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The Goodwood Cup is one of the top staying races of the flat racing season held at Goodwood Racecourse.

The Goodwood Cup takes place on Tuesday 1st August 2023.

It is the second leg of the Stayers Triple Crown between the Ascot Gold Cup and the Doncaster Cup.

The Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup Stakes is the 4th race on day one of the Glorious Goodwood Festival on Tuesday 1st August 2023.

Stradivarius became the first horse in history to win the race four times between 2017 and 2020.

Other notable winners include Ardross (1981), Double Trigger (1995, 1997, 1998), Persian Punch (2001, 2003) and Yeats (2006, 2008).

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Goodwood Cup

Race Overview – The Goodwood Cup

The Goodwood Cup takes place at the Glorious Goodwood Festival in late July or early August.

It is over two miles, half a mile shorter than the Ascot Gold Cup.

Horses that failed to stay at Ascot have a chance to make amends here, although the course’s undulations ensure that this is still a proper stamina test, particularly in soft ground.

Famous Goodwood Cup Winners & History

The Goodwood Cup was first run in 1808 with the original silver cup awarded to the owners of Bucephalus after he had won it three times.

A new gold cup was the prize for the 1812 edition which was over three miles.

The distance has gradually been shortened over the years, finally to two miles in 1991.

The Goodwood Cup was actually downgraded from Group 2 to Group 3 in 1985, re-instated at Group 2 level in 1995 and finally classified as a Group 1 in 2017.

The prize money was also increased substantially to make it a more appealing target for the best stayers in Europe.

Horses blessed with the combination of bottomless stamina and a turn of foot are rare so when one comes along it tends to dominate the staying division. That was certainly the case with record four times winner Stradivarius. John Gosden’s popular chestnut won the Ascot Gold Cup three times and scooped a £1 million bonus for his owner on two occasions for a clean sweep of the top four staying races.

There have been numerous other multiple winners over the years including Le Moss (1979, 1980), Further Flight (1991, 1992), Double Trigger (1995, 1997, 1998) and Persian Punch (2001, 2003). Le Moss was trained by Sir Henry Cecil and often battled with another mighty stayer in Ardross, the winner here in 1981.

Further Flight was a popular grey trained by Barry Hills who created his own bit of history by winning the Jockey Club Cup on a record five occasions.

Double Trigger also had a large public following, a flashy chestnut with a big white face. He had a different jockey for each of his Goodwood Cup victories; Jason Weaver, Michael Roberts and Darryll Holland.

Key Goodwood Cup Trials

The most informative races for finding the Goodwood Cup winner are the Ascot Gold Cup and the Princess of Wales’s Stakes at Newmarket. Five of the last twelve winners ran at Ascot last time out, including Stradivarius who completed the Ascot/Goodwood Cup double in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Colour Vision (2012) and Trip To Paris (2015) both finished third here after winning at Ascot. The Princess of Wales’s Stakes is over a mile and a half but it provided the perfect stepping-stone for the Goodwood Cup for Cavalryman (2014) and dual winner Big Orange (2015, 2016).

Goodwood Cup 2023 Odds

Below are the Goodwood Cup 2023 odds:

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Goodwood Cup Previous Winners

Check out the previous winners of this race:

