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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 the 2nd of August 2024.

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.

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Glorious Stakes Odds 2024

Here are the latest odds for the Glorious Stakes in 2024:

These odds have not yet been released.

Glorious Stakes Tips 2024

Here are some tips for Glorious Stakes for 2024:

  • 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:

2013Forgotten Voice8Johnny MurtaghNicky Henderson
2014Pether’s Moon4Richard HughesRichard Hannon Jr.
2015Dubday5Frankie DettoriJassim Al Ghazali
2016Kings Fete5Ryan MooreSir Michael Stoute
2017Poet’s Word4Ryan MooreSir Michael Stoute
2018Mirage Dancer4Ryan MooreSir Michael Stoute
2019Desert Encounter7Jamie SpencerDavid Simcock
2020Pablo Escobarr4Tom MarquandWilliam Haggas
2021Passion And Glory5Oisin MurphySaeed bin Suroor
2022Rebel’s Romance4William BuickCharlie Appleby
2023Hamish7Tom MarquandWilliam Haggas

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.

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.

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Where is the Glorious Stakes held?

The Glorious Stakes is held at Goodwood Racecourse.

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