The race is on
At the height of summer Goodwood plays host to one of the most fabulous events of the horseracing calendar – the Qatar Goodwood Festival, known affectionately as Glorious Goodwood.
This idyllic English country estate has been home to horse racing since 1801 and over the centuries it has firmly established its place in the hearts of racegoers everywhere. Now, as one of the world’s largest race meetings, the Qatar Goodwood Festival hosts five days of flat-racing, from the world-class £1million Group 1 Qatar Sussex Stakes to the thunderous sprint of the Qatar Stewards Cup.
Glorious Goodwood is a riot of colour, Pimms and panamas where socialising and dressing to impress are just as much a fixture as the exhilarating action on the racecourse. If you’re planning a visit, be sure to check the festival’s style guide to get the ‘smart, but never stuffy’ Goodwood look just right.
A garden party with racing tacked on
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