Glorious Goodwood

Of the many flat horse racing events that take place during
the British summer, Glorious Goodwood is one of the most popular, both with race-goers and horse racing bettors. The meeting
includes a number of handicaps and some Group 1 races, and the
racing is high-quality and hugely entertaining. Glorious
Goodwood regularly attracts large audiences and is a
particularly atmospheric race meeting. It takes place in late
July and early August and usually features a number of the
horses that have taken part in the

Royal Ascot Festival
held a few weeks earlier.

The Racecourse

Goodwood Racecourse is one of the most attractive locations
for

horse racing in the UK
, situated just outside Chichester in
England. The course has three main enclosures: Richmond,
Gordon, and Lennox, which all have great views of the
racecourse itself and scenic views over Sussex Downs. The track
is quite unusual: there’s a six-furlong straight that starts
uphill before racing downhill, and a loop that has a number of
sharp turns. It makes for some exciting racing. Goodwood was
established as a racecourse in 1802 by the Third Duke of
Richmond and is still controlled by the family today.

The Races at Glorious Goodwood

A total of 35 races are held at the Glorious Goodwood
festival each year: the two most notable are the Sussex and the
Nassau stakes. Both are Group 1 races, the highest grading for
flat races in Great Britain. The Sussex Stakes take place on
the second day of the festival and is open to Thoroughbreds of
three years and older. It was established in 1841 and has been
run over exactly one mile since 1878. The current prize pool is
around £300,000. The Nassau Stakes takes place on the fifth and
final day of the race meeting. Founded in 1840, its format has
changed a few times over the years. Currently, it’s only for
Thoroughbred fillies and mares at least three years old, and it’s
just over a mile in length.

Also taking place during Glorious Goodwood, the Goodwood Cup
features Ladies Day on day three. This Group 2 race is usually
very competitive and one of the leading 2 mile races in Britain.
It’s the second leg of the Stayers’ Triple Crown open to
three-year-olds and over. It’s one of the oldest races to take
place during the festival, having been established in 1812. The
prize pool is currently £100,000. Also on Ladies Day is the
Richmond Stakes, a six-furlong sprint named after the founder of
the Goodwood Racecourse.

Betting at the 2020 Racing Event

With so many races at Glorious Goodwood, there’s a lot of
betting interest in this race meeting. As most of the races are
very competitive, it’s often hard to pick the winners.&
Extra time spent on the form guide should help you find some good
value bets. For a simple and convenient way to bet on Glorious
Goodwood, consider using an online gambling site. Many of the
top sites comprehensively cover Glorious Goodwood with a variety
of betting options. For a list of sites that we specifically
recommend, please visit our
horse
racing sites
page.