QGF 2022 by Nicole Hains

Day by Day Guide

The Qatar Goodwood Festival is packed full of exceptional racing action and socialising highlights including Ladies' Day. It's not a matter of which day to come, but how many...

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Tuesday 30 July

Goodwood Cup Day

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Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup

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 delight in the Goodwood Talent in Fashion Award. After a full day of racing, join us for the popular annual cricket match between Lord March’s Racing XI and the Lord’s Taverners, set in front of Goodwood House.

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Wednesday 31 July

Sussex Stakes Day

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The Qatar Sussex Stakes
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 earned its moniker, the ‘Duel On The Downs’. Previous winners include the peerless Frankel, the French sensation Solow and the mighty Mohaather in 2020.
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Thursday 1 August

Ladies' Day

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The Markel Magnolia Cup
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Group 1 Qatar Nassau Stakes

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 friends. The day kick starts with the Markel Magnolia Cup where 12 inspirational female riders race downs Goodwood's famous home straight. The prestigious Group 1 Qatar Nassau Stakes is the highlight of the eight-race card for day three of Qatar Goodwood Festival.

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Friday 2 August

King George Day

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The Group 2 King George Qatar Stakes

The Best Dressed competition takes place on day 4 of the festival, where men and women are encouraged to wear their most 'glorious' outfits. Racing features 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. 

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Saturday 3 August

Stewards' Cup Day

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The Coral Stewards’ Cup
A fitting finale to a fantastic week where the emphasis is on socialising - 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.
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Members Only

Richmond Enclosure

Enjoy the best views of the Racecourse in the March Grandstand, directly opposite the winning post and Parade Ring. There is a formal dress code so wear your best stylish outfit for the occasion.

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Gordon Enclosure

The Gordon Enclosure offers a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere with music, delicious food and entertainment. Guests can access the Parade Ring, standing viewing from within the March Grandstand and covered seating within the Sussex Stand.

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Lennox Enclosure

This is our most relaxed enclosure and hugely popular with families, owing to its large children's playground and flat grassy picnic spots, where you can get right up close to the racing action.

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