1849Canezou4John Scott
1850Canezou5John Scott
1854Virago3John WellsJohn Barham DayHenry Padwick
1855Baroncino3George Fordham
1856Rogerthorpe3George Fordham
1857Monarque5Tom Jennings
1859The Promised Land3
1860Sweetsauce3John CharltonJohn Scott4th Earl Annesley
1861Starke6George FordhamR B PryorRichard Ten Broeck
1862Tim Whiffler3Ralph BullockThomas DawsonLord W Powlett
1863Isoline‡3Tom FrenchJames GoddingR C Naylor
1864Dollar4John KitchenarAuguste Lupin
1865Ely4Harry CustanceTom OlliverW S Cartwright
1866The Duke4George FordhamJohn Day4th Marquess of Hastings
1867Vauban3Harry ParryJohn Day8th Duke of Beaufort
1868Speculum3Sam KenyonMathew Dawson6th Duke of Newcastle
1869Restitution4John DaleyJoseph HayhoeMeyer de Rothschild
1870Siderolite4John WellsJohn PorterSir Joseph Hawley
1871Shannon‡3HuntF Mouncey
1872Favonius4Charlie MaidmentJoseph HayhoeMeyer de Rothschild
1873Flageolet3Henry HuxtableTom Jennings Sr.C J Lefevre
1874Doncaster4Fred WebbRobert PeckJames Merry
1875Aventuriere‡4Tom ChalonerAlec Taylor Sr.3rd Marquess of Ailesbury
1876New Holland4Tom Cannon Sr.Charles BlantonPrince Soltykoff
1877Hampton5Fred WebbRobert PeckF G Hobson
1878Kincsem‡4E MaddenRobert HespErnő Blaskovich
1879Isonomy4Tom Cannon Sr.John PorterFrederick Gretton
1880Dresden China‡4James SnowdenWilliam I'AnsonC Perkins
1881Madame du Barry‡6James SnowdenWilliam I'AnsonC Perkins
1882Friday5Teddy MartinRichard Marsh12th Duke of Hamilton
1883Border Minstrel3George FordhamF BatesJ Johnstone
1884St Simon3Charles WoodMathew Dawson6th Duke of Portland
1885Althorp3George BarrettJohn PorterMaurice de Hirsch
1886The Bard3Charles WoodRobert PeckRobert Peck
1887Savile3George BarrettJohn Porter1st Duke of Westminster
1888Rada‡3Tommy LoatesMathew Dawson6th Viscount Falmouth
1889Trayles4Jack RobinsonJames JewittW de la Rue
1890Philomel‡5Tom Cannon Sr.Robert SherwoodJ T North
1891Gonsalvo4George BarrettJohn PorterJ Gretton
1892Martagon5John WattsJ RyanDouglas A Baird
1893Barmecide7George BarrettC AndrewsJ Burton
1894Kilsallaghan4Tommy LoatesJames JewittJames Machell
1895Florizel II4John WattsRichard MarshPrince of Wales
1896Count Schomberg4Mornington CannonWilliam LeaderR Lebaudy
1897Count Schomberg5Sam LoatesWilliam LeaderR Lebaudy
1898King's Messenger3Otto MaddenF ColeLord Penrhyn
1899Merman7Charles WoodJack RobinsonLady de Bathe
1900Mazagan4Fred RickabyHarry EnochDouglas A Baird
1901Fortunatus3Danny MaherRichard MarshArthur James
1902Perseus3Joe ChildsRichard MarshArthur James
1903Rabelais3J WattsRichard MarshArthur James
1904Saltpetre4William LaneH ChandlerD Faber
1905Red Robe4William GriggsRichard MarshArthur James
1906Plum Tree3Otto MaddenAlec Taylor Jr.Alfred W Cox
1907The White Knight4William HalseyHarry SadlerW R Wyndham
1908Radium5Otto MaddenJohn WatsonLeopold de Rothschild
1909Carrousel3Charles TriggFelix LeachH J King
1910Magic3Fred Rickaby JrFelix LeachH Beddington
1911Kilbroney4Walter GriggsCharles WaughLord St David
1912Tullibardine4Elijah WheatleySam DarlingJames Buchanan
1913Catmint4Danny MaherTom Jennings Jr.Leonard Brassey
1914Son-in-Law3Frank BullockReg DayAbe Bailey
1919Queen's Square‡4Steve DonoghueAlec Taylor Jr.Alexander Robb Cox
1920Mount Royal3Steve DonoghueHarvey LeaderLady Cunliffe-Owen
1921Bucks3Steve DonoghueReg DayAbe Bailey
1922Flamboyant4W ListerReg DayMrs G Robinson
1923Triumph4Joe ChildsJohn WatsonAnthony de Rothschild
1924Teresina‡4Vic SmythDick DawsonAga Khan III
1925Cloudbank4Steve DonoghueG Laing WardJ White
1926Glommen4Harry WraggWalter EarlSolomon Joel
1927Dark Japan4Charlie SmirkeDick DawsonAga Khan III
1928Kinchinjunga4Freddie FoxRichard GoochH C Sutton
1929Old Orkney5Fred LaneRichard GoochJ Murphy
1930Brown Jack6Steve DonoghueIvor AnthonyHarold Wernher
1931Salmon Leap4Tommy WestonGeorge LambtonVenetia James
1932Brulette‡4Gordon RichardsFred DarlingLord Woolavington
1933Sans Peine3Eph SmithJack JarvisEdward Esmond
1934Loosestrife5Gordon RichardsE RichardsP Johnson
1935Tiberius4Tommy WestonJoe LawsonAbe Bailey
1936Cecil5Tommy WestonJoe LawsonAbe Bailey
1937Fearless Fox4Eph SmithJack JarvisA Smith
1938Epigram5Brownie CarslakeNoel CannonJames V Rank
1939Dubonnet4Tommy LowreyBasil JarvisJ P Hornung
1946Marsyas6Charlie ElliottCharles SemblatMarcel Boussac
1947Monsieur l'Amiral6Charlie SmirkeE CharlierMrs I Henderson
1948Tenerani4Enzo CamiciNorman BertieFederico Tesio
1949Alycidon4Doug SmithWalter Earl18th Earl of Derby
