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A Misty Finale Fails to Dampen Goodwood's Glorious Spirit 01/08/09
A sea fret brought with it a wet and murky conclusion to what had been an otherwise fantastic five days at Glorious Goodwood but that was not enough to dampen the enthusiasm of racegoers who braved the elements to enjoy a fantastic final day.

Genki Makes it Three for Charlton 01/08/09
Roger Charlton became the first trainer in 56 years to saddle three winners of the Blue Square Stewards’ Cup when Genki landed the spoils by a length under Steve Drowne.

High Noon for Midday Rivals as Cecil Lands Sixth Nassau
Henry Cecil trained his sixth Blue Square Nassau Stakes victress when Midday romped home from nine rivals in the Group One event, including the favourite and runner-up Rainbow View and Moneycantbuymelove who took third.

Laa Rayb By A totesport Mile 31/07/09
Laa Rayb defied his low draw and a 25/1 starting price to run away with the totesport Mile by two and a quarter lengths under a dream ride from Jimmy Fortune.

Schiaparelli On Top in Goodwood Cup 30/07/09
Goodwood’s racegoers were treated to a flying dismount from Frankie Dettori after he landed today’s feature the Group Two Coutts Goodwood Cup aboard Godolphin’s Schiaparelli.

Kingsgate Native Back With A Bang in The Audi Stakes
Dual Group 1 winner Kingsgate Native offered some compensation to his new owners after a short-lived spell at stud by bouncing back to form to win the five-furlong Audi Stakes.

Rip Van Winkle Claims Fourth Sussex Stakes Victory for O'Brien 29/07/09
Rip Van Winkle overcame and eleventh hour lameness scare to give trainer Aidan O’Brien back-to-back wins in the BGC Sussex Stakes following the victory last year of Henrythenavigator.

Bargain Xtension Could Be Guineas Colt 29/07/09
Xtension gave trainer Clive Cox a biggest career success when coming with a well-timed run under jockey Adam Kirby to beat Mata Keranjang by a length and a quarter in the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes.

Monsieur Chevalier Swoops Late for Sixth Success
Richard Hannon already has one top-class juvenile in his yard in the form of runaway Coventry Stakes winner Canford Cliffs but, in winning his sixth race of the season, Monsieur Chevalier is guaranteeing that his name is never far the headlines either.

Finjaan Bounces Back in Betfair Cup 28/07/09
An emotional Marcus Tregoning welcomed back Finjaan after the three-year-old gave him a welcome big-race success in the Group 2 Betfair Cup.

The Goodwood Festival Generation Wars 27/07/09
Located as it is after that oft-referred to yet inexact period when most three-year-olds reach a level of maturity that enables them to take on and defeat their elders under weight-for-age conditions, the five-day festival has produced more than its share of memorable tussles between the Classic crop and its forerunners.

Glorious Goodwood Calling 27/07/09
In the current media age when the all-seeing eye and the ever-listening ear seem to be ubiquitous realties; when every move made by the famous and the not-so can be accessed and commented upon at the click of a mouse, sports commentators are under more scrutiny than ever before.

Gallagher Hoping Mac Can Prove Super in Stewards’ Cup 21/07/09
The final day of Glorious Goodwood features the fiercely competitive £100,000 Stewards’ Cup. After saddling Mac Gille Eoin to be fifth last year, trainer John Gallagher is optimistic that his talented can fare even better this season.

Marsh Looking for Aspects Of Love in Blue Square Nassau Stakes 21/07/09
Owner and racing manager Simon Marsh could have split loyalties in this year’s £200,000 Group One Blue Square Nassau Stakes on Saturday, August 1.

Cox Mulls Over Goodwood Options for Beacon Lodge 15/07/09
Trainer Clive Cox is considering letting Beacon Lodge take his chance against some of the season’s top milers in the £300,000 Group One BGC Sussex Stakes, highlight of the second day of Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday, July 29.

Bankable Aimed at Goodwood Glory in totesport Mile 08/07/09
Trainer Gary Moore is aiming for totesport Mile success with Bankable and Kavachi after the weights were revealed today for the prestigious £150,000 heritage handicap, run on the fourth day of Glorious Goodwood on Friday, July 31.

Goodwood Celebrates Record Breaking Year
Record prize money, a record number of fixtures and most probably a record number of runners and racegoers are expected as Goodwood puts its best foot forward in anticipation of the busiest year in its illustrious 207-year history.

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.

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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