Glorious Stakes

The Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes is a Group 3 race for four-year-olds and upwards over a mile and a half at the Glorious Goodwood Festival. Capstan (1981 and 1982) is the only horse to have won the race twice.

The Glorious Stakes takes place on Friday 4th August 2023.

Other notable winners include Longboat (1984), Shernazar (1985), Mamool (2005), Sixties Icon (2008) and Poet’s Word (2017).

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Glorious Stakes

Race Overview – Glorious Stakes

The Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race with horses aged four and older eligible to compete. It is held at Goodwood every year in late July or early August over a distance of 1 mile 3 furlongs and 218 yards. It is part of the Goodwood Festival.

Check out our guides to all the other Group 3 horse races.

Glorious Stakes Odds 2023

Here are the latest odds for the Glorious Stakes in 2023:

Various Goodwood racing odds can be found when using our link.

Glorious Stakes Tips 2023

Here are some tips for Glorious Stakes for 2023:

  • 2 points to win on
  • 1 point each way on

Some of the horses in the Glorious Stakes will run in other events later in the year. Stay updated on the horses and place ante-post bets if you want to wager on them.

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Glorious Stakes Previous Winners

Check out the previous winners of this race:

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1979Bohemian Grove3Tony MurrayAdrian Maxwell
1980Water Mill3Willie CarsonDick Hern
1981Capstan3Willie CarsonDick Hern
1982Capstan4Willie CarsonDick Hern
1983Seymour Hicks3Willie CarsonJohn Dunlop
1984Longboat3Brian RouseDick Hern
1985Shernazar4Walter SwinburnMichael Stoute
1986Nisnas3Richard QuinnPaul Cole
1987Knockando3Ray CochraneLuca Cumani
1988Maksud3Michael RobertsRobert Armstrong2:40.04
1989Knoosh3Pat EdderyMichael Stoute2:35.62
1990Hajade3Frankie DettoriLuca Cumani2:31.84
1991Fly Away Soon3Richard QuinnPaul Cole2:38.31
1992Spinning5Ray CochraneIan Balding2:34.66
1993Usaidit4John ReidTerry Mills2:42.30
1994Duke of Eurolink5Pat EdderyJohn Dunlop2:35.13
1995Midnight Legend4Frankie DettoriLuca Cumani2:33.81
1996Salmon Ladder4Richard QuinnPaul Cole2:33.65
1997Bahamian Sunshine6Jason WeaverReg Akehurst2:35.16
1998Sabadilla4Frankie DettoriJohn Gosden2:36.24
1999Danish Rhapsody6Gary StevensLady Herries2:34.24
2000Murghem5Darryll HollandMark Johnston2:35.22
2001Compton Bolter4Kevin DarleyGerard Butler2:36.05
2002Darasim4Kevin DarleyMark Johnston2:36.09
2003Researched4Kieren FallonSir Michael Stoute2:38.25
2004Alkaased4Jimmy FortuneLuca Cumani2:34.40
2005Mamool6Kerrin McEvoySaeed bin Suroor2:39.96
2006Crosspeace4Royston FfrenchMark Johnston2:36.64
2007Purple Moon4Jamie SpencerLuca Cumani2:35.08
2008Sixties Icon5Johnny MurtaghJeremy Noseda2:37.07
2009Illustrious Blue6Jim CrowleyWilliam Knight2:37.22
2010Redwood4Michael HillsBarry Hills2:33.86
2011Drunken Sailor6Kieren FallonLuca Cumani2:34.79
2012Quest for Peace4Kieren FallonLuca Cumani2:42.53
2013Forgotten Voice8Johnny MurtaghNicky Henderson2:36.95
2014Pether's Moon4Richard HughesRichard Hannon Jr.2:35.63
2015Dubday5Frankie DettoriJassim Al Ghazali2:34.03
2016Kings Fete5Ryan MooreSir Michael Stoute2:36.45
2017Poet's Word4Ryan MooreSir Michael Stoute2:42.60
2018Mirage Dancer4Ryan MooreSir Michael Stoute2:33.69
2019Desert Encounter7Jamie SpencerDavid Simcock2:34.75
2020Pablo Escobarr4Tom MarquandWilliam Haggas2:37.72
2021Passion And Glory5Oisin MurphySaeed bin Suroor2:41.61
2022Rebel's Romance4William BuickCharlie Appleby2:34.89
2023Hamish7Tom MarquandWilliam Haggas2:41.74

Glorious Stakes Previous Result

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Famous Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes Winners

This race was first run in 1979 as the Alycidon Stakes, named after the 1949 Goodwood Cup winner. It became the Alycidon Glorious Stakes in 1987 and the Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes in 2019. The race was awarded Group 3 status in 2008.

