Glorious Goodwood

Jockeys prefer the course conditions to be 'good'

The annual Glorious Goodwood festival takes place between 28 July - 1 August. 

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

Some of the racing highlights of the festival include:

  • 28 July - The racing highlight of the first day is the Qatar Lennox Stakes.
  • 29 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.
  • 30 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.
  • 31 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.
  • 1 August - 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 to see if the riders will have fine weather for the five day event. 

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28 July - 1 August - Check the Goodwood weather forecast before choosing your hat or fascinator for Glorious Goodwood.

Horse racing and the weather

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.

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

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