Goodwood Festival

The Goodwood Festival – popularly known as Glorious Goodwood – takes place each year in late-July/early-August, and the five-day festival is one of the highlights of the Flat season. There are three Group 1s which take place throughout the week, namely the Goodwood Cup, the Sussex Stakes and the Nassau Stakes.

The Sussex Stakes was famously dubbed as the ‘Duel on the Downs’ when Frankel and Canford Cliffs went head to head in 2011, and has kept the name since, with other clashes including Toronado and Dawn Approach in 2013, and Kingman and Toronado in 2014. Away from the pattern races, Glorious Goodwood also plays host to the Stewards’ Cup, one of the most competitive sprint handicaps of the year, with a maximum field of 28 runners.

 

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Goodwood Festival Top Trainer

Sir Michael Stoute – 80 winners

Mark Johnston – 78 winners

 

Goodwood Festival Top Jockey

Frankie Detttori – 69 winners

Ryan Moore – 46 winners

 

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Races at the Goodwood Festival

The five-day festival features three Group 1 races, and has a host of supporting pattern races, including the Lennox Stakes. There is also plenty of competitive, big-field handicaps that take place, notably the Stewards’ Cup.

Lennox Stakes - A very valuable Group 2 over seven furlongs, open to horses aged three and older

Goodwood Cup - A Group 1 over two miles open to horses aged three and older

Sussex Stakes – A Group 1 over a mile open to horses aged three and older

Nassau Stakes – A Group 1 over a mile and a quarter for fillies and mares aged three and older

King George - A Group 2 sprint over five furlongs

Stewards’ Cup – A six-furlong handicap for three year olds upwards

 

Frankel won the Sussex Stakes in 2011 and 2012

 

Goodwood Festival Betting

There is massive interest in betting at the Goodwood Festival  both with the online and betting shop bookies in the UK & Ireland. The five-day Goodwood Festival is shown on ITV and a huge audience will tune in to cheer on the UK & Irish runners. Given the competitive nature of racing at the meeting, all the big bookmakers usually have different offers on, so you are advised to shop around before placing your bets.

 

Goodwood Festival Free Bets & Betting Offers

As with any big race, the top online bookies like Paddy Power and Betfair will have Free Bets and Glorious Goodwood Betting Offers. Often the bookies will give you an enhanced price on one of the favourites, or they may offer a Bet Through The Card – get free bets when you bet on the first race of the Goodwood meeting. Either way, we have you covered here with the best sign-up offer and betting specials for the Goodwood Festival.

 

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Glorious Goodwood Runners & Form

Timeform is your best bet for finding the winner at the Goodwood Festival. When the race card for each day of the Goodwood Festival is available over on our Races page, you will be able to find the latest form and insight on all of the Goodwood Festival runners from the team of expert tipsters at Timeform. Our Goodwood Festival runner-by-runner guides will be available on our website and on our mobile app

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Goodwood Festival Tips

Want to know which horses the expert Timeform Tipsters are backing at the Goodwood Festival? You can get free tips for the Goodwood Festival either on the Timeform website or app. However you like to bet, Timeform has you covered with Goodwood Festival betting tips.  

Goodwood Festival Latest News, Odds & Results

Follow all the build up to the Goodwood Festival on the News pages at Timeform. Whether you are after the latest betting odds, market movers, going updates and non-runners, plus the latest from the stables of the top horses for the Goodwood Festival, you’ll find it right here. Simply want to know which horse was first past the post? Then go to our Results page to get the latest Goodwood Festival results.

 

Goodwood Cup Past Winners – this Century

Year

Horse

Timeform Rating

Starting Price

2000

ROYAL REBEL

120

10/1

2001

PERSIAN PUNCH (IRE)

124

6/1

2002

JARDINES LOOKOUT (IRE)

119

10/1

2003

PERSIAN PUNCH (IRE)

117

7/2

2004

DARASIM (IRE)

115

11/8

2005

DISTINCTION (IRE)

122

11/4

2006

YEATS (IRE)

128

10/11

2007

ALLEGRETTO (IRE)

116

8/1

2008

YEATS (IRE)

128

1/8

2009

SCHIAPARELLI (GER)

120

6/4

2010

ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE

117

8/1

2011

OPINION POLL (IRE)

115

9/2

2012

SADDLER'S ROCK (IRE)

116

2/1

2013

BROWN PANTHER

121

13/2

2014

CAVALRYMAN

119

5/1

2015

BIG ORANGE

115

6/1

2016

BIG ORANGE

119

11/4

2017

STRADIVARIUS (IRE)

123

6/1

2018

STRADIVARIUS (IRE)

126

4/5


Sussex Stakes Past Winners – this Century

Year Horse Timeform Rating Starting Price
2000 GIANT'S CAUSEWAY (USA) 126 3/1
2001 NOVERRE (USA) 125 9/2
2002 ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) 124 1/8
2003 REEL BUDDY (USA) 118 20/1
2004 SOVIET SONG (IRE) 124 3/1
2005 PROCLAMATION (IRE) 128 3/1
2006 COURT MASTERPIECE 126 15/2
2007 RAMONTI (FR) 126 9/2
2008 HENRYTHENAVIGATOR (USA) 124 4/11
2009 RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) 132 6/4
2010 CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE) 128 4/6
2011 FRANKEL 139 1/8
2012 FRANKEL 141 1/1
2013 TORONADO (IRE) 131 11/4
2014 KINGMAN 123 2/5
2015 SOLOW 124 2/5
2016 THE GURKHA (IRE) 125 11/8
2017 HERE COMES WHEN (IRE) 119 20/1
2018 LIGHTNING SPEAR 126 9/1

Nassau Stakes Past Winners – this Century

Year Horse Timeform Rating Starting Price
2000 CRIMPLENE (IRE) 119 7/4
2001 LAILANI 118 5/4
2002 ISLINGTON (IRE) 119 10/3
2003 RUSSIAN RHYTHM (USA) 118 4/5
2004 FAVOURABLE TERMS 120 11/2
2005 ALEXANDER GOLDRUN (IRE) 122 13/8
2006 OUIJA BOARD 125 1/1
2007 PEEPING FAWN (USA) 120 2/1
2008 HALFWAY TO HEAVEN (IRE) 115 5/1
2009 MIDDAY 122 11/2
2010 MIDDAY 123 15/8
2011 MIDDAY 121 6/4
2012 THE FUGUE 118 11/4
2013 WINSILI 117 20/1
2014 SULTANINA 118 11/2
2015 LEGATISSIMO (IRE) 118 2/1
2016 MINDING (IRE) 120 1/5
2017 WINTER (IRE) 117 10/11
2018 WILD ILLUSION 116 4/1