The Goodwood 2024

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 $1 million in prize money as of 2024.

2022 The Goodwood winner Lombardo

2022 The Goodwood winner Lombardo. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

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

It takes place after the Group 1 South Australian Derby (2400m) and 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).

There are four Group 3 support races on The Goodwood Day card with the running of the Group 3 SA Fillies Classic (2500m), Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes (1200m), Group 3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m) run in 2024 as The Cummings Stakes, and the Group 3 National Stakes (1200m) which currently runs as the David Coles AM Stakes.

The next edition of The Goodwood runs on Saturday May 11, 2024 at Adelaide’s Morphettville Racecourse with stakes increased to $1 million. 

2024 The Goodwood Odds

The latest The Goodwood 2024 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 Race Info

  • Date: 2024
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000
  • First Run: 1881

2024 The Goodwood Results

The full The Goodwood 2024 results and finishing order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 11, 2024.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

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 Royal Merchant ($18 in 2023), Lombardo ($18 in 2022), Savatoxl ($19 in 2021), Despatch ($21 in 2019) and Santa Ana Lane ($26 in 2018).

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.

In 2023 Another Award and Zapateo ran second and third respectively in both the Robert Sangster Stakes and The Goodwood results.

A key lead-up into The Goodwood field each year is the Group 3 DC McKay Stakes (1100m) held at the track a fortnight earlier and Savatoxl (2021) was the last horse to do the double.

In 2023 the filly Royal Merchant won The Goodwood on the back of a lead-up victory at the track in the Group 2 Tobin Bronze Stakes (1200m) against the fellow three-year-olds.

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.

2024 The Goodwood Field

The official The Goodwood 2024 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.

2024 The Goodwood Nominations

The Goodwood 2024 nominations close on Thursday the 2nd of May, 2024 and will be listed right here.

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.

The girls were on top again in 2023 dominating The Goodwood results with the filly Royal Merchant defeating the mares Another Award (2nd) and Zapateo (3rd).

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.

2024 The Goodwood Tips

The Ladbrokes’ insider The Goodwood 2024 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: TBD

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.

2024 The Goodwood Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Goodwood 2024 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

The Goodwood Race Results

Upset The Goodwood race results are common in the past 10 years or so with 12 double-figure winners from 2006 – 2023.

The longest priced upsets in recent times include Royal Merchant ($18 in 2023), Lombardo ($18 in 2022), 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).

There have been two dual The Goodwood winners throughout history with Musket Belle (1911,1912); and Mostyn (1894, 1895).

Spectrum (1998) holds the current The Goodwood race record winning in a time of 1 minute 8:33 seconds.

Aurie’s Star is the heaviest-weighted The Goodwood winner in history carrying 10 stone (63.5 kg) to victory in 1940.

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).

Past The Goodwood Winners

Recent The Goodwood winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Royal Merchant Another Award Zapateo 1:11.1
2022 Lombardo Halvorsen The Astrologist 1:09.2
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