The Goodwood 2020 Tips & Betting Advice

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The Goodwood (1200m) is always one of the highlights of the Adelaide carnival and has been won by some champion gallopers over the years. See who made our list of top 5 Goodwood winners since 2000. is your home of the 2020 The Goodwood. The race will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Morphettville Racecourse.

We provide you with The Goodwood tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.

The Goodwood 2020

Date Saturday, May 16, 2020
Track Morphettville Racecourse
Distance 1200m
Class Group 1
Race Type Set Weights
Prizemoney $400,000
Age 3YO and Upwards


When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville, keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

Our experts assess all The Goodwood runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2020 tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton will provide his tips and selections for the 2020 The Goodwood once the field has been finalised.


Leading bookmakers Sportsbet and BetEasy have the latest 2020 The Goodwood betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in The Goodwood betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.


Australia’s leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch The Goodwood (and all other races from South Australian tracks) free of charge. You can watch all Morphettville races including The Goodwood streamed live online at Ladbrokes, BetEasy or Sportsbet. To find out how to stream The Goodwood live, see our guide to watch the race.


The Goodwood features a host of special offers from bookmakers and that includes the opportunity to claim bonus bets when becoming a new customer before the race. A range of bonus bets and special offers, deposit matches, first bet matches and no deposit bets are available from the bookmakers to take advantage of throughout the year.


Adelaide’s premier event takes place at Morphettville Racecourse annually in May during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival and is a set-weights plus penalties race for horses aged three-years-old and upwards.

First run in 1881, The Goodwood was won by D.O.D when it was a Principal race and run over one mile (1600m).

The race distance was shortened to 1200m in 1886 and inherited its current conditions in 2007 after being run as a handicap for the first 126 years of its history.

With $750,000 in prizemoney, The Goodwood is the richest race in Adelaide. The Goodwood can field a capacity number of 20 runners.

The race has always attracted high-quality sprinters and in 2012, Australia’s most famous sprinter, Black Caviar, made her second appearance at Morphettville Racecourse when she cruised to victory in front of 30,000 racegoers.

Interestingly, Black Caviar’s Grand Dam, Scandinavia, finished second to Spectrum in the 1998 running of The Goodwood.

Other famous horses to win the race include Mostyn (1894-95), Musket Belle (1911-12), Aurie’s Star (1940), Royal Gem (1946), Euclase (1992), Keeper (2001), Super Elegant (2004), Let Go Thommo (2007) and Takeover Target (2009) and Santa Ana Lane (2018).

As the race attracts not only South Australia’s best sprinters, but a number of Victorian and New South Wales raiders, most of them Group 1 fringe horses, there is no distinguishable lead-up race into The Goodwood with past winners having come from over half a dozen different feature races.

Being one of South Australia’s most famous race days, The Goodwood is complimented by the Group 3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m), Group 3 National Stakes (1200m), Group 3 SA Fillies Classic (2500m), Group 3 Queens Cup (2500m) and the Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes (1200m).


2020 Trekking
2019 Despatch
2018 Santa Ana Lane
2017 Vega Magic
2016 Black Heart Bart
2015 Flamberge
2014 Smokin' Joey
2013 Platelet
2012 Black Caviar
2011 Lone Rock
2010 Velocitea
2009 Takeover Target
2008 Shadoways
2007 Let Go Thommo
2006 Perfectly Ready
2005 Glamour Puss
2004 Super Elegant
2003 Bomber Bill
2002 Zip Zip Aray
2001 Keeper
2000 Marstic


Morphettville Racecourse is South Australia’s largest and premier race track and plays host to up to 70 days of racing action throughout the year.

Located less than 10km from the Adelaide CBD, Morphettville’s race meetings are split between its two tracks; the Morphettville course proper and the Morphettville Parks circuit.

The Parks was official opened in June 2009 and being the inside circuit it has a smaller diameter and is narrower than the course proper.

The SAJC created a world first when installing a retractable winning post with hydraulics that enables the flexibility to alternate the running of races with minimal damage to both tracks.


Morphettville’s race meetings are split between its two tracks; the Morphettville course proper and the Morphettville Parks circuit.

The Parks was official opened in June 2009 and being the inside circuit it has a smaller diameter and is narrower than the course proper.

Since the track’s resurfacing in 2002, it has been rated as the best racecourse in the Southern Hemisphere.

With its wide and open course, Morphettville remains one of the fairest circuits for horses to race on.