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.
This race is run over a distance of 3200 metres during the Adelaide autumn racing carnival offering prize money of $400,000.
King Of Leogrance won the 2020 Adelaide Cup from Good Idea second and Chouxting The Mob third.
Adelaide Cup race day is held on the Labour Day public holiday in South Australia, and is a huge social event in South Australia.
The cup field runs over the same 3200m (2 miles) distance as Australia's most famous race, the Melbourne Cup.
|Date:||Monday 9th March 2020|
|Track:||Morphettville racecourse, Adelaide|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2020 Winner:||King Of Leogrance|
The Adelaide Cup is the premier distance race of the South Australian autumn racing carnival in Adelaide, although it's an average quality affair for this time of year. Local stayers and any interstate horses suited by the handicap conditions assemble for this event.
Unfortunately, despite being over 3200 metres, it hasn't proven a great guide to the Melbourne Cup in recent years. Grand grey Subzero (1992) is the last horse to win the Adelaide Cup & Melbourne Cup double.
Of late, the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes has proven the best guide to Adelaide Cup aspirants. Any 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.
Surprise Baby (2019) ran fourth in a BM84 race over 2000m at Flemington in Melbourne before trekking to Adelaide to win this event in comfortable style for Horsham trainer Paul Preusker.
Recent Adelaide Cup winners include Fanatic (2018) and Annus Mirabilis (2017).
1. $4.80 Surprise Baby 53.0 Dean Holland
2. $10.00 Top Of The Range 53.0 William Pike
3. $4.60 Naval Warfare 54.0 Corey Brown
4. $4.80 Bondeiger 54.0 James Winks
5. $6.00 Lamborghini 53.0 Michael Dee
6. $71.00 Double Bluff 53.0 Fred W Kersley (a/50kg)
7. $101.00 Aagas 53.0 Cory Parish
8. $51.00 Khezerabad 53.0 Jye McNeil
9. $201.00 Exalted Lightning 53.0 Ms Georgina Cartwright
10. $16.00 Franked 53.0 Jamie Kah
11. $151.00 Azurite 53.0 Chris Caserta
12. $41.00 Sylpheed 53.0 Dom Tourneur
13. $13.00 Fabrizio 58.0 Stephen Baster
14. $31.00 Aloft 53.0 Jason Holder
15. $201.00 Bon Equus 53.0 Patrick Moloney
16. $61.00 Olympic Academy 53.0 Raquel Clark
17. $61.00 October Date 53.0 Ms Kayla Crowther
18. $201.00 Henry The Dolphin 53.0 Sairyn Fawke
19. $101.00 Dawn Raid 53.0 Dean Yendall
Margins: 1.7 len, 0.7 len
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Below are recent winners and placegetters for the Adelaide Cup.
|2020||King Of Leogrance||Good Idea||Chouxting The Mob||3:24.7|
|2019||Surprise Baby||Top Of The Range||Naval Warfare||3:25.9|
|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|