Glorious memories: The Racing TV team recalls some favorites

Glorious memories: The Racing TV team recalls some favorites

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For a chance to win, simply send us your favorite Glorious Goodwood souvenir via social media! There were so many brilliant moments during this popular five-day match, and we can’t wait to read the memories you share with us.

Four Racing TV presenters have shared their favorite Glorious Goodwood memories below, which are sure to take us on a trip down memory lane, just like those sent to us this week on our social media pages.

Tom Stanley – Sussex Stakes 2011

My favorite Glorious Goodwood memory came in 2011 when Frankel lined up in the Sussex Stakes. He was a warm order at the top of the bets against Canford Cliffs, and it was billed as the duel on the Downs, with the three-year-old taking on the defending champion returning as a four-year-old.

Frankel went ahead – there was much speculation as to what he would do given he had advanced in the Guineas and been ridden with a little more patience in the St James’s Palace Stakes – and Tom Queally followed him. Then, on the straight, he said come on, and Frankel was electric. He blew the rest, and it was just one of the brilliant performances of his undefeated career.

Tom Bull – Nassau Stakes 2006

This is an exceptional moment for me – an epic duel between two exceptional mares. Alexander Gold Run, of course, the winner of the race the previous year, and Ouija Board entering the race after winning the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot and chasing Shirocco in the Coronation Cup.

For the last quarter mile they absolutely went hammer and pliers, both giving their all – it was such an exhilarating and such a brilliant duel that it will be long in the memory for many years to come.

Niall Hannity – Stakes (Handicap)

My Glorious Goodwood highlight is a personal highlight that dates back to 2014. I wasn’t working for Racing TV, I just came down to watch the race, and I wasn’t Joe Fanning’s agent for that long at the ‘era.

Joe had a few to choose from in the opening handicap on day one and he went for Sennockian Star. I remember being in the stands as a spectator and the view of the Downs was absolutely stunning.

He got up in a busy finish and Mark Johnston had first, third and fourth. It just set the tone for a very beautiful day, and it’s a good memory of a very, very special Festival.

Martin Dixon – King George V Stakes 2017

I thought it was the best five-stadia performance I had ever seen. Battaash beat Profitable and Marsha to second and third place, with Profitable having won the King’s Stand the previous season and Marsha, who was a top class filly, who went on to win the Nunthorpe.

But he didn’t just beat them – he tore them down on easier than ideal ground but in exceptionally good time. Over the next three seasons, Battaash repeatedly showed us what a top performer he was, but it was this effort – his first of four race wins – that stood out to me.

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