The Goodwood 2019

Saturday May 18, 2019

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.

Formerly a handicap event known as The Goodwood Handicap, the race is now run at set weights plus penalties and the most recent sponsorship sees the race known as the Darley Goodwood.

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 next edition of The Goodwood runs on Saturday May 18, 2019.

The Goodwood Race Info

  • Date: 2019
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1881

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).

2019 The Goodwood Odds

The Goodwood betting odds at

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

The latest The Goodwood 2019 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 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.

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

2019 The Goodwood Field

The official The Goodwood 2019 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 $1 million autumn sprint showdown.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4x7282x19x BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 15 56.5kg 109
2 x347x52271 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Damien Oliver 16 56.5kg 109
3 x14150x111 DESPATCH Tony McEvoy Todd Pannell 4 56kg 96
4 x131123x17 HARD EMPIRE Richard Jolly & Chantelle Jolly Jake Toeroek 3 56kg 95
5 21086Lx644 CASINO WIZARD Lee Creek Jason Holder 6 55.5kg 97
6 164x6x0265 STEEL FROST Will Clarken Jamie Kah 8 55.5kg 96
7 x14x455x11 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Luke Currie 9 55.5kg 92
8 48711×2542 COOL PASSION Tony McEvoy Barend Vorster 2 54.5kg 105
9 1x4618x672 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Chris Parnham 10 54.5kg 101
10 x3811880x1 ICONOCLASM Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 12 54.5kg 100
11 8×33113621 I AM SOMEONE Paul Preusker Dean Holland 7 54.5kg 96
12 x111123x46 INN KEEPER Symon Wilde Damien Thornton 5 54.5kg 95
13 3132233522 ZALMONA Peter Blanch Paul Gatt 14 54.5kg 88
14 x111x5x10x JAMAICAN RAIN Richard Laming Tegan Harrison 11 54kg 99
15 3x1223x113 GYTRASH Gordon Richards Dom Tourneur 13 53kg 83
16 52x11x27 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Anthony Darmanin 1 53kg 72

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.

2019 The Goodwood Tips

The Ladbrokes’ insider The Goodwood 2019 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.

  • 1st: Jamaican Rain 
  • 2nd: Iconoclasm 
  • 3rd: Spright

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 most successful The Goodwood barriers in recent history are gates seven and eight, so look for these on the form, but don’t rule out widely drawn runners as outside barriers have produced a number of winners in the past decade.

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 The Goodwood
  • Interstate visitors have a strong record winning The Goodwood

2019 The Goodwood Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Goodwood 2019 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 six double-figure winners from 2006 – 2017. The longest priced upsets in recent times include 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).

2019 The Goodwood Results

The full The Goodwood 2019 results and finishing order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 18, 2019.

Winners of The Goodwood

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