Goodwood Racecourse located near Chichester is of the most popular racecourses in England. It is a right handed flat racing track that is six furlongs in which a a triangular loop is connected by two bends.
The most popular meeting here is the Glorious Goodwood Festival which is one of the highlights of flat racing season and is watched by over 100,000 spectators and it features five days of racing which includes the Group One Sussex Stakes, Stewards' Cup and the Blue Square Nassau Stakes.
In races over 7 furlongs and 1 mile high numbers are favoured in the stall advantage and a high number is almost a necessity in the Stewards' Cup. However, low numbers are favoured for sprints here.
It was at this course that on Lizzy Hare back in June 1987 that jockey Frankie Dettori rode his first ever British winner.
The top jockeys at this course include Ryan Moore and Richard Hughes with the Richard Hannon being the top trainer.
Address: Goodwood Racecourse Ltd, Chichester, W Sussex, PO18 0PX
Flat: Goodwood has a nearly straight 6 furlong course. Races from 1 1/4 to 2 miles are started on the loop joining the straight at the top bend but 7 to 9 furlong races join the straight via the lower bend. Longer races flag started.
Road: 6m N of Chichester between A286 Midhurst road and A285 Petworth road.Road closed at Brook A286 N of Haslemere.Use A285 or A3 - Hindhead fm Milford Parking: Free parking available.
Rail: 6m, Chichester Stn (Brighton - Portsmouth line, access London Victoria). Bus to course
Air: 2m, Goodwood Airfield; 25m, Shoreham Airport