1950Val Drake4Roger PoinceletRobert CarverSuzy Volterra
1951Pan4Roger PoinceletEtienne PolletEugène Constant
1952Medway4Doug SmithFred Winter, Sr.P Bartholemew
1953Souepi5Charlie ElliottGeorge DigbyGeorge Digby
1954Blarney Stone5Bill RickabyVic SmythM McAlpine
1955Double Bore4Tommy GoslingJeremy TreeJeremy Tree
1956Zarathustra5Harry CarrCecil Boyd-RochfortTerence Grey
1957Tenterhooks3Edgar BrittCharles Elsey3rd Viscount Allendale
1958Gladness‡5Lester PiggottVincent O'BrienJohn McShain
1959Dickens3Doug SmithCecil Boyd-RochfortZia Wernher
1960Exar4Lester PiggottNoel MurlessCarlo Vittadini
1961Predominate9Eph SmithTed LeaderJim Joel
1962Sagacity4Harry CarrCecil Boyd-RochfortLady Cholmondeley
1963Trelawny7Scobie BreasleyGeorge ToddMrs L Carver
1964Raise You Ten4Stanley ClaytonCecil Boyd-RochfortP Widener
1965Apprentice5Stanley ClaytonCecil Boyd-RochfortQueen Elizabeth II
1966Gaulois3Ron HutchinsonCecil Boyd-RochfortQueen Elizabeth II
1967Wrekin Rambler4Scobie BreasleyGordon RichardsG Murphy
1968Ovaltine4Brian TaylorJack WattsG Cooper
1969Richmond Fair5John GortonBruce HobbsT Blackwell
1970Parthenon4Greville StarkeyHenry CecilR Macdonald-Buchanan
1971Rock Roi4Duncan KeithPeter WalwynF Hue-Williams
1972Erimo Hawk4Pat EdderyGeoffrey BarlingY Yamamoto
1973Proverb3Ernie JohnsonBarry HillsJ Chandos-Pole
1974Proverb4Lester PiggottBarry HillsJ Chandos-Pole
1975Girandole4Lester PiggottMichael StouteJ Hattersley
1976Mr Bigmore4Greville StarkeyP RobinsonE Lambton
1977Grey Baron4Geoff LewisBruce HobbsP Parnell
1978Tug of War5Brian RouseDermot WhelanY Perry
1979Le Moss4Joe MercerHenry CecilCarlo d'Alessio4:58.00
1980Le Moss5Joe MercerHenry CecilCarlo d'Alessio4:39.50
1981Ardross5Lester PiggottHenry CecilCharles St George
1982Heighlin6Steve CauthenDavid ElsworthJ Burr
1983Little Wolf5Willie CarsonDick HernLord Porchester4:32.30
1984Gildoran4Steve CauthenBarry HillsRobert Sangster
1985Valuable Witness5Pat EdderyJeremy TreeStavros Niarchos
1986Longboat5Willie CarsonDick HernDick Hollingsworth4:46.98
1987Sergeyevich3Willie CarsonJohn DunlopMrs Douglas Riley-Smith4:30.32
1988Sadeem5Greville StarkeyGuy HarwoodSheikh Mohammed4:36.34
1989Mazzacano4Pat EdderyGuy HarwoodA P Ward4:32.84
1990Lucky Moon3Willie CarsonJohn DunlopLavinia, Duchess of Norfolk4:11.75
1991Further Flight5Michael HillsBarry HillsSimon Wingfield Digby3:28.69
1992Further Flight6Michael HillsBarry HillsSimon Wingfield Digby3:24.04
1993Sonus4Pat EdderyJohn GosdenSheikh Mohammed3:35.36
1994Tioman Island4Richard QuinnPaul ColeSultan Ahmad Shah3:23.57
1995Double Trigger4Jason WeaverMark JohnstonRon Huggins3:25.86
1996Grey Shot4Pat EdderyIan BaldingJeff Smith3:25.17
1997Double Trigger6Michael RobertsMark JohnstonRon Huggins3:24.81
1998Double Trigger7Darryll HollandMark JohnstonRon Huggins3:29.19
1999Kayf Tara5Frankie DettoriSaeed bin SuroorGodolphin3:23.67
2000Royal Rebel4Michael KinaneMark JohnstonPeter Savill3:31.71
2001Persian Punch8Richard QuinnDavid ElsworthJeff Smith3:27.09
2002Jardines Lookout5Michael KinaneAlan JarvisAmbrose Turnbull3:21.63
2003Persian Punch10Martin DwyerDavid ElsworthJeff Smith3:27.86
2004Darasim6Joe FanningMark JohnstonMarkus Graff3:26.93
2005Distinction6Michael KinaneMichael StouteHighclere Thoroughbred Racing3:29.56
2006Yeats5Michael KinaneAidan O'BrienSue Magnier & Diane Nagle3:21.55
2007Allegretto‡4Ryan MooreSir Michael StouteCheveley Park Stud3:25.61
2008Yeats7Johnny MurtaghAidan O'BrienSue Magnier & Diane Nagle3:25.75
2009Schiaparelli6Frankie DettoriSaeed bin SuroorGodolphin3:25.18
2010Illustrious Blue7Jim CrowleyWilliam KnightMr & Mrs I H Bendelow3:22.35
2011Opinion Poll5Frankie DettoriMahmood Al ZarooniGodolphin3:23.85
2012Saddler's Rock4Johnny MurtaghJohn OxxMichael O'Flynn3:30.83
2013Brown Panther5Richard KingscoteTom DascombeAndrew Black & Owen Promotions3:22.79
2014Cavalryman8Kieren FallonSaeed bin SuroorGodolphin3:27.07
2015Big Orange4Jamie SpencerMichael BellBill Gredley3:24.85
2016Big Orange5Jamie SpencerMichael BellBill Gredley3:24.93
2017Stradivarius3Andrea AtzeniJohn GosdenBjorn Nielsen3:25.47
2018Stradivarius4Andrea AtzeniJohn GosdenBjorn Nielsen3:30.56
2019Stradivarius5Frankie DettoriJohn GosdenBjorn Nielsen3:29.11
2020Stradivarius6Frankie DettoriJohn GosdenBjorn Nielsen3:35.07
2021Trueshan5Hollie DoyleAlan KingSingula Partnership3:37.05
2022Kyprios4Ryan MooreAidan O'BrienMoyglare Stud / Smith / Magnier / Tabor3:26.84
2023Quickthorn6Tom MarquandHughie MorrisonLady Blyth3:33.65

