The Goodwood Information, Betting Preview & Tips

Preview of The Goodwood – to be run over 1200m at Morphettville Racecourse on Saturday May 19, 2018.

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THE GOODWOOD INFORMATION

 

Event Date:

19 MAY 2018

Location:

MORPHETTVILLE

Distance:

1200m

Race Type:

SETWEIGHTS AND PENALTIES

Status:

GROUP 1

Previous (Year) Winner:

VEGA MAGIC

Event Record: 

SPECTRUM 1.08.33 (1995)

Prize Money

$1 MILLION

 

THE GOODWOOD HISTORY

 

- The Goodwood was run as a handicap up until 2007 when the conditions were changed to set weights and penalties.

 

- Lightweights tended to have a significant influence in the Goodwood when it was a handicap, but since its change, the conditions favour the better performed horses engaged.

 

- It is South Australia’s richest race at $1 million.

 

- Such champions as the unbeaten Black Caviar (2012) and Takeover Target (2009) have won the Goodwood. Other high calibre gallopers include Bomber Bill (2003), Super Elegant (2004), Black Hart Bart (2016) and Vega Magic (2017).

 

- It was a Principal race until 1980 when it was made a Group 1.

 

- From 1881 to 1885 it was run over a mile.

 

- The most successful jockey is John Letts who won the race five times (1961, 72, 73, 77, 84) and the most successful trainer is Walter Hickbotham who has won it five times (1901, 02, 06, 09, 10).

 

 

THE GOODWOOD FORMAT        

 

- Restricted to a maximum of 18 starters. Run in an anticlockwise direction.

 

- Flat Entry is through nomination with the best field selected at final acceptances.

 

- Morphettville has two racetracks. The first meeting held at Morphettville was in 1885. SA previously had three city tracks at Cheltenham and Victoria Park but they were closed.

 

- Weights are released on February 28 with the final field out on March 7.

 

- The R N Irwin and D C McKay Stakes run at Morphettville are good guides to the Goodwood winner.

 

 

THE GOODWOOD TROPHY

 

- The Australian Cup is a magnificent gold cup. The race was first contested in 1863.

 

 

THE GOODWOOD RESULTS

 

Year

Winner

Weight (kg)

Jockey

Trainer

2017

Vega Magic

56.5kg

Craig Williams

D & B Hayes and T Dabernig

2016

Black Heart Bart

57kg

Brad Rawiller

Darren Weir

2015

Flamberge

56.5kg

Vlad Duric

Matt Ellerton & Simon Zahra

2014

Smokin’ Joey

56.5kg

Ben Melham

Darren Weir

2013

Platelet

57kg

Luke Nolen

Peter Moody

2012

Black Caviar

52kg

Clare Lindop

Robert Smerdon

2011

Lone Rock

54kg

Craig Newitt

Mick Price

2010

Velocitea

58.5kg

Jay Ford

Joe Janiak

2009

Takeover Target

54kg

Mark Pegus

Gwenda Johnstone

2008

Shadoways

59kg

P Mertens

Bart Cummings

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