Here's what you need to know about Glorious Goodwood
The countdown is on to one of the undisputed highlights of the British racing and social calendar. Affectionately known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’, racegoers are set to return to the world’s most beautiful racecourse, where a combination of unrivalled style, superb racing, and hospitality experiences to savour make it an unmissable occasion.
Here are few things to whet your appetite for the Qatar Goodwood Festival (Tuesday, July 27 – Saturday, July 31).
Steeped in racing heritage, the Qatar Goodwood Festival has attracted the very best equine athletes from the UK and around the world. On day one, all eyes will be on staying superstar Stradivarius who looks to win a record fifth Group 1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup, under Italian jockey Frankie Dettori
The milers grace the hallowed Goodwood turf in the £1 million Qatar Sussex Stakes on Wednesday 28 July before the fillies are set to strut their stuff on Ladies Day, 29 July. As if that isn’t enough to whet the appetite, the 30 July sees Battaash on a quest to make it a historic fifth consecutive win in the King George Qatar Stakes, his blistering speed is set to be part of world record attempt by a racehorse over five furlongs.
Celebrity spotting comes to the fore for the Magnolia Cup presented by Markel, where twelve inspirational women line-up in a charity race down Goodwood Racecourse’s home straight in aid of UK charity Smart Works.
Three fabulous enclosures offer a wealth of raceday entertainment. Located at the heart of the Gordon Enclosure, featuring live music and Instagram worthy moments for that all-important reunion with family and friends, The Earl’s Lawn provides the perfect pièce de resistance.
Sip champagne in the Veuve Clicquot Champagne & Seafood Bar located in Goodwood Racecourse’s premier Richmond Enclosure, and get up close to the vanquished and victorious as they return. If a flutter with friends is your tipple, grab a beer and look no further than the Sussex Beer Garden in the Lennox Enclosure. This enclosure also provides the perfect place to kick back and relax with family.
For those wishing to attend as a group of five or more, an additional 20% off the retail price of admission can be obtained.
That special touch
Why not make up for lost time and celebrate with friends, family, and work colleagues this July. From award-winning restaurants with spectacular vantage points to a contemporary and relaxed easy lunching, immerse yourself in intimate surroundings.
Whether you’re tucking into a delicious four-course meal in the newly-designed Charlton Hunt Restaurant, exploring the enchanting Secret Garden, or soaking up the panoramic views in The Lookout. Our dining and hospitality packages will make your day simply Glorious.
Goodwood lives and breathes style, while flamboyance and comfort give everyone a special opportunity to feel amazing. Dust off your favourite frock, timeless trousers or sensational suit and feel fabulous. As the spiritual home of the Panama Hat, showcase your own distinctive style with Goodwood’s most sort after accessory, share your racing colours or head of over to our designated guide on what to wear for all the inspiration needed.
The much-anticipated L’Ormarins Best Dressed competition returns on Friday 30 July, with ladies and gentleman encouraged to don outfits in the brand’s signature blue and white colours with the prize being an all-expenses trip for two to South Africa.