Glorious Goodwood is back and packed full of high-octane racing and potentially some new racing records. From 27th – 31st July 2021 this great meeting will be opening its doors to more crowds and celebrate the best horses and jockeys of the season. With some of the most valuable races in the world at Goodwood, you won’t want to miss a thing.
The Big Race Entries of Glorious Goodwood include:
Looking to make history on Goodwood Cup Day is Stradivarius. Carrying a prize fund of £500,000, this British Champions Series race features 3+ year olds showing what they’ve got over 2 miles. Stradivarius won his fourth Qatar Goodwood Cup in the 2020 event, will he make the history books and win his fifth this year? It will be a clash of the titans as he goes up against Ascot Gold Cup winner, Subjectivist. Don’t miss The Wine Tipster’s daily Unibet tips in his Racing Blog. Tickets for attending Glorious Goodwood are available here, or races will be shown on ITV, Racing TV and Racing Replays.
Goodwood is synonymous with dressing to impress, especially on Ladies’ Day (Thursday). If you fancy winning a trip of a lifetime to South Africa, enter the L’Ormarins Best Dressed 2021 Competition on the 30th July – details here. Don’t forget your panama either – the Goodwood Look is a must for this meeting and the panama hat is a staple of Goodwood fashion for both men and women.
Dining at Goodwood is an unforgettable experience thanks to the stunning views, award-winning food and top quality bars.
The Wine Tipster is especially looking forward to enjoying the delicious offerings of Gusbourne Fine English Wines. As the Official English Sparkling Supplier of the Goodwood Estate, bottles of Gusbourne are available across the hospitality venues at Goodwood. Gusbourne, once ‘Goosebourne’ after the 1410 owner of the estate, has been producing award-winning wines since plantation in 2004. With the guidance of Head Winemaker Charlie Holland and Laura Rhys MS, they have been winner of the IWSC English Wine Producer of the Year a record-breaking three times.
The Gusbourne vineyards are based in Kent and West Sussex, with 60 hectares planted in Appledore, Kent and 30 hectares close to the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex. The Sussex vineyards are all planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier which are blended with fruits from the other Gusbourne vineyards to create the beautiful wines that can be enjoyed at Glorious Goodwood. Look out for the following at the track, or purchase your own for At Home celebrations via the website here or from The Goodwood Shop:
Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2016 – “Bright gold in colour, this classic blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier highlights red fruit aromas of cherry and strawberry, which then develop into attractive fresh pastry notes. With a bridge of citrus fruit, the palate is clean and fresh whilst giving tones of soft stone fruit and a long, refreshing finish.”
Gusbourne Rosé 2016 – “Delicate pink in appearance, with soft summer berries and floral notes on the nose. The palate shows bright red fruits, driven by ripe strawberries, fresh cherries and redcurrants, with a crisp freshness and creamy, rounded texture on the finish.”
Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2016 – “A bright golden colour with a delicate mousse, Blanc de Blancs has classic Chardonnay aromas of green apple, citrus and mineral notes combined with buttered toast and Tarte Tatin richness from extended lees ageing.”
Another staple of Glorious Goodwood is a bottle of Goodwood Beer. The Dukes of Richmond have been brewing beer at Goodwood for centuries, and today’s Goodwood Brewery has brought this tradition into the 21st Century with a focus on organic, home-grown malted barley and organic hops to make each bottle full of character and quality. They are named after famous racehorses so are great for any beer/horse racing fan! Find them at Glorious Goodwood or order online for click and collect from Home Farm.
Goodwood Beer Lucky Leap (APA) – “Created from the story of the legendary Kansas City racer, Masten Gregory, who, while approaching Woodcote Corner in the 1959 TT, detected a complete absence of the brakes and stood up in the cockpit of his car, jumped and soared through the air before impact.”
Goodwood Beer St. Simon (Lager) – “The tale of St. Simon, a light-footed racehorse so determined, he won the 1883 Goodwood Cup by over 20 lengths. Yet despite his win, he kept on running until he was out of sight, over the top of the Trundle.”
Goodwood Beer Grogger (Pale Ale) – “The story of Grogger the Boxer dog. When his owner, the Farnham Flyer, would drink a pint to celebrate finishing a race, Grogger would famously steal a sip from his glass.”
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