History

Glorious Goodwood History

\"GloriousWe go back to the third Duke of Richmond who was responsible for bringing horse racing to Goodwood and in 1801 the Duke of Richmond set out a course on Goodwood Estate known as The Harroway.

Goodwood’s popularity as a venue for horseracing took off after World War 2 and in 1953, 55,000 spectators were there for the Tuesday of the July Meeting.

Over the years the track has seen many changes with the Parade Ring moving to the south side of the Racecourse behind the March Stand. At the same time, the Weighing Room, which had previously been in the old Charlton building, was relocated to the north side of the Parade Ring. This involved moving the old road south of Goodwood Racecourse.

The old Stand was demolished after the July Meeting of 1979 and replaced by the present March Stand. This was followed by more work in the late 1980s with the opening of the new Charlton Stand, followed in 1990 with the opening of the Sussex Stand at the July Meeting.

Glorious Goodwood Racing 2009

The dates for Glorious Goodwood Betting 2008 are from Tuesday July 28th to Saturday 1st August 2009. These are five days of relaxed socialising on the Sussex downs with picnics in the car parks and on the hill looking out over the track with top quality fashion and racing so there is something for everyone and it is an occasion not to be misses.