The 2018 Goodwood Handicap is a Group 1 race held in May each year at Adelaide’s Morphettville Racecourse and is a feature of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival. Run over a distance of 1,200 metres, The Goodwood is worth a total of $1 000,000 in prize money. The Goodwood has been run under set-weights plus penalty conditions since 2007. Before this time it was run under handicap conditions and was known as the Goodwood Handicap.
Races such as the RN Irwin Stakes, DC Mackay Stakes and Sydney’s George Ryder Stakes are often used as lead-up races to The Goodwood. I Am Invincible (2009 runner-up) won the DC Mackay Stakes before finishing second in The Goodwood, while Velocitea (2010) finished second in the George Ryder Stakes on her way to winning The Goodwood.
The first running of The Goodwood was back in 1881 when the race was won by D.O.D. The race has not been held on five occasions throughout The Goodwood’s history including the years 1886, 1887, 1888, 1942 and 1943. The race was first run as a Principal race over a distance of six furlongs. Australia’s conversion to the metric system saw The Goodwood change to a distance of 1,200 metres in 1973 and the race was given Group 1 status in 1980.
Notable winners of The Goodwood include Musket Belle (1911-12), Royal Gem (1946), Sword (1996), Spectrum (1998), Super Elegant (2004), Glamour Puss (2005) and Takeover Target (2009).
The 2018 Goodwood Field
The 2018 Goodwood is one of the more anticipated races and the field is published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||1x1x11257x||VEGA MAGIC||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||14||59kg||114|
|2||5x341x6x03||SANTA ANA LANE||Anthony Freedman||Ben Melham||9||58.5kg||106|
|3||06x13x1402||THRONUM||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Tim Clark||5||57kg||106|
|4||x5114x1932||SECRET AGENDA||Mick Price||Dwayne Dunn||19||56.5kg||111|
|5||212x2411x2||VIDDORA||Lloyd Kennewell||Joe Bowditch||11||56.5kg||110|
|6||0x257x145x||VOODOO LAD||Darren Weir||Ben Allen (a)||1||56.5kg||108|
|7||3613413015||FERRANDO (NZ)||Graeme Rogerson||Stephen Baster||2||56kg||97|
|8||80x188x1x0||SUPER CASH||Andrew Noblet||Jamie Kah||7||55.5kg||108|
|9||8×61321212||STELLAR COLLISION||Darren Weir||Luke Currie||17||55.5kg||103|
|10||1x115x4383||VIRIDINE||James Cummings||Regan Bayliss||20||55.5kg||100|
|11||111613×641||STEEL FROST||Will Clarken||Todd Pannell||8||55.5kg||97|
|12||292117×898||LOPE DE CAPIO||Wayne Francis & Glen Kent||–||15||55.5kg||95|
|13||x4408x4205||FLAMBERGE||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||4||54.5kg||108|
|14||31×3272161||HANDSOME THIEF (IRE)||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||12||54.5kg||96|
|15||1419×92158||OVERSHARE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||James Winks||16||54.5kg||86|
|16||x111027512||EXALTED ADAM||Grant Young||–||13||54.5kg||78|
|17||974628×851||I’LL HAVE A BIT||John McArdle||Chris Parnham||3||53.5kg||94|
|18||449729×378||MISSROCK||Robbie Laing||Ben Thompson||6||52.5kg||106|
|19||672171×123||MICA LIL||Mark Minervini||Damien Thornton||10||52.5kg||82|
The 2018 Goodwood Nominations
The Goodwood Winners & Results
Below you will find a list of winners and results of The Goodwood since 2000.
|2018||1 Santa Ana Lane||2 Missrock||3 I’ll Have A Bit||1:09.88|
|2017||1 Vega Magic||2 Missrock||3 Casino Wizard||1:09.34|
|2016||1 Black Heart Bart||2 Under The Louvre||3 Supido||1:10.03|
|2015||1 Flamberge||2 Lord Of The Sky||3 Under The Louvre||1:09.33|
|2014||1 Smokin’ Joey||2 Platelet||3 Riziz||1:11.63|
|2013||1 Platelet||2 Conservatorium||3 Altar||1:09.65|
|2012||1 Black Caviar||2 We’re Gonna Rock||3 Stirling Grove||1:10.3|
|2011||1 Lone Rock||2 Crystal Lily||3 Pinwheel||1:09.07|
|2010||1 Velocitea||2 Catapulted||3 Very Discreet||1:09.0|
|2009||1 Takeover Target||2 I Am Invincible||3 Commanding Hope||1:10.7|
|2008||1 Shadoways||2 Cargo Cult||3 Diplomatic Force||1:09.3|
|2007||1 Let Go Thommo||2 Tesbury Jack||3 Royal Ida||1:09.3|
|2006||1 Perfectly Ready||2 Sassbee||3 Squillani||1:10.7|
|2005||1 Glamour Puss||2 Solar Antiquity||3 Shablec||1:09.1|
|2004||1 Super Elegant||2 Recurring||3 Danabaa||1:09.2|
|2003||1 Bomber Bill||2 Squillani||3 Debrief||1:09.4|
|2002||1 Zip Zip Aray||2 Libidinious||3 The Big Chill||1:11.1|
|2001||1 Keeper||2 Sudurka||3 Ateaters||1:10.4|
|2000||1 Marstic||2 Czar Hero||3 Strident||1:13.9|