The Goodwood Barrier Draw Stats & Info

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The Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) barrier draw and final field will be declared on Wednesday, May 6, 2025. 

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.

The Goodwood Nominations – Where It All Begins

South Australia’s premier race is a 1200m sprint event known as The Goodwood. It is held at Morphettville Racecourse during the autumn.

Nominations for the 2025 The Goodwood take place on Tuesday, May 01, 2025.

The Goodwood Barrier Draw – When, Where And How Is It Conducted?

The final field and barrier draw for the 2025 The Goodwood will be announced on Tuesday, May 6, 2025.

Barriers are generally conducted via a barrier draw event where connections or a representative of each runner will randomly choose an item from the front of the room; underneath each item will be the starting barrier number.

A mix of locals and interstate horses have captured The Goodwood over the years and none bigger than unbeaten champion sprinter Black Caviar who won The Goodwood in 2012.

The Goodwood Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2024 Benedetta 3 55kg
2023 Royal Merchant 14 52.5kg
2022 Lombardo 18 55.5kg
2021 Savatoxl 2 56kg
2020 Trekking 6 58.5kg
2019 Despatch 4 56kg
2018 Santa Ana Lane 9 58.5kg
2017 Vega Magic 6 56.5kg
2016 Black Heart Bart 2 57kg
2015 Flamberge 16 56.5kg
2014 Smokin’ Joey 11 56kg
2013 Platelet 4 56.5kg
2012 Black Caviar 8 57kg
2011 Lone Rock 4 52kg
2010 Velocitea 1 54kg
2009 Takeover Target 8 58.5kg
2008 Shadoways 7 54kg
2007 Let Go Thommo 15 55.5kg
2006 Perfectly Ready 1 51kg
2005 Glamour Puss 7 52.5kg
2004 Super Elegant 12 57kg

Is There A Draw Bias in The Goodwood?

There is no barrier draw bias when it comes to Adelaide’s biggest race The Goodwood.

Winners have come from inside draws, middle draws and outside gates in The Goodwood over the past 40 years.

Large fields are a common sight in the race too which means some luck may be required in order to salute in the race with some hard luck stories as horses are held up in the home straight.

Most Successful The Goodwood Barriers

Barrier Wins
8 5
4 4
7 4
5 3
6 3
9 3
13 3
18 1
14 1
3 1

Last updated for 2024 The Goodwood Results

Please note that barrier statistics only include races from 1983 onwards.