Looking for early info on this year’s Adelaide Cup? The tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 3,200 metres every March, the Adelaide Cup is a Group 2 race, held during the Autumn racing season. With a $400,000 prize purse, it attracts South Australia’s best stayers, with some of nationwide talent thrown in.
If you’re looking for a nice lead in to this race, look no further than the 2600 metre Lord Reims Stakes.
For over a hundred years, the race had been held as a Principal Race, followed by a few decades at Group 1. Since 2007, it has been a Group 2 race.
Adelaide Cup 2021 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Monday, March 8th, 2021
- 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: $400,000
- Inaugural Race: 1864
Adelaide Cup Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Adelaide Cup, we’ve 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
- Login at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- 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).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Adelaide Cup 2018 results
|1||4||3||Fanatic||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||–||57.5 kgs||$4.40|
|2||11||4||Ormito||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||0.3 lengths||53 kgs||$5.50|
|3||18||9||Poppiholla||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||2.1 lengths||53 kgs||$21|
|4||3||6||Double Bluff||Robbie Laing||Mark Zahra||2.9 lengths||58.5 kgs||$11|
|5||9||14||O’lonera||Cindy Alderson||Dwayne Dunn||4.6 lengths||54 kgs||$10|
|6||7||2||Exalted Lightning||Grant Young||Todd Pannell||5.3 lengths||54.5 kgs||$9.50|
|7||17||13||Cuban Fighter||Robbie Laing||Ben Thompson||6.4 lengths||53 kgs||$51|
|8||6||8||Jim’s Journey||Peter Blanch||Paul Gatt||6.9 lengths||56 kgs||$51|
|9||1||15||Benzini||James Bull||Ms Rosie Myers||6.9 lengths||59 kgs||$21|
|10||8||1||Like A Carousel||Ken Keys||Stephen Baster||9.4 lengths||54 kgs||$26|
|11||10||12||Al Haram||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Dee||10.4 lengths||53 kgs||$17|
|12||15||11||Raindrops On Roses||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jamie Kah||11.5 lengths||53 kgs||$12|
|13||12||5||Tunes||Grant Young||Clare Lindop||12.7 lengths||53 kgs||$31|
|14||5||7||Pretty Punk||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jason Holder||14.3 lengths||57 kgs||$10|
|15||14||10||Flying Casino||John Hickmott||Dom Tourneur||14.4 lengths||53 kgs||$101|
|SCR||13||0||Khezerabad||Aaron Purcell||Chris Symons||–||–||–|
|SCR||2||0||Master Of Arts||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||–||–||–|
|SCR||16||0||Diamond Grace||Michael Kent||Beau Mertens||–||–||–|
Adelaide Cup 2021 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Adelaide Cup here.
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Which Horse Will Win The Adelaide Cup
The best way to pick who will win the Adelaide Cup is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Local Legends – South Australian stayers love to clinch the top prize in this one.
- Interstate Connection – Don’t discount the out of state visitors entirely though, they have been increasing their win rate over the past ten years.
- Length Lovers – Experience at distances 3200m and above is essential.
Adelaide Cup Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.
Adelaide Cup 2021 Field
The field limit is 20. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Adelaide Cup 2021 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Adelaide Cup Race Day
Race day takes place on Monday, the 8th of March, 2021.
Adelaide Cup Barrier Draw
The 2021 Adelaide Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Adelaide Cup Nominations
Nominations close at TBA on TBC, 2019.
Adelaide Cup Weights
A handicap applies to this race. Final weights are announced at TBA on TBC, 2021.
Adelaide Cup Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before TBA on TBC, 2021.
Adelaide Cup Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at TBA on TBC, 2021.
Adelaide Cup Scratchings
Scratchings close at TBA AM on TBC, 2021.
Adelaide Cup Prize Money
The Adelaide Cup prize purse is worth $400,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Adelaide Cup Race Number
The Adelaide Cup is race number TBA on the 8th of March, 2021. There are TBC races in total that day at Morphettville Racecourse.
Adelaide Cup Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2021’s Adelaide Cup has been released.
Adelaide Cup Live
You can watch or listen to the 2021 Adelaide Cup live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Adelaide Cup Winners
Winners of the Adelaide Cup for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. For a full list of winners going back to 1979, please check our Adelaide Cup winners page.
|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|