With five days of thrilling action set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling Sussex countryside, The Qatar Goodwood Festival 2019 – popularly known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’ – is one of the highlights of the flat-racing season.
A feast of top quality racing attracts the best equine athletes in the world accompanied by the biggest names in the sport. The Tuesday highlight is the Qatar Goodwood Cup worth £500,000.
The Qatar Sussex Stakes, on Wednesday, is one of the highlights of the flat racing season, with prize money of £1million attracting a world-class field to this mile-long Group 1 race. Two further Group races provide the perfect chance to get against the rails for the best racing the sport has to offer.
Ladies’ Day is the most glamorous day of the event and is truly the place to see and be seen. There’ll be plenty of action both on and off the track. Raising money for Wellbeing of Women, the ladies’ amateur jockey race – the Magnolia Cup – will get the day off to an impressive start.
The £300,000 Group 2 Qatar King George Stakes is one of the highlights of the year. Friday’s seven compelling races, including four group races, bring the sport’s biggest names to Goodwood.
The £250,000 Qatar Stewards Cup takes centre stage for the final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. The six-furlong cavalry charge of the Qatar Stewards Cup is a sight to behold, with over 20 sprinters thundering down the Goodwood straight.
Gates open at 11.00 am with the first race setting- off each day at approximately 2.00 pm each day.
There are three enclosures at Goodwood Racecourse – the Richmond, Gordon and Lennox.
The prestigious Richmond Enclosure features stylish bars including the Champagne Lawn and 1812 Bar, a number of restaurants, private boxes and offers the best vantage points of the Parade Ring and Racecourse – including views directly opposite the winning post as well as covered seating within the March Grandstand.
The premier public enclosure at the Qatar Goodwood Festival, racegoers in the Gordon Enclosure enjoy Parade Ring access, standing viewing from within the March Grandstand, covered seating within the Sussex Stand as well as views of the racing from near the winning post. There are plenty of bars and private boxes, the Sussex Bistro restaurant as well as a variety of casual dining options.
This is our most relaxed enclosure. Popular with families owing to its large children’s playground and expanses of flat grassy picnic spots, the Lennox Enclosure offers exceptional value-for-money alongside traditional food and beverage outlets. Picnics are very welcome; however, no glass bottles or alcohol is permitted.
There are free and paid-for car parks available around the Racecourse with access to all enclosures. Free disabled parking is available for cars displaying valid labels in car parks Numbers 8 – subject to availability.