Looking for early info on this year’s The Goodwood? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,200 metres, The Goodwood is a Group 1 race taking place at Morphettville Racecourse. Carrying a $750,000 prize purse, it attracts a lot of talent from all over the nation. The 2020 edition of The Goodwood was worth a reduced $400,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Previously a handicap race, this race changed over to set weights with penalties in 2007. It is the premier sprint race on Adelaide’s autumn racing calendar.
The Goodwood 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: Three year olds and over
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: South Australian Jockey Club
- Prize Purse: $750,000 ($400,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)
- Inaugural Race: 1881
- 2020 The Goodwood Winner: Trekking
THe goodwood 2020 RESULTS
The official 2020 The Goodwood results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 16, 2020.
The Godolphin-raced Trekking ($10) returned to winning form with an eye-catching late win in The Goodwood 2020 results, last year’s Stradbroke champion nailing the beaten favourite Gytrash ($3) right on the line while the fellow Godolphin-raced Lyre ($16) finished third.
|1||2||TREKKING||James Cummings||John Allen||6||58.5kg||$10|
|2||3||GYTRASH||Gordon Richards||Jason Holder||0.1L||12||58.5kg||$3F|
|3||11||LYRE||Anthony Freedman||Zac Spain||1.8L||8||54kg||$16|
|4||9||BEHEMOTH||David Jolly||Todd Pannell||2.3L||7||54.5kg||$15|
|5||8||ORDER OF COMMAND||Danny O’Brien||Ethan Brown||2.8L||2||55.5kg||$9.50|
|6||1||SANTA ANA LANE||Anthony Freedman||Damien Thornton||3L||10||59kg||$8|
|7||12||XILONG||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Paul Gatt||3.6L||1||53.5kg||$26|
|8||10||BOLD STAR||Gordon Richards||Ms Kayla Crowther (a)||4.1L||4||54.5kg||$51|
|9||14||AMBERDI||Sue Jaensch||Ms Emily Finnegan||5.5L||9||52.5kg||$101|
|10||5||ZOUTORI||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Lachlan Neindorf (a)||5.6L||11||57kg||$26|
|11||4||SUNLIGHT||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Barend Vorster||5.8L||3||57kg||$9|
|12||7||THE INEVITABLE||Patrick Payne||Dean Holland||5.9L||14||56kg||$12|
|13||15||LI’L KONTRA||Ryan Balfour||Karl Zechner||6.1L||5||52kg||$151|
|14||6||JUNGLE EDGE||Mick Bell||Ms Georgina Cartwright (a)||6.8L||13||56kg||$41|
The Goodwood Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the The Goodwood, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s The Goodwood|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s The Goodwood.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s The Goodwood. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the The Goodwood, 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 The Goodwood, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the The Goodwood to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the The Goodwood to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the The Goodwood 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 The Goodwood, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The The Goodwood
- 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 The Goodwood Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
The Goodwood 2020 Odds
The Goodwood 2020 odds on the final field are now open and available by following the below link to the markets at Neds.com.au.
Which Horse Will Win The The Goodwood
The best way to pick who will win the The Goodwood 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:
- Female Runners – Fillies and mares usually show a strong effort against the geldings and colts.
- Best Lead Up – The Robert Sangster Stakes is a good predictor for this race.
- Even Barriers – Wide barriers do not usually prove to be a disadvantage in this race.
The Goodwood Favourites
Early favourites include Black Caviar Lightning winner and last start RN Irwin champ Gytrash along with Santa Ana Lane who won The Goodwood two years ago in 2018.
Black Heart Bart (2016) was the last favourite in The Goodwood betting to salute with plenty of recent upsets including Santa Ana Lane ($26 in 2018) and Despatch ($21 in 2019).
The Goodwood 2020 Field
The Goodwood 2020 field will be released on the Wednesday before the race.
