Adelaide Cup

The Adelaide Cup runs over the two miles (3200m) on a Monday in mid-March attracting a host of top stayers each autumn.

2017 Adelaide Cup Results

  • 1st: Annus Mirabilis
  • 2nd: Double Bluff
  • 3rd: Master Of Arts

Adelaide Cup News

Sandown Cup Winner Fanatic Targets Adelaide Cup 2018

Sandown Cup Winner Fanatic Targets Adelaide Cup 2018

Another two mile contest calls for the progressive Lindsay Park-trained mare Fanatic who targets the 2018 Adelaide Cup in the autumn next year following her Sandown Cup success at Ladbrokes Park over the weekend. It was a gutsy performance on Zipping Classic Day in the Listed $150,000 Ladbrokes Sandown Cup (3200m) by both the winning…

The Group 2 2017 Adelaide Cup is an open handicap race held at Adelaide’s Morphettville Racecourse in mid-March each year during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

Raced over 3200m, the Adelaide Cup is the same distance as the prestigious Melbourne Cup held on the first Tuesday of November each spring.

Run on a Monday afternoon each year the event offers $400,000 in prize money and attracts a lot of local stayers as well as a few interstate horses chasing the lucrative prize money in the staying classic.

The key lead-up into the Adelaide Cup field is Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) held roughly two weeks prior at the same track.

The 2017 Adelaide Cup ran on Monday March 13, 2017.

Adelaide Cup
Date: March 13, 2017
Track: Morphettville Racecourse
Distance: 3,200m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $400,000

2017 Adelaide Cup Results

Check out the official 2017 Adelaide Cup Results & Finishing Order below – the race won by the Stuart Webb-trained Annus Mirabilis who is now likely to head towards another two mile run in the Sydney Cup at Randwick on April 8.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 12 ANNUS MIRABILIS (IRE) Stuart Webb Regan Bayliss 7 55.5kg $9
2 16 DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE) Robbie Laing Joe Bowditch 1.3L 2 55.5kg $51
3 2 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 2.2L 6 56.5kg $3.40F
4 1 CHANCE TO DANCE (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ben Melham 2.8L 3 58kg $8
5 5 JIM’S JOURNEY Peter F Blanch Dom Tourneur 3.5L 15 55.5kg $16
6 6 DE LITTLE ENGINE Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 5.3L 18 55.5kg $8.50
7 17 HONEY STEEL’S GOLD David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Allen (a) 5.6L 4 55.5kg $19
8 8 MUJADALE Dane Smith Ms Nikita Beriman 6.5L 5 55.5kg $31
9 7 LORD VAN PERCY (GB) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 6.9L 19 55.5kg $18
10 19 EXALTED LIGHTNING Rob Wilkinson Paul Gatt 9.2L 16 55.5kg $201
11 4 MAIL IT IN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 9.8L 12 55.5kg $9
12 15 DARABAD (FR) Robbie Laing Noel Callow 14.9L 1 55.5kg $12
13 3 PUCCINI (NZ) Wayne Walters Ms Kate Walters 15.9L 10 55.5kg $18
14 20 KAWABATA Jamie Edwards Dean Holland 16L 9 55.5kg $26
15 10 LIKE A CAROUSEL Ken Keys Craig Newitt 16.7L 13 55.5kg $31
16 9 TUNES Grant Young Ms Jamie Kah 16.8L 17 55.5kg $31
17 21e ANURADHA Ryan Balfour Damien Thornton 44.2L 14 55.5kg $201
18 13 CHESTNUT CHARLIE Philippe Huserot Ms Emily Finnegan (a) 75.1L 8 55.5kg $41
19 22e MIGHTY MAHER Gary Searle Todd Pannell 83.7L 11 55.5kg $151
23e CHOYSA (NZ) Wayne Walters 0
11 DANDY GENT Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Dean Yendall 0
14 ONCIDIUM RULER Michael Kent Luke Nolen 0
18 BAYANOVA (NZ) Michael Kent Ben Allen (a) 0

2017 Adelaide Cup Odds

The season’s latest Adelaide Cup 2017 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below leading up to the 3200m feature so stay tuned.

2017 Adelaide Cup Field

The Adelaide Cup field will be publicly announced on the Wednesday prior to the race, following the conclusion of the acceptances stage. In amongst the Adelaide Cup field there are almost always some stayers that have experienced decent success at Group 1 level, and are possibly amongst slightly less competitive company.

The 2017 Adelaide Cup final field and barrier draw will be published below on Wednesday March 8, 2017.

