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In 1801 the third Duke of Richmond held a private race meeting at Goodwood for the officers of the Sussex Militia and members of the Goodwood Hunt. It was a year later in 1802 that Goodwood held its first public meeting, which was held over three days. More meetings took place and became the highlight of the summer season throughout the nineteenth century.
Goodwood’s popularity began to grow again in the second half of the twentieth century after racing was suspended during both world wars. The very first running of the Goodwood Cup took place in 1808, this race was won three times during the 1990s by Double Trigger, and is one of the leading staying races in the country.
Goodwood racecourse, otherwise known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’, is still as popular today, with more than 100,000 racegoers attending the annual Qatar Goodwood Festival, and many more during the spring and summer fixtures.
Goodwood racecourse is a flat only course, and racing runs between May and October. The course offers the choice of three enclosures for racegoers to choose from, with bars and food stalls aplenty.
The Richmond Enclosure is Goodwoods premier one, which boasts winning post views, access to all the finest bars and restaurants, and covered seating, as well as access to the parade ring. Strict dress code, jacket, and tie for gentlemen, ladies dress stylishly. Jeans, trainers, or fancy dress not permitted.
The Gordon Enclosure is less formal with a more relaxed atmosphere. Guests have access to the parade ring, standing viewing within the March Grandstand, and covered seating in the Sussex Stand. Plenty of casual dining options and private boxes available and access to the Kitchen Restaraunt. Gentlemen encouraged to wear jacket and tie, and ladies dress to impress. No trainers or sportswear or fancy dress. Tailored shorts are allowed.
The Lennox Enclosure is the place for a family day out. With children’s rides and large picnic areas where you can get close up to the racing action, this makes for a great summer’s day of racing. Fantastic value for money, with traditional food and drink outlets available all day. Glass bottles and alcohol are not permitted. No formal dress code. No fancy dress in any enclosure.
Notable races include the Goodwood Cup, the Sussex Stakes, and Richmond Stakes, all taking place during the Glorious Goodwood Festival, which takes part at the end of July.
Plenty of free car parking available. Complimentary parking available close to the course (blue badge displayed) and is first come first served. Three dedicated raised viewing platforms. Accessible toilets are located in all three enclosures Wheelchair access throughout.

Where is Goodwood Racecourse?

Goodwood Racecourse is located 5 miles north of Chichester, West Sussex postcode, and only 60 miles from London. The nearest train station is Chichester Railway Station, which is around 5 miles away. The number 55 bus regularly runs to the course from here and takes roughly 40 minutes.
The nearest major cities to Goodwood other than London include Southampton 27 miles and Reading 43 miles. Traveling the 60 miles from London would take around 2 hours, Birmingham and Manchester 175 miles and 3 hours, and 251 miles and 4 hours, respectively.

What is the Highest Attendance at Goodwood Racecourse?

In 2015 Glorious Goodwood went high profile when the festival was sponsored for the first time by Qatar. Over the five day festival, over 103,000 attended.
It was in 1953 though that saw the record attendance at Goodwood racecourse when its popularity was growing again. A record of 53,000 turned up for the meeting, a third of those were on the trundle, which is a prominent peak on the western end of the South Downs, which allows members of the public free grandstand views of the course.

How Do I Bet on Horses at Goodwood?

You can bet using one of the many on-course bookmakers located at the front of the stands in all enclosures. The minimum bet is usually between £2 and £10. All the enclosures also have a betting shop. Tote windows are located in all enclosures, with a minimum bet of £2.00.
The most popular way of betting now is online and considering the sheer amount of betting opportunities available. It’s easy to access. It’s not surprising from placing a straightforward win or each-way bet, to backing favorites or 2nd favorites. Forecasts and reverse forecasts, betting on trainers or jockeys, the list goes on. Minimum stakes online are smaller, and large amounts of money can be won for small stakes.

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