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

Updated: 1152 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)
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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 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:

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 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 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -6.75. Ahead of the 2024 King George Stakes why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

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:

  1. Battaash (55.62) in 2020
  2. Muthmir (56.08) in 2015
  3. Battaash (56.20) in 2019

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

YearHorse (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):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
Charles Hills13-5-5+5.77+0.27
Bryan Smart10-2-3+7.00+0.45
David C Griffiths9-2-5+7.00+9.40
William Haggas9-2-4+5.00+2.80
Kevin Ryan13-1-5-8.00-3.65
John Quinn5-1-1-3.56-3.74
Sir Michael Stoute4-1-1+4.00+0.50
F Rohaut2-1-1+6.00+3.20
Robert Cowell10-0-2-10.00-9.00
Clive Cox6-0-2-6.00-2.58

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 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):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Jim Crowley11-4-6-1.23-0.23
Ryan Moore18-3-9+10.00+5.90
William Buick10-2-3+5.00-0.30
Jamie Spencer10-1-3-5.00-5.60
David Allan7-1-2+2.00+0.50
Andrea Atzeni5-1-3+2.00+2.60
Paul Mulrennan4-1-2+2.00+0.45
Jason Hart4-1-1-2.56-2.74
Frankie Dettori11-0-2-11.00-9.83
Neil Callan7-0-1-7.00-6.50

King George Stakes Trend Analysis

The worst performing factor that 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 have been 8 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2024 King George Stakes why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing 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
13:50
Chesterfield Cup Handicap
Ancient Rome (USA)
4yo - 33/1
Charles Hills
Jamie Spencer
14:25
Vintage Stakes
Haatem (IRE)
2yo - 9/4
Richard Hannon
Sean Levey
15:00
Lennox Stakes
Kinross (GB)
6yo - 10/11
Ralph Beckett
Frankie Dettori
15:35
Goodwood Cup
Quickthorn (GB)
6yo - 16/1
Hughie Morrison
Tom Marquand

Glorious Goodwood races for Wednesday 31st July 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:25
Oak Tree Stakes
Magical Sunset (IRE)
3yo - 18/1
Richard Hannon
Kevin Stott
15:00
Molecomb Stakes
Big Evs (IRE)
2yo - 9/4
Michael Appleby
Jason Hart
15:35
Sussex Stakes
Paddington (GB)
3yo - 4/9
A P OBrien
Ryan Moore

Glorious Goodwood races for Thursday 1st August 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:50
Kincsem Handicap
Royal Rhyme (IRE)
3yo - 9/1
K R Burke
Clifford Lee
14:25
Richmond Stakes
Vandeek (GB)
2yo - 11/8
Simon & Ed Crisford
Andrea Atzeni
15:00
Gordon Stakes
Desert Hero (GB)
3yo - 7/1
William Haggas
Tom Marquand
15:35
Nassau Stakes
Al Husn (IRE)
4yo - 9/1
Roger Varian
Jim Crowley

Glorious Goodwood races for Friday 2nd August 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:50
Goodwood Handicap
Temporize (GB)
4yo - 6/1
Syd Hosie
Luke Morris
14:25
Thoroughbred Stakes
Epictetus (IRE)
3yo - 6/1
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
15:00
Golden Mile Handicap
Johan (GB)
6yo - 25/1
Jack Channon
James Doyle
15:35
King George Stakes
Highfield Princess (FR)
6yo - 4/9
John Quinn
Jason Hart
16:10
Glorious Stakes
Hamish (GB)
7yo - 5/6
William Haggas
Tom Marquand

Glorious Goodwood races for Saturday 3rd August 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:40
Stewards Sprint Handicap
Monsieur Kodi (IRE)
4yo - 9/2
Richard Fahey
Oisin Orr
14:10
Summer Handicap
Sweet William (IRE)
4yo - 9/4
John & Thady Gosden
Robert Havlin
14:45
Lillie Langtry Stakes
Sumo Sam (GB)
3yo - 25/1
Paul & Oliver Cole
Tom Marquand
15:20
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 King George Stakes 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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