The Goodwood 2020

Saturday May 16, 2020

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 $750,000 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 16, 2020 and was won by the James Cummings-trained Trekking. 

The Goodwood Race Info

  • Date: 2020
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $750,000 ($400,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)
  • First Run: 1881

2020 The Goodwood Results

The full The Goodwood 2020 results and finishing order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 16, 2020.

  • 1st: #2 Trekking
  • 2nd: #3 Gytrash
  • 3rd: #11 Lyre

Last year’s Stradbroke Handicap winner Trekking ($10) celebrated a second career Group 1 success in The Goodwood 2020 results, the James Cummings-trained son of Street Cry racing home late to nail the beaten favourite Gytrash ($3) right on the line.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 TREKKING James Cummings John Allen 6 58.5kg $10
2 3 GYTRASH Gordon Richards Jason Holder 0.1L 12 58.5kg $3F
3 11 LYRE Anthony Freedman Zac Spain 1.8L 8 54kg $16
4 9 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Todd Pannell 2.3L 7 54.5kg $15
5 8 ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien Ethan Brown 2.8L 2 55.5kg $9.50
6 1 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Damien Thornton 3L 10 59kg $8
7 12 XILONG Tony & Calvin McEvoy Paul Gatt 3.6L 1 53.5kg $26
8 10 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Ms Kayla Crowther (a) 4.1L 4 54.5kg $51
9 14 AMBERDI Sue Jaensch Ms Emily Finnegan 5.5L 9 52.5kg $101
10 5 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Lachlan Neindorf (a) 5.6L 11 57kg $26
11 4 SUNLIGHT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 5.8L 3 57kg $9
12 7 THE INEVITABLE Patrick Payne Dean Holland 5.9L 14 56kg $12
13 15 LI’L KONTRA Ryan Balfour Karl Zechner 6.1L 5 52kg $151
14 6 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Ms Georgina Cartwright (a) 6.8L 13 56kg $41
13 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Dylan Caboche (a) 0

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 Despatch ($21 in 2019) and Santa Ana Lane ($26 in 2018).

2020 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 2020 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 a Tuesday about two weeks prior to the race, while the final The Goodwood field of acceptors is out the Tuesday of race week.

2020 The Goodwood Field

The official The Goodwood 2020 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.

The Goodwood 2020 final field features 15 sprinters including last start RN Irwin Stakes champ Gytrash who is the clear favourite out in barrier 12 and the 2018 winner Santa Ana Lane out to make history as just the third dual hero in the event’s history.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 14x225x626 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Damien Thornton 10 59kg 117
2 1x81324x72 TREKKING James Cummings John Allen 6 58.5kg 114
3 011x2x1321 GYTRASH Gordon Richards Jason Holder 12 58.5kg 112
4 3x53102x20 SUNLIGHT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 3 57kg 114
5 0x1336x240 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Lachlan Neindorf (a) 11 57kg 106
6 26x7x13301 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Ms Georgina Cartwright (a) 13 56kg 108
7 18x1110x82 THE INEVITABLE Patrick Payne Dean Holland 15 56kg 105
8 11x6527x11 ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien Ethan Brown 2 55.5kg 106
9 72x24184x2 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Todd Pannell 7 54.5kg 103
10 6×11212844 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Ms Kayla Crowther (a) 4 54.5kg 95
11 x4274x2442 LYRE Anthony Freedman Zac Spain 8 54kg 101
12 3x1131x341 XILONG Tony & Calvin McEvoy Paul Gatt 1 53.5kg 95
13 1130×2005 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Dylan Caboche (a) 14 53kg 83
14 487124×294 AMBERDI Sue Jaensch Ms Emily Finnegan 9 52.5kg 91
15 2242×22556 LI’L KONTRA Ryan Balfour TBA 5 52kg 81

2020 The Goodwood Nominations

The Goodwood 2020 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 2020 The Goodwood drew 28 class sprinters including the race’s 2018 champion Santa Ana Lane who will carry topweight if accepted and the star Black Caviar Lightning champ Gytrash.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 14x225x626 SANTA ANA LANE G 7 Anthony Freedman 1 59kg 117
2 3x53102x20 SUNLIGHT M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 2 57kg 114
3 1x81324x72 TREKKING G 5 James Cummings 3 58.5kg 114
4 011x2x1321 GYTRASH H 4 Gordon Richards 4 58.5kg 112
5 x4274x2442 LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman 5 54kg 101
6 0x1336x240 ZOUTORI G 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 6 57kg 106
7 x524720x37 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) G 8 James Cummings 7 57kg 106
8 3x1131x341 XILONG F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 8 53.5kg 95
9 26x7x13301 JUNGLE EDGE G 9 Mick Bell 9 56kg 108
10 18x1110x82 THE INEVITABLE G 4 Patrick Payne 10 56kg 105
11 x41011x970 MADAM ROUGE M 4 Chris Waller 11 54kg 104
12 3321722213 BAM’S ON FIRE M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 12 54kg 100
13 49686×6433 HARD EMPIRE G 6 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 13 56kg 93
14 11x6527x11 ORDER OF COMMAND G 5 Danny O’Brien 14 55.5kg 106
15 6x04017x45 VIRIDINE G 5 James Cummings 15 55.5kg 105
16 72x24184x2 BEHEMOTH G 4 David Jolly 16 54.5kg 103
17 1x52440x02 ACHERNAR STAR G 5 Lindsey Smith 17 55.5kg 103
18 1130×2005 FREE OF DEBT C 3 Chris Bieg 18 53kg 83
19 2242×22556 LI’L KONTRA F 3 Ryan Balfour 19 52kg 81
20 80x1334x09 ALL TOO ROYAL G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 20 54.5kg 96
21 6×11212844 BOLD STAR G 4 Gordon Richards 21 54.5kg 95
22 487124×294 AMBERDI M 5 Sue Jaensch 22 52.5kg 91
23 93×5742128 STREET ICON M 4 Kevin Corstens 23 52.5kg 86
24 55×1227423 KABINI M 5 Barry Brook 24 52.5kg 83
25 38231×7546 HAWKER HURRICANE G 3 Michael Moroney 25 53kg 82
26 844178×000 BENZ G 6 Gordon Richards 26 54.5kg 77
27 9516242156 KENYAN WONDER M 4 Ryan Balfour 27 52.5kg 74
28 06×1111114 ONE MORE JACK G 4 Shane Oxlade 28 54.5kg 73

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.

2020 The Goodwood Tips

The Ladbrokes’ insider The Goodwood 2020 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.

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

2020 The Goodwood Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Goodwood 2020 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 nine double-figure winners from 2006 – 2020.

The longest priced upsets in recent times include 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
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