One of the highlights of both the British Flat Racing calendar and the English summer, the annual Glorious Goodwood meeting is held in late July and early August. The festival lasts for five days and is home to three of the UK's 36 annual Group 1 flat races. Read all about Glorious Goodwood betting here, along with the latest odds, popular betting markets, our expert predictions and more.
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- Best Glorious Goodwood Betting Sites– Top 5 Ranked
- Glorious Goodwood Betting Odds, Promotions, Tips & Predictions
- 5 Reasons to Bet on Glorious Goodwood
- Glorious Goodwood Betting Sites With Live Streaming
- Festival Schedule for Glorious Goodwood
- Popular Glorious Goodwood Betting Markets
- History of the Glorious Goodwood Festival
- Upcoming Sporting Events
- Similar Tournaments to Glorious Goodwood
- Glorious Goodwood Festival Betting FAQs
- ThePuntersPage Final Say
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Glorious Goodwood Betting Odds, Promotions, Tips & Predictions
One of the main events in the British horse racing calendar, Glorious Goodwood 2021 is scheduled to take place on July the 27th through August the 1st of that year. We will be publishing our Glorious Goodwood betting odds, as well as our Glorious Goodwood tips and predictions, when they are available.
Glorious Goodwood Betting Odds 2021
The Goodwood Cup Betting Odds
|Spanish Mission||13/2||William Hill|
|Sir Ron Priestley||9/1||William Hill|
|Emperor Of The Sun||25/1||bet365|
|Amhran Na Bhfiann||40/1||William Hill|
The Qatar Sussex Stakes Betting Odds
|Order of Australia||7/1||bet365|
|St Marks Basilica||7/1||888sport|
|Alcohol Free||7/1||William Hill|
|Lope Y Fernandez||8/1||Paddy Power|
|Snow Lantern||12/1||Paddy Power|
The Qatar Nassau Stakes Betting Odds
|Joan Of Arc||5/2||bet365|
|Snow Lantern||8/1||Paddy Power|
|Empress Josephine||12/1||William Hill|
The Unibet Stewards’ Cup Betting Odds
|First Folio||8/1||Paddy Power|
|Commanche Falls||14/1||William Hill|
Glorious Goodwood Betting Tips & Predictions 2021
Glorious Goodwood is great for betting, but picking a winner can be tricky. That’s why we try to publish the best Goodwood betting tips and Goodwood betting offers possible. To do this, we review form, fitness, and the team behind a horse, along with any other variables that can affect the outcome of a race. When we have our tips ready, we will publish them here.
The Goodwood Cup Betting Tips
Making a surprise move out from odds on to odds against this week is Stradivarius who was 8/11 only one week ago. Not that we’re complaining as he is unbeaten in four runs over course and distance here, so any value is very much appreciated. The last horse to beat him was Gold Cup winner Subjectivist but sadly he has been ruled out for the rest of the season at least after suffering a leg injury and may even have run his last race. Frankie Dettori will be onboard John & Thady Gosden’s seven year old. Be warned though, he has only won one of his past five races.
Moving in the other direction is Trueshan. The bad weather has seen his followers come out in force knowing how he tends to take to softer ground. Whether or not his best price of 5/2 is now a little too short for a horse who came home fifth last time he was in handicap company is another thing.
Third place favourite Spanish Mission looks a teasing price at 13/2. He beat both Santiago and Sir Ron Priestley in the Group Two Yorkshire Cup Stakes at York in May before beating Stradivarius into third place at the Ascot Gold Cup in June. Having won the King George and the International Stakes at Ascot over the weekend, Jockey William Buick is in the form of his life and trainer Andrew Balding is having another excellent season and definitely looks a smart punt.
Santiago came third in this race last year and is yet to lose on soft ground which includes victory in last year’s Group 3 Queen’s Vase so could be worth keeping an eye on.
The Qatar Sussex Stakes Betting Tips
Glorious Goodwood’s Day two highlight is the Sussex Stakes where a lot of horses will now be fancying their chances following Queen Anne Stakes winner Palace Pier’s withdrawal due to a blood disorder. Following on from Saturday’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot, we have another top class Group One clash of the generations to enjoy as the Sussex Stakes provides this year’s three year old milers the chance to test themselves against their elders.
We were all really looking forward to seeing Poetic Flare put a challenge down to Palace Pier but that sadly will not be the case. John Gosden’s four year old already had a pair of Group One wins to his name this year after success in the Lockinge Stakes and the Queen Anne Stakes but has failed to recover in time from a blood disorder, which could leave the door wide open this year’s 2,000 Guineas and St James’s Palace Stakes winner Poetic Flare. He is now the short priced favourite by some distance ahead of a whole group of horses priced in the range of 7/1 through 9/1.
St Mark’s Basilica has won his last four races and is the preferred pick of this group which also contains Coronation Stakes winner Alcohol Free and Order Of Australia. One thing that concerns is that both of Poetic Flare’s two defeats this season have come when the going was soft as it is likely to be at Goodwood this week, which could hamper Jim Bolger’s colt a little bit.
