Prize money boost to provide compelling proposition for horsemen

Horse Racing | Press Article 17/04/24

  • Total prize money available for 2023 Goodwood Horseracing fixtures will be £8 million pounds
  • Goodwood flagship Horseracing fixture, Qatar Goodwood Festival, takes place Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 August
  • Early bird tickets for Qatar Goodwood Festival available until Wednesday 31 May

We are delighted to announce that the total prize money available for 2023 will be a record £8 million across its 19 race days this summer, an annual uplift of £840,000 against 2022 figures.

The flagship Qatar Goodwood Festival, which runs from Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 August will again see The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s World Pool in operation on the first three days, with an additional thoroughbred race scheduled for Thursday. The Markel Magnolia Cup will move to Friday 4 August as part of a renewed focus to bring top-class racing to the festival.

As part of the prizemoney increases, the Group 2 Vintage and Markel Richmond Stakes will be run for increased purses of £175,000. Continuing at the Qatar Goodwood Festival, all Group 3 contests will be run for a minimum of £100,000, while Class 2 and Class 3 races will be boosted and run for a minimum of £60,000 and £35,000, respectively.

The three stellar Group 1 races across the prestigious meeting include the £1 million Qatar Sussex Stakes, which last year featured turf superstar Baaeed and a first runner in the contest from Japan in the shape of Bathrat Leon. Tuesday’s highlight is the Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup, now the highest-rated stayers race in the world on official rankings, while Thursday's feature will be the £600,000 Qatar Nassau Stakes.

Outside of the Qatar Goodwood Festival the EBF Daisy Warwick Stakes, as with all our Listed races, will realise a prize contribution of £60,000, while the William Hill Tapster Stakes now run on Family Raceday, Sunday 11 June, will be worth £70,000. The inclusion of a new race, formerly the Abingdon Stakes at Newbury, now named the Weatherbys Agnes Keyser Stakes and open to three-year-old fillies who will compete over the distance of a mile and two furlongs for £70,000, will bolster the June card.


Notes to Editors:

Qatar Goodwood Festival, Tuesday 1 to Saturday 5 August 2023

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