Adelaide Cup

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

2022 Adelaide Cup Results

  • 1st: #5 Daqiansweet Junior
  • 2nd: #6 Tigertiger
  • 3rd: #3 Future Score



The Group 2 Adelaide Cup is an open handicap race held at Adelaide’s Morphettville Racecourse in early to 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 $300,000 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 latest Adelaide Cup winners to back-up out of the Roy Higgins were the Lindsay Park-trained mare Fanatic (2nd in 2018) and the Danny O’Brien-trained King Of Leogrance (2020) who did the double.

The 2022 Adelaide Cup ran on Monday March 14, 2022 and saw jockey Jamie Kah win her home-town Cup for the first time aboard the favourite Daqiansweet Junior ($4.20F). 

Adelaide Cup 2022
Date: Monday March 14, 2022
Track: Morphettville Racecourse
Distance: 3,200m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $302,250

2022 Adelaide Cup Results

  • 1st: #5 Daqiansweet Junior ($4.20F)
  • 2nd: #6 Tigertiger
  • 3rd: #3 Future Score

Home-grown hero Ms Jamie Kah enjoyed an incredible day at Morphettville on Monday riding her fourth winner at the meet when celebrating her first Adelaide Cup success aboard the Phillip Stokes-trained favourite Daqiansweet Junior ($4.20F) in the two-mile classic.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ms Jamie Kah 2 56.5kg $4.20F
2 6 TIGERTIGER (NZ) Rob Blacker Harry Coffey 1.5L 6 56kg $4.60
3 3 FUTURE SCORE (IRE) Matt Cumani Declan Bates 3.5L 8 57kg $17
4 4 GOOD IDEA Phillip Stokes Ben Thompson 4.6L 5 57kg $8.50
5 15 BUSKER’S BALLAD Ryan Balfour Barend Vorster 4.8L 4 56kg $21
6 11 JEKYLL’N’HYDE Simon Morrish Michael Dee 4.9L 3 56kg $21
7 2 AURORA’S SYMPHONY Symon Wilde Damien Oliver 5L 15 57kg $10
8 1 SKELM Terry Kelly Michael Poy 5.9L 10 58kg $6
9 8 CANFORD Ryan Balfour Will Price (a) 7.3L 12 56kg $21
10 16 TURF MAN John Hickmott & Carrina Riggs Jeffrey Maund 10.1L 1 56kg $201
11 10 OATH OF OMERTA Michael Hickmott Todd Pannell 11.3L 14 56kg $26
12 14 ABREED Andrew Noblet John Allen 12.1L 7 56kg $20
13 7 DRAGON STORM (NZ) Michael Moroney Dom Tourneur 13.3L 13 56kg $31
14 9 EPERDUMENT Shane Oxlade Ms Jessica Eaton 15.1L 9 56kg $61
15 13 SANTELMO FUEGO Grant Young Ms Sophie Logan (a) 31.9L 11 56kg $201
12 LION’S SHARE Steven Pateman Callan Murray 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Adelaide Cup Betting Odds

The season’s latest Adelaide Cup 2022 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below leading up to the 3200m feature so stay tuned.

Daqiansweet Junior ($4.20 in 2022) was the last favourite in Adelaide Cup betting to salute for the punters.

2022 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), 2018 winner Fanatic (2nd) and 2020 champ King Of Leogrance (1st); Tasmania’s Launceston Cup (2400m) the month before and the Lord Reims Stakes that is the key local lead-up.

The official Adelaide Cup 2022 final field and barriers are announced on Thursday March 10, 2022 and will be published in full below.

The 2022 Adelaide Cup field features a smart line-up of stayers led in betting by the Phillip Stokes-trained  Daqiansweet Junior and the 58kg top-weight Skelm who ran second and first respectively last time out in the Listed Torney Cup (2500m) at Moonee Valley. 

Click here to read more on the key stayers in the Adelaide Cup 2022 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3×36851281 SKELM Terry Kelly Michael Poy 11 58kg 95
2 55×9233211 AURORA’S SYMPHONY Symon Wilde Damien Oliver 16 57kg 93
3 3x08673x53 FUTURE SCORE (IRE) Matt Cumani Declan Bates 9 57kg 93
4 x033032447 GOOD IDEA Phillip Stokes Ben Thompson 6 57kg 93
5 80×5011112 DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ms Jamie Kah 2 56.5kg 92
6 3121211172 TIGERTIGER (NZ) Rob Blacker Harry Coffey 7 56kg 88
7 100×000189 DRAGON STORM (NZ) Michael Moroney Dom Tourneur 14 56kg 87
8 24×8330971 CANFORD Ryan Balfour Will Price (a) 13 56kg 81
9 00878×3743 EPERDUMENT Shane Oxlade Ms Jessica Eaton 10 56kg 80
10 x980x51121 OATH OF OMERTA Michael Hickmott Todd Pannell 15 56kg 71
11 7×01426211 JEKYLL’N’HYDE Simon Morrish Michael Dee 3 56kg 67
12 01702446×6 LION’S SHARE Steven Pateman Callan Murray 4 56kg 67
13 4135136×88 SANTELMO FUEGO Grant Young Ms Sophie Logan (a) 12 56kg 67
14 0x09601422 ABREED Andrew Noblet John Allen 8 56kg 66
15 104×995312 BUSKER’S BALLAD Ryan Balfour Barend Vorster 5 56kg 65
16 6863717436 TURF MAN John Hickmott & Carrina Riggs Jeffrey Maund 1 56kg 59

