Glorious Racing

Glorious Goodwood – NASSAU STAKES (GROUP ONE)

  Three-year-olds and upwards, fillies and mares. One mile, one furlong and 192 yards. (Note: for three-year-olds only up to 1974)  Established in 1840, the Nassau Stakes was named in recognition of the friendship between the fifth Duke of Richmond and the Dutch Royal Family, the House of Orange and Nassau. Allison GrahamAllison is the Publisher of …

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Glorious Goodwood – GORDON STAKES (GROUP THREE)

  Three-year-olds only. One mile and four furlongs. First run 1902. A St Leger trial with an excellent record. Goodwood House is the traditional English seat of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, with Gordon Castle his Scottish retreat.  Allison GrahamAllison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. She loves going to the Races and is learning …

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Glorious Goodwood – MOLECOMB STAKES (GROUP THREE)

  Two-year-olds only. Five furlongs. First run 1829 (Note: two-year-old fillies only 1932–80). The Molecomb Stakes is named after part of the Goodwood Estate and for the greater period of the last century it was restricted to fillies.  Allison GrahamAllison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. She loves going to the Races and is learning to bet …

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Glorious Goodwood – THOROUGHBRED STAKES (GROUP THREE)

  Three-year-olds only. One mile. First run in 1998 The Henry Cecil-trained Great Dane proved a worthy winner of the inaugural running of the Thoroughbred Stakes in 1998.  Allison GrahamAllison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. She loves going to the Races and is learning to bet (despite being officially the worst bettor in the …

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Glorious Goodwood – SUSSEX STAKES (GROUP ONE)

Three-year-olds and upwards. One mile and six furlongs. First run 1997 The QIPCO Sussex Stakes is one of Europe’s most prestigious mile contests with a roll of honour to match any major horse race in the world. It is therefore interesting to note that Goodwood’s race of champions had inauspicious beginnings. Allison GrahamAllison is the Publisher …

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Glorious Goodwood – VINTAGE STAKES (GROUP TWO)

  Two-year-olds only. Seven furlongs. First run 1975. (Note: Listed Race up to 1985; Group Three from 1986; elevated to Group Two status in 2003) The Vintage Stakes is one of the premier juvenile races of the season and has been won by numerous top-class performers including several that have gone on to Classic glory.  Allison GrahamAllison …

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Glorious Goodwood – HOUNDS HERITAGE HANDICAP

  Three-year-olds only. One mile and four furlongs. First run 1990. (Note: for three-year-olds and up 1990-92) The Hounds Heritage Handicap has been won by some high-class individuals but pre-eminent among them is the brilliant Pilsudski, victorious in 1995 for Sir Michael Stoute.  Allison GrahamAllison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. She loves going to the Races …

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Glorious Goodwood – GOODWOOD HANDICAP

  Three-year-olds and up. Two miles and five furlongs. First run 1823. (Note: race distance 2m 3f up to 1989; 2m in 1990; 2m 4f 1991–2000) One of Goodwood’s oldest races, known as the Goodwood Stakes, this long-distance handicap has always been a popular feature of the Festival Meeting.  Allison GrahamAllison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. …

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