Goodwood Cup 2022 Result

Check out this result from the Goodwood Racecourse:

Favourites have a good record in the Goodwood Cup, winning 12 of the last twenty renewals, including five out of six between 2016 and 2021.

Stradivarius was 6-1 second favourite when winning the race for the first time in 2017 and started odds-on for each of his subsequent three victories.

Trueshan started a well-backed 6-5 favourite in 2021 to continue the trend for market leaders.

Goodwood Cup Stats

Horses aged five and upwards have won 15 of the last twenty Goodwood Cups. Stradivarius (2017) was the first three-year-old to win the race since Lucky Moon (1990).

The oldest winner was David Elsworth’s admirable stayer Persian Punch who won as a ten-year-old in 2003.

All but one of the last twelve winners had at least one previous victory in a Group 1 to 3 race.

An official rating of 113 or higher is usually required to win here.

Stradivarius was officially rated only 100 when winning for the first time but was up to 125 by the time of his fourth and final victory.

Betting on the Goodwood Cup

Ante-post betting on the Goodwood Cup opens immediately after the Ascot Gold Cup.

Since being upgraded to Group 1 level, this is an automatic target for the Ascot winner.

The going can vary between Ascot and Goodwood and the race is over half a mile shorter so it is no certainty that the form will be confirmed.

The Lonsdale Cup at York is the next objective for Goodwood Cup winners. Opinion Poll (2011) and Stradivarius (2018, 2019) were successful in that race. Illustrious Blue (2010), Saddler’s Rock (2012), Cavalryman (2014) and Big Orange (2015) were all beaten.

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Top Trainers and Jockeys

The leading trainer in the history of the Goodwood Cup is John Scott who was successful seven times between 1836 and 1860.

John Gosden has five victories with the four wins of Stradivarius preceded by Sonus in 1993.

Mark Johnston has four victories with Darasim (2004) adding to the three wins for Double Trigger.

Aidan O’Brien has yet to add to the two victories of Yeats (2006 and 2008) despite running several high-class horses in this event.

Frankie Dettori’s two victories aboard Stradivarius (2019, 2020) brought him level with five other riders on the five-winner mark. He joined Jem Robinson, George Fordham, Steve Donoghue, Lester Piggott and Pat Eddery.

Hollie Doyle became the first female jockey to win the race aboard Alan King’s Trueshan in 2021.

Popular Questions

What distance is the Goodwood Cup?

The Goodwood Cup is 2 miles long.

Who won the 2021 Goodwood Cup?

Trueshan was the winner of the 2021 Goodwood Cup.

Summary of Goodwood Cup

The Goodwood Cup does not quite have the status of the Ascot Gold Cup but it provides a thrilling staying race with the Ascot winner often the headline act.

Stayers like Double Trigger, Persian Punch and Stradivarius attracted a huge public following and it certainly remains one of the highlights of the Glorious Goodwood Festival.

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