The Goodwood

The Goodwood is a Group 1 race held every year at Morphettville in Adelaide during the Autumn Racing Carnival as a follow-up from the Robert Sangster Stakes.

2020 The Goodwood Results

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



The Goodwood is a Group 1 race held at Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide as part of the South Australia Jockey Club’s premier racing carnival. Taking place in May of each year, The Goodwood is a 1200m sprint run under set weights plus penalties and is now worth $750,000 in total prize money, making it one of the most lucrative South Australian races.

For 2020 The Goodwood prize money was reduced to $400,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the leading sprint race at the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival, the event always attracts a highly competitive field of quality gallopers. Entries may come via a number of earlier races including the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) for fillies & mares at the same track and distance a fortnight earlier.  The latest horses to complete the Robert Sangster Stakes – The Goodwood double were Black Caviar (2012) and Platelet (2013).

The Goodwood 2020 ran on  Saturday May 16, 2020 at Morphettville Racecourse and was won narrowly by the Godolphin-raced Trekking. 

2020 The Goodwood
Date: Saturday May 16, 2020
Track: Morphettville Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Open – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $750,000 ($400,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)
Inaugurated: 1881

2020 The Goodwood Results

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

It was a thrilling finish in The Goodwood 2020 results with Godolphin’s 2019 Stradbroke Handicap winner Trekking ($10) getting up late to beat home the brave favourite Gytrash ($3F) right on the line. The fellow Godolphin-raced Group 1 winner, smart filly Lyre ($16), added value to the trifecta in third.

Click here to read more on the late 2020 The Goodwood win by the James Cummings-trained Trekking.

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

2020 The Goodwood Betting Odds

The autumn’s latest The Goodwood 2020 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below.

2020 The Goodwood Field

The Goodwood race field attracts a smart line-up of sprinters, many coming out of lead-up sprint races held in Melbourne or Sydney during the autumn. Alternatively fillies and mares may have a lead-up into The Goodwood at the track and distance two weeks prior in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m). Brisbane winter racing could also be on the agenda for sprinters in The Goodwood field.

The official The Goodwood 2020 field and barriers are set for release on the Tuesday of race week and will be announced below.

The 2020 The Goodwood final field attracted 15 sprinters including the well-backed favourite Gytrash coming off a lead-up win at the track drawn wide out in barrier 12. The 2018 champion Santa Ana Lane (10) carries top weight chasing a second The Goodwood win, while Godolphin’s star sprinter Trekking drew well in barrier six.

Click here to read more on the top fancies in The Goodwood 2020 field and betting markets.

# 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 nominations are taken in early May about a fortnight out from the race and the full list of early entries will be available below.

The 2020 The Goodwood nominations attracted 28 star sprinters including the likes of Black Caviar Lightning winner Gytrash coming off a lead-up RN Irwin Stakes win and the race’s 2018 champion Santa Ana Lane.

# 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 History

D.O.D. was the inaugural Goodwood winner in 1881 when it was a principal race run over six furlongs. From 1886 to 1888 the race was not held but resumed the next year in 1889 under the same status and distance. In 1942 and 1943 the race did not take place again. The length was converted to 1200m in 1973 and the race?s status was lifted to Group 1 in 1980. Up until 2007 the race was run as a handicap event known as the Goodwood Handicap.

Notable recent The Goodwood winners include Trekking (2020), Black Heart Bart (2016) and super mare Black Caviar (2012).

The Goodwood Recent Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
The Goodwood
1st Trekking 1 minute 10.38 seconds
2nd Gytrash
3rd Lyre
2019
The Goodwood
1st Despatch 1 minute 9.30 seconds
2nd Behemoth
3rd Spright
2018
The Goodwood
1st Santa Ana Lane 1 minute 09.80 seconds
2nd Missrock
3rd I’ll Have A Bit
2017
The Goodwood
1st Vega Magic 1 minute 09.34 seconds
2nd Missrock
3rd Casino Wizard
2016
The Goodwood
1st Black Heart Bart 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Under The Louvre
3rd Supido
2015
The Goodwood
1st Flamberge 1 minute 9.3 seconds
2nd Lord Of The Sky
3rd Under The Louvre
2014
The Goodwood
1st Smokin’ Joey 1 minute 11.6 seconds
2nd Platelet
3rd Riziz
2013
The Goodwood
1st Platelet 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Conservatorium
3rd Altar
2012
The Goodwood
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd We’re Gonna Rock
3rd Stirling Grove
2011
The Goodwood
1st Lone Rock 1 minute 09.0 seconds
2nd Crystal Lily
3rd Pinwheel
2010
The Goodwood
1st Velocitea 1 minute 09.01 seconds
2nd Catapulted
3rd Very Discreet
2009
The Goodwood
1st Takeover Target 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd I Am Invincible
3rd Commanding Hope
2008
The Goodwood
1st Shadoways 1 minute 9.3 seconds
2nd Cargo Cult
3rd Diplomatic Force
2007
The Goodwood
1st Let Go Thommo 1 minute 9.3 seconds
2nd Tesbury Jack
3rd Royal Ida
2006
The Goodwood
1st Perfectly Ready 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Sassbee
3rd Squillani
2005
The Goodwood
1st Glamour Puss 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Solar Antiquity
3rd Shablec
2004
The Goodwood
1st Super Elegant 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Recurring
3rd Danabaa
2003
The Goodwood
1st Bomber Bill 1 minute 9.4 seconds
2nd Squillani
3rd Debrief
2002
The Goodwood
1st Zip Zip Away 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Libidinious
3rd The Big Chill
2001
The Goodwood
1st Keeper 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Sudurka
3rd Ateaters
2000
The Goodwood
1st Marstic 1 minute 13.9 seconds
2nd Czar Hero
3rd Strident

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