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Glorious Goodwood

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Jockeys prefer the course conditions to be 'good'

Tue 26 Jul - Sat 30 Jul 2016

The annual Glorious Goodwood festival takes place between 26-30 July.

During the five-day horse racing festival more than 100,000 people will visit Goodwood.

Some of the racing highlights of the festival include:

  • 26 July - The racing highlight of the first day is the Qatar Lennox Stakes.
  • 27 July - The racing highlight on the second day will be the Qatar Sussex Stakes (British Championship Series), said to be one of the world's greatest mile-long horse races.
  • 28 July - Day three at Glorious Goodwood is Ladies' Day, the most glamorous day of the festival, so the course will be packed with celebrities showing off their designer hats. The Qatar Goodwood Cup, the festival's most popular and oldest race, will be the highlight of the third day of the meeting.
  • 29 July - There are several featured races on day four, as it hosts no less than four Group races including the Qatar King George Stakes, The L'Ormarins Queens Plate Stakes, The Coutts Glorious Stakes and the Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes.
  • 30 July - The festival peaks on the final day with the Qatar Nassau Stakes, part of the British Championship Series as the most significant mid-summer race with an increased prize money of £600,000. The Qatar Stewards Cup is also featured on the final day as a Handicap race.

Check the Goodwood Racecourse weather to see if the riders will have fine weather for Glorious Goodwood. 

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  • Light shower day 12 °C

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Saturday (25 March 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 18:24 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 March 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 18:25 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (27 March 2017)
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Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 19:27 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (28 March 2017)
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Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 19:29 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (29 March 2017)
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Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 19:30 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (30 March 2017)
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S 14 21 S 16 24 S 14 22 S 15 25 S 15 27 S 14 25 SSE 13 20 S 12 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 19:32 Moon phase: New
Friday (31 March 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy
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S 12 18 SSW 12 18 SSW 12 19 SSW 13 22 SSW 14 26 SSW 13 23 SSW 13 21 SSW 12 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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92% 94% 95% 93% 87% 84% 87% 91%
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0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:42 Sunset: 19:33 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Issued at:

26-30 July - Check the Goodwood weather forecast before choosing your outfit for Glorious Goodwood.

On the day of the race the course officials will check the course conditions and inform the owners and jockeys. This information also helps those who have an interest in the race.

Owners will be looking for the course to be classed as 'good' which means the ground will be neither too hard or too soggy.

Weather forecasting and horse racing

Kevin McConway, Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics at The Open University, helps to explain the nature of probability and how weather forecasting and horse racing are unlikely partners when it comes to beating the odds.

As one of the top two performing weather forecasting centres in the world, Met Office forecasts are highly valued. Continuing improvements in accuracy with, for example, four day forecasts today being as accurate as a one day forecast back in the 1980s, enable the public and society to take a wider range of weather related decisions with more confidence. The chaotic nature of weather does mean that there are unavoidable limitations to what we can predict. However, by calculating the confidence in a weather forecast we aim to give people a clear picture of any uncertainties.

For further information about the festival visit the  Glorious Goodwood official website.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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