View the official 2017 Adelaide Cup Field & Barriers below – following the link to read more on the key entries including top weight Chance To Dance raced by three-time winning owner Lloyd Williams and Darren Weir’s Lord Reims Stakes winner Master Of Arts.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x450x42312 CHANCE TO DANCE (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ben Melham 3 58kg 100
2 211×444481 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 6 56.5kg 97
3 x224277792 PUCCINI (NZ) Wayne Walters Ms Kate Walters 11 55.5kg 95
4 1132122214 MAIL IT IN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 13 55.5kg 94
5 94517×1563 JIM’S JOURNEY Peter F Blanch Dom Tourneur 18 55.5kg 92
6 8679445×24 DE LITTLE ENGINE Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 22 55.5kg 90
7 5×67952044 LORD VAN PERCY (GB) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 23 55.5kg 90
8 721099×377 MUJADALE Dane Smith TBA 5 55.5kg 87
9 2821292217 TUNES Grant Young Ms Jamie Kah 20 55.5kg 87
10 86750×7588 LIKE A CAROUSEL Ken Keys Craig Newitt 16 55.5kg 85
11 5256×68830 DANDY GENT Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Dean Yendall 15 55.5kg 84
12 0x0x771135 ANNUS MIRABILIS (IRE) Stuart Webb Regan Bayliss 7 55.5kg 83
13 76×6532153 CHESTNUT CHARLIE Philippe Huserot Ms Emily Finnegan (a) 8 55.5kg 83
14 124×431431 ONCIDIUM RULER Michael Kent Luke Nolen 14 55.5kg 83
15 3423414x DARABAD (FR) Robbie Laing Noel Callow 1 55.5kg 82
16 2×90606180 DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE) Robbie Laing Joe Bowditch 2 55.5kg 79
17 4811136×71 HONEY STEEL’S GOLD David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jake Duffy 4 55.5kg 77
18 5435323×63 BAYANOVA (NZ) Michael Kent Ben Allen (a) 21 55.5kg 70
19 21×8051320 EXALTED LIGHTNING Rob Wilkinson Paul Gatt 19 55.5kg 70
20 5×53244521 KAWABATA Jamie Edwards Dean Holland 9 55.5kg 69
21e x601193168 ANURADHA Ryan Balfour TBA 17 55.5kg 64
22e 39×3234547 MIGHTY MAHER Gary Searle TBA 12 55.5kg 60
23e 3220×13555 CHOYSA (NZ) Wayne Walters TBA 10 55.5kg 58

2017 Adelaide Cup Nominations

The Adelaide Cup nominations attract the best local staying talent from South Australian stables as well as a host of interstate gallopers chasing a two mile run.

The 2017 Adelaide Cup nominations will be published here on Monday March 6, 2017.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 20x11x330x BONDI BEACH (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 1 59kg 107
2 5x808462x0 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 2 59kg 107
3 9x031x270x GALLANTE (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 3 58kg 105
4 153x9210x7 ASSIGN (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 4 56kg 101
5 x450x42312 CHANCE TO DANCE (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 5 55.5kg 100
6 1211×44448 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) H 5 Darren Weir 6 54kg 97
7 6×22427779 PUCCINI (NZ) H 6 Wayne Walters 7 53kg 95
8 3x50025x16 SECOND BULLET G 6 Danny O’Brien 8 53kg 95
9 5113212221 MAIL IT IN G 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 9 53kg 94
10 694517×156 JIM’S JOURNEY G 5 Peter F Blanch 10 53kg 92
11 69Px702364 SHOREHAM G 7 Les Kelly 11 53kg 91
12 x8679445x2 DE LITTLE ENGINE G 6 Danny O’Brien 12 53kg 90
13 5×67952044 LORD VAN PERCY (GB) G 7 Darren Weir 13 53kg 90
14 4282129221 TUNES G 8 Grant Young 14 53kg 87
15 3721099×37 MUJADALE G 9 Dane Smith 15 53kg 87
16 786750×758 LIKE A CAROUSEL G 7 Ken Keys 16 53kg 85
17 85256×6883 DANDY GENT G 5 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 17 53kg 84
18 x88x795047 CADILLAC MOUNTAIN G 6 Darren Weir 18 53kg 84
19 124×431431 ONCIDIUM RULER G 5 Michael Kent 19 53kg 83
20 40x0x77113 ANNUS MIRABILIS (IRE) G 6 Stuart Webb 20 53kg 83
21 876×653215 CHESTNUT CHARLIE G 7 Philippe Huserot 21 53kg 83
22 3423414x DARABAD (FR) H 4 Robbie Laing 22 53kg 82
23 22×9060618 DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE) G 6 Robbie Laing 23 53kg 79
24 2650137160 FLYING CASINO G 7 John Hickmott 24 53kg 79
25 1333196385 BULLITT COUNTY G 6 Grant Young 25 53kg 78
26 4811136×71 HONEY STEEL’S GOLD G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 26 53kg 77
27 0x66095355 SIR LASZLO (NZ) G 6 Stuart Webb 27 53kg 76
28 50×7657515 RENEW (IRE) G 7 Darren Weir 28 53kg 74
29 25111×8824 NOT SO LADY LIKE (NZ) M 4 Richard Jolly 29 53kg 72
30 098785×579 JILEKS SPUR G 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 30 53kg 72
31 021×805132 EXALTED LIGHTNING G 5 Rob Wilkinson 31 53kg 70
32 5435323×63 BAYANOVA (NZ) M 6 Michael Kent 32 53kg 70
33 5×53244521 KAWABATA M 5 Jamie Edwards 33 53kg 69
34 00630×0900 SPUR ON GOLD G 5 Michelle Payne 34 53kg 68
35 6×55256521 TESSABELLE M 5 Mark Kavanagh 35 53kg 68
36 x962513143 SHAMPION (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 36 53kg 64
37 x601193168 ANURADHA G 7 Ryan Balfour 37 53kg 64
38 0x36565164 STAR ZONE G 4 Brian Gentle 38 53kg 62
39 39×3234547 MIGHTY MAHER M 5 Gary Searle 39 53kg 60
40 3220×13555 CHOYSA (NZ) G 6 Wayne Walters 40 53kg 58
41 x016740406 COPPOLA G 5 Trevor J Andrews 41 53kg 57
42 41265×8057 NISHIAZABU G 8 Kevin & Heather Frew 42 53kg 53