The official 2020 The Goodwood final field features 15 sprinters including RN Irwin Stakes champ Gytrash leading betting despite a wide gate 12 draw. The race’s 2018 champ out to make history as just the third dual The Goodwood winner, Santa Ana Lane is also out wider in barrier 10, while the smart mare Sunlight drew well in gate three.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||14x225x626||SANTA ANA LANE||Anthony Freedman||Damien Thornton||10||59kg||117|
|2||1x81324x72||TREKKING||James Cummings||John Allen||6||58.5kg||114|
|3||011x2x1321||GYTRASH||Gordon Richards||Jason Holder||12||58.5kg||112|
|4||3x53102x20||SUNLIGHT||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Barend Vorster||3||57kg||114|
|5||0x1336x240||ZOUTORI||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Lachlan Neindorf (a)||11||57kg||106|
|6||26x7x13301||JUNGLE EDGE||Mick Bell||Ms Georgina Cartwright (a)||13||56kg||108|
|7||18x1110x82||THE INEVITABLE||Patrick Payne||Dean Holland||15||56kg||105|
|8||11x6527x11||ORDER OF COMMAND||Danny O’Brien||Ethan Brown||2||55.5kg||106|
|9||72x24184x2||BEHEMOTH||David Jolly||Todd Pannell||7||54.5kg||103|
|10||6×11212844||BOLD STAR||Gordon Richards||Ms Kayla Crowther (a)||4||54.5kg||95|
|11||x4274x2442||LYRE||Anthony Freedman||Zac Spain||8||54kg||101|
|12||3x1131x341||XILONG||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Paul Gatt||1||53.5kg||95|
|13||1130×2005||FREE OF DEBT||Chris Bieg||Dylan Caboche (a)||14||53kg||83|
|14||487124×294||AMBERDI||Sue Jaensch||Ms Emily Finnegan||9||52.5kg||91|
|15||2242×22556||LI’L KONTRA||Ryan Balfour||TBA||5||52kg||81|
The Goodwood 2020 Tips
Favourite: Gytrash. Deserving favourite following a gun autumn that includes the Black Caviar Lightning win plus two other Group 1 placings in Melbourne. Was outstanding fresh in the RN Irwin winning by three lengths so fitter for that run up to 1200m is the horse to beat here.
Best Bet: Gytrash. Hard to go past the star local to be the first favourite to salute since Black Heart Bart (2016).
Best Roughie: Jungle Edge. The nine-year-old that just keeps delivering! Won his way into the race via the DC McKay Stakes last time out, the same event that produced last year’s upset The Goodwood winner Despatch ($21). Jungle Edge starts at a similar price and roughies have been on top in this race the past couple of years. If there’s any sign of rain, back this mudlark.
The Goodwood Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 16th of May, 2020.
The Goodwood Barrier Draw
The 2020 The Goodwood barrier draw is now out having been released along with final acceptances on the Tuesday of race week. See the above field table for the full barriers that includes a wide alley (12) for the favourite Gytrash, while the outside gate (15) belongs to fellow single-figure hopeful The Inevitable.
The Goodwood Nominations
Nominations close at 12:30 PM on Monday, the 5th of May, 2020.
