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Glorious Goodwood 2023: Dates, schedule & odds

Glorious Goodwood is one of the highlights of the British flat racing season, with some of the world's best horses competing across five days.

Like the Cheltenham Festival in March, Glorious Goodwood captures the imagination of racing fans, and viewers can watch 36 races across the five days of action. 

For one week in the summer, Goodwood Racecourse is the central attraction within British racing, and many of Europe's biggest trainers make the trip to West Sussex to try and land one of the prize races.

WhatGlorious Goodwood
WhereTuesday 1st August - Saturday 5th August 2023
WhenGoodwood Racecourse, Chichester, West Sussex
How to watchbet365 Sports Live Streaming, ITV Racing & Sky Sports Racing

When is Glorious Goodwood 2023?

Glorious Goodwood usually takes place in late July or early August. The festival always starts on a Tuesday and runs through until Saturday, with some world-class racing on show throughout the week.

Where is Glorious Goodwood?

Glorious Goodwood takes place at Goodwood Racecourse, which is located in Chichester, West Sussex. 

It is home to three of the UK's 36 annual Group 1 Flat races, the Sussex Stakes, the Goodwood Cup and the Nassau Stakes.

How can I watch Glorious Goodwood?

Fans in Britain can watch the meeting on both ITV Racing and Racing TV across all five days, while you can also catch it on the bet365 Sports Live Streaming platform.

What are the key races at Glorious Goodwood?

On day one, the spotlight will shine on The Goodwood Cup, which is one of the oldest and most prestigious horse races in the world. 

As a Group 1 contest, it always attracts some of the best equine athletes in the sport. 

Wednesday's action is topped by the Group 1 Sussex Stakes, while the prestigious Group 1 Nassau Stakes follows 24 hours later. 

On Friday, those in attendance celebrate the world's best horses and jockeys on King George's Day. 

Day four features the Group 2 King George Stakes, known as one of the fastest races on the racing calendar. 

The meeting comes to a conclusion on the fifth and final day, with the Stewards Cup the last high-profile race of the week.

History of Glorious Goodwood? 

Goodwood's primary meeting, now known as "Glorious Goodwood", was first established in 1802, while the Goodwood Stakes was not established until 1823. 

The meeting continued to improve slowly, but the popularity of the venue grew rapidly after the Second World War. 

In 1953, 55,000 spectators gathered inside on day one of racing, and it was not until 1970 that Glorious Goodwood was extended to five days. 

Over the years, prize money increased, and it is now one of the highlights of the racing calendar every summer.

Glorious Goodwood 2023 - Day One 

The meeting kicks off in style with two Group 2 races on the agenda in the Vintage Stakes and Lennox Stakes. 

Tuesday's highlight is the Goodwood Cup, which was won by Ascot Gold Cup winner Kyprios. It allows flat stayers to prove their stamina in one of the toughest races on the calendar.

Race TimeRaceAgePrizeDistance
13:50Chesterfield Cup (Class 2)4yo+£60,0001m2f
14:25Vintage Stakes (Group 2)2yo£175,0007f
15:00Lennox Stakes (Group 2)3yo+£60,0007f
15:35Goodwood Cup (Group 1)3yo+£500,0002m
16:10Nicholson Gin Handicap (Class 2)4yo+£60,0005f
16:45British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden (Class 2)2yo£60,0006f
17:20Fillies’ Handicap (Class 3)3yo+£35,0001m
17:55World Pool EBF Fillies’ Handicap (Class 3)3yo+£35,0006f

Glorious Goodwood 2023 - Day Two

Although there are no Group 2 races to look forward to, the Oak Tree Stakes and Molecomb Stakes, both Group 3 contests, will provide plenty of entertainment on day two. 

The biggest race of the week will also take place on Wednesday, with some of the world's best horses competing in the Sussex Stakes. 

This is the first elite-level open race over a mile, which will allow three-year-olds to compete with older rivals.

Race TimeRaceAgePrizeDistance
13:50Coral Handicap (Class 2)3yo£60,0001m 4f
14:25Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes (Group 3)3yo+£100,0007f
15:00Markel Molecomb Stakes (Group 3)2yo£100,0005f
15:35Qatar Sussex Stakes (Group 1)3yo+£1 million1m
16:10European Breeders Fund EBF Fillies’ Handicap (Class 2)3yo+£60,0001m 2f
16:45British EBF Alice Keppel Fillies’ Conditions Stakes (Class 2)2yo£60,0005f
17:20World Pool Handicap (Class 3)3yo+£35,0007f

Glorious Goodwood 2023 - Day Three

Day three, which is the halfway point of Glorious Goodwood, will be another exciting day of action, and three races will take place over one mile, including the Group 1 Nassau Stakes, worth a whopping £600,000.

Race TimeRaceAgePrizeDistance
13:50Kincsem Handicap (Class 2)3yo£60,0001m 2f
14:25Richmond Stakes (Group 2)2yo£175,0006f
15:00John Pearce Racing Gordon Stakes (Group 3)3yo£100,0001m 4f
15:35Qatar Nassau Stakes (Group 1)3yo+£600,0001m 2f
16:10Jaeger-LeCoultre Nursery Handicap (Class 2)2yo£60,0007f
16:45World Pool Handicap (Class 3)3yo£35,0005f
17:20Tatler EBF Fillies’ Maiden (Class 3)2yo£35,0007f

Glorious Goodwood 2023 - Day Four

Some of the world's fastest sprinters will grab the headlines on day four, as the field will compete for glory in the King George Qatar Stakes.

Race TimeRaceAgePrizeDistance
13:50Goodwood Handicap (Class 2)3yo+£60,0002m 41/2f
14:25Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (Group 3)3yo£100,0001m
15:00Golden Mile Handicap (Class 2)3yo+£60,0001m
15:35King George Qatar Stakes (Group 2)3yo+£125,0005f
16:10L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes (Group 3)4yo+£100,0001m 4f
16:45Nursery Handicap (Class 2)2yo£60,0006f
17:20Oliver Brown Handicap (Class 3)3yo£35,0001m 3f

Glorious Goodwood 2023 - Day Five

A big field will contest the Heritage Handicap in the Stewards' Cup, and trainers will be doing all they can to land one of the biggest races of the week.

Race TimeRaceAgePrizeDistance
13:50British European Breeders’ Fund EBF Maiden (Class 2)2yo£60,0007f
14:25Stewards’ Sprint Handicap (Class 2)3yo+£60,0006f
15:00Summer Handicap (Class 2)3yo+£60,0001m 6f
15:35Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes (Group 2)3yo+£125,0001m 6f
16:10Stewards’ Cup (Heritage Handicap)3yo+£250,0006f
16:45Medallia Handicap (Class 2)3yo£60,0007f
17:20Singleton Handicap (Class 3)3yo+£35,0001m 1f

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