30th July 2019 11:00 - 03rd August 2019 18:30
11.00 - 18.30
With five days of thrilling action set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling Sussex countryside, The Qatar Goodwood Festival – popularly known as 'Glorious Goodwood' – is one of the highlights of the flat-racing season.
With its position as one of the largest race meetings in the world, the Qatar Goodwood Festival is a spectacle that has to be experienced. Elegant fashion combined with some of the greatest races in the world create a festival week like no other.
Day One - Tuesday 30th July
The undoubted sporting and social highlight of the season, the Qatar Goodwood Festival gets underway in 2018 with the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday 30 July – a celebration of past winners and the unveiling of specially commissioned cups for the week’s feature races.
Day Two - Wednesday 31st July
The Qatar Sussex Stakes is one of the highlights of the flat racing season, with prize money of £1million attracting a world-class field . This mile-long Group 1 race has previously been won by the peerless Frankel, the French sensation Solow and in 2017, by the 20/1 shot Here Comes When. We wait with bated breath to see what 2019's race has in store.
Day Three - Ladies Day - Thursday 1st August
Ladies’ Day is the most glamorous day of the meeting, and is truly the place to see and be seen. The prestigious Group 1 Qatar Nassau Stakes is the highlight of the eight-race card, worth £600,000. Previous winners include Ouija Board, Midday and Minding. Expect fierce competition as the best of the best compete against the backdrop of the stunning Sussex Downs.
Day Four - Friday 2nd August
The sight of a packed field of horses hurtling at speeds of over 40mph past the Goodwood grandstands makes the £300,000 Group 2 Qatar King George Stakes one of the highlights of the year - taken in 2017 by the hugely progressive Battaash. Add in three further Group races and Friday of the Qatar Goodwood Festival has to be one of the most enthralling day's racing in the entire calendar.
Day Five - Saturday 3rd August
The Qatar Stewards Cup takes centre stage for the final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. This historic race provides racegoers with the opportunity to witness the finest equine speedsters dashing past the idyllic backdrop in attempt to claim the £250,000 prize. Previous winners of this iconic sprint include Loch Song and Dancing Star.