Qatar Goodwood Festival 2021


The Qatar Goodwood Festival, or ‘Glorious Goodwood’ is a not to be missed event on the sporting calendar. The five-day summer festival is back, and is the first large race meeting to go ahead after restrictions were lifted.

Set on one of Britain’s most iconic racecourses, the event promises to be one of the best yet. With an all new 25-metre bar in the Lennox Enclosure, the atmosphere will be electric as race fans watch top runners and riders racing to the finish line.

If you’re looking for a campsite near Goodwood, Concierge Camping is just a 15 minute drive away from the racecourse. Here’s a rundown of what’s in store at the event in 2021…

Qatar Goodwood Festival

A glorious week of racing

The world-renowned festival is held over five action-packed days of prestigious races. It’s anticipated that around 100,000 attendees will come through the gates to enjoy what’s on show.

Goodwood Cup Day – Tuesday 27 July

Sussex Stakes Day – Wednesday 28 July

Ladies’ Day – Thursday 29 July

King George Day – Friday 30 July

Stewards’ Cup Day – Sat 31 July


2021 race highlights

Grabbing the majority of headlines on the lead-up to the event is four-time Goodwood Cup hero Stradivarius. Frankie Dettori is the jockey attempting to take Stradivarius to five wins in a row. Leading the competition is Ascot Gold Cup winner Subjectivist.

The stage is set for what is the most talked about race of the British flat season. The contest will take place in the Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup on Tuesday, 27 July. – unmissable!

Stradivarius at Qatar Goodwood Festival 2018

Photo credit: Goodwood

Another highlight of the festival is the King George Qatar Stakes. The Charlie Hills trained Battaash is seeking to win the race for an impressive fifth consecutive year. Jim Crowley in the famous blue and white colours will be the jockey hoping to see off the competition.

Ladies’ Day

Ladies’ Day is a popular time to dress up and impress at the Qatar Goodwood Festival. Typical ladies fashion for the occasion is a stylish tea dress with fascinator to match.

Make this star studded and glitzy occasion a day to remember. A great day to bring the camera and spot celebrities in the crowds. Also on the agenda is the the Magnolia Cup – the amateur ladies’s race is sure to start the day with a memorable contest.

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Fun for all the family

There’s something for everyone at Qatar Goodwood Festival. In addition to all the action on the racecourse, the festival includes children’s play area, live music and fashion parades. The perfect place to reunite with friends and family, capture great photos and dine in style. Spoil yourselves and live the high-life with private bars, restaurants and hospitality boxes.

About The Qatar Goodwood Festival

The Qatar Goodwood Festival is firmly established as a highlight of the British flat racing season.

Horseracing at Goodwood first began in 1802. Since then a long and illustrious history has been developed. Affectionately known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’, this is a world-famous sporting event combined perfectly with a memorable social occasion.

Goodwood events are always a hit with guests at our luxury West Sussex campsite. Tickets are available from Qatar Goodwood Festival. Visit or call 01243 755055 to find out more.

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