Adelaide Cup 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: Horses with strong staying form in Melbourne often perform at good Adelaide Cup odds.

The Adelaide Cup is one of the traditional Cup races still contested over the two miles (3200m) along with the Sydney Cup in April and the coveted Melbourne Cup held on the first Tuesday of November annually at Flemington Racecourse.

2022 Adelaide Cup Winner Daqiansweet Junior

2022 Adelaide Cup winner Daqiansweet Junior. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Holding Group 2 status the staying showdown runs at Morphettville Racecourse on the second Monday in March during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival, the Adelaide Cup date set from 2006 before which it ran in May. Adelaide Cup Day is a public holiday for Labour Day in South Australia.

On the same day in the ACT punters are tuning in for the Listed Canberra Cup (2000m).

Offering just over $350,000 in prize money the race is run under handicap conditions and is often contested by gallopers comping out of the previous Saturday’s Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m). Inaugurated in 1864 it was originally a weight-for-age event before running as a handicap from 1869 onwards.

The latest edition of the Adelaide Cup ran on Monday March 11, 2024 and was won right on the line by last start Launceston Cup winner Excelleration ($4.40). 

2024 Adelaide Cup Results

The season’s full Adelaide Cup 2024 Results & Finishing Order will be detailed below once the staying clash is run and won on Monday March 11, 2024.

2024 Adelaide Cup winner Excelleration

2024 Adelaide Cup winner Excelleration got his nose down right on the line for a tight victory over the two miles. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

  • 1st: #3 Excelleration
  • 2nd: #4 The Map
  • 3rd: #5 Skelm

Richard Cully’s in-form seven-year-old Excelleration ($4.40) made it three wins on the trot with Harry Coffey guiding the gun stayer to a narrow victory in the Adelaide Cup 2024 results to deny home town hoop Jamie Kah victory on the beaten favourite The Map by a nose.

2024 Adelaide Cup Odds

The latest Adelaide Cup 2024 betting odds will be updated throughout the season with links to our markets to get behind the stayers you best fancy to handle the testing two miles in the Morphettville feature.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Adelaide Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Adelaide Cup Race Info

  • Date: Monday March 11, 2024
  • Running: 154th (in 2024)
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 3200m
  • Conditions: Handicap
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $350,000
  • First Run: 1864

Adelaide Cup Betting

Adelaide Cup betting markets are often dominated by horses with previous solid form over 2600m and above and stayers coming off a run in the Lord Reims Stakes at the same track feature prominently. The Lord Reims Stakes / Adelaide Cup double has been completed 18 times to date most recently by Apache King (2001).

Favourites in the Adelaide Cup odds have a poor recent record with upset results scored by Norsqui ($25 in 2013), Tanby ($15 in 2015) and Purple Smile ($31 in 2016) in the past few years. In 2018 however the favourite in Adelaide Cup betting Fanatic got the job done for the punters, as did the short $2.20 top elect King Of Leogrance in 2020.

The outsiders were back in favour in 2021 with $17 winner Good Idea defeating 80/1 roughie Eperdument in an upset.

Daqiansweet Junior ($4.20 in 2022) was the last favourite in Adelaide Cup betting to win.

There was another upset Adelaide Cup result in 2023 with Rebel Racer winning at Adelaide Cup odds of $26.

Horses coming off strong Melbourne form have performed well at good prices in Adelaide Cup betting recently too with 2015 winner Tanby coming off a Moonee Valley fifth over 2500m three weeks before and Purple Smile (2016) backing up off a Moonee Valley fifth before his upset Adelaide Cup result.

In 2017 the Adelaide Cup winner Annus Mirabilis improved on a lead-up fifth at Flemington behind Big Memory in the Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m), while the next year Fanatic (2018) won the Adelaide Cup after a second in the Roy Higgins. The 2019 Adelaide Cup winner Surprise Baby also came off a lead-up run when fourth in non-Black Type company at Flemington. King Of Leogrance (2020) also franked the autumn form out of Melbourne completing the Roy Higgins – Adelaide Cup staying double.

In 2022 Daqiansweet Junior won the Morphettville feature off a lead-up second in The Valley’s Listed Torney Cup (2500m) in Melbourne.

