Glorious Goodwood

Jockeys prefer the course conditions to be 'good'

The annual Glorious Goodwood festival takes place between 29 July - 2 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:

  • 29 July - The racing highlight of the first day is the Bet365 Lennox Stakes.
  • 30 July - The racing highlight on the second day will be the Quipco Sussex Stakes, said to be one of the world's greatest mile-long horse races.
  • 31 July - Day three at Glorious Goodwood is Ladies' Day, so the course will be packed with celebrities showing off their designer hats. The Artemis Goodwood Cup, the festival's most popular and oldest race, will be the highlight of the third day of the festival.
  • 1 August - Day four hosts the Betfred Mil, the most valuable Handicap at Goodwood.
  • 2 August - The festival peaks on the final day with the Blue Square Stewards' Cup, a 28-horse race. 

Check the Goodwood Racecourse to see if the riders will have fine weather for the five day event. 

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29 July - 2 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.

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

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