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Sussex Stakes Runners & Riders  

The 2024 Sussex Stakes will take place at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday 31st July and will see the premier milers from across the UK, Ireland and Europe do battle on the south coast. Here, we take a look at all the runners and riders for the Group 1 showpiece that will see the three-year-olds take on the older horses in one of the highlights of the Flat season.

Here are this year’s declarations for the race:

Runners form and Riders to follow

Who are the Top Three Favourites to Win this Year’s Sussex Stakes?

We take a look at the some of the leading favourites for the 2024 Sussex Stakes and there are some star milers set to take their chance in this showpiece event at Goodwood.

Rosallion

A Group 1 winner as a juvenile, Rosallion was then touched off in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket when finishing second to Notable Speech. However, Richard Hannon’s star has since improved immeasurably and having stormed home to beat stablemate Haatem in the Irish 2000 Guineas, the three-year-old son of Blue Point then went on to win the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Well fancied for another Group 1 win in the Sussex Stakes, Rosallion appears the one they all have to beat and the bookmakers have installed him as a relatively short-priced favourite to claim victory here.

Henry Longfellow

A fine winner of the Group 1 National Stakes at the Curragh as a two-year-old, Aidan O’Brien’s Henry Longfellow was sent off a warm favourite for the French 2000 Guineas, but the Ballydoyle raider failed to land any sort of blow when facing traffic problems during the business end of that contest.

Sent to the St James’s Palace Stakes next at Royal Ascot, Henry Longfellow was no match for Rosallion, who stormed home to get the better of Henry Longfellow and O’Brien’s charge suffered his second defeat of the season. Despite that loss, he’s still a relatively short price in the betting for this event, as he looks to bounce back and get the better of Rosallion.

Notable Speech

Three wins on the all-weather at the start of the year saw Notable Speech propel into the 2000 Guineas picture and Charlie Appleby’s star made it four from four as he romped to victory in the Newmarket Classic, as he produced a stunning display.

Sent off favourite for the St James’s Palace Stakes, the Godolphin raider put in his first poor showing as he finished seventh of eight in the Royal Ascot Group 1, so he’s on a comeback mission here.

Sussex Stakes Horse Entries & Selections

We will find out the final list of runners for the 2024 Sussex Stakes two days before the race, but the entries have already been released for the iconic Group 1 and it sees some of the premier three-year-old milers and some experienced campaigners set to take their chance in the race.

Which Trainers Have Historically Had the Most Success in the Sussex Stakes?

One trainer stands top of the history books as the legendary Sir Henry Cecil has trained the winner of the Sussex Stakes on seven separate occasions. He trained his first winner of the race back in 1975 when Bolkonski claimed victory in the event, while his most memorable winner of the event was Frankel, who claimed victory in the race in 2011 and again in 2012.

Runners & Riders Past Winners

YearHorseTrainerJockeyOdds
2014KingmanJohn GosdenJames Doyle2/5F
2015SolowFreddie HeadMaxime Guyon2/5F
2016The GurkhaAidan O’BrienRyan Moore11/8F
2017Here Comes WhenAndrew BaldingJim Crowley20/1
2018Lightning SpearDavid SimcockOisin Murphy9/1
2019Too Darn HotJohn GosdenFrankie DettoriEvsF
2020MohaatherMarcus TregoningJim Crowley3/1
2021Alcohol FreeAndrew BaldingOisin Murphy7/2
2022BaaeedWilliam HaggasJim Crowley1/6F
2023PaddingtonAidan O’BrienRyan Moore4/9F