Goodwood has restored the prize-funds of its three Gr.1 races to pre-coronavirus levels, with the £1 million Sussex Stakes once again the centrepiece of the Qatar Goodwood Festival in July.
The Goodwood Cup will again be worth £500,000 and the Nassau Stakes will be run for £600,000, while more than £4.8m will be offered in total prize-money across the five days of the Glorious meeting.
The news follows recent announcements in a similar vein from York – where the Gr.1s at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival will all be run for their 2019 levels – as well as Ascot and Epsom.
The last pre-pandemic meeting was worth £5.5m but given Goodwood is coming off the back of a blank year in terms of attendance, the announcement still marks a significant investment in the top end of the sport.
Glorious Goodwood will be a landmark week for many racing fans this summer given the anticipation that the five-day fixture will be played out in front of full houses from July 27-31.
Waterworth added: "Goodwood is very much looking forward to getting racing underway this season. We will be welcoming limited spectators to the racecourse across May and June, when admission is likely to be limited to members, although hospitality experiences will be open to all.