National Stakes

National Stakes, Morphetville

Looking for early info on this year’s National Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,200 metres, the National Stakes is a Group 3 race taking place at Morphettville Racecourse on The Goodwood Day. Carrying a $150,000 prize purse, it attracts a lot of young local talent. The 2020 edition of the SAJC National Stakes offers $120,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Previously a Listed Race, this race has held Group 3 status since 1987 and is a key event for juveniles during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival. 

National Stakes 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
  • Track Location: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights plus penalties
  • Qualification: Two year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: South Australian Jockey Club
  • Prize Purse: $150,000 ($120,000 in 2020) 
  • Inaugural Race: 1985
  • 2020 National Stakes Winner: Extra Time

NATIONAL STAKES 2020 RESULTS

The official 2020 Nationals Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 16, 2020. 

  1. Extra Time
  2. Kazuhiko
  3. Hard Rock Girl 
Color Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 EXTRA TIME Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 3 57.5kg $7
2 4 KAZUHIKO Lloyd Kennewell Zac Spain 3.4L 2 57.5kg $4F
3 7 HARD ROCK GIRL Byron Cozamanis Dean Holland 3.5L 1 55.5kg $11
4 6 DIALA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Todd Pannell 5.2L 7 55.5kg $5.50
5 3 RICHED Richard & Chantelle Jolly Caitlin Jones (a) 6.5L 4 57.5kg $10
6 8 ZOUSHINESABOIS Bonus Scheme Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 6.9L 6 55.5kg $7
7 10 MISS GUGGENHEIM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jake Toeroek 8.2L 5 55.5kg $17
8 9 YES BABY YES Leon & Troy Corstens John Allen 10.4L 8 55.5kg $6.50
9 1 YULE MY HEROSABOIS Bonus Scheme Peter Jolly Lachlan Neindorf (a) 16.4L 9 57.5kg $26
5 CAPRICORN RIDGE Matthew Seyers Paul Gatt 0

National Stakes Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the National Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s National Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s National Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s National Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the National Stakes, 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 National Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the National Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the National Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the National Stakes 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 National Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The National Stakes

  1. Join up 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 National Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

National Stakes 2020 Odds

Early market odds on the 2020 National Stakes will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the National Stakes here.

Which Horse Will Win The National Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the National Stakes 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:

  • Lead-Up Races – While many two-year-olds in the National Stakes may be unproven at Black-Type level, looking at lead-up races like the Listed Queen Adelaide Stakes can serve as a nice guide. 
  • Weight Advantage – Look for a sprinter who comes out with an advantage due to the penalties.

National Stakes Favourites

Early favourites in National Stakes betting for 2020 include Team Hawkes’ Artie Schiller filly Diala coming off an impressive win carrying a big weight in the wet at Sandown Lakeside, the rails-drawn Hard Rock Girl and well-bred Zoustar filly Zoushine coming off back-to-back Black-Type placings at the track. 

National Stakes 2020 Field

Once acceptances have been announced the Wednesday leading-up to The Goodwood Day, we will display the full line-up of two-year-old National Stakes runners below. 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3×6164 YULE MY HEROSABOIS Bonus Scheme Peter Jolly Lachlan Neindorf (a) 10 57.5kg 59
2 2×27 EXTRA TIME Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 3 57.5kg 59
3 1 RICHED Richard & Chantelle Jolly Caitlin Jones (a) 4 57.5kg 59
4 KAZUHIKO Lloyd Kennewell Zac Spain 2 57.5kg 58
5 5 CAPRICORN RIDGE Matthew Seyers Paul Gatt 8 57.5kg 56
6 7×101 DIALA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Todd Pannell 7 55.5kg 72
7 767×1152 HARD ROCK GIRL Byron Cozamanis Dean Holland 1 55.5kg 70
8 223 ZOUSHINESABOIS Bonus Scheme Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 6 55.5kg 64
9 4 YES BABY YES Leon & Troy Corstens John Allen 9 55.5kg 58
10 MISS GUGGENHEIM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jake Toeroek 5 55.5kg 58

National Stakes 2020 Tips

Favourite: Diala ($3 at time of publish).