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Adelaide Cup Nominations

Early nominations for the Adelaide Cup in 2022 close on Thursday March 3, 2022 with the full list of entries to be confirmed below.

The 2022 Adelaide Cup nominations attracted 30 stayers led in early betting by Zed six-year-old Tigertiger who has previous winning form up to 2800m and Torney Cup winner Skelm.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 24×8330971 CANFORD G 7 Ryan Balfour 1 53kg 81
2 00878×3743 EPERDUMENT M 7 Shane Oxlade 2 53kg 80
3 6377×89322 SO BENE M 4 Andrew Clarken 3 53kg 60
4 8850×38112 HO HO KHAN (NZ) H 7 Mitchell Freedman 4 59kg 103
5 5095665836 NEUFBOSC (FR) G 7 Neville Parnham 5 56kg 97
6 3×36851281 SKELM G 7 Terry Kelly 6 55kg 95
7 55×9233211 AURORA’S SYMPHONY G 5 Symon Wilde 7 54kg 93
8 3x08673x53 FUTURE SCORE (IRE) G 7 Matt Cumani 8 54kg 93
9 x033032447 GOOD IDEA G 7 Phillip Stokes 9 54kg 93
10 80×5011112 DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) G 4 Phillip Stokes 10 53.5kg 92
11 3121211172 TIGERTIGER (NZ) G 6 Rob Blacker 11 53kg 88
12 100×000189 DRAGON STORM (NZ) G 7 Michael Moroney 12 53kg 87
13 2643317909 STAFFORD’S LAD G 7 Daniel Morton 13 53kg 87
14 4176×67634 SOUTH PACIFIC (GB) G 6 Richard Litt 14 53kg 86
15 5318×45416 WYCLIF (GB) H 5 Danny O’Brien 15 53kg 84
16 34145×4133 PLAYOFFS (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 16 53kg 83
17 029×612335 SALTO ANGEL (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 17 53kg 72
18 x980x51121 OATH OF OMERTA G 4 Michael Hickmott 18 53kg 71
19 59×5113361 SPIRIT OF GOLD (NZ) M 5 Peter G Moody 19 53kg 71
20 68×8117554 WERTHEIMER (NZ) G 4 Michael Hickmott 20 53kg 70
21 7×01426211 JEKYLL’N’HYDE G 5 Simon Morrish 21 53kg 67
22 01702446×6 LION’S SHARE M 5 Steven Pateman 22 53kg 67
23 4135136×88 SANTELMO FUEGO G 6 Grant Young 23 53kg 67
24 0x09601422 ABREED G 4 Andrew Noblet 24 53kg 66
25 10776×5612 OH SO FAR M 4 Michael Kent 25 53kg 66
26 104×995312 BUSKER’S BALLAD G 7 Ryan Balfour 26 53kg 65
27 0x8232x833 PEARLMAN (GB) G 6 Amy McDonald 27 53kg 64
28 7295548424 EATON G 9 Michael & Luke Cerchi 28 53kg 62
29 0191242649 BRONSKI G 8 Sue & Jason Jaensch 29 53kg 60
30 6863717436 TURF MAN G 7 John Hickmott & Carrina Riggs 30 53kg 59

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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.

The 2019 Adelaide Cup winner Surprise Baby went on to run an eye-catching fifth under a length beaten by Vow And Declare in that spring’s Melbourne Cup results.

Recent Adelaide Cup Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Adelaide Cup
1st Daqiansweet Junior 3 minutes 28.80 seconds
2nd Tigertiger
3rd Future Score
2021
Adelaide Cup
1st Good Idea 3 minutes 22.00 seconds
2nd Eperdument
3rd Long Arm
2020
Adelaide Cup
1st King Of Leogrance 3 minutes 24.76 seconds
2nd Good Idea
3rd Chouxting The Mob
2019
Adelaide Cup
1st Surprise Baby 3 minutes 25.94 seconds
2nd Top Of The Range
3rd Navel Warfare
2018
Adelaide Cup
1st Fanatic 3 minutes 25.28 seconds
2nd Ormito
3rd Poppiholla
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

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