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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.

Goodwood info

Date: Saturday 16th May 2020
Track: Morphettville racecourse, Adelaide
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: Open - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000
2019 Winner: Despatch

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).

2019 Goodwood result

1. $21.00 Despatch 56.0 Todd Pannell
2. $13.00 Behemoth 53.0 Anthony Darmanin
3. $3.20 Spright 56.5 Damien Oliver

then followed
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
Time: 1:09.30

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Goodwood winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Despatch Behemoth Spright 1:09.3
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
2014 Smokin' Joey Platelet Riziz 1:11.6
2013 Platelet Conservatorium Altar 1:09.6
2012 Black Caviar We're Gonna Rock Stirling Grove 1:10.3
2011 Lone Rock Crystal Lily Pinwheel 1:09.0
2010 Velocitea Catapulted Very Discreet 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
2006 Perfectly Ready Sassbee Squillani 1:10.7
2005 Glamour Puss Solar Antiquity Shablec 1:09.1
2004 Super Elegant Recurring Danabaa 1:09.2
2003 Bomber Bill Squillani Debrief 1:09.4
2002 Zip Zip Aray Libidinious The Big Chill 1:11.1
2001 Keeper Sudurka Ateaters 1:10.4
2000 Marstic Czar Hero Strident 1:13.9
1999 French Clock Any Rhythm Loafer 1:10.8
1998 Spectrum Scandinavia Its My Sin 1:08.3
1997 Bellzevir Another Excuse Clang 1:10.3
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
1992 Euclase Dappers Hope Cogitate 1:11.9
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