Goodwood Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Glorious Goodwood)

Updated: 1795 Horse Racing

Contested over a distance of 2m is the Goodwood Cup which is scheduled to take place at Goodwood during the Glorious Goodwood. Below we have detailed past winners along with both trainer and jockey records in the race and see which trends have been set based on past winners of the Goodwood Cup.

Goodwood Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Glorious Goodwood)
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Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2024 Goodwood Cup Preview

The Goodwood Cup features on the opening day of the Glorious Goodwood festival which takes place in late July or early August, the race is a Group 1 for runners aged three or older and is a real test of stamina over a two-mile trip.

Three-year-old runners run off 8-8 with the older runners off 9-9 meaning there is a big allowance for the younger runners, fillies and mares also get a 3lb allowance. The race is the second leg of the Stayers' Triple Crown, the Ascot Gold Cup being the first leg and then the Doncaster Cup being the final leg.

The 2019 success of Stradivarius meant the runner had won the race for the third year running, the only other runner to win the race three times was Double Trigger although not consecutively, Stradivarius went on to win in 2020 also making it four successes on the bounce!

Goodwood Cup Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Goodwood tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Races Covered at Glorious Goodwood section for links to these.

How competitive is the Goodwood Cup market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2020 when the race had an over-round of 111%. The race in 2006 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 130%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Goodwood Cup, the over-round has been 118%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £118 which is bet.

Goodwood Cup Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Goodwood Cup next time out then you would have backed a total of 6 winners. Backing all 20 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -7.67. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2024 Goodwood Cup.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 3:21.55 was set by Yeats in 2006, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by A P O'Brien and ridden by Mick Kinane. The slowest winning time was set in 2021 when Trueshan won in a time of 3:37.05, booked to ride was Hollie Doyle by the trainer Alan King.

These are the top three quickest-run Goodwood Cup over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Yeats (3:21.55) in 2006
  2. Illustrious Blue (3:22.35) in 2010
  3. Brown Panther (3:22.79) in 2013
What the expert says...
The Ascot Gold Cup has been responsible for eleven of the last twenty winners of this race with the last coming in 2022 when Kyprios did the double and the last four coming from that race to win this all did the double.

Andy Powell - Horse Racing Betting Expert -

Goodwood Cup Past Winners

Here are the Goodwood Cup past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The horse's trainer at the time of winning the Goodwood Cup and the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
Quickthorn (GB)
6yo 9-11 (4 of 11) 16/1
Tom Marquand
Hughie Morrison (GB)
Kyprios (IRE)
4yo 9-11 (8 of 9) 6/4F
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
Trueshan (FR)
5yo 9-9 (2 of 8) 6/5F
Hollie Doyle
Alan King (GB)
Stradivarius (IRE)
6yo 9-9 (7 of 7) 4/7F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
Stradivarius (IRE)
5yo 9-9 (2 of 8) 4/5F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
Stradivarius (IRE)
4yo 9-9 (6 of 7) 4/5F
Andrea Atzeni
John Gosden (GB)
Stradivarius (IRE)
3yo 8-8 (5 of 14) 6/1
Andrea Atzeni
John Gosden (GB)
Big Orange (GB)
5yo 9-8 (9 of 14) 11/4F
Jamie Spencer
Michael Bell (GB)
Big Orange (GB)
4yo 9-8 (1 of 11) 6/1
Jamie Spencer
Michael Bell (GB)
Cavalryman (GB)
8yo 9-8 (10 of 8) 5/1
Kieren Fallon
Saeed bin Suroor (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Goodwood Cup have been based:

  • GB: 16 winners with an additional 35 placings from 184 runners
  • IRE: 4 winners with an additional 2 placings from 27 runners
  • GER: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 1 runner
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Goodwood Cup Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Goodwood Cup over the last 20 renewals is John Gosden who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Stradivarius (2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Goodwood Cup are A P O'Brien (3 wins), Saeed bin Suroor (2 wins), Sir Michael Stoute (2 wins) and Michael Bell (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Goodwood Cup trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

John Gosden9-4-4+3.17-0.06
A P O'Brien17-3-4-11.06-11.28
Saeed bin Suroor14-2-7-5.50+1.45
Sir Michael Stoute7-2-2+5.75+1.45
Michael Bell5-2-4+5.75+6.70
Alan King4-1-2-1.80-1.58
Hughie Morrison2-1-1+15.00+8.60
William Knight2-1-1+7.00+3.80
Tom Dascombe2-1-2+5.50+3.67
Amanda Perrett9-0-2-9.00-2.20

