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.

2019 The Goodwood Results

  • 1st: #3 Despatch
  • 2nd: #16 Behemoth
  • 3rd: #2 Spright



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 now worth $750,000 in total prize money, making it one of the most lucrative South Australian races.

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

The Darley Goodwood 2019 ran on  Saturday May 18, 2019 at Morphettville Racecourse and was won in an upset by the in-form four-year-old Despatch. 

2019 The Goodwood
Date: Saturday May 18, 2019
Track: Morphettville Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Open – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $750,000
Inaugurated: 1881

2019 The Goodwood Results

  • 1st: Despatch ($21)
  • 2nd: Behemoth ($13)
  • 3rd: Spright ($3.20F)

The 2019 The Goodwood saw the Tony McEvoy-trained Despatch back-up from his Group 3 DC McKay Stakes win to beat home a better fancied field of rivals as a $21 roughie in betting. Despatch won in the fastest time since Flamberge in 2015.

Read the full The Goodwood 2019 Results & Race Review now.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 DESPATCH Tony McEvoy Todd Pannell 4 56kg $21
2 16 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Anthony Darmanin 0.2L 1 53kg $13
3 2 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Damien Oliver 1.3L 16 56.5kg $3.20F
4 4 HARD EMPIRE Richard Jolly & Chantelle Jolly Jake Toeroek 1.5L 3 56kg $71
5 8 COOL PASSION Tony McEvoy Barend Vorster 2L 2 54.5kg $11
6 7 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Luke Currie 3.8L 9 55.5kg $7
7 14 JAMAICAN RAIN Richard Laming Tegan Harrison 4.6L 11 54kg $31
8 12 INN KEEPER Symon Wilde Damien Thornton 4.6L 5 54.5kg $26
9 5 CASINO WIZARD Lee Creek Jason Holder 5L 6 55.5kg $151
10 15 GYTRASH Gordon Richards Dom Tourneur 5.8L 13 53kg $17
11 10 ICONOCLASM Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 6.2L 12 54.5kg $6
12 1 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 6.3L 15 56.5kg $12
13 13 ZALMONA Peter Blanch Paul Gatt 7L 14 54.5kg $101
14 11 I AM SOMEONE Paul Preusker Dean Holland 7.7L 7 54.5kg $20
15 9 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Chris Parnham 8.9L 10 54.5kg $21
16 6 STEEL FROST Will Clarken Jamie Kah 9L 8 55.5kg $31

2019 The Goodwood Form

Check out our insider The Goodwood 2019 Form Guide & Betting Preview by following the link.

2019 The Goodwood Betting Odds

The autumn’s latest The Goodwood 2019 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below.

2019 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 2019 field and barriers are set for release on the Tuesday of race week and will be announced below.

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 Black Heart Bart (2016) and super mare Black Caviar (2012).

The Goodwood Recent Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
The Goodwood
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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