Glorious Goodwood is widely regarded as one of the standout horse racing events of the British summer.

This incredible five-day meeting regularly attracts the finest flat racing horses, trainers, owners and jockeys in the business and the 2016 event is set to be no different. In fact, organisers believe this year’s event could be the greatest Glorious Goodwood festival in recent times.

Ultimately, it isn’t purely about the horse racing anymore. It’s about fashion, entertainment and exhilaration action. Glorious Goodwood is five days of adrenaline, alcohol and audacity; it’s about who is wearing the best suit and who’s sporting the worst dress.

The horse racing world has now developed and matured into much more than the action on the track, these festivals are now about the attire, the glamour and the excitement.

But let’s be honest: most people interested in Glorious Goodwood will be in attendance – or watching on their television sets – for the horses. Many punters will be flocking to Bookies.com for their horse racing bet and odds information and anticipation is slowly beginning to build ahead of the event.

It is the pinnacle of the flat racing season and while Royal Ascot, the Oaks and the Guineas have tried to displace Goodwood, they haven’t managed to succeed – especially as the Qatar Goodwood Festival has flourished since agreeing a 10-year deal with the Middle East.

One of the best jockeys in the sport right now is Ryan Moore. He has been a leading contender in most of the big flat races this year and is likely to ride plenty of top candidates at Glorious Goodwood.

Ed Dunlop is another big name that may feature at the festival and the trainer had a number of runners riding at Ripon earlier this month. He usually tends to get his horses ready for the big occasion and plenty of Bookies.com readers will be betting on him this year – particularly if he maintains his form throughout the coming weeks.

If nothing else, Glorious Goodwood will be a fabulous week of racing and excitement; both on and off the track. It is only a matter of time before horse racing fans start to view Goodwood as the most important flat racing event of the summer. And with sustained investment over the coming years, the Qatar Goodwood Festival will only continue to grow and enhance their reputation on the horse racing map.

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