After another glorious week at Goodwood Racecourse, the initial battle was with the torrential weather that would later seriously impact the going.
In the first feature race of the Festival – the Goodwood Cup, much of the focus had been on Michael Bell’s Big Orange and their attempt to win the win for a third successive year.
John Gosden’s Stradavarius was the eventual winner at 6-1 with jockey Andrea Atzeni delighted to claim a third win of the opening day:
Wednesday’s Sussex Stakes was claimed by 20-1 outsider Here Comes When in desperate conditions. The Andrew Balding trained horse beat heavily backed favourite Ribchester to claim the feature race of day two:
There were more testing conditions on day three of the Festival but this time the favourite proved worthy of its heavy backing. Winter claimed her fourth Group 1 in fine style ahead of Blond Me and Sobetsu in the Nassau Stakes:
On the final day, Frankie Dettori steered 25-1 shot Lancelot Du Lac to victory in the Qatar Stewards’ Cup Handicap Stakes: