Right Hand course. except for longer distance races which start in the straight and swing left first. Draw favours high numbers in sprint races with the exception of when the going is soft.
Everyone who knows Goodwood refers to it as glorious goodwood, but how did it get this name? Well if you ever go to Goodwood which stages some unmatchable racing set in a fold of the Sussex Downs with pastrol scenes being played out in front of you couple this with the pop of champagne corks and picnics being spread all around you and I think you'll be getting the idea.
The racing at Goodwood as even been improved which now spreads over five days for the main meetings and 12 pattern races to attract the punters. The course which is just five miles from Chichester in the Duke of Richmond's estate is a rather complicated course full of bends and turns on the downland loop, and with a fast switchback and downhill stretch for the 6 furlong straight.
This is a course that really favours top jockey's because if your not on top of your game the course alone will defeat you.
Goodwood's main races are The Group One Sussex Stakes, Goodwood Cup (one of the legs of the stayers crown) King George Stakes (one of the top races for sprinters.) Nassau Stakes (now a group one race) Gordon Stakes, Stewards Cup and Richmond Stakes
other races held are Celebration Mile, Lupe Stakes (classic trial race) Predominate Stakes (classic trial race).
Things to note: The Sussex Stakes is without doubt a favourites race in the past 30 years only five non favourites have won this race our tip don't buck the trend. The Stewards cup for some reason favours Wokingham failures.