Best Bet: Zoushine ($5.50 at time of publish).

Best Roughie: Riched ($21 at time of publish).

National Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 16th of May, 2020. The National Stakes is held on the same race card as the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) and a number of other Group 3 status support races. 

National Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2020 National Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race. The official 2020 National Stakes barriers will be available in our above National Stakes Field section. 

National Stakes Nominations

Nominations close at 12:30 PM on Monday, the 11th of May, 2020.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5 CAPRICORN RIDGE G 2 Matthew Seyers 56
2 7×101 DIALA F 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 72
3 2×27 EXTRA TIME G 2 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 60
4 767×1152 HARD ROCK GIRL F 2 Byron Cozamanis 70
5 KAZUHIKO C 2 Lloyd Kennewell 58
6 MISS GUGGENHEIM F 2 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 58
7 1 RICHED G 2 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 59
8 4 YES BABY YES F 2 Leon & Troy Corstens 58
9 3×6164 YULE MY HERO G 2 Peter Jolly 59
10 223 ZOUSHINE F 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 64

National Stakes Weights

Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, the 12th of May, 2020. The official 2020 National Stakes weights will be available in our above National Stakes Field section. 

National Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 13th of May, 2020. The official 2020 National Stakes acceptances will be available in our above National Stakes Field section. 

National Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, the 13th of May, 2020. The official 2020 National Stakes jockeys will be available in our above National Stakes Field section. 

National Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 8:00 AM on Saturday, the 16th of May, 2020.

National Stakes Prize Money

Note: The National Stakes prize money for 2020 is down to $120,000 due to COVID-19 including $76,800 going to the winner.

The National Stakes prize purse is worth $150,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $96,000
2nd $25,500
3rd $12,000
4th $6,000
5th $3,000
6th $1,500
7th $1,500
8th $1,500
9th $1,500
10th $1,500

National Stakes Race Number

The National Stakes is Race Number 2 on the 16th of May, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Morphettville Racecourse for The Goodwood Day. 

National Stakes 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 2020’s National Stakes has been released.

National Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 National Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

National Stakes Winners

Winners of the National Stakes back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2020 Extra Time Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 57.5 kgs 1:11.32
2019 Li’l Kontra Ryan Balfour Dwayne Dunn 55.5 kgs 1:09.91
2018 Marcel From Madrid Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 57.5 kgs 1:10.67
2017 I’ll Have A Bit John McArdle Craig Williams 55.5 kgs 1:10.48
2016 I Am A Star Shane Nichols Steven King 55.5 kgs 1:11.36
2015 Prince Of Brooklyn Mick Price Dale Smith 57.5 kgs 1:10.26
2014 Moonovermanhattan Mick Price Damien Oliver 56 kgs 1:13.01
2013 Vivi Veloce Lloyd Kennewell Dwayne Dunn 54 kgs 1:10.49
2012 Dinkum Diamond Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 54 kgs 1:11.25
2011 Triple Asset John Keys Dwayne Dunn 56 kgs 1:10.11
2010 Toorak Toff Rick Hore-Lacy Damien Oliver 58 kgs 1:10.18
2009 Majestic Music Leon Macdonald Clare Lindop 53 kgs 1:10.48
2008 Viennese Lee Freedman Steven King 53 kgs 1:10.21
2007 Gabbidon Gary Kennewell Craig Newitt 53 kgs 1:10.92
2006 Lectrice Mick Price Steven King 54.5 kgs 1:12.74
2005 Tonz More Fun Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 56 kgs 1:10.09
2004 General’s Dynasty Brian Cox Nick Ryan 52 kgs 1:10.40
2003 Great Is Great Greg Eurell Steven King 56 kgs 1:12.03
2002 Rohatyn Robbie Laing Noel Callow 56 kgs 1:12.03
2001 Cable Myles Plumb Brett Prebble 54.5 kgs 1:12.19
2000 Super Elegant Tony Vasil Damien Oliver 56 kgs 1:16.39