Sussex Stakes 2014
The Sussex Stakes 2014 was another Dual on the Downs, this time between the older horse Toronado, winner of the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot and holder of the crown, and the supremely exciting Kingman who had suffered a reverse at Newmarket before roaring back to form in the St James' Palace at the Royal meeting.
Tactics played a massive part with Toronado sitting on a slow pace infront with Kingman settled at the rear of the four runners.. Richard Hughes on Toronado was quoted as saying he had never been that fast for the final two furlongs of a Group 1 yet the power of Kingman was irresistable.
Having taken time to find his feet and get balanced on the idiosyncratic track that is Goodwood's undulations he found them in style, thundering through in the final furlong to win a shade cosily at the line.
Elsewhere on the card Snow Sky was throwing his hat in the ring for the St Leger by denying a fast finishing Windshear in the Gordon Stakes, and Highland Reel took a step forward in fulfilling his reputation in the Champagne Stakes.