|Group 1 race|
W. Sussex, England
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1 mile (1,609 metres)|
|Qualification||Three-years-old and up|
|Weight||8 st 13 lb (3yo);
9 st 7 lb (4yo+)
3 lb for fillies and mares
|Toronado||Dawn Approach||Declaration Of War|
The Sussex Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.
The first version of the event, a 6-furlong race for two-year-olds, was established in 1841. It continued intermittently for thirty-seven years, but it was uncontested on twenty-five occasions including fourteen walkovers.
The Sussex Stakes became a 1-mile race for three-year-olds in 1878. The previous version had been overshadowed by both the Goodwood Cup and the Stewards' Cup, but in its modified form it became the most prestigious race at Goodwood.
The event was opened to four-year-olds in 1960, and to horses aged five or older in 1975.
The race is currently held on the second day of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting.
Most successful horse (2 wins):
- Frankel – 2011, 2012
Leading jockey (8 wins):
- Sir Gordon Richards – Marconigram (1928), Corpach (1936), Pascal (1937), Radiotherapy (1946), Combat (1947), Krakatao (1949), Le Sage (1951), Agitator (1952)
Leading trainer (7 wins):
- Sir Henry Cecil – Bolkonski (1975), Wollow (1976), Kris (1979), Distant View (1994), Ali-Royal (1997), Frankel (2011, 2012)
Leading owner (5 wins): (includes part ownership)
- HH Aga Khan III – Le Phare (1929), Dastur (1932), Badruddin (1934), Hairan (1935), Palestine (1950)
- Sue Magnier – Among Men (1998), Giant's Causeway (2000), Rock of Gibraltar (2002), Henrythenavigator (2008), Rip Van Winkle (2009)
- Khalid Abdullah – Rousillion (1985), Warning (1988), Distant View (1994), Frankel (2011, 2012)
There was no race in 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1945. The 1941 race was run at Newmarket.
- Racing Post:
- galopp-sieger.de – Sussex Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Sussex Stakes (2011).
- pedigreequery.com – Sussex Stakes – Goodwood.
- Abelson, Edward; John Tyrrel (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. pp. 130–133. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.