|#||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||14x225x626||SANTA ANA LANE||G||7||Anthony Freedman||1||59kg||117|
|2||3x53102x20||SUNLIGHT||M||4||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||2||57kg||114|
|6||0x1336x240||ZOUTORI||G||4||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||6||57kg||106|
|7||x524720x37||HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE)||G||8||James Cummings||7||57kg||106|
|8||3x1131x341||XILONG||F||3||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||8||53.5kg||95|
|9||26x7x13301||JUNGLE EDGE||G||9||Mick Bell||9||56kg||108|
|10||18x1110x82||THE INEVITABLE||G||4||Patrick Payne||10||56kg||105|
|11||x41011x970||MADAM ROUGE||M||4||Chris Waller||11||54kg||104|
|12||3321722213||BAM’S ON FIRE||M||4||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||12||54kg||100|
|13||49686×6433||HARD EMPIRE||G||6||Richard & Chantelle Jolly||13||56kg||93|
|14||11x6527x11||ORDER OF COMMAND||G||5||Danny O’Brien||14||55.5kg||106|
|17||1x52440x02||ACHERNAR STAR||G||5||Lindsey Smith||17||55.5kg||103|
|18||1130×2005||FREE OF DEBT||C||3||Chris Bieg||18||53kg||83|
|19||2242×22556||LI’L KONTRA||F||3||Ryan Balfour||19||52kg||81|
|20||80x1334x09||ALL TOO ROYAL||G||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||20||54.5kg||96|
|21||6×11212844||BOLD STAR||G||4||Gordon Richards||21||54.5kg||95|
|23||93×5742128||STREET ICON||M||4||Kevin Corstens||23||52.5kg||86|
|25||38231×7546||HAWKER HURRICANE||G||3||Michael Moroney||25||53kg||82|
|27||9516242156||KENYAN WONDER||M||4||Ryan Balfour||27||52.5kg||74|
|28||06×1111114||ONE MORE JACK||G||4||Shane Oxlade||28||54.5kg||73|
The Goodwood 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 Goodwood Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 13th of May, 2020. The full The Goodwood acceptances will be available in the above field table.
The Goodwood Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, the 13th of May, 2020.
The Goodwood Scratchings
Scratchings close at 8:00 AM on Saturday, the 16th of May, 2020.
The Goodwood Prize Money
Note: Prize money for The Goodwood in 2020 is down to $400,000 due to COVID-19 including $256,000 for the winner.
The Goodwood prize purse is worth $750,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
The Goodwood Race Number
The Goodwood is race number 7 on the 16th of May, 2019. There are eight races in total that day at Morphettville Racecourse.
The Goodwood 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 The Goodwood has been released.
The Goodwood Live
You can watch or listen to the 2020 The Goodwood live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
The Goodwood Winners
Winners of The Goodwood going 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||Trekking||James Cummings||John Allen||58.5 kgs||1:10.38|
|2019||Despatch||Tony McEvoy||Todd Pannell||56 kgs||1:09.30|
|2018||Santa Ana Lane||Anthony Freedman||Ben Melham||58.5 kgs||1:09.88|
|2017||Vega Magic||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||56.5 kgs||1:09.34|
|2016||Black Heart Bart||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||57 kgs||1:10.03|
|2015||Flamberge||Peter Moody||Vlad Duric||56.5 kgs||1:09.33|
|2014||Smokin’ Joey||Wez Hunter||Ben Melham||56 kgs||1:11.63|
|2013||Platelet||Darren Weir||Ben Melham||56.5 kgs||1:09.65|
|2012||Black Caviar||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||57 kgs||1:10.32|
|2011||Lone Rock||Robert Smerdon||Clare Lindop||52 kgs||1:09.07|
|2010||Velocitea||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||54 kgs||1:09.01|
|2009||Takeover Target||Joe Janiak||Jay Ford||58.5 kgs||1:10.78|
|2008||Shadoways||Gwenda Johnstone||Mark Pegus||54 kgs||1:09.36|
|2007||Let Go Thommo||Steven Ryan||Steven King||55.5 kgs||1:09.36|
|2006||Perfectly Ready||Mick Price||Stephen Baster||51 kgs||1:10.78|
|2005||Glamour Puss||Danny O’Brien||Steven King||52.5 kgs||1:09.11|
|2004||Super Elegant||Tony Vasil||Greg Childs||57 kgs||1:09.25|
|2003||Bomber Bill||Robert Smerdon||Steven Arnold||55.5 kgs||1:09.40|
|2002||Zip Zip Aray||David Jolly||Brian Park||50 kgs||1:11.19|
|2001||Keeper||Myles Plumb||Brett Prebble||55 kgs||1:10.49|
|2000||Marstic||Tony Vasil||Aaron Spiteri||54 kgs||1:13.99|