Goodwood Festival Tips & Picks

Held in late July/early August, the Goodwood Festival kicks off with the Group 1 Goodwood Cup on the Tuesday and the quality racing continues throughout the week.

Also featuring during the week is the Group 1 Sussex Stakes and Nassau Stakes, which always provide punters with plenty of excitement.

The festival is a celebration of some of Britain's best thoroughbreds and there is big money invested each and every year.

Latest Goodwood Festival Selections

Goodwood Festival Day 1 betting card


The festival starts with the Goodwood Cup, which was taken out by world champion stayer Big Orange in 2017.

Also featuring on the card is the Group 2 Lennox Stakes and Group 2 Vintage Stakes.

Race Name
2019 Winner
Class 2 HandicapFayez
Vintage StakesPinatubo
Lennox StakesSir Dancelot
Goodwood CupStradivarius
Maiden StakesCobra Eye
Class 2 HandicapGreen Power
Class 3 Fillies' HandicapMaid for Life

Goodwood Festival Day 2 betting card


The Group 1 Sussex Stakes is one of the biggest races on the British calendar and it runs for £560,200.00 to the winner.

Punters can bet on a quality seven-race card which also includes the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes.

Race Name
2019 Winner
Goodwood HandicapTimoshenko
Class 2 HandicapSir Ron Priestley
Molecomb StakesLiberty Beach
Sussex StakesToo Darn Hot
Fillies' StakesMrs Bouquet
Fillies' HandicapMannaal
Class 3 HandicapDirty Rascal

Goodwood Festival Day 3 betting card


Three group races are carded on Day 3 of the Goodwood Festival, including the Group 1 Nassau Stakes.

The feature is supported by the Richmond Stakes and Lillie Langtry Stakes, which are both quality undercard races.

Race Name
2019 Winner
Class 2 HandicapForest of Dean
Richmond StakesGolden Horse
Gordon StakesNayef Road
Nassau StakesDeidre
Class 2 NurseryGovernor of Punjab
Class 2 Fillies' StakesVividly
Class 3 HandicapCelsius

Goodwood Festival Day 4 betting card


There are no Group 1 races on Day 4 at Goodwood but there is a total of four group races.

The King George Stakes is the highlight at Group 2 level and this is always a popular meeting with bettors.

Race Name
2019 Winner
Glorious StakesDesert Encounter
Thoroughbred StakesDuke of Hazzard
Class 2 HandicapBeat Le Bon
King George StakesBattaash
Class 2 NurseryHomespin
Oak Tree StakesBillesdon Brook
Class 3 HandicapAktau

Goodwood Festival Day 5 betting card


Only the one group race on the final day of the carnival but punters always get good value odds.

Race Name
2019 Winner
Class 2 SprintPoyle Vinnie
Class 2 HandicapKing's Advice
Lillie Langtry StakesEnbihaar
Steward's CupKhaadem
Maiden StakesPersuasion
Class 2 HandicapLand of Legends
Class 3 HandicapGifts of Gold