Adelaide Cup History

Originally run in May, the Adelaide Cup was moved to March in 2005. The Morphettville Racecourse has been home to the Cup since 1876 and was previously held at the Old Course where it was first won by Falcon in 1864. Over the years the event has switched between being a two mile and one mile five furlong race, however in the years 1870-71 and 1886-88, the race was not held.

The Adelaide Cup is not used as a guide to the Melbourne Cup as the last Cup double winner was Subzero in 1992. In 2007 the event was downgraded from Group 1 status to Group 2, a decision made by the Australian Pattern Committee.

The Adelaide Cup has one triple winner which is Lord Reims which won the event three consecutive times from 1987-1989. The race’s double winners include Cowra in 1866-67, Eyeglass in 1911-12, Peerless Fox in 1950-51 and Our Pompeii in 1993-94. Since 1988, the fastest recorded winning time was by Gallic in 2007 with 3 minutes 20.9 seconds. The slowest winning time was recorded twice by The A Train in 2002 and Apache King in 2001 with 3 minutes 29.7 seconds.

Recent Adelaide Cup Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Adelaide Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Adelaide Cup
1st Annus Mirabilis 3 minutes 24.25 seconds
2nd Double Bluff
3rd Master Of Arts
2016
Adelaide Cup
1st Purple Smile 3 minutes 24.1 seconds
2nd Tunes
3rd Real Love
2015
Adelaide Cup
1st Tanby 3 minutes 25.51 seconds
2nd Taiyoo
3rd Renew
2014
Adelaide Cup
1st Outback Joe 3 minutes 22.09 seconds
2nd Black Tycoon
3rd Base
2013
Adelaide Cup
1st Norsqui 3 minutes 24.4 seconds
2nd Waratone
3rd Dame Claire
2012
Adelaide Cup
1st Rialya 3 minutes 23.3 seconds
2nd Drunken Sailor
3rd Norsqui
2011
Adelaide Cup
1st Muir 3 minutes 23.4 seconds
2nd Saddler’s Story
3rd Macedonian
2010
Adelaide Cup
1st Capecover 3 minutes 28.81 seconds
2nd Kerdem
3rd Itstheone
2009
Adelaide Cup
1st Zavite 3 minutes 22.7 seconds
2nd Kerdem
3rd Banana Man
2008
Adelaide Cup
1st Lacey Underall 3 minutes 22 seconds
2nd Cefalu
3rd Tails Of Triomphe
2007
Adelaide Cup
1st Gallic 3 minutes 20.9 seconds
2nd Lacey Underall
3rd Exalted Time
2006
Adelaide Cup
1st Exalted Time 3 minutes 25.1 seconds
2nd Tubular Bells
3rd Ista Kareem
2005
Adelaide Cup
1st Demerger 3 minutes 21.9 seconds
2nd Envoy
3rd Intriguing
2004
Adelaide Cup
1st Pantani 3 minutes 27.5 seconds
2nd Danestorm
3rd Bel Air
2003
Adelaide Cup
1st Pillage N Plunder 3 minutes 28.4 seconds
2nd Nautilism
3rd Odysseus
2002
Adelaide Cup
1st The A Train 3 minutes 29.7 seconds
2nd Homewrecker
3rd Silver Baron
2001
Adelaide Cup
1st Apache King 3 minutes 29.7 seconds
2nd Native Jazz
3rd Bel Air
2000
Adelaide Cup
1st Bohemiath 3 minutes 24.6 seconds
2nd Karasi
3rd Oxford Dollar