The Goodwood 2022

Saturday May 21, 2022

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 $502,250 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 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) and the Group 3 National Stakes (1200m).

The latest edition of The Goodwood ran on Saturday May 21, 2022 and was won in an upset by Victorian raider Lombardo ($18). 

The Goodwood Race Info

  • Date: 2022
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $502,250
  • First Run: 1881

2022 The Goodwood Results

The full The Goodwood 2022 results and finishing order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 21, 2022.

  • 1st: #13 Lombardo ($18)
  • 2nd: #9 Halvorsen
  • 3rd: #8 the Astrologist

The Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr-trained Victorian raider Lombardo ($18) grew another leg in Adelaide and dominated The Goodwood 2022 results with a 1.5 length victory over fellow outsider Halvorsen ($26), continuing the good run by the stable following their SA Derby success the weekend prior.

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

2022 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 2022 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.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 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.

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.

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.

2022 The Goodwood Field

The official The Goodwood 2022 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.

A capacity line-up of sprinters does battle in the 2022 The Goodwood final field this weekend including the defending champion Savatoxl, last year’s runner-up Instant Celebrity and the untapped Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr-trained colt Extreme Warrior.

  • Scratched: #3 September Run (18); #6 In The Boat (20) 

2022 The Goodwood Nominations

The Goodwood 2022 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.

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.

2022 The Goodwood Tips

The Ladbrokes’ insider The Goodwood 2022 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: #4 The Inferno ($9.50 at time of publish) 

A typically open edition of The Goodwood including plenty of the usual suspects. Happy to go for a bit of value in a proven raider, The Inferno boasting an excellent 1200m record (9:6-1-0) and sure to relish the rise back up to six furlongs off a good lead-up. Saw Morphettville for the first time in the DC McKay Stakes over 1100m last time out, a race that’s form has held in The Goodwood plenty of times over the years including with Savatoxl doing the double last year. This horse was a good third only a quarter length beaten and will improve with the extra 100m. Fit and down from 59kg to 57kg. With a few of the favourites out wide, barrier three is a treat and Mark Zahra is riding well. Good value and ticks plenty of boxes.

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

2022 The Goodwood Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Goodwood 2022 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 11 double-figure winners from 2006 – 2022.

The longest priced upsets in recent times include: 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: 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).

Winners of The Goodwood

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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