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The Adelaide Cup runs over the two miles (3200m) on a Monday in mid-March attracting a host of top stayers each autumn.
2018 Adelaide Cup Results
- 1st: #4 Fanatic
- 2nd: #11 Ormito
- 3rd: #18 Poppiholla
Adelaide Cup News
The Group 2 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 at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria. Back in 1992 the great grey Subzero completed the rare Adelaide Cup – Melbourne Cup double.
Run on a Monday afternoon each year on the Labour Day public holiday in SA, the always popular staying event offers $400,000 in prize money and attracts a host of local stayers as well as a few interstate horses chasing the lucrative prize money in the 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. Melbourne raiders in the Adelaide Cup field may come off a Flemington run in the Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m) on Australian Guineas Day. The last Adelaide Cup winner to back-up out of the Roy Higgins was the Lindsay Park-trained mare Fanatic (2nd in 2018).
The 2018 Adelaide Cup ran on Monday March 12, 2018 and was won by proven two-miler Fanatic.
|Adelaide Cup 2018|
|Date:||Monday March 12, 2018|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
2018 Adelaide Cup Results
- 1st: #4 Fanatic
- 2nd: #11 Ormito
- 3rd: #18 Poppiholla
Check out the official Adelaide Cup 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, the race won by Lindsay Park’s Sandown Cup winning mare Fanatic who saluted for the punters on way to another likely two mile test in the Group 1 Sydney Cup in April at Royal Randwick.
|1||4||FANATIC (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||–||3||57.5kg||$4.40F|
|2||11||ORMITO (GER)||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||0.3L||4||53kg||$5.50|
|3||18||POPPIHOLLA (NZ)||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||2.1L||9||53kg||$21|
|4||3||DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE)||Robbie Laing||Mark Zahra||2.9L||6||58.5kg||$11|
|5||9||O’LONERA||Cindy Alderson||Dwayne Dunn||4.6L||14||54kg||$10|
|6||7||EXALTED LIGHTNING||Grant Young||Todd Pannell||5.3L||2||54.5kg||$9.50|
|7||17||CUBAN FIGHTER||Robbie Laing||Ben Thompson||6.4L||13||53kg||$51|
|8||6||JIM’S JOURNEY||Peter Blanch||Paul Gatt||6.9L||8||56kg||$51|
|9||1||BENZINI||James Bull||Ms Rosie Myers||6.9L||15||59kg||$21|
|10||8||LIKE A CAROUSEL||Ken Keys||Stephen Baster||9.4L||1||54kg||$26|
|11||10||AL HARAM (FR)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Dee||10.4L||12||53kg||$17|
|12||15||RAINDROPS ON ROSES||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jamie Kah||11.5L||11||53kg||$12|
|13||12||TUNES||Grant Young||Clare Lindop||12.7L||5||53kg||$31|
|14||5||PRETTY PUNK||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jason Holder||14.3L||7||57kg||$10|
|15||14||FLYING CASINO||John Hickmott||Dom Tourneur||14.4L||10||53kg||$101|
|–||13||KHEZERABAD (FR)||Aaron Purcell||Chris Symons||–||0||–||–|
|–||2||MASTER OF ARTS (NZ)||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||–||0||–||–|
|–||16||DIAMOND GRACE||Michael Kent||Beau Mertens||–||0||–||–|
2018 Adelaide Cup Odds
The season’s latest Adelaide Cup 2018 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below leading up to the 3200m feature so stay tuned.
2018 Adelaide Cup Field
The Adelaide Cup field features an ever increasing quality of both local and visiting autumn stayers coming out of lead-up races including Flemington’s Roy Higgins Quality that produced the 2017 champ Annus Mirabilis (5th) and the 2018 winner Fanatic (2nd), Tasmania’s Launceston Cup (2400m) the month before and the Lord Reims Stakes that is the key local lead-up.
The 2018 Adelaide Cup final field and barrier draw will be published below on Tuesday March 6, 2018.
