Goodwood - on a fine day - is without doubt the most beautiful racecourse in the country. From the top of the grandstand you can see the coast to the south and the Sussex Downs to the north. All this and the racing is invariably of a high quality; which all makes the slightly tortuous trip from London and beyond more than bearable.
Goodwood's season opens with the Predominate Stakes in May and includes classy late season fixtures like the Celebration Mile in August, but the place is built for the five days of Glorious Goodwood in late July/early August. It is a festival that mixes a society bash with a sustained top-class flat meeting.
On a poor weather day it can be hard to see your horse, let alone the panoramic views, but when the sun shines...
Goodwood Racecourse, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PS
Tel: 01243 755022
Fax: 01243 755025
Course: Spectacular course set in the Sussex Downs. It is a sharp, undulating track with a lengthy run-in. There is a straight course of six furlongs which has notable gradients.
By Road: The racecourse is approximately four miles north of Chichester and can be accessed via the A27, A286 or the A285. Free parking is available.
By Rail: To Chichester. A bus service between the station and the racecourse is in operation on race days.
By Air: Goodwood airfield is located two miles from the track. Helicopter landing at the course by prior arrangement only.
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