Everything you need to know about each day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival
Which day to choose?
The Qatar Goodwood Festival is one of the undisputed highlights of the British Flat racing season. Packed full of exceptional racing action and socialising highlights including Ladies' Day and L'Ormarins Best Dressed competition. It's not a matter of which day to come, but how many...
'Glorious' at a glance
Day One - Tue 1 August
The start of Qatar Goodwood Festival week
Day Two - Wed 2 August
The 'Duel of the Downs' takes centre stage
Day three - Thu 3 August
Ladies' day is the place to be and be seen
Day Four - Fri 4 August
Memorable races and L'Ormarins Best Dressed
Day Five - Sat 5 August
A fitting finale with the Coral Stewards' Cup
Tue 1 August - Goodwood Cup Day
The undoubted sporting and social highlight of the flat-racing season kicks off in style. Enjoy a feast of top-quality racing including the historic Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup. Fashion fans can show delight in the Goodwood Talent in Fashion Award, and after a full day of racing, join us for the popular annual cricket match between Lord March Racing XI and the Lord’s Taveners, set in front of Goodwood House.
Wed 2 August - Sussex Stakes Day
The Qatar Sussex Stakes is one of the key highlights of the flat racing season, becoming Goodwood’s race of champions. With a reputation for bringing together some of the most outstanding horses in training year-on-year, it has carved its own term the ‘Duel On The Downs’. Previous winners include the peerless Frankel, the French sensation Solow and the mighty Mohaather in 2020.
Thu 3 August - Ladies' Day
Ladies’ Day is the place to be and be seen, the perfect opportunity to show off your finest outfits and enjoy a beautiful day out with your gals. The prestigious Group 1 Qatar Nassau Stakes is the highlight of the eight-race card for day three of Qatar Goodwood Festival.
Fri 4 August - King George Day
The Group 2 King George Qatar Stakes sees the world’s top sprinters do battle in a race made famous by superstar Battaash. The Coral Golden Mile and the Group 3 Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes make it a memorable way to start a long weekend. Racegoers are encouraged to wear the signature blue and white colours of L’Ormarins for a chance to win a trip of a lifetime to South Africa in the Best Dressed competition!
Sat 5 August - Stewards' Cup Day
A fitting finale to a fantastic week where the emphasis is on socialising, so Qatar Goodwood Festival is the place to be with your friends and family. The Coral Stewards' Cup takes centre stage for the final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. Previous winners of this iconic cavalry charge down Goodwood's home straight include Lochsong, Dancing Star and 2019's winner Khaadem.
Qatar Goodwood Festival
1 - 5 August 2023
Gates open 1100hrs
Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PS
Affectionately known as 'Glorious Goodwood'