The Group 2 2016 Adelaide Cup is an open handicap race held at Adelaide’s Morphettville Racecourse in mid March each year.
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.
The 2016 Adelaide Cup will run on Monday March 14, 2016.
|Date:||March 14, 2016|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
2016 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 2016 Adelaide Cup field is provided below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||6411411111||TAIYOO||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||14||59kg||106|
|2||1621×84654||PELICANO||Tony McEvoy||Damien Oliver||15||57kg||100|
|3||x630021x06||RENEW (IRE)||Archie Alexander||Chris Symons||2||55kg||96|
|4||6079422465||TANBY||Mick Cerchi||Dean Holland||8||53kg||91|
|5||7113243122||LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY||Tony McEvoy||Kerrin McEvoy||12||53kg||89|
|6||4×05530156||DISTILLATION||Nick Smart||Ms Jamie Kah||9||53kg||88|
|7||3x8626x547||VIMA||Bill Papazaharoudakis||Todd Pannell||13||53kg||85|
|8||00×5580112||CRIME FIGHTER||Peter G Moody||Glen Boss||6||53kg||82|
|9||6x615x0313||THE RUFFIAN||Sheila Arnold||Dom Tourneur||7||53kg||82|
|10||x078161214||TOO COOL TO FOOL (NZ)||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Clare Lindop||4||53kg||81|
|11||8914406×25||WALTZING TO WIN||David Huxtable||Jake Toeroek (a)||10||53kg||80|
|12||81225×3633||BREDLIGN (NZ)||Sue Murphy||Jason Holder||3||53kg||78|
|13||0024015904||LUCK’S A FORTUNE||Pat Carey||Damian Lane||5||53kg||78|
|14||012×944643||GOSSIP GURU||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Ronnie Stewart||11||53kg||76|
|15||65315×4532||REFECTORY (IRE)||Richard Laming||–||1||53kg||70|
2016 Adelaide Cup Nominations
The Adelaide Cup nominations usually feature some stayers who are running off the back of successful Group 1 contests in the past. It is not unusual to spot a Group 1 winner in the Adelaide Cup nominations, and the usually end up running in the race.
The 2016 Adelaide Cup nominations will be published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||92314x8x12||SIGNOFF (IRE)||G||6||Darren Weir||1||59kg||105|
|2||08×1784333||REAL LOVE||M||5||Darren Weir||2||55.5kg||102|
|4||12x607x223||GAMBLIN’ GURU||G||5||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||4||54kg||95|
|5||6393621111||UP CUPS||G||5||David Brunton||5||54kg||95|
|6||3x000544x9||LIKE A CAROUSEL||G||6||Ken Keys||6||54kg||95|
|7||111x36x701||GO DREAMING||G||6||Grant Kluske||7||54kg||95|
|8||37x8x900x7||CAFE SOCIETY (FR)||G||6||Gai Waterhouse||8||54kg||95|
|9||4×88213821||SWACADELIC (GER)||G||5||Aaron Purcell||9||53.5kg||94|
|10||76×5240419||BLACK JAG||G||7||Chris Waller||10||53kg||92|
|11||x71312x182||JIM’S JOURNEY||G||4||Peter F Blanch||11||53kg||90|
|12||0x17154134||LUCQUES||G||4||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||12||53kg||85|
|16||8x8514x711||LAST WISH (NZ)||G||5||Tony McEvoy||16||53kg||81|
|18||9514543446||CELTIC PRINCE (NZ)||G||6||Grant Young||18||53kg||81|
|20||234×552614||TIDY PROPHET||M||5||Will Clarken||20||53kg||76|
|21||211246×32||DEE I CEE (NZ)||G||4||Gai Waterhouse||21||53kg||74|
|22||1336184483||PURPLE SMILE||G||5||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||22||53kg||74|
|24||x151042x45||BAYANOVA (NZ)||M||5||Michael Kent||24||53kg||67|
|25||59×1287218||DANE HUSSLER||M||4||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||25||53kg||66|
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
|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|