The Goodwood is a 1200 metre race run under set weights with penalties conditions. It is held at Morphettville by the South Australian Jockey Club during late April or May each year.
- Race Type: Group 1, Open Set Weights plus Penalties
- Distance: 1,200 metres
- Track: Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide, South Australia
- Date: Saturday 20 May 2017
The Goodwood was first run in 1881 as a principal race over 6 furlongs and was won by a horse with the unusual name of D.O.D. under handicap conditions. The distance converted to 1200 metres in 1973 when metric distances were introduced. It became a Group 1 race in 1980 and in 2007 it was changed from a handicap race to set weights with penalties. In the past it has been known as the Goodwood Handicap and the SAJC Marlboro Plate.
Lead-up races at Morphettville are the DC McKay Stakes (also known as the SAJC Honda Stakes) over 1100 metres, the RN Irwin Stakes over 1100 metres and the Yallambee Classic for three-year-olds over 1200 metres. The Goodwood is the major sprint race of the Adelaide Carnival and always attract a good field of competitive sprinters including horses from Melbourne and Sydney.
Winners at double figure odds have saluted quite often in the Goodwood and lightweights have had a good record too. In 1994 Ambala won at 60 to 1 and in 1995 Centisle won at 40-1. The move from handicap conditions to set weights and penalties should favour the better performed entrants, but in 2007 when the change was introduced the winner Let Go Thommo started at 30 to 1.
The Goodwood Final Field & Odds 2017
See below for the early betting markets on this years race.‘Odds not currently available’
The Goodwood Preview & Tips 2017
Track: Good Weather: Overcast
There is a full field of 20 plus 3 emergencies for the $1.000,000 Darley Goodwood. Viddora is an early scratching. The early favourite is Black Heart Bart who won this race last year and was 4th in 2015. He has drawn well and resumes here after winning the Orr Stakes and the Futurity in February. Second favourite is Vega Magic who has a great record in Perth and is having his first start for the Hayes/Dabernig stable. Third in the market is Secret Agenda who won the Group 1 UBET Classic over this trip 2 weeks ago and is in great form
Malaguerra has won 12 of his 25 starts and 6 of the wins were over this distance – he should improve on his last-start 7th in the TJ Smith Stakes where he didn’t handle the heavy going. First Among Equals is a Perth horse with great form over this distance. Santa Ana Lane won the Wagga Town Plate in good style after struggling on a heavy track in Sydney at the start before. Illustrious Lad was 2nd in the Irwin Stakes but has drawn the outside barrier. Hey Doc is a talented three-year-old who won the Australian Guineas Before 9th in the Doncaster on a heavy track. All other runners are currently 25 to 1 or longer, including eight-year-old Riziz who is flying at the moment.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|6 Secret Agenda||1 Black Heart Bart||1 Black Heart Bart|
|1 Black Heart Bart||6 Secret Agenda||6 Secret Agenda|
|2 Malaguerra||15 Kaepernick||7 Vega Magic|
|7 Vega Magic||7 Vega Magic||3 Faatinah|
Previous winners of the Goodwood :
Notable winners include Bomber Bill (2003), Euclase (1992), Tango Miss (1972), Matrice (1956), Royal Gem (1946) and Aurie’s Star (1940). Bomber Bill had Group wins in four states and Royal Gem won a Caulfield Cup.
|2017||Vega Magic||Missrock||Casino Wizard|
|2016||Black Heart Bart||Under The Louvre||Supido|
|2015||Flamberge||Lord Of The Sky||Under The Louvre|
|2012||Black Caviar||We’re Gonna Rock||Stirling Grove|
|2011||Lone Rock||Crystal Lily||Pinwheel|
|2010||Velocitea (NZ)||Catapulted||Very Discreet|
|2009||Takeover Target||I Am Invincible||Commanding Hope|
|2008||Shadoways||Cargo Cult||Diplomatic Force|
|2007||Let Go Thommo||Tesbury Jack||Royal Ida|
|2005||Glamour Puss (NZ)||Solar Antiquity||Shablec|
|2004||Super Elegant||Recurring (NZ)||Danabaa|
|2002||Zip Zip Aray||Libidinious||The Big Chill (NZ)|
|2000||Marstic||Czar Hero (NZ)||Strident|