A Guide to Goodwood Race Course


One of the most famous courses in the United Kingdom, Glorious Goodwood is located near Chichester in West Sussex. It is owned by Goodwood Estates which is controlled by the Duke of Richmond.

The Goodwood Festival, which is a Flat racing festival that takes place every year at the end of July/beginning of August, hosts 3 of the 36 Annual Group 1 flat races – the Sussex Stakes, the Goodwood Cup and the Nassau Stakes.

Horseracing is run at Goodwood between May and September.

The course itself is an unusual shape starting with a 6 furlong straight that is used for the Stewards Cup. After that it branches off into different course. These are the Craven Course, which is 1 mile and 2 furlongs long, the Gratwicke Course, which is 1 mile and 4 furlongs long and the Bentinck Course, at 1 mile and 6 furlongs.

The longest course is the Cup Course, which starts near the finish post, runs uphill and then around the far loop and back. This course is 2 miles and 5 furlongs altogether.

Goodwood is exclusively used for Flat racing.


Bullet Points

  • Combination of different courses
  • The courses are right handed
  • 5 furlong run in on longer races
  • Sharp turns and pronounced downhill areas

Map of Goodwood Racecourse

Map of Goodwood Racecourse for daily racing tips

Statistics – Last Three Years

Top Trainers – Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

M Johnston                          177                 30                   55

A Balding                              118                 15                   36

W Haggas                             78                   15                   29

R Hannon                             168                 14                   52

J Gosden                               62                   14                   24



Top Jockeys – Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

O Murphy                            140                 21                   49

J Crowley                              103                 18                   33

H Bentley                              109                 17                   39

S De Sousa                           103                 13                   30

R Moore                                90                   12                   33                                                                                                                                                                             

Course Address

Goodwood Racecourse


West Sussex

PO18 0PS

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