Major Dick Hern trained Capstan to win this race in 1981 and 1982, dominating the event with four victories in a five-year spell. The last of those was provided by Longboat in 1984, ridden by Brian Rouse. He went on to become a champion stayer, winning the Ascot Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup and Doncaster Cup in 1986.

The race was won by a number of talented staying horses throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s including His Highness The Aga Khan’s Shernazar (1985). He won the Group 2 Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury in 1985 and the Group 3 September Stakes at Kempton Park.

2005 winner Mamool was owned by Godolphin, trained by Saeed bin Suroor and ridden by Kerrin McEvoy. His earlier career wins include the 2003 Yorkshire Cup and Group 1 Grosser Preis von Baden.

2008 winner Sixties Icon had won the 2006 St Leger and 2007 Jockey Club Stakes for Trainer Jeremy Noseda. His Glorious Stakes victory was a welcome return to form and was swiftly followed by victories in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes and Cumberland Lodge Stakes.

Poet’s Word (2017) was the highest class winner of this race in recent seasons, trained by Sir Michael Stoute and ridden by Ryan Moore. He developed into a top-class middle-distance performer, winning the Prince of Wales’s Stakes and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2018. His Prince of Wales’s Stakes win was notable for providing Stoute with an all-time record 76th Royal Ascot winner.

Key Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes Trials

The key trial for the Glorious Stakes in recent seasons has been the Princess of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. Four of the last twelve winners ran in the contest on their previous outing, two of them being placed.

Victory in this race opens up a wide variety of options.

Quest For Peace (2012) returned to Goodwood to win the March Stakes next time out.

Desert Encounter (2019) followed up in the Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor.

Kings Fete (2016) won the Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury and Poet’s Word (2017) finished runner-up in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes Betting Trends

Favourites have a good recent record here with six victories in the past nine seasons.

Pether’s Moon (2014) won at 11-10, Kings Fete (2016) returned 5-2 favourite and Poet’s Word (2017) was a 7-4 chance. Mirage Dancer (2018) was a heavily-backed 6-5 favourite, Passion And Glory (2021) returned at 2-1 and 2022 winner Rebel’s Romance was the shortest priced winner of the sextet at 4-5.

Shock results are rare in this race with Dubday (11-2 in 2015) the only winner in the last twelve seasons which did not feature in the first three in the betting.

Desert Encounter (2019) was the longest-priced winner during that period at 15-2 third favourite.

The official rating of the winner has consistently been between 108 and 114.

Pablo Escobarr (2020) was on the lower mark while Drunken Sailor (2011), Mirage Dancer (2018) and Desert Encounter (2019) were all rated 114.

Horses aged four and five do best in the Glorious Stakes, although Forgotten Vice (2013) and Desert Encounter (2019) won at the age of eight and seven respectively.

Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys

Sir Michael Stoute won this race for three successive seasons with Kings Fete (2016), Poet’s Word (2017) and Mirage Dancer (2018). That took his tally to six having earlier been successful with Shernazar (1985), Knoosh (1989) and Researched (2003).

That still leaves him one winner behind all-time leader Luca Cumani. The Italian had a terrific record in the Glorious Stakes, winning with Knockando (1987), Hajade (1990), Midnight Legend (1995), Alkaased (2004), Purple Moon (2007), Drunken Sailor (2011) and Quest For Peace (2012).

Frankie Dettori and Willie Carson share the lead in the all-time jockey standings with four winners. Carson’s winners were Water Mill (1980), Capstan (1981, 1982) and Seymour Hicks (1983). Dettori won it on Hajade (1990), Midnight Legend (1995), Sabadilla (1998) and Dubday (2015).

Betting on the Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes

The Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes has produced a long line of good staying horses, many of which have progressed to Group 2 or Group 1 level.

The betting market has been very strong and favourites have a good recent record so not a race that is likely to throw up a shock result.

Summary of Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes

We hope you enjoyed our guide to the Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes.

It is often an intriguing high-quality middle race and one of our favourites here at BRC.

Popular Questions

Where is the Glorious Stakes held?

The Glorious Stakes is held at Goodwood Racecourse.


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