About Goodwood Racecourse
Horse racing has taken place at Goodwood for over 200 years. There are 3 enclosures in which you can watch the races:
The Richmond Enclosure is the premier enclosure at Goodwood. It features stylish bars, Champagne lawn, a number of restaurants, private boxes and offers the best vantage points for the parade ring and racecourse, including view directly opposite the winning post.
The Gordon Enclosure is slightly less formal than the Richmond and guests can still enjoy access to the parade ring and standing viewing from within the March Grandstand. There's covered seating within the Sussex Stand as well as views of the racing from near the winning post. There are plenty of bars, private boxes and a variety of dining options.
Lennox Enclosure is the most relaxed and is popular with families due to its children's playground and expanses of flat grassy picnic areas. It offers many traditional food and drink outlets.
The sporting and social highlight of the Goodwood horse racing season is the Glorious Goodwood Festival, which runs for 5 days at the end of July each year. The feature races of the festival include the Lennox Stakes, Sussex Stakes, Goodwood Cup, King George Stakes, Nassau Stakes and Stewards Cup.
Free Bets on Goodwood Races
Right-handed track with severe undulations, which makes it unsuitable for big long striding horses. It's mainly a sharp course and includes a loop for longer races. The 5 furlong straight course is downhill and is one of the fastest in the country, so a quick break out of the stalls is essential.
Going Racing at Goodwood
The racecourse is five miles from Chichester off the A27.
From London follow the A3 towards Guildford. Then at the Milford turning, around 3 miles past Guildford, take the A283 to Petworth, followed by the A285 to Chichester for about 6 miles.
From the West follow the A27 to Chichester. At Chichester, stay on the A27 bypass/ring road. After the only set of traffic lights, take the second exit at the next roundabout signposted Goodwood. At the next roundabout take the second exit. 200 yards after the Goodwood Motor Circuit & Aerodrome entrance, straight over at the roundabout and follow the road up to the Racecourse. On some race days there are diversions through Goodwood Estate, in which case follow the signs.
Chichester Station is on the line from London Victoria, there is also a coastal service from Brighton and Portsmouth. There is a good bus service from the station to the course on racedays.