Early going news on day one of the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2020

The going for day one of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Tuesday, 28 July, is:

Good, Good to Soft in places

GoingStick reading at 8.15am: 6.8


Straight: Stands’ Side

1m3f & 1m4f: Outside

Rest: Inside

Rail Movements

The straight, top and bottom bends will be dolled out by four yards.

This adds the following distance to today’s races:

13:10 +6 yards (approx)

13:45 +6 yards (approx)

14:15 +6 yards (approx)

14:45 +6 yards (approx)

15:15 +10 yards (approx)

16:55 +6 yards (approx)


0.75mm rain Thursday (23 July) night.

12mm rain Saturday (25 July).

2.4mm rain/drizzle yesterday (27 July)

Ed Arkell, Clerk of the Course at Goodwood, said: “It is a lovely, bright sunny morning after a rather damp, miserable day yesterday.

“The ground is Good, Good to Soft in places following 2.4 millimetres of rain yesterday and 12 millimetres of rain over the weekend.

“The track is in wonderful condition and the forecast for the rest of the week is for dry and sunny weather and becoming increasingly warm.”

As of 10.00am, there no non-runners.