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.

2021 The Goodwood Results

  • 1st: #6 Savatoxl
  • 2nd: #9 Instant Celebrity
  • 3rd: #2 Gytrash



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 currently worth $500,000 in total prize money, making it one of the more 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. In 2021 the Robert Sangster Stakes winning filly ran second in The Goodwood behind shock winner Savatoxl.

The latest horses to complete the Robert Sangster Stakes – The Goodwood double were Black Caviar (2012) and Platelet (2013).

The Goodwood 2021 ran on  Saturday May 15, 2021 at Morphettville Racecourse and was won in an upset by Savatoxl ($19). 

2021 The Goodwood
Date: Saturday May 15, 2021
Track: Morphettville Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Open – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1881

2021 The Goodwood Results

  • 1st: #6 Savatoxl
  • 2nd: #9 Instant Celebrity
  • 3rd: #2 Gytrash

The Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained DC McKay Stakes winner Savatoxl ($19) ran out of his skin to score a big two length upset in The Goodwood 2021 results beating home the Robert Sangster Stakes winning filly Instant Celebrity ($5.50) with Gytrash ($2.70F) running third as the beaten favourite.

Click here to read more on the big upset win by The Goodwood 2021 champion Savatoxl.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 SAVATOXL Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 2 56kg $19
2 9 INSTANT CELEBRITY Phillip Stokes Ms Jamie Kah 2L 11 55kg $5.50
3 2 GYTRASH Gordon Richards Jason Collett 2.4L 4 58.5kg $2.70F
4 4 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 3.7L 1 57kg $16
5 10 PROPHET’S THUMB Anthony & Sam Freedman Damian Lane 4L 7 55kg $21
6 5 VIRIDINE James Cummings Damien Oliver 4.3L 9 56kg $31
7 1 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Craig Williams 4.6L 6 59kg $4.60
8 3 KEMALPASA Richard & Chantelle Jolly Jake Toeroek 5.8L 5 57.5kg $12
9 7 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 6.8L 3 55.5kg $41
10 8 BEAU ROSSA Will Clarken Todd Pannell 9.7L 8 55.5kg $16
11 11 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jason Holder 10L 10 54.5kg $61

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 The Goodwood Betting Odds

The autumn’s latest The Goodwood 2021 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below.

2021 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 2021 field and barriers are set for release on the Tuesday of race week and will be announced below.

The 2021 The Goodwood final field is now out with 11 sprinters in the mix led by the locally-trained heroes Behemoth and Gytrash both racing first-up from barriers six and four respectively.

Click here to read more on the key sprinters in The Goodwood 2021 field and betting market.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x1110x143x BEHEMOTH David Jolly Craig Williams 6 59kg 114
2 13212x131x GYTRASH Gordon Richards Jason Collett 4 58.5kg 115
3 x35311x231 KEMALPASA Richard & Chantelle Jolly Jake Toeroek 5 57.5kg 108
4 1x3413x547 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 1 57kg 106
5 211x3425x4 VIRIDINE James Cummings Damien Oliver 9 56kg 107
6 6388141×91 SAVATOXL Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 2 56kg 98
7 713758×304 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 3 55.5kg 103
8 3x417x1121 BEAU ROSSA Will Clarken Todd Pannell 8 55.5kg 90
9 11113×41 INSTANT CELEBRITY Phillip Stokes Ms Jamie Kah 11 55kg 104
10 3352×18657 PROPHET’S THUMB Anthony & Sam Freedman Damian Lane 7 55kg 100
11 8x85220x35 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jason Holder 10 54.5kg 103
  Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 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 2021 The Goodwood nominations attracted 24 star sprinters including the likes of last year’s runner-up Gytrash who won the $1 million Winners Stakes in Sydney last October and the star local David Jolly-trained Behemoth who ran third in this year’s $5 million The All-Star Mile in Melbourne.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x226x82234 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 97
2 3x417x1121 BEAU ROSSA G 3 Will Clarken 90
3 x1110x143x BEHEMOTH G 5 David Jolly 114
4 x1344x4875 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 101
5 3314232×63 DEXELATION G 6 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 87
6 1x3413x547 DIRTY WORK H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 106
7 8x85220x35 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 8 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 103
8 13212x131x GYTRASH G 5 Gordon Richards 115
9 x1117x5702 HALVORSEN G 5 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 96
10 x6046x3426 HUMMA HUMMA M 5 John McArdle 98
11 x31536x99x I AM SOMEONE G 6 Matt Laurie 94
12 11113×41 INSTANT CELEBRITY F 3 Phillip Stokes 104
13 x35311x231 KEMALPASA G 5 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 108
14 3x0x602200 MIZZY M 5 Anthony Cummings 106
15 4×34113602 PANDEMIC G 4 James Cummings 95
16 713758×304 PRETTY BRAZEN M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 103
17 3352×18657 PROPHET’S THUMB M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 100
18 x25318x983 RANTING (NZ) C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 89
19 1111x00x73 RUBISAKI M 4 Patrick Payne 98
20 6388141×91 SAVATOXL G 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 98
21 662617×173 STREET LIFE G 7 Karen Byrnes 83
22 514212×441 STREETCAR STRANGER G 4 David Jolly 74
23 x46160x172 SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 105
24 211x3425x4 VIRIDINE G 6 James Cummings 107
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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
2021
The Goodwood
1st Savatoxl 1 minute 10.19 seconds
2nd Instant Celebrity
3rd Gytrash
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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