More about Goodwood Racecourse
The History of Goodwood Racecourse
The history of Goodwood Racecourse beings in the early 19th century. In 1802, the third Duke of Richmond introduced horse racing to Goodwood. Well over 200 years later, Goodwood Racecourse now hosts a total of nineteen racedays including the famous Glorious Goodwood Festival!
Initially, he introduced horse racing atc Goodwood Racecourse to benefit Sussex’s military officers. Annually, races we held and Goodwood Racecourse was known as ‘The Harroway’. Goodwood Racecourse continued to gain popularity throughout the years. In 1953, the Tuesday of July’s horse racing meeting attracted a grand total of 55,000 race goers who flooded to Goodwood Racecourse.
The Goodwood Course
Goodwood Racecourse is certainly considered an attractive setting north of Trundle Iron Age hill fort. This is usually used as a grandstand because it allows for views of the whole racecourse. At times it gets frequently foggy due to the closeness to the coast.
The racecourse is distinct and complex in nature. It comprises of a straight six furlongs that is uphill for the first furlong and the downhill afterwards. There is a tight right-handed loop towards the far end of the straight. On this, there are starts for many longer distance courses.
Racedays at Goodwood Racecourse
Opening Saturday – Saturday 4 May 2019
May Festival – Thursday 23 May to Saturday 25 May 2019
Family Race Day – Sunday 9 June 2019
Three Friday Nights – Friday 7 June, Friday 14 June and Friday 21 June 2019
Qatar Goodwood Festival aka ‘Glorious Goodwood’ – Tuesday 30 July to Saturday 3 August 2019
August Bank Holiday – Friday 23 August to Sunday 25 August 2019
Midweek Racing – Tuesday 3 September and Wednesday 25 September 2019
Season Finale – Sunday 13 October 2019
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