King George Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Glorious Goodwood)

Updated: 1142 Horse Racing

We look at the King George Stakes ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 5f at Goodwood during the Glorious Goodwood to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the King George Stakes.

King George Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Glorious Goodwood)
Andy Powell Content Editor

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 King George Stakes Preview

The feature on day four of the Glorious Goodwood festival, the King George Stakes is a Group 2 race open to runners aged three or older and is run over five furlongs. It's a race where you cannot blink otherwise you will miss it, it's a fast-run race with all the last twenty renewals being run in under fifty-nine seconds! Battaash the sprint king won four consecutive renewals (2017-20) for Charles Hills and Jim Crowley and is the most successful runner in the race.

King George Stakes Information:

We also have a dedicated Goodwood tips page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards. 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 King George Stakes 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 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 137%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the King George Stakes, the over-round has been 122%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £122 which is bet.

King George Stakes 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 King George Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 4 winners. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -5.75. Before placing your bet on the 2024 King George Stakes see which other runners today are being backed on the racing predictions page.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2021 renewal when Suesa from F Rohaut under the guidance of William Buick, won in a time of 59.35, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Battaash, trained by Charles Hills and ridden by Jim Crowley set the quickest time of 55.62 in the 2020 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run King George Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2020 - Battaash (55.62)
  • 2015 - Muthmir (56.08)
  • 2019 - Battaash (56.20)

King George Stakes Past Winners

Here are the King George Stakes 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 also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the King George Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
58.92
Highfield Princess (FR)
6yo 9-1 (3 of 11) 4/9F
Jason Hart
John Quinn (GB)
2022
56.46
Khaadem (IRE)
6yo 9-4 (7 of 11) 8/1
Ryan Moore
Charles Hills (GB)
2021
59.35
Suesa (IRE)
3yo 8-9 (7 of 13) 7/1
William Buick
F Rohaut (FR)
2020
55.62
Battaash (IRE)
6yo 9-7 (4 of 7) 2/7F
Jim Crowley
Charles Hills (GB)
2019
56.20
Battaash (IRE)
5yo 9-5 (5 of 9) 1/4F
Jim Crowley
Charles Hills (GB)
2018
56.50
Battaash (IRE)
4yo 9-5 (1 of 11) 8/11F
Jim Crowley
Charles Hills (GB)
2017
58.51
Battaash (IRE)
3yo 8-13 (1 of 11) 9/2
Jim Crowley
Charles Hills (GB)
2016
56.86
Take Cover (GB)
9yo 9-2 (11 of 17) 8/1
David Allan
David C Griffiths (GB)
2015
56.08
Muthmir (IRE)
5yo 9-6 (3 of 15) 3/1F
Paul Hanagan
William Haggas (GB)
2014
56.47
Take Cover (GB)
7yo 9-1 (4 of 15) 6/1
Andrea Atzeni
David C Griffiths (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the King George Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 18 winners with an additional 38 placings from 249 runners
  • FR: 1 winner with an additional 0 placings from 5 runners
  • AUS: 1 winner with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 9 runners
  • CZE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners
  • USA: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • KOR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

King George Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the King George Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Charles Hills who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Battaash (2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) and Khaadem (2022). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the King George Stakes are Bryan Smart (2 wins), David C Griffiths (2 wins) and William Haggas (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the King George Stakes, Robert Cowell has sent a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top King George Stakes 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):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Charles Hills 13-5-5 +5.77 +0.27
Bryan Smart 10-2-3 +7.00 +0.45
David C Griffiths 9-2-5 +7.00 +9.40
William Haggas 9-2-4 +5.00 +2.80
Kevin Ryan 13-1-5 -8.00 -3.65
John Quinn 5-1-1 -3.56 -3.74
Sir Michael Stoute 4-1-1 +4.00 +0.50
F Rohaut 2-1-1 +6.00 +3.20
Robert Cowell 10-0-2 -10.00 -9.00
Clive Cox 6-0-2 -6.00 -2.58

King George Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the King George Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Jim Crowley who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Battaash (2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the King George Stakes are Ryan Moore (3 wins) and William Buick (2 wins). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the King George Stakes, Frankie Dettori has ridden a total of 11 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top King George Stakes 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):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Jim Crowley 11-4-6 -1.23 -0.23
Ryan Moore 18-3-9 +10.00 +5.90
William Buick 10-2-3 +5.00 -0.30
Jamie Spencer 10-1-3 -5.00 -5.60
David Allan 7-1-2 +2.00 +0.50
Paul Hanagan 6-1-1 -2.00 -3.20
Andrea Atzeni 5-1-3 +2.00 +2.60
Paul Mulrennan 4-1-2 +2.00 +0.45
Jason Hart 4-1-1 -2.56 -2.74
Frankie Dettori 11-0-2 -11.00 -9.83

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 8, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 9, (1, 8), 7, 3, 1, (5, 6), 2, 1, 1, 1, 7, 2, 1

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (38%) - No bigger than 10/1
  • 20 / 20 (56%) - Within the first 7 of market
  • 20 / 20 (74%) - Achieved an RPR of 106+ (Last 3)
  • 20 / 20 (77%) - In a field of 8 - 18 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (78%) - Off a break of 19 - 90 days
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Fewer than 22 starts (Trip)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Placed within last 3 starts
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Ran in England (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Carried 123 - 140lbs (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Not BB/CH in colour
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Not on SFT/FM/STD-SLW (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Beaten no more -11l (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Had 1 - 6 placings (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Won within last 8 starts
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - No bigger than 28/1 (LTO)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Goodwood racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the King George Stakes. You may want to do your own research into the race, there are times when there are a number of runners who pass the trends so you need to do your own research to find a bet, we have a Horse Racing Form Reading Made Easy & What to Look For article to help you do just this in the OLBG Betting School section.

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King George Stakes Trend Analysis

The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 2 career wins over further, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-43.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 3 (8,6) [11 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 7 (3,2) [11 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 7 (11,5) [13 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 4 (2) [7 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 5 (4,8) [9 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the King George Stakes is Ascot, there has been a total number of 8 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 5 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 14 winners from a total of 198 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 6 winners from a total of 71 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the King George Stakes:

  • Dark Angel (5 Wins)
  • Night Of Thunder (2 Wins)
  • Pivotal (2 Wins)
  • Singspiel (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the King George Stakes despite multiple attempts:

  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Oasis Dream (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Kyllachy (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Choisir (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Kodiac (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Ringmoor Down in 2004, winning for David Arbuthnot at odds of 10/1 under the guidance of T Quinn. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 8 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2024 King George Stakes.

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