Enjoy our outstanding Glorious Goodwood Festival hospitality packages
The Qatar Goodwood Festival (commonly known as Glorious Goodwood) is one of the most popular and vibrant flat racing events of the season.
Goodwood Racecourse offers a wide variety of superb hospitality options during the Qatar Festival. Guests arriving at Glorious Goodwood can expect some of the finest racecourse hospitality with fine dining, stunning views of the track and luxurious facilities.
The Charlton House Restaurant, The Secret Garden and The Final Furlong all offer guests the chance to enjoy a truly unforgettable day at Glorious Goodwood.
The breathtaking Goodwood Estate is home to the Duke of Richmond and it was the third Duke who first introduced racing to Goodwood in 1802. The event became so popular that the Sussex track has hosted top-class horse racing ever since, with Glorious Goodwood the most popular of all the meetings.
The Sussex track welcomes some of the world’s top horses and trainers for five spectacular days of action, with two of the UK’s most prestigious Group One contests.
The Sussex Stakes is the feature race of the meeting and takes place on the second day. The first record of the race came way back in 1848, when it was run over six-furlongs, before becoming a one-mile event in 1878; since then it has become one of the top races in Europe.
Sir Henry Cecil is the trainer with the finest record in the race having won it a remarkable seven victories to his name. The legendary handler won the race three times in the 1970’s but there is no doubt his best wins in the race came with the invincible Frankel.
Arguably the greatest racehorse of all-time Frankel was unbeaten in his 14 starts and produced two magnificent performances at Goodwood, beating Canford Cliffs by five-lengths in 2011 and Farhh by four-lengths in 2012.
The Nassau Stakes is the second Group One of the week and gives the fillies and mares the chance for big race glory. The race first took place in 1840 and was changed to its present format of a one-mile contest in 1911, before being opened to fillies and mares aged four or older in 1975.
Once again Sir Henry Cecil is the leading trainer in the race with eight wins. Three of those victories came with superstar mare Midday who won the race in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Don’t miss out on this spectacular event which is always a highlight of the racing and social calendar