Sussex Stakes Betting
Sussex Stakes (Group 1) (1m)
The most prestigious race throughout the whole week at Glorious Goodwood is the Group 1 Sussex Stakes. Ran over a mile for three year olds and upwards, only the very best horses line up for this terrific contest and a race that packs the crowds in on day two of the festival.
The Sussex Stakes has a chequered history; it was first run in 1841 and was a 6f contest for two year olds, the race attracted little interest and in fact was uncontested on 25 occasions including 14 walk-overs. In 1878 it was changed to a three year old race and the trip was upped to a mile, that did the trick and it grew in popularity and has been firmly in the racing calendar ever since. Older horses have been allowed to run in the race more recently but on only on a dozen occasions since 1970 has a three year old failed to land the Sussex Stakes.
It’s a punter friendly contest as a lot of Group 1 races are with the form horses coming to the fore more often than not and nine of the last fourteen winners were either favourite or second favourite, interestingly the same amount of winners hadn’t ran within 30 days of the race so anything that ran after the Royal Ascot meeting tends not to carry the form into this race.
Aidan O’Brien has the best record in recent times winning it four times since 2000, Saeed Bin Suroor has also been successful on three occasions so those are the two stables to note. Canford Cliffs won the race in 2010 and will attempt to do something no horse has ever done and that’s win the Sussex Stakes twice, a remarkable stat.
An eagerly awaited contest that gets the crowd buzzing and we will bring you all the latest offers from the bookmakers in the lead up to the race.
Sussex Stakes Previous Winners
2012 Frankel 1/20 Cecil, H
2011 Frankel 8/13 Cecil, H
2010 Canford Cliffs (IRE) 4/6 Hannon, R
2009 Rip Van Winkle (IRE) 6/4 OBrien, A P
2008 Henrythenavigator (USA) 4/11 OBrien, A P
2007 Ramonti (FR) 9/2 Suroor, Saeed Bin
2006 Court Masterpiece 15/2 Dunlop, E A L
2005 Proclamation (IRE) 3/1 Noseda, J
2004 Soviet Song (IRE) 3/1 Fanshawe, J R
2003 Reel Buddy (USA) 20/1 Hannon, R
2002 Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) 8/13 OBrien, A P
2001 Noverre (USA) 9/2 Suroor, Saeed Bin
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