The Goodwood 2021

Saturday May 15, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: Mares often back-up in The Goodwood off the Robert Sangster Stakes

First contested in 1881, The Goodwood is a Group 1 race held in May during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival for sprinters. Contested at Morphettville Racecourse the event is contested over 1200m and offers a total of a lucrative $500,000 in prize money.

The Goodwood prize money for 2020 was reduced to $400,000 due to the Coronavirus crisis.

Formerly a handicap event known as The Goodwood Handicap, the race is now run at set weights plus penalties.

It takes place a week after the Group 1 South Australian Derby (2400m) and a fortnight after the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) for fillies and mares, which is a traditional lead-up into The Goodwood for female sprinters. Recent winners of the Robert Sangster Stakes – The Goodwood double include Black Caviar (2012) and Platelet (2013).

The latest edition of The Goodwood ran on Saturday May 15, 2021 and was won in an upset by Savatoxl ($19). 

The Goodwood Race Info

  • Date: 2021
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1881

2021 The Goodwood Results

The full The Goodwood 2021 results and finishing order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 15, 2021.

  • 1st: #6 Savatoxl
  • 2nd: #9 Instant Celebrity
  • 3rd: #2 Gytrash

The Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained Savatoxl ($19) scored a huge upset in The Goodwood 2021 results, the DC McKay Stakes winner defeating Robert Sangster winning filly Instant Celebrity by two lengths with the beaten favourite Gytrash finishing a first-up third. 

The Goodwood Betting

The Goodwood betting odds are usually led by the season’s top performing sprinters, especially in-form mares that ran well in the Robert Sangster Stakes last start.

Proven form in Adelaide is good, but not crucial with plenty of runners coming out of interstate runs like the TJ Smith Stakes in Sydney or Melbourne’s Newmarket Handicap that autumn.

Favourites in The Goodwood odds only have a fair recent record, so looking for value in markets is key.

The only favourites to salute since Keeper (2001) are Takeover Target (2009), superstar Black Caviar (2012) and Black Heart Bart (2016).

Recent years have seen roughies in The Goodwood betting salute including Savatoxl ($19 in 2021), Despatch ($21 in 2019) and Santa Ana Lane ($26 in 2018).

2021 The Goodwood Odds

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Undefeated mare Black Caviar (2012) is the most famous The Goodwood winner. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The latest The Goodwood 2021 betting odds are available right here across the autumn so check back for the updated prices on your favourites to win this season’s The Goodwood in Adelaide.

The Goodwood 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 The Goodwood will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

The Goodwood Field

The Goodwood race field is made up of classy local and interstate sprinters, many gearing up for similar features in Queensland during the following Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Horses trained outside of South Australia have a strong recent record in the race, and gallopers come off a variety of different lead-ups from right around Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

Fillies and mares traditionally come out of the Robert Sangster Stakes at the same track and distance a fortnight early, which produced three of the six The Goodwood winners from 2010 – 2016.

More recently, the 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes winning filly Instant Celebrity backed-up to run second in The Goodwood results behind upset winner Savatoxl. 

Nominations for The Goodwood are taken on a Tuesday about two weeks prior to the race, while the final The Goodwood field of acceptors is out the Tuesday of race week.

2021 The Goodwood Field

The official The Goodwood 2021 race field and barriers are set for release on the Tuesday of race week and will be published below showing the top sprinters engaged to face off in the lucrative autumn sprint showdown.

Eleven horses make-up the 2021 The Goodwood final field this season with returning Group 1 winners Behemoth and Gytrash battling for top spot in betting. 

2021 The Goodwood Nominations

The Goodwood 2021 nominations close at the start of May along with the those for the other Group 1 Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival features and will be listed right here.

Nominations for the 2021 The Goodwood drew 24 class sprinters including last year’s runner-up Gytrash and local Group 1 hero Behemoth last seen running third in the $5 million The All-Star Mile at The Valley. 

The Goodwood Betting Tips

There is plenty of value to be found doing The Goodwood tips as upsets in Adelaide’s premier sprint race are not uncommon.

Fillies and mares have a strong recent record in the race winning all four editions from 2010 – 2013, so looking for the best out of the Robert Sangster Stakes two weeks earlier is a good The Goodwood betting tip.

Wide barriers aren’t a hindrance as Flamberge saluted in 2015 from 16 of 17, so instead look for Group 1 performed horses at the 1200m distance. The other top The Goodwood tip is to lay the favourite based on their poor recent record in the classic.

2021 The Goodwood Tips

The Ladbrokes’ insider The Goodwood 2021 betting tips and Morphettville race selections on the May classic will be detailed right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the top sprinters to back for a win in the Group 1.

  • To Win: #9 Instant Celebrity ($6 at time of publish)

It’s a ripping edition of The Goodwood with a host of Group 1 stars in the mix including this local Phillip Stokes-trained filly. She put it to the older mares in the Robert Sangster last start with a good win to take her record at the Morphettville track up to three-from-four. She’s a Group 2 winner in Melbourne from the spring and Group 1 placed in the Thousand Guineas last prep. Looking in the same excellent form here. Craig Williams rode her for her lead-up success but rides Gytrash this weekend, his replacement is rising superstar Jamie Kah so that’ll work just fine! Barrier 11 to overcome and not that well in the weights, but she’s got class and the speed map looks to suit.

The Goodwood Form Guide

The Goodwood race form guide revels to punters all the relevant information they need to place a successful bet on the race like the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up form of all the runners in the field.

Interstate raiders have a strong record in the race, so looking at in-form horses from stables outside of Adelaide on The Goodwood form can be a good idea.

The Goodwood Form Facts

  • Plenty of roughies have scored recent upsets in The Goodwood results so look for value in the markets
  • The Robert Sangster Stakes has produced a number of recent female sprinters to win or place in The Goodwood
  • Interstate visitors have a strong record winning The Goodwood

2021 The Goodwood Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Goodwood 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

The Goodwood Race Results

Upset The Goodwood results are common in the past 10 years or so with 10 double-figure winners from 2006 – 2021.

The longest priced upsets in recent times include Savatoxl ($19 in 2021), Despatch ($21 in 2019), Santa Ana Lane ($26 in 2018), Flamberge ($21 in 2015), Smokin’ Joey ($41 in 2014) and Lone Rock ($31 in 2011).

The most notable The Goodwood winners in the past 20 years include Black Heart Bart (2016), Black Caviar (2012), Takeover Target (2009) and Keeper (2001).

Winners of The Goodwood

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Savatoxl Instant Celebrity Gytrash 1:10.1
2020 Trekking Gytrash Lyre 1:10.3
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