Goodwood


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Goodwood

(ˈɡʊdˌwʊd)
n
(Placename) an area in SE England, in Sussex: site of a famous racecourse and of Goodwood House, built 1780–1800
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You see, I have been about horses ever since I was twelve years old, in hunting stables, and racing stables; and being small, ye see, I was jockey for several years; but at the Goodwood, ye see, the turf was very slippery and my poor Larkspur got a fall, and I broke my knee, and so of course I was of no more use there.
By a similar process of selection, and by careful training, the whole body of English racehorses have come to surpass in fleetness and size the parent Arab stock, so that the latter, by the regulations for the Goodwood Races, are favoured in the weights they carry.
These consisted of a few magnificently attired gentlemen from Houndsditch, who brought their own provisions, and could have bought half the gay people in the grand saloon; a few honest fellows with mustachios and portfolios, who set to sketching before they had been half an hour on board; one or two French femmes de chambre who began to be dreadfully ill by the time the boat had passed Greenwich; a groom or two who lounged in the neighbourhood of the horse-boxes under their charge, or leaned over the side by the paddle-wheels, and talked about who was good for the Leger, and what they stood to win or lose for the Goodwood cup.
The former chartered accountant, who held a number of senior positions in the Anglican church, was also the former chairman of Goodwood racecourse and is credited with rebuilding it to its current status.
Goodwood, England: Part of the unique appeal of Goodwood Racecourse is its incredible setting.
Goodwood has got together with BMW to offer a range of driving experiences under the banner 'Ultimate Driving at Goodwood powered by BMW'.
RAY WARD (David Simcock) Ray Ward was a fine second to Teak at Goodwood and looks sure to go close next time.
PROVISIONAL dates have been set for both the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed and sister event the Goodwood Revival.
DAWN Approach and Toronado top the bill as they prepare to renew rivalry in the Qipco Sussex Stakes, the jewel in the crown at Glorious Goodwood next week.
13 -- Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union racers from the 1930s will take to the track this weekend for the first time at the Goodwood Revival between 14 and 16 September, some 75 years after the Silver Arrows first appeared in the UK.
THE third dedicated Goodwood Aviation Show will be held this summer as a fully-integrated attraction at the Festival of Speed and Moving Motor Show from June 28-July 1.
THE 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed is provisionally scheduled to take place over the weekend of June 29-July 1, the same weekend that the world's largest celebration of motoring culture has been held over the last three years.