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

The going on day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival has changed to:

Good (from Good, Good to Soft in places yesterday)

GoingStick reading at 8.15am: 6.9(6.8 yesterday)


Straight Course: Stands’ Side

1m3f & 1m4f: Outside

Rest: Inside

2m4f: Flip Start

Rail Movements

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

This adds the following distance to today’s races:

13:10 +6 yards (approx)

13:45 +12 yards (approx)

14:15 +6 yards (approx)

15:15 +6 yards (approx)

16:20 +6 yards (approx)


0.75mm rain Thursday (23 July) night.

12mm rain Saturday (25 July).

2.4mm rain/drizzle Monday (27 July)

Conditions are forecast to be dry, sunny and increasingly warm for the remainder of the week.

Ed Arkell, Clerk of the Course at Goodwood, said: “Today features the Qatar Sussex Stakes, billed as the hottest race in Europe so far this year and the first time milers from the Classic generation get to meet their older counterparts.

“The going is now Good following a dry day yesterday which was warm, sunny and breezy. We are forecast much the same today, with the temperatures possibly a bit warmer. We are looking forward to a good afternoon of racing.”


4.20pm Theo Fennell Handicap

9 The Cruising Lord (Self Certificate, Colic)

17 Mister Snowdon (Going)

18 Society Lion (Going)