The 2023 Adelaide Cup winner Rebel Racer came off a nearly four-length Moonee Valley win over 3000m to frank the Melbourne form in South Australia.

In 2024 Excelleration won the Adelaide Cup off a lead-up Tasmania victory in the Group 3 Launceston Cup (2400m).

Adelaide Cup Field

The Adelaide Cup race field is traditionally made up of both local and interstate stayers that have good form over 2400m and above. Top South Australian trainers often represented in the Adelaide Cup field include Tony McEvoy and Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas.

While run over the same distance as the iconic Melbourne Cup, the Adelaide Cup hasn’t proven a good recent guide to the famous Flemington feature with the last horse to secure the Adelaide Cup – Melbourne Cup double being Subzero (1992). In 2019 the Adelaide Cup winner Surprise Baby ran a massive race in the Melbourne Cup when finishing under a length back for fifth behind that year’s winner Vow And Declare.

Horses coming out of the Adelaide Cup field often head to New South Wales later in the autumn for a shot at the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m), a race the 2013 Adelaide Cup winner Norsqui ran a brave second behind Mourayan to. Gallic (2007) was the last horse to complete the Adelaide Cup – Sydney Cup double.

In 2022 the Adelaide Cup winner Daqiansweet Junior ran third next-up in the Sydney Cup results which also saw the Adelaide Cup third place-getter Future Score run fourth.

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Purple Smile (2016) won the Adelaide Cup at juicy autumn racing odds of $31. Photo Credit: Jenny Barnes.

2024 Adelaide Cup Field

The official Adelaide Cup 2024 final field and barriers will be published below once announced about a week out from Adelaide Cup Day.

The Map and Yellowbrick Road who ran second and first in the Group 3 Lord Reims respectively headline the Adelaide Cup 2024 final field for the two mile classic at Morphettville on Monday.

2024 Adelaide Cup Nominations

Early Adelaide Cup 2024 nominations close on Thursday the 29th of February, 2024 just over a week out from the race.

Veteran 10-year-old Amade who was third in last year’s trifecta and the in-form Lord Reims second-place mare The Map headline the 31 official Adelaide Cup 2024 nominations taken for this year’s edition of tlhe two mile classic.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x04778x930 ALAKAHAN (IRE) G 8 Ciaron Maher 84
2 122×762182 ALHAMBRA LAD (NZ) G 6 Patrick Payne 94
3 00×9515423 AMADE (IRE) G 10 Phillip Stokes 101
4 1280×70116 AURORA’S SYMPHONY G 7 Symon Wilde 103
5 0497×41131 BORDER LEICESTER (NZ) G 7 Emma-Lee & David Browne 74
6 x881x63615 DON’T DOUBT DORY G 7 Julien Welsh 92
7 5533242517 EIGHT ON THE DOT (NZ) G 5 Scott Whittle 57
8 41x22x5511 EXCELLERATION G 7 Richard Cully 88
9 x657695433 FLAMBEUR (USA) G 8 Matthew Smith 65
10 4621464333 GRAND PIERRO G 4 Jason Warren 87
11 x2421x5213 HAALAND (NZ) G 5 Robert Hickmott 67
12 3309×63217 HERMAN HESSE (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher 89
13 3×91574113 HOT SUSPECT G 7 Paul Preusker 72
14 5054475×66 LINCOLN KING (NZ) G 9 Kathryn Durden 81
15 74940×2223 NIGHTSUN G 4 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 61
16 72325×8524 OCEANIC FLASH (NZ) G 6 Andrew J Payne 69
17 4×21242510 ONE LAST KISS M 4 Dan O’Sullivan 75
18 73363×0332 PIRAEUS G 4 Richard & Will Freedman 68
19 364185×579 PORT GUILLAUME (FR) G 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 85
20 1056471614 RAPINOE (NZ) M 6 Peter Chow 69
21 65×4364121 ROARING ENGINE (NZ) G 4 Danny O’Brien 68
22 4513311151 SANDASTAN G 5 Garret Lynch 73
23 2818×75554 SKELM G 9 Terry Kelly 88
24 29171337×3 SPACE EQUITY G 9 Lindsay Cadzow 60
25 5231221416 SPERANZOSO (GB) G 5 Clayton Douglas 70
26 x78x458985 TEAM CAPTAIN (IRE) G 8 Matt Cumani 79
27 3641014×12 THE MAP M 5 Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray 93
28 x000x86312 THINK ’N’ FLY G 7 David Noonan 73
29 0233225558 TULLAGHAN (NZ) G 6 Trevor Day 56
30 4227×71311 YARRAWONGA (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 75
31 0x1325x711 YELLOWBRICK ROAD (IRE) G 5 Patrick Kearney 86

