The Goodwood is a Group 1 race for 3yo & upward horses and takes place annually in May at Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weights & penalty conditions and offers prize money of $1,000,000 for entrants. The 2019 Goodwood was won by Despatch from Behemoth with Spright third.
Goodwood Day is the major race day of the Adelaide autumn racing carnival and the feature sprint is the richest race of the autumn in Adelaide. The Goodwood is held alongside the Group 3 SA Oaks, Group 3 National Stakes & Group 3 RA Lee Stakes.
|Date:||Saturday 16th May 2020|
|Track:||Morphettville racecourse, Adelaide|
|Race Type:||Open - Set Weights + Penalty|
The Goodwood is the premier sprint event of the Adelaide autumn racing carnival and always attracts a strong contingent of well above average gallopers. Up until 2007 the Goodwood was a handicap event before it was changed to a set weights & penalty race, which tends to favour the better performed horses engaged.
Races such as the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes or Group 3 DC Mckay Stakes are good guides to this event and the Goodwood is a time honoured race in Adelaide. Despatch (2019) captured the DC Mckay Stakes and Goodwood double when successful in this race.
Some more than handy gallopers have taken out the Goodwood over the years including the brilliant Black Caviar (2012) and Takeover Target (2009), while talented sprinters Super Elegant (2004), Bomber Bill (2003), Sword (1996), Euclase (1992) and Boardwalk Angel (1989) have all won this race.
Champion stallion I Am Invincible (2nd in 2009) won the DC Mckay Stakes prior to finishing runner-up in this event.
In recent years champion mare Black Caviar (2012) and classy Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock mare Platelet (2013) both won Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes on their way to winning the Goodwood.
Despatch (2019) took out the DC Mckay Stakes over 1100m at Morphettville before scoring a classy victory in this event for the Tony McEvoy stable.
Recent Goodwood winners include Santa Ana Lane (2018) and Vega Magic (2017).
1. $21.00 Despatch 56.0 Todd Pannell
2. $13.00 Behemoth 53.0 Anthony Darmanin
3. $3.20 Spright 56.5 Damien Oliver
4. $71.00 Hard Empire 56.0 Jake Toeroek
5. $11.00 Cool Passion 54.5 Barend Vorster
6. $7.00 Valour Road 55.5 Luke Currie
7. $31.00 Jamaican Rain 54.0 Tegan Harrison
8. $26.00 Inn Keeper 54.5 Damien Thornton
9. $151.00 Casino Wizard 55.5 Jason Holder
10. $17.00 Gytrash 53.0 Dom Tourneur
11. $6.00 Iconoclasm 54.5 Craig Williams
12. $12.00 Booker 56.5 Dwayne Dunn
13. $101.00 Zalmona 54.5 Paul Gatt
14. $20.00 I Am Someone 54.5 Dean Holland
15. $21.00 Malibu Style 54.5 Chris Parnham
16. $31.00 Steel Frost 55.5 Jamie Kah
Margins: 0.2 len, 1.3 len
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|2018||Santa Ana Lane||Missrock||I'll Have A Bit||1:09.8|
|2017||Vega Magic||Missrock||Casino Wizard||1:09.3|
|2016||Black Heart Bart||Under The Louvre||Supido||1:10.0|
|2015||Flamberge||Lord Of The Sky||Under The Louvre||1:09.3|
|2012||Black Caviar||We're Gonna Rock||Stirling Grove||1:10.3|
|2011||Lone Rock||Crystal Lily||Pinwheel||1:09.0|
|2009||Takeover Target||I Am Invincible||Commanding Hope||1:10.7|
|2008||Shadoways||Cargo Cult||Diplomatic Force||1:09.3|
|2007||Let Go Thommo||Tesbury Jack||Royal Ida||1:09.3|
|2005||Glamour Puss||Solar Antiquity||Shablec||1:09.1|
|2002||Zip Zip Aray||Libidinious||The Big Chill||1:11.1|
|1999||French Clock||Any Rhythm||Loafer||1:10.8|
|1998||Spectrum||Scandinavia||Its My Sin||1:08.3|
|1996||Sword||Lord Matthew||Scorn Bold||1:09.0|
|1995||Centisle||Khaptingly||Simple As That||1:10.3|
|1994||Ambala||Simonstad||Let Him Ride||1:09.4|
|1993||Jolly Old Mac||Colebrook||Pay The Kings||1:09.7|
|1991||Crush||Beau George||My Version||1:10.2|
|1990||Beau George||Crush||Dancers Choice||1:09.2|
|1989||Boardwalk Angel||Dieu D'Or||Beau George||1:12.4|
|1988||Cameronic||Daring Jon||Mr Cheap||1:10.0|