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2020 Glorious Goodwood Schedule - Full dates and cards for flat racing's summer spectacular

  • We bring you the full schedule for Glorious Goodwood in 2020
  • We'll take a look at each of the five racecards and a few of the races punters can look forward to
  • Glorious Goodwood starts on Tuesday 28th July and ends on Saturday 1st August
  • The Goodwood Cup, Sussex Stakes and Nassau Stakes are the feature races of the week
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Goodwood races. (Getty)
We take a look at the 2020 Glorious Goodwood schedule, providing readers with the dates and racecards for each of the five days.

Glorious Goodwood is one of the most looked-forward-to events on the British sporting calendar. For five days, Goodwood racecourse stages some truly magical action, attracting racing fans and socialites from all corners of the British Isles.

Sadly, due to Covid-19, the 2020 meeting will take place behind closed doors. The ITV Racing team will be allowed through the gates to bring us the best of the action, though, and what a five days we have in store.

2020 Glorious Goodwood Schedule

2020 Glorious Goodwood Day One - Tuesday 28th July

The first day of action at Glorious Goodwood is headlined by the first of the three Group One races, the two-mile Goodwood Cup. Star stayer Stradivarius could bids for a fourth-straight victory, and travels to Goodwood on the back of a career-best effort in the Ascot Gold Cup.

Also on Tuesday's card, we find the Grade Two Lennox Stakes and the Vintage Stakes for two-year-olds. A trio of good-quality handicaps book-end the day's action.

2020 Glorious Goodwood Day One Racecard

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

2020 Glorious Goodwood Day Two - Wednesday 29th July

The best milers in the business will lock horns in Wednesday's feature race, the historic Sussex Stakes. The British and Irish 2000 Guineas winners, Kameko and Siskin could clash for the first time, with Circus Maximus and Mohaather flying the flag for the older brigade.

Before we reach the main event, two-year-old sprinters have their chance to shine in the Molecomb Stakes. Wednesday's card opens with the popular Goodwood Handicap, with three further handicaps featuring on the afternoon.

2020 Glorious Goodwood Day Two Racecard

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

2020 Glorious Goodwood Day Three - Thursday 30th July

The Nassau Stakes is the man event on day three of Glorious Goodwood and only the strongest filly in the field will triumph over the ten-furlong trip. Deirdre claimed a famous victory for Japan in the Nassau in 2019, and she'll return to defend her title.

Two-year-olds will battle it out over six furlongs in the Richmond Stakes, before possible St Leger hopefuls clash in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes. Day three then closes with a nursery handicap, and two further handicap races.

2020 Glorious Goodwood Day Three Racecard

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

2020 Glorious Goodwood Day Four - Friday 31st July

Day four's card may not feature a Group One, but punters have four pattern races to take in. The most lucrative being the King George Stakes, where the brilliant Battash bids to follow up his maiden Royal Ascot success with a third win in this Group Two.

Before we reach that thrilling sprint, there's the Glorious Stakes and the Thoughbred Stakes to take in. The Oak Tree Stakes is the final Grouped race on Friday's card.

2020 Glorious Goodwood Day Four Racecard

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

2020 Glorious Goodwood Day Five - Saturday 1st August

The fifth and final day at Glorious Goodwood kicks off with a couple of lucrative handicaps, before fillies and mares take center-stage in the Group Two Lille Langtry Stakes.

Then follows the main event on Saturday afternoon, and the biggest betting race of the week, the Stewards' Cup handicap sprint, won in superb fashion by Khaadem 12 months ago.

2020 Glorious Goodwood Day Five Racecard

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

Glorious Goodwood FAQs

When is Glorious Goodwood?

In 2020, Glorious Goodwood starts on Tuesday 28th July, with the fifth and final day taking place on Saturday 1st August.

Where is Glorious Goodwood?

The Glorious Goodwood meeting is staged at Goodwood racecourse, situated in Sussex on the South coast of England.

What races take place at Glorious Goodwood?

There are three Group Ones run at Glorious Goodwood, the Goodwood Cup, the Sussex Stakes and the Nassau Stakes. The big betting race of the week is the Stewards' Cup handicap.

Will Stradivarius run at Goodwood?

Yes. Stradivarius is due to run in the Goodwood Cup, a race he won in 2018 and 2019.

Where can I watch Glorious Goodwood?

The best of the action will be shown live on ITV Racing. Visit our Live Streaming page if you want to watch the racing on your mobile or tablet.


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