.40 Showroom 7/2 View Result
3.15 Neola 7/2 View Result
3.50 Arthur Mc Bride 3/1 View Result
4.25 The Daley Express 7/2 View Result
5.00 Overhaugh Street 7/1 View Result
Sunday 27th August Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.10 Ibn Al Emarat 13/8 View Result
2.45 Delannoy 3/1 View Result
3.20 Novoman 9/1 View Result
3.55 Mr Red Clubs 25/1 View Result
4.30 Dutch Connection 13/8 View Result
5.05 Lady Bergamot 9/4 View Result
5.40 Operative 15/8 View Result

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