2021 Glorious Goodwood Tips, Odds and News

'Glorious' Goodwood is a five-day festival that features three Group 1 races and many other stakes races.

Held in late July/early August, the Goodwood Festival kicks off with the Group 1 Goodwood Cup on the Tuesday and the quality racing continues throughout the week.

Also featuring during the week is the Group 1 Sussex Stakes and Nassau Stakes, which always provide punters with plenty of excitement.

The festival is a celebration of some of Britain's best thoroughbreds and there is big money invested each and every year.

Goodwood Festival Day 1 betting card

1:50pm Chesterfield Cup Handicap Class 2
2:25pm Vintage Stakes  Group 2
3:00pm Lennox Stakes Group 2
3:35pm  Goodwood Cup Group 1
4:10pm Goodwood Handicap Class 2
4:45pm Maiden Stakes Class 2
5:20pm Fillies' Handicap Class 3

Goodwood Festival Day 2 betting card

1:50pm Unibet "15 To Go" Handicap Class 2
2:25pm Oak Tree Stakes Group 3
3:00pm Molecomb Stakes Group 3
3:35pm  Sussex Stakes Group 1
4:10pm Fillies' Conditions Stakes Class 2
4:45pm Fillies' Handicap Class 2
5:20pm Singleton Handicap Class 3

Goodwood Festival Day 3 betting card

1:50pm Kincsem Handicap Class 2
2:25pm Richmond Stakes Group 2
3:00pm Gordon Stakes Group 3
3:35pm  Nassau Stakes Group 1
4:10pm Nursery Handicap Class 2
4:45pm Maiden Fillies' Stakes Class 2
5:20pm Halnaker Handicap Class 3

Goodwood Festival Day 4 betting card

1:50pm Goodwood Handicap Class 2
2:25pm Thoroughbred Stakes Group 3
3:00pm Golden Mile Handicap Class 2
3:35pm  King George Qatar Stakes Group 2
4:10pm Glorious Stakes Group 3
4:45pm Nursery Handicap Class 2
5:20pm Tatler Handicap Class 3

Goodwood Festival Day 5 betting card

1:50pm Stewards' Sprint Handicap Class 2
2:25pm Summer Handicap Class 2
3:00pm Lillie Langtry Stakes Group 2
3:35pm  Steward's Cup Class 2
4:10pm Thames Materials Handicap Class 2
4:45pm Maiden Stakes Class 2
5:20pm Apprentice Handicap Class 3

Goodwood Racecourse

Located in West Sussex, Goodwood is one of the premier racecourses in Britain.

Hosting three Group 1 races throughout the year and numerous Group 2 and Group 3 races, Goodwood is an attractive track which is set to the north of the Iron Age hill fort.

Goodwood features a 1200m straight which is popular with punters and there are many different tracks that encompass the entire course.

Due to being close to the coast, fog can cover the track which makes for an eerie atmosphere.

2021 Glorious Goodwood Preview

The main event on the opening day of racing at Glorious Goodwood is the Goodwood Cup. Stradivarius has won the last four renewals of this great staying race, and John Gosden's star will have to defeat classy rivals like Spanish Mission, Trueshan and Santiago if he wants to make it five in a row.

Some of the best juveniles around will clash in the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood on Tuesday, before many of the finest seven-furlong exponents square off in the Group Two Lennox Stakes. Day one viewers also have three good quality handicaps and a competitve maiden to enjoy.

Day two's card features two lucrative Group Three races. First, fillies and mares will meet in the Oak Tree Stakes, before some of the quickest juveniles around take each other on over five furlongs in the Molecomb Stakes.

Wednesday's highlight is the thrilling Sussex Stakes, a Group One which was first run way back in 1841. Poetic Flare currently heads Palace Pier in the Goodwood betting, with St Mark's Basilica, Alcohol Free and Lope Y Fernandez also sitting prominently in the market.

Fillies and mares take centre-stage in day three's feature race, the Nassau Stakes. James Fanshawe's Breeders' Cup winner, Audarya tops the ante-post market, but she could face stiff competition from recent Falmouth Stakes winner Snow Lantern, top five-year-old Lady Bowthorpe and Aidan O'Brien's duo of Joan Of Arc and Mother Earth.

The Group Two Richmond Stakes and the Gordon Stakes, a key trial for the St Leger, will also take place on Thursday. Day three racegoers will also take in the Kincsem and Halnaker Handicaps, as well as a thrilling nursery handicap.

The red carpet will be rolled out for Battaash on day four, as Charlie Hills' star sprinter bids to win a fifth King George Stakes. Battaash could have top three-year-olds Dragon Symbol and Winter Power to contend with, as well as Came From The Dark, Liberty Beach and dual-Group One winner, Glass Slippers.

The Golden Mile Handicap will likely prove the biggest betting race on day four, and it's Royal Hunt Cup winner Real World who currently dominates the market. The Thoroughbred Stakes will also take place on Friday, along with the popular Goodwood Handicap.

The fifth and final day of racing at Glorious Goodwood is headlined by one of the sport's most prestigious handicaps, the Steward's Cup. Kings' Stand Stakes runner-up, Arecibo could carry top-weight into this year's edition, while Summerghand will attempt to become the fourth horse to successfully defend the Stewards' Cup.

The big Graded race on Saturday is the Lillie Langtry Stakes, where Alpinista and Albaflora could face off for the first time. The consolation race for the Stewards' Cup opens day fives' card, before viewers watch another excellent renewal of the Summer Handicap.