This year Chelsea Barracks is partnering with the renowned Goodwood Estate; the home of the Dukes of Richmond and Gordon for over three hundred years and famous throughout the world for its sporting heritage.
Ever since the 1st Duke of Richmond built Goodwood House to entertain guests while attending the fashionable Charlton Hunt, the Estate has played host to a variety of thrilling events and today is home to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and Glorious Goodwood
The season kicked off last week with The Qatar Goodwood Festival – popularly known as 'Glorious Goodwood' .Set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling Sussex countryside, Glorious Goodwood offered unrivalled glamour and style at what is considered by many as the world’s most beautiful racecourse. It is one of the highlights of the flat-racing season with five days of thrilling action.
As partners for 2018, Chelsea Barracks were proud to sponsor the inaugural Chelsea Barracks Handicap. The race was a nail biting affair on the first day of the festival with Goodwood regular ‘Pettochside’ favourite contesting the Chelsea Barracks Handicap. The nine-year-old has ran 15 times at the track over the past couple of years, winning five, finishing second in four.
It was not to be for Pettochside, however, with ‘Under The Covers’ storming ahead to win the five furlong Chelsea Barracks Handicap in superb style with PJ McDonald in the saddle. She came off a good pace on the outside to lead inside the final furlong and won by an impressive three lengths.
Attracting royalty, celebrities and sporting heroes alike, the exhilarating display of sporting prowess on show at Goodwood is a spectacle like no other – where fashion, high society, and world-class entertainment come together. It is the highlight of the English summer season and the week continued to delight spectators with as much action off the track as on it; brass bands, strawberries and cream, and champagne aplenty – it was simply, glorious.