Glorious Goodwood 2016 Punters Guide

Posted: July 22, 2016
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Overview

Dates: Tuesday 26th July – Saturday 30th July

The Qatar Goodwood Festival, or popularly known as Glorious Goodwood, is a five-day festival that takes place at Goodwood Racecourse in West Sussex every year in July/August.

Glorious Goodwood is one of the key highlights of the British flat racing season and is highlighted by Saturday’s Group 1 Nassau Stakes.

The festival kicks into gear on Tuesday with the opening ceremony, the Group 1 Sussex Stakes is Wednesday’s main attraction ahead of Ladies Day on Thursday. The penultimate day of the festival gives us one the highlights of the week in the form of the Group 2 King George Stakes before the Nassau Stakes offers up a fitting finale to the festivities.

TV Coverage: Sky Racing, approximately between 11pm & 4am Tuesday – Saturday.

History

Glorious Goodwood dates back to 1840 with the inaugural running of the Stewards Cup won by Epirus. Through the years Glorious Goodwood has become one of the premier events on the UK Racing calendar and attracts racegoers by the thousands to the picturesque scenery of the Sussex country side.

Must See Races

Sussex Stakes, Thursday July 28 12:10am Group 1

Past Winners: Solow (2015), Kingman (2014), Tornado (2013), Frankel (2012), Frankel (2011)

Major Players: Galileo Gold ($2.82), The Gurkha ($3.15), Belardo ($12.5), Awtaad ($11)

 

King George Stakes, Saturday July 30 12:45am Group 2

Past Winners: Muthmir (2015), Take Cover (2014), Moviesta (2013), Ortensia (2012), Masamah (2011)

Major Players: Profitable ($7), Goldream ($8.4), Cotai Glory ($9.4), Kachy ($12)

 

Nassau Stakes, Sunday July 31 12:10am Group 1

Past Winners: Legatissimo (2015), Sultanina (2014), Winsili (2013), The Fugue (2012), Midday (2011)

Major Players: Minding ($1.51), Alice Springs ($11.5), Persuasive ($11.5), Journey ($12)

 

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