There may be hundreds of horse racing meets all over the country but Glorious Goodwood is the best kept secret of the racing elite and upper classes.
Held at the Goodwood estate, home to the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years, Glorious Goodwood has a timeless quality that cannot possibly be replicated elsewhere.
With breathtaking scenery of the Sussex Downs, there are few places more beautiful and it is a race goer’s idyll. A haven for peace and serenity due to the stunning views over the untouched Downs.
At Glorious Goodwood you are able to enjoy the same backdrop that has been enjoyed by some of the most notable figures in British history for centuries.
Playing the ponies isn’t what it once was. For several decades, interest in horse racing has been on the decline, not only in the U.K., but worldwide.
The rise of other gambling opportunities—such as poker rooms, online casinos and mobile sports betting has gradually eroded the popularity of off-track and turf-side wagering.
That’s why “Racing For Change” was created, a project board tasked with modernising the image of British horse racing and widening the sport’s appeal. Established in 2009, the board features representatives from the sport’s key organisations and stakeholders.
In 2010 they announced a raft of initiatives aimed at making horse race wagering easier and more accessible to the general public. These included the use of decimal odds instead of fractions, the creation of more premier events, and clearly defining the racing season.