Looking for this year’s Adelaide Cup betting tips, field and form guide? The tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Adelaide Cup, Morphetville

Run over 3,200 metres every March, the Adelaide Cup is a Group 2 race, held during the Autumn racing season. With a prize purse of just over $350,000, it attracts South Australia’s best stayers, with some of nationwide talent thrown in.

It is one of the few genuine two-mile events still held in Australia, with the most famous being the coveted Melbourne Cup at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

If you’re looking for a nice lead in to this race, look no further than the 2600 metre Lord Reims Stakes – a race named in honour of triple Adelaide Cup champion Lord Reims (1987-89). 

The Adelaide Cup was downgraded from a Group 1 to a Group 2 race in 2007 but still holds plenty of prestige among the staying ranks.

Many class horses have won the Adelaide Cup since its inauguration back in 1864 including dual Melbourne Cup champion Rain Lover (1968), Hyperon (1978) who won the following year’s Melbourne Cup, Just A Dash (1981) who did the Adelaide – Melbourne Cup double that season, and the great grey Subzero (1992).

Adelaide Cup 2024 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Monday, March 11th, 2024
  • Track Location: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 3,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Handicap
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: South Australian Jockey Club
  • Prize Purse: $350,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1864
  • 2024 Adelaide Cup Winner: Excelleration

adelaide cup 2024 RESULTS

The official 2024 Adelaide Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Monday the 11th of March, 2024. 

  1. #3 Excelleration
  2. #4 The Map
  3. #5 Skelm

The Richard Cully-trained Launceston Cup winner Excelleration ($4.40) kept his good form going with a third win on the trot after getting his nose down on the line to deny the favourite The Map in a thrilling Adelaide Cup 2024 result at Morphettville.

Adelaide Cup Betting 2024

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Adelaide Cup, and we have included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Adelaide Cup
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Adelaide Cup.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Adelaide Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Adelaide Cup, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Adelaide Cup, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Adelaide Cup to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Adelaide Cup to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Adelaide Cup to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Adelaide Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Adelaide Cup in 2024

  1. Login at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Adelaide Cup Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Adelaide Cup 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Adelaide Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Timezone: all times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time

Which Horse Will Win The Adelaide Cup in 2024

The best way to pick which horse will win the Adelaide Cup in 2024 is to take into account their lead-up autumn racing form, assess the barrier draw, consider the weight the horse will carry and look for the proven stayers. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Adelaide Cup winner include: 

  • Local Legends – South Australian stayers love to clinch the top prize in this one.
  • Age Matters – No three-year-old has won the Adelaide Cup since The Hind (1998).
  • Proven Stayers – Experience at the two-miles is a good indicator for success in the Adelaide Cup race. 
  • Weight Factor – Since 2010 just three Adelaide Cup winners have carried more than 55.5kg to victory most recently Daqiansweet Junior (56.5kg in 2022).

Adelaide Cup Favourites 2024

Early favourites in Adelaide Cup 2024 betting include class mare The Map who ran second in the Group 3 Lord Reims, 10-year-old veteran Amade who was third in the Adelaide Cup trifecta last year, and the in-form Lord Reims winner Yellowbrick Road out to do the double and keep the wins going. 

Daqiansweet Junior ($4.20 in 2022) was the last Adelaide Cup favourite to win.

Adelaide Cup 2024 Field

The official 2024 Adelaide Cup field of final acceptances is announced on Thursday the 7th of March, 2024 and will be published below once confirmed. 

Seventeen final acceptors make up the Adelaide Cup 2024 field this autumn with The Map heading betting to handle the two miles and improve on her second in the Lord Reims at the track last time out.

Adelaide Cup 2024 Tips

Favourite: #4 The Map ($2.70 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #7 Yellowbrick Road ($7.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #12 Sandastan ($41 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our insider 2024 Adelaide Cup tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Adelaide Cup Race Day 2024

2024 Adelaide Cup Day takes place on Monday, the 11th of March, 2024. While the Adelaide Cup is the only Group status race on the card there are a couple of Listed features including the Morphettville Guineas (1600m). 

Adelaide Cup Barrier Draw 2024

The 2024 Adelaide Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and will be published in our above Adelaide Cup Field section. 

