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Rod Fabricius Reflects on Glorious Goodwood 2008 02/08/08
Rod Fabricius, Goodwood’s Managing Director, expressed his satisfaction at the conclusion of a successful Glorious Goodwood 2008.

Haggas Gets One-Two in Stewards’ Cup 02/08/08
William Haggas saddled the first two home in the Stewards’ Cup, when Conquest and Dane O’Neill just held off the fast-finishing King’s Apostle by a head.

Coolmore Success Continues in Blue Square Nassau Stakes 02/08/08
Glorious Goodwood 2008 just got even better for the Coolmore team as Halfway To Heaven benefited from a superb Johnny Murtagh ride to claim the £200,000 Group One Blue Square Nassau Stakes, to give trainer Aidan O’Brien a 17th Group One success of the year.

Game, Set and Match for Charlton in totesport Mile 01/08/08
Roger Charlton was delighted with Fifteen Love’s performance in landing the feature race on day four of Glorious Goodwood, the totesport Mile Heritage Handicap. It was the trainer’s second successive victory in the race, following on from Third Set last year.

So Easy for Yeats in Goodwood Cup 31/07/08
Yeats confirmed his standing as one of the greatest stayers of all time as he waltzed to a flawless seven-length victory in the Group Two £100,000 Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup.

Enticing On Top in Audi Stakes 31/07/08
Johnny Murtagh had his fourth success at Goodwood this week when bringing Enticing with a well-timed run to take the Group Three Audi Stakes.

Henrythenavigator On Course in BGC Sussex Stakes 30/07/08
Aidan O’Brien saddled an amazing 16th Group 1 winner of the year when Henrythenavigator became responsible for a quarter of that tally after capturing the BGC Sussex Stakes by a head from Raven’s Pass.

11 for Royal Bank of Scotland Goodwood Cup 29/08/07
A field of 11 will go to post on the third day of Glorious Goodwood, Thursday, July 31, 2008, for the £100,000 Group Two Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup (3.30pm) over two miles.

Paco is the Boy in the Betfair Cup 29/08/07
Trainer Richard Hannon and jockey Richard Hughes teamed up to take the feature Group Two Betfair Cup when Paco Boy beat Stimulation by a neck in the seven-furlong contest.

Tregoning Sings Finjaan Praises in Betfair Molecomb Stakes 29/08/07
Trainer Marcus Tregoning was full of praise for his Group Three £60,000 Betfair Molecomb Stakes winner Finjaan after the Royal Applause colt, a 5/1 shot, battled bravely in the final furlong to win by a head from Bonnie Charlie.

Glorious Goodwood Wednesday Preview 28/08/07
Seven high-class horses have been declared for the £300,000 Group One BGC Sussex Stakes (3.30pm) over a mile at Goodwood on Wednesday, July 30, headed by dual 2,000 Guineas winner Henrythenavigator, who will bid to extend trainer Aidan O’Brien’s Group One haul to 16 so far this season.

Buckley Working to Produce Prefect Ground for Glorious Goodwood 22/08/07
Goodwood is renowned for producing superb underfoot conditions for each of the five days of Glorious Goodwood and Clerk of the Course Seamus Buckley has been working with his team to ensure the best possible racing surface.

Glorious End Completes Wonderful Week 04/08/07
The curtain came down this evening on an exceptional week’s racing at Glorious Goodwood, where crowds flocked to witness high-class and competitive racing.

Peeping Fawn Looks Down On Rivals 04/8/2007
Peeping Fawn, who did not race at two and who failed to score in her first three races, won her third Group One race in little more than a month when landing the Blue Square Nsassau Stakes.

Zidane Overcomes Negatives for Last-gasp Win 04/08/07
Zidane may have been drawn in the stall no-one wanted but that didn’t stop James Fanshawe’s charge lifting the Stewards’ Cup by a short-head in a last-gasp swoop.

Game Set and Match in totesport Mile 04/08/07
Third Set served it up to his rivals again today when adding a Glorious Goodwood victory in the £150,000 totesport Mile, the richest mile handicap of the year, to his recent triumphs at Newmarket’s July Meeting and Ascot’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes fixture.

Allegretto Brings Ryan Moore Triple Glory 02/08/07
Jockey Ryan Moore made it three wins from three rides today after completing a 395/1 treble when landing the feature ABN AMRO Goodwood Cup aboard the Cheveley Park Stud-owned filly Allegretto.

