So many Sussex Stakes champions previously featured at Royal Ascot earlier in the summer before heading to Goodwood. The Queen Anne Stakes is a common race for any Sussex hopefuls, as is the St James’s Palace Stakes, another of the one mile tests part of the British Champions Series. How horses perform at Ascot, in either race, seems to have Having previously played second fiddle to the likes of the Goodwood Cup and Stewards' Cup, the Sussex Stakes quickly rose to fame and it's now one of the most popular betting races in the UK. Only one horse has scored multiple wins in the Sussex Stakes when Frankel won in 2011 and 2012. Sussex Stakes. The Sussex Stakes is held at the Goodwood Racecourse, which is right-handed, over the distance of eight furlongs. The first seven furlongs are slightly downhill followed by a bit of a climb for the remaining distance greatly testing the endurance of the horses. Racing Results: Qipco Sussex Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1) (on Wed 1 Aug 2012 at Goodwood) The 2012 celebration was illuminated with a quick success in the Sussex Stakes by Frankel while an unforgettable Nassau Stakes winner was the Fugue. In fact, Glorious Goodwood is among summer’s best racing weeks and because it takes a while after the Royal Ascot, it gives excellent horses the chance to participate in both events.
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