Glorious Goodwood Betting

Last Updated 20 Jan 2020 | Commercial content | 18+

Staged at the end of July or early August for five days, the Glorious Goodwood betting for horse racing fans is always one of the season highlights.

Panama hats, plus strawberries and cream are two of the big features often seen at Glorious Goodwood each season too, while the track, based in West Sussex, is also billed as one of the most scenic venues in the country.

Glorious Goodwood betting over the five-day meeting is always popular with horse racing pundits, with a massive twelve Group races during the fixture. It is one of races to remember in the horse racing calendar. 

The Glorious Goodwood 2020 Festival will be staged from July 28th to August 1st 2020.

Glorious Goodwood Odds

Most of the leading bookmakers will price up many Glorious Goodwood odds in the build-up to the meeting, but not all races will be covered.

The main Group races, like the Sussex Stakes, Nassu Stakes, Vintage Stakes and the Richmond Stakes are more likely to have Glorious Goodwood odds attached to them further in advance.

All the Glorious Goodwood betting will then be available for all the other races once the final cards are out – on the flat, the final declarations for each horse race are published 48 hours before.

Goodwood live betting odds will also be shown each day on ITV.

Remember, that if you are placing bets on any Glorious Goodwood race in the ante-post market, then you will lose your stake if your horse doesn’t run. This is why most Glorious Goodwood bets are placed nearer to the race times.

Glorious Goodwood Runners

In recent years we’ve had many Glorious Goodwood runners that horse racing fans has latched onto.

The John Gosden-trained Stradivarius is one of these and has become a popular Glorious Goodwood favourite with punters after winning the 2017, 2018 and 2018 runnings of the Qatar Goodwood Cup.

Stradivarius’ Glorious Goodwood racing result in 2019 was another bad result for the bookmakers, and with age on his side then this popular stayer is sure to be one of the highlights again at the 2020 Qatar Glorious Goodwood Festival.

Other notably Glorious Goodwood results from the 2019 meeting were the classy Pinatubo winning the Qatar Sussex Stakes by an impressive 5 lengths. He’s a horse that looks to have a big future and would be a strong Glorious Goodwood tip if heading to the 2020 Qatar Glorious Goodwood Festival.

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Glorious Goodwood Racecourse. Photo Credit: Zoe Shuttleworth / Flickr / CC-BY 2.0

Glorious Goodwood Tips

In the build-up to each Glorious Goodwood festival there are always a lot of Glorious Goodwood tips on offer from pundits. Key trends are also worth using to highlight Glorious Goodwood tips.

Many horse racing fans use these past Glorious Goodwood results to find the best profiles of previous winners.

One of the big Glorious Goodwood betting races each year is the Unibet Stewards’ Cup, which is always run on the final day (Saturday). Recently, a massive 16 of the last 17 Stewards’ Cup winners at Glorious Goodwood were aged 6 or younger. Further, we’ve seen 6 winning Stewards’ Cup favourites in the last 17 runnings.

Goodwood Betting Trends

Key Goodwood betting trends can be a great way of ignoring the horse racing tipsters and finding getting your own Glorious Goodwood tips.

Looking for key Goodwood betting trends that pop-up year-after-year is a great way of finding horses. Horses that are running at the Qatar Glorious Goodwood festival have the best profiles of winning.

Looking at the last 17 runnings of the Stewards’ Cup, we’ve seen that ALL winners have won over 6 furlongs. 11 of the last 17 winners were aged either 4 or 5 years-old.

The Group One Sussex Stakes, that is run on the second day of the Glorious Goodwood Festival, is another that has several key Goodwood betting trends attached to it.

In the last 19 runnings, we’ve seen 17 winners that were placed first or second in their previous race, while this Glorious Goodwood result in recent years has seen 11 winning favourites in the last 19 renewals.

Unibet Cup (Stewards´ Cup) (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 6f ITV

  • 17/17 – Had won over 6f before
  • 16/17 – Aged 6 or younger
  • 16/17 – Had at least 3 previous career wins to their name
  • 16/17 – Had 3 or more previous runs that season
  • 12/17 – Raced at either Ascot, York or Newmarket last time out
  • 11/17 – Aged either 4 or 5 years-old
  • 11/17 – Placed favourites (top 4)
  • 10/17 – Carried 9-1 or less
  • 9/17 – Raced at Goodwood before
  • 9/17 – Placed 1st or 2nd last time out
  • 6/17 – Favourites (1 joint, 1 co)
  • 2/17 – Trained by Roger Charlton
  • 2/17 – Trained by William Haggas
  • 3/17 – Winning 3 year-olds
  • Khaadem (4/1 fav) won the race 12 months ago
  • 11 of the last 15 winners came from a double-figure draw

Qatar Sussex Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1) Cl1 1m ITV

  • 17/19 – Finished 1st or 2nd last time out
  • 17/19 – Won over 1m before
  • 16/19 – Had won 4 or more times during their career
  • 15/19 – Returned 9/2 or shorter in the betting
  • 13/19 – Ran at Royal Ascot last time out
  • 12/19 – Had 4 or more previous runs that season
  • 12/19 – Has Won a Group One previously
  • 11/19 – Winning favourites
  • 10/19 – Aged 3 years-old
  • 4/19 – Trained by Aidan O’Brien
  • 3/19 – Aged 4 years-old
  • 3/19 – Trained by Richard Hannon
  • Just 1 winner from stall 1 in the last 14 runnings
  • 10 of the last 14 winners came from stalls 3-5 (inc)

Glorious Goodwood Bookmakers

All the main races will be priced up by the Glorious Goodwood bookmakers in the build-up to the festival each year.

As the meeting draws nearer, most Glorious Goodwood bookmakers will also have many Goodwood offers and concessions to attract customers.

Look out for extra-place Glorious Goodwood offers. While with some of the Glorious Goodwood races being sponsored by bookmakers like Unibet, who back the Stewards’ Cup, these firms are also most likely to have the best offers.

Glorious Goodwood History

The Qatar Glorious Goodwood festival is staged at Goodwood racecourse. The course is set just north of Chichester in West Sussex, with the venue run by the Duke Of Richmond.

The five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting has twelve Group races spread over the meeting, with three Group one races – the Sussex Stakes, Nassau Stakes and the Goodwood Cup.

The Group Two Gordon Stakes is another key race at the Glorious Goodwood Festival – this is also a good guide and trial race for the St Leger, that is run at Doncaster, later in the season.

Qatar signed a 10-year sponsorship deal back in 2014, and as a result has been known at the Qatar Goodwood Festival since.

The first Goodwood meeting was staged in 1802.