In terms of weighting, three year olds will get 8lb from the older horses, while older fillies receive even more meaning Alcohol Free gets a stone from Order Of Australia plus another 3lb from Poetic Flare who will be setting off 11lb ahead of Order Of Australia in the ratings.
The Qatar Nassau Stakes Betting Tips
Day three’s big race at Glorious Goodwood is the 2021 Group One Nassau Stakes where final declarations are yet to be made. A number of horses still included in the field went in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot on Saturday, so we have ruled them out of our Glorious Goodwood betting tips.
We’ll start with the second favourite French Oaks winner Joan Of Arc took who elevated her form even further when she took on a top class field and won over one mile and two plus furlongs in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly. That was her first run out over that distance so this minimal drop back in trip shouldn’t worry her.
At the top of the betting, Audarya is clearly the horse to beat. Love did manage it in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes, but she ran in the King George on Saturday and will now miss out on Glorious Goodwood.
Even without Love, Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle should still be well represented by the probable likes of Falmouth runner up Mother Earth and Belmont Oaks winner Santa Barbara. Irish 1,000 Guineas winner, who beat Joan Of Arc in the process, Empress Josephine is another of whom much is expected, despite her lack lustre run at Ascot a month ago.
The Unibet Stewards’ Cup Betting Tips
Finally, on day five we have the Stewards’ Cup which is open to horses aged three years or older and run over a distance of six furlongs. First Folio and Hurricane Ivor are currently co favourites. Three year old First Folio has two wins in three this season and has long been fancied but Hurricane Ivor is a market mover, zipping right in after he nicked second place from Significantly at Ascot earlier this month.
Robert Cowell’s winner Arecibo is another well fancied but will have to contend with top weight if he is to go one better than his second in the Group One King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. The run represented the best run of the six year old’s career.
Last year’s winner Summerghand is listed in the field and can be backed at 16/1 following a disappointing 10th when last in Group One company.
Glorious Goodwood Promotions 2021
- One of the best deals around for Glorious Goodwood betting is for newcomers at Ladbrokes. If you bet an initial £5 as a new customer, you will receive £20 in free bets back, helping you get your betting bankroll off to a nice start.
- Another offer worth looking out for is Betfair’s (up to) £100 in free bets, which is especially good given the value you can find in their Goodwood betting odds.
5 Reasons to Bet on Glorious Goodwood
- It is one of British horse racing’s biggest occasions.
- As one of the summer’s major events, there is a strict Glorious Goodwood dress code to follow.
- It stages three of the UK's 36 annual Group 1 flat races.
- The world’s best horses will be there…
- … as will the top jockeys around.
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Festival Schedule for Glorious Goodwood
Only one of many UK horse races that take place annually, the Glorious Goodwood festival lasts for five days and gets underway in late July each year. Goodwood is located in the English county of Sussex.
Notable races of the event include the Group 1s, the Stewards' Cup, Nassau Stakes, Goodwood Cup and the Sussex Stakes. In all, there are 13 annual Group races over the week of Glorious Goodwood. Check below for the schedule:
Tuesday 27th July
|13:50||Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap||Class 2||1m 2f|
|14:25||Vintage Stakes||Group 2||7f|
|15:00||Lennox Stakes||Group 2||7f|
|15:35||Goodwood Cup||Group 1||2m|
|16:10||Swiss Gin EBF Maiden Stakes||Class 2||6f|
|16:45||Chelsea Barracks Handicap||Class 2||5f|
|17:15||Matchbook Fillies’ Handicap||Class 3||1m|
Wednesday 28th July
|13:50||Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap||Class 2||2m 4½f|
|14:25||Move Over to Matchbook Handicap||Class 2||1m 4f|
|15:00||Molecomb Stakes||Group 3||5f|
|15:35||Sussex Stakes||Group 1||1m|
|16:10||Victoria Maiden Fillies’ Stakes||Class 2||6f|
|16:45||Breeders’ Series Fillies’ Handicap||Class 2||1m 2f|
|17:55||Owners Group Handicap||Class 3||7f|
Thursday (Ladies Day) 29th July
|13:50||Matchbook Best Value Handicap||Class 2||1m 2f|
|14:25||Lillie Langtry Stakes||Group 2||1m 6f|
|15:00||Richmond Stakes||Group 2||6f|
|15:35||Nassau Stakes||Group 1||1m 2f|
|16:10||Telegraph Nursery Handicap||Class 2||7f|
|16:45||Markel Maiden Fillies’ Stakes||Class 2||7f|
|17:20||Tatler Handicap||Class 3||5f|
Friday 30th July
|13:50||Bombay Sapphire Stakes||Group 3||1m 4f|
|14:25||Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes||Group 3||1m|
|15:00||Golden Mile Handicap||Class 2||5f|
|15:35||King George Qatar Stakes||Group 2||5f|
|16:10||Unibet Nursery Handicap||Class 2||6f|
|16:40||Oak Tree Stakes||Group 3||7f|
|17:15||Maltsmiths Handicap||Class 3||1m 3f|
Saturday 31st July
|13:50||Stewards’ Sprint Handicap||Class 2||6f|
|14:25||Qatar Summer Handicap||Class 2||1m 6f|
|15:00||Qatar Gordon Stakes||Group 3||1m 4f|
|15:40||Stewards’ Cup||Class 2||6f|
|16:15||EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes||Class 2||7f|
|16:50||Qatar Handicap||Class 2||7f|
|17:25||Qatar Apprentice Handicap||Group 3||1m 1f|
Popular Glorious Goodwood Betting Markets
Unless you are a total beginner at horse racing betting, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Glorious Goodwood is a punter's dream. Below we have listed some of the most popular Glorious Goodwood betting markets which you can enjoy.
