Welcome to Standard Sport’s live coverage of Goodwood Festival. 

One of racing’s most popular festivals takes place this week as the stars of the flat scene head to Glorious Goodwood.

With heavy rain and winds forecast for much of the week, the ‘glorious’ aspect is perhaps a little debatable, but some of the sport’s biggest names, both equine and human are set to take to the track.

Spread across five days of action, the festival sees a plethora of Group races, including the Goodwood Cup on Tuesday, with champion stayer Stradivarius in action, and the £1million Sussex Stakes on Wednesday.

Follow coverage of day one, including tips, results and latest news below!

Live Updates


5.15pm Unibet Fillies’ Handicap


1. Maid For Life 12/1

2. Warning Fire 8/1

3. Chaleur 8/1

4. Infanta Isabella 15/2

The final race of the day is the Unibet Fillies’ Handicap, which is due to get underway at 5.15pm.


4.45pm Chelsea Barracks Handicap


1. Green Power 16/1
2. Poyle Vinnie 33/1
3. Maygold 7/2f

4. Duke Of Firenze 12/1


4.10pm EBF Maiden Stakes


1. Cobra Eye 15/8f

2. Fuwayrit 8/1
3. Lost In Time 9/2

4. Impressor 20/1

Super Stradivarius Lands Goodwood Cup hat-trick

Stradivarius strengthened his grip on the staying division with a third successive victory in the Qatar Goodwood Cup.

John Gosden’s star stayer enjoyed a faultless campaign in 2018 – winning the Yorkshire Cup, the Gold Cup, the Goodwood Cup and the Lonsdale Cup to land a huge bonus through the inaugural Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers’ Million.



For good measure, the five-year-old added the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup back at Ascot in October to his seasonal haul, and has continued in the same vein this term – with successful defences of the Yorkshire Cup and the Gold Cup setting up his Goodwood hat-trick bid.

The Bjorn Nielsen-owned chestnut was a warm order to emulate the hugely popular Double Trigger by becoming a three-time winner, and the 4-5 favourite ultimately did so with the minimum of fuss.


3.35pm Qatar Lennox Stakes


1. Stradivarius 4/5f

2. Dee Ex Bee 11/2

3. Cross Counter 3/1

4. Southern France 16/1

Dancealot defends Lennox crown


Sir Dancealot successfully defended his crown in the Qatar Lennox Stakes at Goodwood.


David Elsworth’s charge is something of a seven-furlong specialist, with six of his eight previous wins coming over this distance – including three Group-race successes last season.

So far this year the five-year-old had finished respectable seventh in the Lockinge before placing fourth in a Listed event at York, but he showed his true colours back on the Sussex Downs.


3pm Qatar Lennox Stakes


1. Sir Dancealot 6/1

2. Hey Gaman 5/2f

3. Suedois 8/1

4. Speak In Colours 8/1


2.25pm Qatar Vintage Stakes


1. Pinatubo 6/4f

2. Positive 12/1

3. Lope Y Fernandez 9/2

4. Visinari 7/2

Fayez wins Unibet Handicap

Fayez gained his first win on turf away from his beloved Ripon when getting up in the closing strides to claim victory in the Unibet Handicap at Goodwood.



Weaving his way through rivals, the David O’Meara-trained five-year-old found daylight close to the far rail, before hitting the front deep inside the final furlong and holding the equally fast-finishing Jazeel at bay by half a length.



1.50pm Unibet Handicap


1. Fayez 25/1

2. Jazeel 8/1

3. Setting Snail 5/1

4. Ventura Knight 16/1


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Festival Results

Tuesday results (in bold) and tips

1.50pm  Fayez
2.25pm Pinatubo
3pm Sir Dancealot
3.35pm Stradivarius
4.10pm Cobra Eye
4.45pm Green Power
5.15pm Maid for Life

Wednesday tips

1.50pm Lil Rockerfeller
2.25pm Eminence
3pm Liberty Beach
3.35pm Too Darn Hot
4.10pm Mighty Spirit
4.45pm Nearooz
5.15pm Lyndon B

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