Glorious Goodwood 2014 Round Up
There were plenty of highlights at this year’s Glorious Goodwood race event. Among them were the group races, two-year old races, the Magnolia Cup, the QIPCO Sussex Stakes, the 27 horse charge, and the Stewards’ Cup. The Wannabe Yours and the Sterling Insurance Race took place earlier in the week, as well…
Couldn't make it out to Glorious Goodwood this year? No worries! We have an entire round up of the weekend right here. As per usual, the beautiful crowd came out to the racetrack of the Duke of Richmond dressed to the nines. The weather for the week was mostly wonderful, and the racing was top notch. During the week, the crowd was also delighted by celebrity appearances, upsets, and much more. We have them all for you right here, from who was the winner to whom showed up.
Most feel that the Sterling Stakes was what really made the weekend. Kingman, the winner of that race, looked in fantastic shape as he blew past all the other horses in record time to come roaring across the finish line. The crowd loved the look of him as well.
The Big Winners and the Big Losers
There were a lot of winners and losers at Goodwood this year, as always. Kingman, as mentioned above, blew past the favorite, Tornado, to win the Sterling Stakes. The Nassau Stakes winner this year was Normandie Stud, owned by the Coopers. Richard Hannon, Richard Hughes, John Gosden, and the Coopers all seemed toe-to-toe this year when it came to trainer and owner glory. The biggest letdown was the Queen's horse, Estimate, who was a total flop in the Magnolia Cup race. Instead, that race was won by Cavalryman in a stunning upset that surprised everyone present.
There were plenty of notable tidbits during Glorious Goodwood this year, which is why the crowds keep coming back. Among them were: • Attendance by Tom Cruise, who unexpectedly presented the Magnolia Cup to the winners, and stayed around to wow the crowds with his obliging nature. • Attendance by other celebrities, including Carol Vorderman, Zara Tindall, and Gok Wan. • A presentation for Seamus Buckley, the clerk of the course, to mark his 20th anniversary at the track. • Plenty of happy and satisfied owners, trainers, and fans alike who will no doubt be joining others at the Downs for the same event next year, if possible.
Roll on Next Year!
I for one really cannot wait for Glorious Goodwood 2015! It is always one of the highlights of the racing calendar for me and this year certainly didn't disappoint.
Article submitted by Ian Evans