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.
- Extra Time
- Hard Rock Girl
|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||ZOUSHINE||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 HERO||Peter Jolly||Lachlan Neindorf (a)||16.4L||9||57.5kg||$26|
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
- Join up 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 National Stakes Betting above).
- 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 HERO||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||ZOUSHINE||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|
|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.
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.
|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|