Sussex Stakes

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Sussex Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Goodwood Racecourse, W. Sussex, England
  • Inaugural Race: 1841
  • Distance: 1 mile (8 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Right-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Three Year Olds and up
  • 2023 Purse: £1,000,000
  • 2023 Race Date: Wednesday, August 2nd

2023 Sussex Stakes Race Results

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE
6
Paddington
Ryan Moore / A P O'Brien
$2.50 / $2.40
3
Facteur Cheval
Maxime Guyon / J Reynier
$5.80
5
Charyn
David Egan / Roger Varian
1
Aldaary
Jim Crowley / William Haggas
4
Inspiral
Frankie Dettori / John & Thady Gosden

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1.00 Exacta (6-3) Paid: $6.10
  • $1.00 Trifecta (6-3-5) Paid: $35.30

Watch the 2023 Sussex Stakes Stakes

Sussex Stakes Race History

The Sussex Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race run each year at the Goodwood Racecourse in West Sussex, England. First run in 1841 at 6 furlongs, the race was not run consistently for almost 40 years. In fact, on 25 occasions the race was run uncontested.

In 1878, the Sussex Stakes underwent some adjustments - the distance was increased to 1 mile and opened up to three year olds. Since then, the race has grown to become the most prestigious race run at Goodwood. Sir Gordon Richard, considered by some to be the world's greatest jockey, has held the record for most wins (8) since 1952.  

As part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series, the winner gains automatic entry into the Breeders' Cup Mile.

Sussex Stakes Past Winners

Year
Winner
Jockey / Trainer
Distance / Time
2023
Paddington
Ryan Moore / A P O'Brien
1 M / 1:47.16
2022
Baaeed
Jim Crowley / William Haggas
1 M / 1:37.74
2021
Alcohol Free
Oisin Murphy / Andrew Balding
1 M / 1:42.83
2020
Mohaather
Jim Crowley / Marcus Tregoning
1 M / 1:38.75
2019
Too Darn Hot
Frankie Dettori / John Gosden
1 M / 1:38.57
2018
Lightning Spear
Oisin Murphy / David Simcock
1 M / 1:39.89
2017
Here Comes When
Jim Crowley / Andrew Balding
1 M / 1:46.11
2016
The Gurkha
Ryan Moore / Aidan O'Brien
1 M / 1:37.35
2015
Solow
Maxime Guyon / Freddy Head
1 M / 1:39.18
2014
Kingman
James Doyle / John Gosden
1 M / 1:41.75