The Adelaide Cup is a Group 2 open handicap race held annually on a Monday afternoon in March at Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia during the Adelaide autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 3200 metres with prizemoney of $400,000. The 2018 Adelaide Cup was won by Fanatic from Ormito with Poppiholla third.
Held on the Labour Day holiday in South Australia, the Adelaide Cup is run over the same 3200m (2 miles) distance as Australia's most famous race, the Melbourne Cup.
|Date:||Monday 11th March 2019|
|Track:||Morphettville racecourse, Adelaide|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
The Adelaide Cup is the premier distance race of the autumn racing carnival in Adelaide and is typically not a high quality affair. It generally attracts the best available local stayers and any interstate horses suited by the handicap conditions. It has not been a great guide to the Melbourne Cup and the last horse to win the Adelaide Cup & Melbourne Cup double was Subzero in 1992.
In recent years the Gr3 Lord Reims Stakes has proven to be the the best guide to horses contesting the Adelaide Cup and those gallopers who place or finish on the heels of the placegetters tend to run well in the Adelaide Cup. Both Capecover (2010) and Lacey Underall (2008) ran solid races in the Lord Reims Stakes on their way to success in this race.
Fanatic (2018) ran second in the Listed Roy Higgins Quality over 2600m at Flemington in Melbourne before heading to Adelaide to score an excting victory in this evnt and recent Adelaide Cup winners include Annus Mirabilis (2017) and Purple Smile (2016).
1. $4.40 Fanatic 57.5 Michael Walker
2. $5.50 Ormito 53.0 Craig Williams
3. $21.00 Poppiholla 53.0 Dean Yendall
4. $11.00 Double Bluff 58.5 Mark Zahra
5. $10.00 O’Lonera 54.0 Dwayne Dunn
6. $9.50 Exalted Lightning 54.5 Todd Pannell
7. $51.00 Cuban Fighter 53.0 Ben Thompson
8. $51.00 Jim’S Journey 56.0 Paul Gatt
9. $21.00 Benzini 59.0 Ms Rosie Myers
10. $26.00 Like A Carousel 54.0 Stephen Baster
11. $17.00 Al Haram 53.0 Michael Dee
12. $12.00 Raindrops On Roses 53.0 Jamie Kah
13. $31.00 Tunes 53.0 Clare Lindop
14. $10.00 Pretty Punk 57.0 Jason Holder
15. $101 Flying Casino 53.0 Dom Tourneur
Margins: 0.3 len, 1.8 len
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Below are recent winners and placegetters for the Adelaide Cup.
|2017||Annus Mirabilis||Double Bluff||Master Of Arts||3:24.2|
|2016||Purple Smile||Tunes||Real Love||3:24.1|
|2014||Outback Joe||Black Tycoon||Base||3:22.0|
|2008||Lacey Underall||Cefalu||Tails Of Triomphe||3:22.0|
|2007||Gallic||Lacey Underall||Exalted Time||3:20.9|
|2006||Exalted Time||Tubular Bells||Ista Kareem||3:25.1|
|2003||Pilage N Plunder||Nautilism||Odysseus||3:28.4|
|2002||The A Train||Homewrecker||Silver Baron||3:29.3|
|2001||Apache King||Native Jazz||Bel Air||3:29.7|
|1999||Sheer Kingston||Skybeau||Kingston Way||3:23.8|
|1994||Our Pompeii||Sweet Glory||Top Rating||3:21.1|
|1993||Our Pompeii||Check That Style||Headcutter||3:22.6|
|1992||Subzero||Big Barron||Mystery Adventure||3:22.3|
|1991||Ideal Centreman||Shivas Revenge||Te Akau Pearl||3:22.0|
|1990||Water Boatman||Double Gin||Ideal Centreman||3:22.3|
|1989||Lord Reims||True Finish||The Brotherhood||3:27.0|