Moorhouse Lad Speeds to Audi Victory
Ron Hull, who has three horses in training with Thirsk-based Bryan Smart, watched as 10/1 chance Moorhouse Lad carried his colours to victory in the five-furlong Group Three Audi Stakes, winning well by two lengths.

Guy Harwood Gains Goodwood Award 02/08/07
Guy Harwood has received the prestigious Goodwood Racecourse Media Dinner Award for 2007. He trained a host of top-class performers from the 1970s and 1980s, most notably the great Dancing Brave.

Ramonti Seals Blue-Letter Day for Godolophin 01/08/07
Ramonti held off the late challenge of Excellent Art to take the Group 1 BGC Sussex Stakes and complete a memorable big-race double for Godolphin, following Rio De La Planta’s victory in the Group 2 Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes.

Spirit Provides More Than Fleeting Flat Interest For Stewart 31/07/07
Leading jump owner Andy Stewart enjoyed a high-profile Flat success when the Jeremy Noseda-trained Fleeting Spirit maintained her unbeaten record to land the Betfair Molecomb Stakes by a neck from Kingsgate Native.

Tariq Shows Tremendous Turn Of Foot To Land Betfair Cup
Tariq showed a tremendous turn of foot to lift the highlight of day one of Glorious Goodwood 2007, the £150,000 Group Two Betfair Cup over seven furlongs.

Glorious Conclusion To Goodwood’s Great Week 05/08/06
Top-class racing, wonderful weather, happy racegoers and contented competitors made sure Glorious Goodwood 2006 will be remembered for all the right reasons.

Ouija Board wins Vodafone Nassau Stakes 05/08/06
Ouija Board once again proved herself the darling of British racing with a pulsating short-head victory over the equally admirable Alexander Goldrun in the Group One Vodafone Nassau Stakes on the final day of Glorious Goodwood.

Bordlescott Is Pride Of Scotland In Stewards’ Cup 05/08/06
After 35 years in the business Wetherby trainer Robin Bastiman scored his biggest success when Borderlescott clung on under jockey Roston ffrench to win the £100,000 Vodafone Stewards’ Cup by a neck.

Blyth Tait's Spectait Wins Totesport Mile 05/08/06
New Zealand’s eventing Olympic gold medallist Blyth Tait was at Glorious Goodwood today to watch a horse he bred, Spectait, win the feature event, the £150,000 totesport Mile in a new course record time of 1m 35.61s.

Yeats So Dominant In ABN Amro Goodwood Cup 04/08/06
Yeats, from Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle Stables in Ireland, took another step towards becoming the king of the stayers for 2006 when setting a course record in the ABN Amro Goodwood Cup.

Cucaracha Back to Best in Audi Stakes 04/08/06
La Cucaracha, winner of last year’s Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes, returned right back to her best to come from nearly last to first to capture the Group 3 Audi Stakes by three-quarters of a length.

Masterpiece Holds Court in Sussex Stakes 03/08/06
Six-year-old Court Masterpiece, an unlucky second in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot last time, made amends in some style when beating a high-class field to take the Group 1 Cantor Spreadfair Sussex Stakes by two lengths from Soviet Song.

Prince Toasts Marmalade In Vintage Renewal 03/08/06
Strategic Prince defied a 3lb penalty and held off highly-touted Duke Of Marmalade in this juvenile highlight of Glorious Goodwood.

Iffraaj Too Good For Betfair Cup Rivals 01/08/06
Iffraaj, who races under the Godolphin umbrella for Sheikh Ahmed, proved far too strong for his rivals in today’s Betfair Cup, and could return to Goodwood later this month for the totesport Celebration Mile (Gr.2).

Goodwood Racecourse
The famous July races, described by King Edward VII as 'a garden party with racing tacked on' are world renowned. Taking place at what is often described as 'the world's most beautiful racecourse' the five-day Festival Meeting is a riot of colour, fashion, famous faces and spectacular hats. A firm fixture in the English summer Season for 200 years, all of society's cognoscenti descend on Goodwood each year to revel in its ravishing setting as well as to marvel at the world's top jockeys, trainers and horses as they battle it out on top of the Sussex Downs.
Goodwood History
Goodwood History
Formal horseracing began at Goodwood in 1802, with the first running of a principal race, the Goodwood Cup, a decade later.
Throughout the nineteenth century, several of the principal races, which today continue to be key fixtures of the Goodwood season, were established.
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