Mention the word Goodwood and horseracing immediately springs to mind. Set high on the Sussex Downs, Goodwood Racecourse has been at the forefront of British flat racing for over 200 years. Goodwood's most famous race meeting is traditionally held in the last week of July when Sussex is at its most spectacular. For 2017 it will be the first time to be held entirely in August.
The Qatar Goodwood Festival or as it is affectionately known "Glorious Goodwood" truly lives up to its name. A week long festival of first class thoroughbreds battling it out for the honours and generous prize money, The Qatar Goodwood Festival attracts the world's most competitive and well-known jockeys, trainers and owners.
Steeped in English tradition, yet carried out with Goodwood's signature style, the occasion is replete with succulent strawberries, chilled Champagne, fine dining, picnics, fabulous hats and summer silks.