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Adelaide Cup Tips

Adelaide Cup tips often favour local stayers with proven form at the Morphettville track and those with previous 3200m experience.

Interstate visitors have performed well over the past decade however making the raiders a good Adelaide Cup betting tip for value. The last single figure favourite to salute in the Adelaide Cup was Fanatic in 2018.

2024 Adelaide Cup Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ tips on the Adelaide Cup 2024 will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the stayers to back and sack in the Group 2 this autumn.

  • To Win: #7 Yellowbrick Road ($7.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Punters are on The Map, but happy to stick with the in-form Yellowbrick Road to make it three on the trot after a win over similar rivals including that galloper in the Group 3 Lord Reims here last time out. It has been some time since a stayer did the Lord Reims – Adelaide Cup double with Apache King in 2001 the last. Still, this Victorian raider had nearly a length to spare in the Group 3 lead-up over 2800m suggesting he can stretch out to the two miles in the Cup. Drops from 56kg to 53kg and looks forgotten again. Wider out but time to overcome and Jye McNeil comes aboard in another plus. Value.

Adelaide Cup Form Guide

2023 Adelaide Cup Winner Rebel Racer

Rebel Racer was huge late outstaying his rivals as a $26 outsider in Adelaide Cup 2023 betting over the two miles. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

The Adelaide Cup form guide is a punters’ best friend when it comes to tipping the right horses in the field of stayers in South Australia.

Along with the saddlecloth numbers, starting barriers, jockeys, trainers and weights for each horse in the Adelaide Cup field the form guide also shows the runners with the best form at the track and over the distance.

2024 Adelaide Cup Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Adelaide Cup 2024 Form Guide will be available for punters below the week leading-up to the race.

Adelaide Cup Results

The Adelaide Cup race results and finishing order are known on the second Monday in March, Adelaide Cup Day a public holiday in Adelaide. Along with the Adelaide Cup winner the results also reveal the winning quinella, trifecta, first four as well as the margins between each horse over the line.

The last back-to-back Adelaide Cup winner was Our Pompeii (1993-94), while the Adelaide Cup results from 1987-89 were dominated by triple winner Lord Reims who the traditional lead-up race is now named after.

Fanatic (2018) was the last Adelaide Cup winning mare.

The Hind (1998) was the last three-year-old Adelaide Cup winner.

Recent Adelaide Cup Winners

Past Adelaide Cup winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2024 Excelleration The Map Skelm 3:23.49
2023 Rebel Racer Aurora’s Symphony Amade 3:23.85
2022 Daqiansweet Junior Tigertiger Future Score 3:28.80
2021 Good Idea Eperdument Long Arm 3:22.00
2020 King Of Leogrance Good Idea Chouxting The Mob 3:24.76
2019 Surprise Baby Top Of The Range Naval Warfare 3:25.94
2018 Fanatic Ormito Poppiholla 3:25.28
2017 Annus Mirabilis Double Bluff Master Of Arts 3:24.25
2016 Purple Smile Tunes Real Love 3:24.19
2015 Tanby Taiyoo Renew 3:25.5
2014 Outback Joe Black Tycoon Base 3:22.0
2013 Norsqui Waratone Dame Claire 3:24.4
2012 Rialya Drunken Sailor Norsqui 3:23.3
2011 Muir Saddler’s Story Macedonian 3:23.4
2010 Capecover Kerdem Itstheone 3:28.8
2009 Zavite Kerdem Banana Man 3:22.7
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
2005 Demerger Envoy Intriguing 3:21.9
2004 Pantani Danestorm Bel Air 3:27.5
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
2000 Bohemiath Karasi Oxford Dollar 3:24.6