Glorious Goodwood Betting Offers, Free Bets and Bonuses, plus Festival Overview – 31st July to 4th August 2018
Glorious Goodwood offer racing fans five days of top class flat racing action. While it is not quite up there with Royal Ascot, there are still some fantastic races to watch and bet on.
Here we bring you details of the best betting offers, free bets and promotions from the best racing betting sites around; whether they be enhanced odds offers, money back promos, or straight free bets, we’ll give you all the info.
Glorious Goodwood Enhanced Odds Betting Offers
The offers and promotions below are available to new customers only unless stated, maximum stakes (usually £5 or £10) apply and winnings are paid in free bets or a combination of cash and free bets.
The Betfair promotions below have a £1 maximum bet but also include access to the £100 free bet bundle too! Winnings are paid in free bets and these are the biggest odds for the biggest races so check them out.
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Glorious Goodwood Betting Offers and Free Bets
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Glorious Goodwood Overview
The five day Glorious Goodwood festival usually takes place in late July each year. With the Sussex countryside as a fitting backdrop, this festival is seen by many as their chance to turn on the style – while trying to pick out a few winners in the process. Viewed as slightly more relaxed that the well to do Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood attracts a wide range of punters.
With seven races running on each of the five days, Tuesday to Saturday, there is plenty of racing action to enjoy.
Glorious Goodwood – Main Races
There are plenty of highly competitive races for punters to enjoy at this festival; here, though we give brief details of the best races on offer in terms of history and prestige.
- Lennox Stakes – Group 2 – 7f – first run in 2000
- Sussex Stakes – Group 1 – 1m – first run in 1841
- Goodwood Cup – Group 1 – 2m – first run in 1812
- Betfred Mile – Group Heritage Handicap – 1m
- King George Stakes – Group 2 – 5f – first run in 1911
- Nassau Stakes – Group 1 – 1m 1f 192yards – first run in 1840
- Stewards’ Cup – Heritage Handicap – 6f – first run in 1840
Glorious Goodwood History
Horse racing arrived at Goodwood way back in 1802. The Duke of Richmond introduced horse racing to the Goodwood estate as a benefit for the Sussex Militia officers (he was their Colonel).
The first racecourse on the site was called “the Harroway”, which initially hosted a two day meeting. They soon expanded to a three-day meeting, under Jockey Club Rules. The Duke even won a race on the first day of the three day meeting on a horse named Cedar.
It wasn’t until after the Second World War, that the popularity of Goodwood racing took off. The July Meeting – what is known now as Glorious Goodwood – attracted some 55,000 racegoers in 1953.
Now one of the most well-attended and popular race meetings in the world, Glorious Goodwood continues to grow. With new, lucrative sponsorship deals and increasingly popular races, we anticipate Glorious Goodwood will get evermore popular still in the 21st century.