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Goodwood Races The home of Champions

In 1802 the 3rd Duke of Richmond introduced horseracing to Goodwood for the amusement of local army officers. Race week was so popular it was soon dubbed ‘Glorious Goodwood’ and today the racecourse is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world.

Upcoming fixtures

  • Midweek Racing, 4th & 26th September 2018

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    Midweek Racing

    Our two midweek meetings offer racegoers the perfect chance to enjoy the final throes of summer at a more relaxed pace than some of our other racedays. As such, they offer the perfect opportunity to bring family, friends or work colleagues to sample Goodwood’s delights. Escape the office for a truly memorable trip to the world’s most beautiful racecourse.

  • Season Finale, 14th October 2018

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    Season Finale

    Season Finale: Harvest, Hops & Horseracing fixture has a relaxed, laidback feel with the atmosphere of a country-style meeting. Sample many different real ales direct from the barrel, as well as excellent craft beer including award-winning Goodwood ales. A fiddle-band plays merry tunes against a backdrop of roaring fire pits, roast chestnut stalls, hay bales and traditional hog roasts.

Previous fixtures

  • Opening Saturday, 5th May 2018

    May Festival

    Spring into the start of the Goodwood Horseracing season with our Opening Saturday fixture. Celebrate the opening day of the ‘sport of kings’ with an intoxicating mix of high quality racing at the most beautiful racecourse in the world.

  • A Festival of Food & Racing, 24th - 26th May 2018

    A Festival of Food & Racing

    A fusion of award-winning food and high-quality racing. In between the excitement of the races you can enjoy the finest food and drink at our Food Festival.

  • Family Race Day, 10th June 2018

    Family Race Day

    For a great family day out, as well as an action-packed afternoon of horseracing. This fixture features hands-on workshops, farrier demonstrations, a chance to walk the course, trips to the race start as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of the racecourse. A unique treat for children and an opportunity for the whole family to experience the world of horseracing at Goodwood.

  • Three Friday Nights, 1st, 8th & 15th June 2018

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    Three Friday Nights

    Three Friday Nights presents a unique combination of racing, music and dancing to create a truly unforgettable experience.

  • Qatar Goodwood Festival, 31stJuly - 4th August 2018

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    Qatar Goodwood Festival

    With five days of thrilling action set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling Sussex countryside, Qatar Goodwood Festival – popularly known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’ – is one of the undoubted highlights of the flat-racing season.

  • August Weekend, 24th - 26th August 2018

    August Bank Holiday

    Held at the racecourse over three magical days, our enchanting August Bank Holiday weekend rekindles the nostalgic British Summer holidays of yesteryear to create the ultimate family day out. There’s a fabulous choice of entertainment available including live music and traditional fairground rides, as well as a spectacular fireworks display set to music on the Friday night. A favourite for all ages. Not to be missed.

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