Glorious Goodwood Festival
The five days of decadence and equine spectacular that make up the Glorious Goodwood Festival are the capital of race course couture. Located in the romantic setting of the Sussex Downs, Goodwood sets a suitable scene for the most elegant, chic and thrilling horse racing experience of the season.
About the Glorious Goodwood Festival »
This race is held on the second day of the Glorious Goodwood meeting. It was first run in 1841, and it is a 1-mile right-handed flat race on turf for 3-year-olds and up. Interestingly, as of 2009, no horse has won the race more than once, though Sir Gordon Richards jockeyed horses to Sussex Stakes victory 8 times in his career.
About the Sussex Stakes »
This race is held on the final day of the Glorious Goodwood meeting, and was first run in 1840. A right-handed flat race on turf over 1 mile 1 furlong 192 yards for 3-year-old and up fillies and mares, it has a purse of £200,000. Two horses tie as most successful, with two wins apiece. They are Roussalka, which won in 1975 and 1976, and Ruby Tiger, which won in 1991 and 1992. Sir Gordon Richards ties with Nat Flatman for most successful jockey in this race, with each man riding to victory in the Nassau Stakes 6 times.
About the Nassau Stakes »
Goodwood Racecourse, located in Chichester, West Sussex, plays host to some of the most popular racing events in the United Kingdom. Home to two of the 31 Group One Flat races, Goodwood is well known for the Stewards' Cup, King George Stakes, and Goodwood Cup.
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