Goodwood Cup Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Goodwood Cup over the last 20 renewals is Frankie Dettori who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Schiaparelli (2009), Opinion Poll (2011) and Stradivarius (2019 & 2020). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Goodwood Cup are Ryan Moore (2 wins), Andrea Atzeni (2 wins) and Jamie Spencer (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Goodwood Cup jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Frankie Dettori13-4-7-1.63-1.06
Ryan Moore14-2-4-2.50-4.35
Andrea Atzeni9-2-4-0.20+1.05
Jamie Spencer6-2-2+4.75+1.25
Jim Crowley11-1-2-2.00-1.40
Joe Fanning7-1-2-4.62-3.87
Richard Kingscote4-1-2+3.50+1.67
Tom Marquand3-1-1+14.00+7.60
Hollie Doyle2-1-2+0.20+0.42
James Doyle8-0-1-8.00-7.20

Goodwood Cup Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +14.19 is when runners were 1st in the betting market. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 places in the past 90 days, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-65.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2023: Winner in 4 (6,11) [11 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 8 (7,4) [9 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 2 (5,9) [8 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 7 (1) [7 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 2 (6,3) [8 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Goodwood Cup is Ascot, there has been a total number of 11 winners of this race who ran at Ascot last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Newmarket (July), there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (July) last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 206 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 7 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Goodwood Cup:

  • Sea The Stars (4 Wins)
  • Sadlers Wells (3 Wins)
  • Duke Of Marmalade (2 Wins)
  • Galileo (2 Wins)
  • Halling (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Goodwood Cup despite multiple attempts:

  • Montjeu (0 Wins from 12 runners)
  • Dubawi (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Rainbow Quest (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Smart Strike (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Quickthorn in 2023, winning for Hughie Morrison at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Tom Marquand. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 13 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2024 Goodwood Cup head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

Races Covered at Glorious Goodwood

Here is the schedule for the five-day Glorious Goodwood festival for races which we cover with blogs, each race will be linked to the race blog and detail last year's winner in the table below.

Glorious Goodwood races for Tuesday 30th July 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
Chesterfield Cup Handicap
Ancient Rome (USA)
4yo - 33/1
Charles Hills
Jamie Spencer
Vintage Stakes
Haatem (IRE)
2yo - 9/4
Richard Hannon
Sean Levey
Lennox Stakes
Kinross (GB)
6yo - 10/11
Ralph Beckett
Frankie Dettori
Goodwood Cup
Quickthorn (GB)
6yo - 16/1
Hughie Morrison
Tom Marquand

Glorious Goodwood races for Wednesday 31st July 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
Oak Tree Stakes
Magical Sunset (IRE)
3yo - 18/1
Richard Hannon
Kevin Stott
Molecomb Stakes
Big Evs (IRE)
2yo - 9/4
Michael Appleby
Jason Hart
Sussex Stakes
Paddington (GB)
3yo - 4/9
A P OBrien
Ryan Moore

Glorious Goodwood races for Thursday 1st August 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
Kincsem Handicap
Royal Rhyme (IRE)
3yo - 9/1
K R Burke
Clifford Lee
Richmond Stakes
Vandeek (GB)
2yo - 11/8
Simon & Ed Crisford
Andrea Atzeni
Gordon Stakes
Desert Hero (GB)
3yo - 7/1
William Haggas
Tom Marquand
Nassau Stakes
Al Husn (IRE)
4yo - 9/1
Roger Varian
Jim Crowley

Glorious Goodwood races for Friday 2nd August 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
Goodwood Handicap
Temporize (GB)
4yo - 6/1
Syd Hosie
Luke Morris
Thoroughbred Stakes
Epictetus (IRE)
3yo - 6/1
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
Golden Mile Handicap
Johan (GB)
6yo - 25/1
Jack Channon
James Doyle
King George Stakes
Highfield Princess (FR)
6yo - 4/9
John Quinn
Jason Hart
Glorious Stakes
Hamish (GB)
7yo - 5/6
William Haggas
Tom Marquand

Glorious Goodwood races for Saturday 3rd August 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
Stewards Sprint Handicap
Monsieur Kodi (IRE)
4yo - 9/2
Richard Fahey
Oisin Orr
Summer Handicap
Sweet William (IRE)
4yo - 9/4
John & Thady Gosden
Robert Havlin
Lillie Langtry Stakes
Sumo Sam (GB)
3yo - 25/1
Paul & Oliver Cole
Tom Marquand
Stewards Cup
Aberama Gold (GB)
6yo - 18/1
David OMeara
Andrea Atzeni

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Goodwood Cup Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for Flat Racing.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for flat racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful flat racing blogs for OLBG.

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