The Adelaide Cup is the pinnacle of racing in South Australia, attracting racing enthusiasts from around the country. The 3,200-metre race, which is the highlight of the two-week-long Adelaide Cup Carnival is run at the Allan Scott Park Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide.
- Race Type: Group 2
- Distance: 3,200 metres
- Track: Allan Scott Park Morphettville, Adelaide, South Australia
- Date: Monday 13 March 2017
The other big race during the Adelaide Cup Carnival is the Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic. The Magic Millions Yearling Sales, held over four days, joined the Carnival in 2006. Future champions of the national and international racing scene are sold at the sale.
Adelaide Cup Final Field & Odds 2017
See below for early markets for this years Adelaide Cup.‘Odds not currently available’
Adelaide Cup Preview & Tips 2017
Track: Good Weather: Fine
There is a full field of 20 plus 3 emergencies for the $400,000 Ubet Adelaide Cup. The early favourite is Master Of Arts who won the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes here by 0.3 lengths last week and looks like he will run the distance. Second favourite is Chance To Dance who has been going well in distance races in Melbourne. Third favourite is Annus Mirabilis who was still warming up when 5th over 2600m at Flemington last start.
Jim’s Journey and Mail It In were 3rd and 4th respectively in the Lord Reims. De Little Engine is in good form and has placed over this distance. All other runners are currently at 16 to 1 or longer, including Puccini who ran a close 2nd in the Lord Reims Stakes, Tunes who was 2nd in this race last year, and Honey Steel’s Gold who has won up to 3500m.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|2 Master Of Arts||1 Chance To Dance||2 Master Of Arts|
|12 Annus Mirabilis||2 Master Of Arts||6 De Little Engine|
|1 Chance To Dance||17 Honey Steel’s Gold||12 Annus Mirabilis|
|17 Honey Steel’s Gold||4 Mail It In||1 Chance To Dance|
Previous winners of the Adelaide Cup:
Lord Reims retains a special place in Adelaide Cup history. He is the only horse to win the race three times. The Cliff Fenwick trained gelding won the cup three times in a row – in 1987, 1988 and 1989. Lord Reims had a different rider in each win, with Maree Lyndon making history in becoming the first and so far the only female jockey to win the race.
The most successful trainer is James Scobie, who had six wins between 1898 and 1930.
|2017||Annus Mirabilis||Double Bluff||Master Of Arts|
|2016||Purple Smile||Tunes||Real Love|
|2014||Outback Joe||Black Tycoon||Base|
|2008||Lacey Underall||Cefalu||Tails Of Triomphe|
|2007||Gallic||Lacey Underall||Exalted Time|
|2006||Exalted Time||Tubular Bells||Ista Kareem|
|2003||Pilage N Plunder||Nautilism||Odysseus|
|2002||The A Train||Homewrecker||Silver Baron|
|2001||Apache King||Native Jazz||Bel Air|
The first Adelaide Cup was held in 1864 when Falcon was the winner. No races were held in 1870 and 1871 and then again during World War II, 1942 and 1943. The race was first run over 2600 meters but was stretched to 3200 meters in 1945 and has remained that distance.