The official Adelaide Cup 2018 Field attracted 18 stayers led by the Lindsay Park-trained mare Fanatic coming off a second in last Saturday’s Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m). The James Bull-trained veteran Kiwi raider Benzini heads the Adelaide Cup weights carrying 59kg and is out to improve on the Lord Reims Stakes third here from March 3. The Lord Reims winner Etah James is a notable omission from the Adelaide Cup field, but the Darren Weir-trained runner-up Master Of Arts backs up looking to improve on his third in the two mile classic last year.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x474583833||BENZINI||James Bull||Ms Rosie Myers||18||59kg||98|
|2||4813×56672||MASTER OF ARTS (NZ)||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||16||59kg||98|
|3||023×099115||DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE)||Robbie Laing||Mark Zahra||7||58.5kg||97|
|4||046811×752||FANATIC (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||3||57.5kg||99|
|5||4×43211413||PRETTY PUNK||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jason Holder||8||57kg||98|
|6||x3270x3426||JIM’S JOURNEY||Peter Blanch||Paul Gatt||10||56kg||92|
|7||1611221214||EXALTED LIGHTNING||Grant Young||Todd Pannell||2||54.5kg||89|
|8||73166×5108||LIKE A CAROUSEL||Ken Keys||Jye McNeil||1||54kg||88|
|9||58×6916122||O’LONERA||Cindy Alderson||Dwayne Dunn||17||54kg||88|
|10||x277x84332||AL HARAM (FR)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Dee||14||53kg||84|
|11||x054572333||ORMITO (GER)||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||5||53kg||82|
|12||2028725622||TUNES||Grant Young||Clare Lindop||6||53kg||78|
|13||02041×8446||KHEZERABAD (FR)||Aaron Purcell||Chris Symons||9||53kg||76|
|14||3715973319||FLYING CASINO||John Hickmott||Dom Tourneur||12||53kg||75|
|15||26×4103521||RAINDROPS ON ROSES||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jamie Kah||13||53kg||75|
|16||x26113x315||DIAMOND GRACE||Michael Kent||Beau Mertens||4||53kg||74|
|17||8018692015||CUBAN FIGHTER||Robbie Laing||Ben Thompson (a)||15||53kg||67|
|18||7667325223||POPPIHOLLA (NZ)||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||11||53kg||67|
2018 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 2018 Adelaide Cup nominations will be published below once announced.
The official Adelaide Cup 2018 Nominations attracted a bumper 28 early entries including Lindsay Park’s Roy Higgins Quality runner-up Fanatic who won the Sandown Cup over the distance and who carries the 57.5kg top weight if accepted. Fellow gun mare Pretty Punk is the other highest up the Adelaide Cup ballot after a lead-up win in the Hobart Cup and third in the Launceston Cup in February.
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.
Recent Adelaide Cup Winners
|1st||Fanatic||3 minutes 25.28 seconds|
|1st||Annus Mirabilis||3 minutes 24.25 seconds|
|3rd||Master Of Arts|
|1st||Purple Smile||3 minutes 24.1 seconds|
|1st||Tanby||3 minutes 25.51 seconds|
|1st||Outback Joe||3 minutes 22.09 seconds|
|1st||Norsqui||3 minutes 24.4 seconds|
|1st||Rialya||3 minutes 23.3 seconds|
|1st||Muir||3 minutes 23.4 seconds|
|1st||Capecover||3 minutes 28.81 seconds|
|1st||Zavite||3 minutes 22.7 seconds|
|1st||Lacey Underall||3 minutes 22 seconds|
|3rd||Tails Of Triomphe|
|1st||Gallic||3 minutes 20.9 seconds|
|1st||Exalted Time||3 minutes 25.1 seconds|
|1st||Demerger||3 minutes 21.9 seconds|
|1st||Pantani||3 minutes 27.5 seconds|
|1st||Pillage N Plunder||3 minutes 28.4 seconds|
|1st||The A Train||3 minutes 29.7 seconds|
|1st||Apache King||3 minutes 29.7 seconds|
|1st||Bohemiath||3 minutes 24.6 seconds|