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Adelaide Cup

The 2018 Adelaide Cup is a Group 2 race that takes place at Morphettville Racecourse on the second Monday of March each year.

Run over a distance of 3,200 metres, the Adelaide Cup is run as part of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Adelaide Cup is run under open handicap conditions and is worth $400,000 in prize money.

The Adelaide Cup was first run in 1864 when it was won by a horse called Falcon. From 1884 to 1944, the Adelaide Cup was run over a distance of 13 furlongs (2,600 metres). The race reverted back to its traditional 3,200 metre distance in 1945. The Adelaide Cup was originally a Group 1 race, however, was downgraded to a Group 2 in 2007.

The Adelaide Cup is held on the same day as the Group 2 Yallambee Classic, Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes and the Group 3 Auraria Stakes. Notable winners of the Adelaide Cup include Malua (1884), Rain Lover (1968), Lord Reims (1987-1989) and Subzero (1992).

2018 Adelaide Cup Field

As soon as it is finalised, the 2018 Adelaide Cup field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x474583833 BENZINI James Bull Ms Rosie Myers 18 59kg 98
2 4813×56672 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 16 59kg 98
3 023×099115 DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE) Robbie Laing Mark Zahra 7 58.5kg 97
4 046811×752 FANATIC (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 3 57.5kg 99
5 4×43211413 PRETTY PUNK Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 8 57kg 98
6 x3270x3426 JIM’S JOURNEY Peter Blanch Paul Gatt 10 56kg 92
7 1611221214 EXALTED LIGHTNING Grant Young Todd Pannell 2 54.5kg 89
8 73166×5108 LIKE A CAROUSEL Ken Keys Jye McNeil 1 54kg 88
9 58×6916122 O’LONERA Cindy Alderson Dwayne Dunn 17 54kg 88
10 x277x84332 AL HARAM (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Dee 14 53kg 84
11 x054572333 ORMITO (GER) Darren Weir Craig Williams 5 53kg 82
12 2028725622 TUNES Grant Young Clare Lindop 6 53kg 78
13 02041×8446 KHEZERABAD (FR) Aaron Purcell Chris Symons 9 53kg 76
14 3715973319 FLYING CASINO John Hickmott Dom Tourneur 12 53kg 75
15 26×4103521 RAINDROPS ON ROSES David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 13 53kg 75
16 x26113x315 DIAMOND GRACE Michael Kent Beau Mertens 4 53kg 74
17 8018692015 CUBAN FIGHTER Robbie Laing Ben Thompson 15 53kg 67
18 7667325223 POPPIHOLLA (NZ) Darren Weir Dean Yendall 11 53kg 67

2018 Adelaide Cup Nominations

Adelaide Cup Winners & Results

Below you will find a list of Adelaide Cup winners and results since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Annus Mirabilis 2 Double Bluff 3 Master of Arts 3:24.2
2016 1 Purple Smile 2 Tunes 3 Real Love 3:24.1
2015 1 Tanby 2 Taiyoo 3 Renew  3:25.5
2014 1 Outback Joe 2 Black Tycoon 3 Base  3:25.3
2013 1 Norsqui 2 Waratone 3 Dame Claire  3:24.4
2012 1 Rialya 2 Drunken Sailor 3 Norsqui  3:25.3
2011 1 Muir 2 Saddler’s Story 3 Macedonian  3:23.4
2010 1 Capecover 2 Kerdem 3 Itstheone  3:28.8
2009 1 Zavite 2 Kerdem 3 Banana Man  3:22.7
2008 1 Lacey Underall 2 Cefalu 3 Tails Of Triomphe  3:22.0
2007 1 Gallic 2 Lacey Underall 3 Exalted Time  3:20.9
2006 1 Exalted Time 2 Tubular Bells 3 Ista Kareem  3:25.1
2005 1 Demerger 2 Envoy 3 Intriguing  3:21.9
2004 1 Pantani 2 Danestorm 3 Bel Air  3:27.5
2003 1 Pilage N Plunder 2 Nautilism 3 Odysseus  3:28.4
2002 1 The A Train 2 Homewrecker 3 Silver Baron  3:29.3
2001 1 Apache King 2 Native Jazz 3 Bel Air  3:29.7
2000 1 Bohemiath 2 Karasi 3 Oxford Dollar  3:24.6

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