Aug 282010
 

Goodwood-RacecourseGoodwood Racecourse is situated near Chichester, West Sussex, in England. The horseracing track sits high on the Sussex Downs with specatucular views south to the Solent.  It hosts the annual Glorious Goodwood meeting, which is one of the highlights of the British flat racing calendar, and is home to 2 of the UK’s 31 Group One Flat Races, the Sussex Stakes and the Nassau Stakes.

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. These were the Molecomb Stakes the Nassau Stakes and Stewards Cup the Sussex Stakes and the Richmond Stakes. The two remaining principal races were first run in the Edwardian period: Gordon Stakes and King George Stakes

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The five-day Festival Meeting, known as Glorious Goodwood takes place from late July through to August annually.

Glamour of top class racing mixed with the outstanding beauty of the racecourse, set high up on the Downs, and the famously stylish dress code that makes Glorious Goodwood unquestionably the chicest invitation of the summer’s social and racing calendar.

The Goodwood Racetrack forms part of the Duke of Richmond’s 12,000 acre estate and parkland.  Goodwood House  has been the seat of the Dukes of Richmond since 1697 and is available for private or business hire.

Operated by The Goodwood Estate Company Limited is a major sport and leisure venue not only with thoroughbred horseracing but the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival, Kennels Private Members Club, Marriott Hotel and Spa Golf and The Goodwood Aerodrome.
For more information visit http://www.goodwood.co.uk or for hospitality packages call +44 (0)1243 755022.

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