Singles and Each-Way Betting
As with any horse race, one of the festival's main purposes outside of entertainment is for the placing of bets. As such, there is always the opportunity to bet on the winner of a race and, so long as there are enough runners, you can also bet each-way, allowing your horse to finish among the places and credit your bet.
Best Glorious Goodwood betting site for Singles and Each-Way: 888sport
Forecasts & Reverse Forecasts
A forecast bet is a wager on the top two finishers of a race in which you have predicted first and second places accurately. A reverse forecast, for twice the stake, allows these horses to switch places and finish in either order for a bit of added bettor’s insurance.
Best Glorious Goodwood betting site for Forecasts and Reverse Forecasts: mr. play
A placepot works by allowing bettors to pick a horse that will place in six races of a nominated meeting. These are normally the first six or last six, and payouts are made according to the tote’s declaration.
Best Glorious Goodwood betting site for Placepots: NetBet
An accumulator bet is another great way to bet on horse racing, as with each win your potential payout builds. With long odds or many selections, you can potentially receive huge winnings. Some bookmakers offer acca boosts or insurance, where a free bet is awarded if one selection brings down your entire acca bet.
Best Glorious Goodwood betting site for Accas: bwin
History of the Glorious Goodwood Festival
The Glorious Goodwood horse racing festival began in 1802, and was initially intended to be an event for local army officers of the Sussex Militia. One year earlier, the Earl of Egremont had refused allowance for Third Duke of Richmond to hold his annual races in the Earl’s property in Petworth Park. This led to the establishment of a two-day race meeting on the Goodwood Estate. The event proved to be extremely popular and was quickly expanded to three days, with races applicable to Jockey Club rules.
In 1812, the Goodwood Cup was established and in 1814 the meeting was moved from May to the end of July, where it has remained ever since. The timing proved to be perfect for the aristocracy to attend before retreating to their rural summer estates. Goodwood also happens to be the course that introduced starting races with a flag, pre-race horse parades, numbers on horses and the first race cards into horse racing, making it a historically important venue for racing too.
Recent Glorious Goodwood Stewards' Cup Winners
|2018||Gifted Master||Jason Watson|
|2017||Lancelot Du Lac||Frankie Dettori|
|2016||Dancing Star||David Probert|
|2015||Magical Memory||Frankie Dettori|
Recent Glorious Goodwood Nassau Stakes Winners
|2020||Fancy Blue||Ryan Moore|
|2018||Wild Illusion||William Buick|
Recent Glorious Goodwood Cup Winners
|2016||Big Orange||Jamie Spencer|
|2015||Big Orange||Jamie Spencer|
Recent Glorious Goodwood Sussex Stakes Winners
|2019||Too Darn Hot||Frankie Dettori|
|2018||Lightning Spear||Oisin Murphy|
|2017||Here Comes When||Jim Crowley|
|2016||The Gurkha||Ryan Moore|
Glorious Goodwood Festival Key Stats
- In 2019, Mark Johnston equalled the record for career winners at Glorious Goodwood, with 80 victories at the famous meeting on the Sussex Downs.
- Three-time Ascot Gold Cup winner, Stradivarius, has also won the Goodwood Cup a total of four times.
Upcoming Sporting Events
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Glorious Goodwood Festival Betting FAQs
ITV Racing will show the festival across ITV 1 and ITV 4.
The Glorious Goodwood takes place in late July or early August each year.
In total, there are 35 races spread over the five days.
The festival takes place at Goodwood Racecourse at the Sussex Downs.
Absolutely. Just like most other horse racing events, all the top UK bookies will provide odds so that punters can enjoy some Glorious Goodwood betting.
The Sussex Stakes, the Stewards Cup, the Nassau Stakes and the Goodwood Cup are the four big Group 1 races at the event.
At the Glorious Goodwood Festival, men should ideally wear a jacket and tie, with everyone encouraged to ‘dress to impress’. This means that T-Shirts, sportswear, sleeveless tops and ripped jeans are not permitted.
ThePuntersPage Final Say
The Glorious Goodwood festival brings five days of thrilling action to racing fans the world over at the end of July or early August. Its summer timing, together with its title and the setting of the rolling Sussex countryside, means it has been established as one of the highlights of the British summer. Glorious Goodwood is one of the key Flat Racing fixtures in the world, loved by racing fans and punters alike.
Notable races of the festival include the Sussex Stakes, the Stewards Cup, the Nassau Stakes and the Goodwood Cup. Since 2015, the festival was rebranded as the Qatar Goodwood Festival for commercial reasons, although most people still refer to it as Glorious Goodwood.