Adelaide Cup Nominations 2024

2024 Adelaide Cup nominations close on Thursday the 29th of February, 2024. 

Thirty-one autumn stayers make-up the Adelaide Cup 2024 nominations this year including Yellowbrick Road and The Map who ran one-two in the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x04778x930 ALAKAHAN (IRE) G 8 Ciaron Maher 84
2 122×762182 ALHAMBRA LAD (NZ) G 6 Patrick Payne 94
3 00×9515423 AMADE (IRE) G 10 Phillip Stokes 101
4 1280×70116 AURORA’S SYMPHONY G 7 Symon Wilde 103
5 0497×41131 BORDER LEICESTER (NZ) G 7 Emma-Lee & David Browne 74
6 x881x63615 DON’T DOUBT DORY G 7 Julien Welsh 92
7 5533242517 EIGHT ON THE DOT (NZ) G 5 Scott Whittle 57
8 41x22x5511 EXCELLERATION G 7 Richard Cully 88
9 x657695433 FLAMBEUR (USA) G 8 Matthew Smith 65
10 4621464333 GRAND PIERRO G 4 Jason Warren 87
11 x2421x5213 HAALAND (NZ) G 5 Robert Hickmott 67
12 3309×63217 HERMAN HESSE (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher 89
13 3×91574113 HOT SUSPECT G 7 Paul Preusker 72
14 5054475×66 LINCOLN KING (NZ) G 9 Kathryn Durden 81
15 74940×2223 NIGHTSUN G 4 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 61
16 72325×8524 OCEANIC FLASH (NZ) G 6 Andrew J Payne 69
17 4×21242510 ONE LAST KISS M 4 Dan O’Sullivan 75
18 73363×0332 PIRAEUS G 4 Richard & Will Freedman 68
19 364185×579 PORT GUILLAUME (FR) G 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 85
20 1056471614 RAPINOE (NZ) M 6 Peter Chow 69
21 65×4364121 ROARING ENGINE (NZ) G 4 Danny O’Brien 68
22 4513311151 SANDASTAN G 5 Garret Lynch 73
23 2818×75554 SKELM G 9 Terry Kelly 88
24 29171337×3 SPACE EQUITY G 9 Lindsay Cadzow 60
25 5231221416 SPERANZOSO (GB) G 5 Clayton Douglas 70
26 x78x458985 TEAM CAPTAIN (IRE) G 8 Matt Cumani 79
27 3641014×12 THE MAP M 5 Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray 93
28 x000x86312 THINK ’N’ FLY G 7 David Noonan 73
29 0233225558 TULLAGHAN (NZ) G 6 Trevor Day 56
30 4227×71311 YARRAWONGA (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 75
31 0x1325x711 YELLOWBRICK ROAD (IRE) G 5 Patrick Kearney 86

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Adelaide Cup Weights 2024

A handicap applies to this race. Final weights are announced on the Tuesday of race week with the official 2024 Adelaide Cup weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Adelaide Cup Field section. 

2024 Adelaide Cup Top-Weight:

  • #1 Amade (58kg)

Adelaide Cup Acceptances 2024

2024 Adelaide Cup final acceptances must be declared before 9:00am (local time) on Thursday the 7th of March, 2024 and will be published in our above Adelaide Cup Field section. 

Adelaide Cup Jockeys 2024

The final riders announcement is on Thursday the 7th of March, 2024 with the official 2024 Adelaide Cup jockeys to be published in our above Adelaide Cup Field section. 

Adelaide Cup Scratchings 2024

2024 Adelaide Cup scratchings close at 7:00 AM on Monday the 11th of March, 2024. 

Adelaide Cup Prize Money 2024

The 2024 Adelaide Cup prize purse is worth $350,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $191,250
2nd $62,250
3rd $31,000
4th $17,500
5th $13,000
6th $7,000
7th $7,000
8th $7,000
9th $7,000
10th $7,000

Adelaide Cup Race Number 2024

The 2024 Adelaide Cup race number is scheduled as Morphettville Race 7 at 4:15pm (ACDT) on Monday the 11th of March, 2024. There are nine races in total that day at Morphettville Racecourse.

Adelaide Cup Form Guide 2024

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2024 Adelaide Cup Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Adelaide Cup Live 2024

You can watch or listen to the 2024 Adelaide Cup live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing.com

Adelaide Cup Winners

Winners of the Adelaide Cup going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. For a full list of winners going back to the race’s inauguration in 1864, please check our Adelaide Cup winners page.

Year Winner Sex Age Weight Time
2024 Excelleration Gelding 7 years 53.5 kg 3:23.49
2023 Rebel Racer Gelding 6 years 53 kg 3:23.85
2022 Daqiansweet Junior Gelding 4 years 56.5 kg 3:28.80
2021 Good Idea Gelding 6 years 53 kg 3:22.00
2020 King Of Leogrance Gelding 5 years 54 kg 3:24.76
2019 Surprise Baby Gelding 4 years 53 kg 3:25.94
2018 Fanatic Mare 5 years 57.5 kg 3:25.28
2017 Annus Mirabilis Gelding 6 years 55.5 kg 3:24.25
2016 Purple Smile Gelding 5 years 53 kg 3:24.19
2015 Tanby Gelding 8 years 53 kg 3:25.51
2014 Outback Joe Gelding 6 years 54 kg 3:22.09
2013 Norsqui Gelding 6 years 56 kg 3:24.43
2012 Rialya Gelding 4 years 54 kg 3:23.35
2011 Muir Gelding 5 years 54 kg 3:23.46
2010 Capecover Gelding 7 years 57 kg 3:28.8
2009 Zavite Gelding 6 years 57.5 kg 3:22.7
2008 Lacey Underall Mare 5 years 53 kg 3:22.0
2007 Gallic Gelding 7 years 58 kg 3:20.9
2006 Exalted Gelding 6 years 52.5 kg 3:25.1
2005 Demerger Mare 4 years 57 kg 3:21.92
2004 Pantani Gelding 5 years 51 kg 3:27.58
2003 Pillage “n Plunder Gelding 5 years 53.5 kg 3:28.43
2002 The A Train Gelding 5 years 50.5 kg 3:29.37
2001 Apache King Gelding 5 years 51 kg 3:29.70
2000 Bohemiath Gelding 5 years 51 kg 3:24.68