The Goodwood

South Australian Derby, Morphettville

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. Trekking
  2. Gytrash
  3. Lyre 
Color Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
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
13 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Dylan Caboche (a) 0

The Goodwood Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

  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 The Goodwood Betting above).
  5. 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
3 1x81324x72 TREKKING G 5 James Cummings 3 58.5kg 114
4 011x2x1321 GYTRASH H 4 Gordon Richards 4 58.5kg 112
5 x4274x2442 LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman 5 54kg 101
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
15 6x04017x45 VIRIDINE G 5 James Cummings 15 55.5kg 105
16 72x24184x2 BEHEMOTH G 4 David Jolly 16 54.5kg 103
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
22 487124×294 AMBERDI M 5 Sue Jaensch 22 52.5kg 91
23 93×5742128 STREET ICON M 4 Kevin Corstens 23 52.5kg 86
24 55×1227423 KABINI M 5 Barry Brook 24 52.5kg 83
25 38231×7546 HAWKER HURRICANE G 3 Michael Moroney 25 53kg 82
26 844178×000 BENZ G 6 Gordon Richards 26 54.5kg 77
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.

Place Prize Money
1st $480,000
2nd $127,500
3rd $60,000
4th $30,000
5th $15,000
6th $7,500
7th $7,500
8th $7,500
9th $7,500
10th $7,500

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.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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