Set on the spectacular Sussex Downs Goodwood really does offer a glorious days racing. Staging flat racing only the quality is, invariably, of a high standard. The main meeting is the Glorious Goodwood meeting, highlighted in blue in the fixtures.

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Course Characteristics:

Goodwood is basically a six furlong straight course with a series of complex loops allowing racing over varying distances. There are some undulations, most markedly at the 6 furlong start. 

On the sprint course getting away quickly can be a great advantage and front runners can, if good enough, get an unassailable lead.

Horses with  a proven record on undulating courses tend to do very well at Goodwood.

Draw Advantage: Low numbers are strongly favoured in races between 7f and 1m 1f. (was the opposite way round prior to the 2011 season when the stall numbering system changed)

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Admission (2013 prices) :

Goodwood has several enclosures. The top enclosure is the Richmond Enclosure, which charges £25 - £30 (the Richmond Enclosure is reserved for annual members only during Glorious Goodwood week). The main enclosure is the Gordon Enclosure, costing £18 - £23 for “normal” meetings and £38 for Glorious Goodwood. The Lennox Enclosure, which is not open for all meetings, charges £8 - £10 for normal racedays and £16 / £19 for the festival.

Annual membership: New members £469, existing members £319, young person 18-24 £150

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Located 4 miles north of Chichester. Nearest trunk routes are the A3 (from London) then the A286 or the A27 then the A285. Local signposting will then direct you to the course. Be warned nearby roads are quite narrow.

Ease of public transport access: Poor (Rail to Chichester then four mile taxi ride)

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Suitability for the first time racegoer: very good

Last Reviewed: September 2013


Telephone: 01243 755000

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