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Make a note! Glorious Goodwood starts on Tuesday

downloadThe Qatar Goodwood Festival, which gets under way on Tuesday 28 July, is one of the most significant and valuable meetings in the world.   

A new 10-year partnership  signed by Goodwood with Qatar is the single biggest sponsorship deal ever done for the benefit of British racing.

The partnership results in over £2 million being invested into prize money for eight key races during the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2015 as well as a commitment to increase this year-on-year.

Total prize money on offer for the week now totals £4.5 million, with Qatar once again demonstrating their passion and support for British racing.

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The Gr1 Qatar Sussex Stakes, scheduled for Wednesday, 29th July, has a total prize fund of £1 million cementing its position as one of the most valuable mile races in the world.

The Gr1 Qatar Nassau Stakes, the feature race on the Saturday of the Qatar Goodwood Festival is now worth £600,000, making it the most significant mid-summer race for fillies.

Each Gr2 feature race, The Qatar Lennox Stakes (Tuesday), The Qatar Goodwood Cup (Thursday) and The Qatar King George Stakes (Friday) are now worth £300,000, recognising their recent records for attracting some of the best horses at their respective distances. In addition, Qatar has guaranteed that if any current Gr 2 race achieves Group 1 status, the prize money will rise to at least £500,000.

Races with upgraded prize money for 2015 at the Qatar Goodwood Festival:

Tuesday, 28th July 2015 – 1400m The Qatar Lennox Stakes, Gr2 £300,000

Wednesday, 29th July 2015 – 1400m The Qatar Vintage Stakes, Gr2 £200,000

Wednesday, 29th July 2015 – 1600m The Qatar Sussex Stakes, Gr1 £1,000,000

Thursday, 30th 2015 –  1200m The Qatar Richmond Stakes, Gr2 £200,000

Thursday, 30th July 2015 –  3200m The Qatar Goodwood Cup, Gr 2 £300,000

Friday, 31st July 2015 – 1000m The Qatar King George Stakes, Gr2 £300,000

Saturday, 1st August 2015 – 2000m The Qatar Nassau Stakes, Gr1 £600,00

Saturday, 1st August 2015 – 1200m  The Qatar Stewards’ Cup (Handicap) £250,000

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