2016 Goodwood Handicap Field, Barriers & Odds

The Goodwood

The 2016 Goodwood Handicap, now known simply as The Goodwood, is one of the top-class Group 1 feature races held at the esteemed Morphettville racecourse as part of Adelaide’s annual racing carnival.

The Group 1 Goodwood takes place in May each year and is one of four Group 1 feature races held in the Autumn at Morphettville racecourse, the others being the SA Derby, Robert Sangster Stakes and the Australasian Oaks.
In 2016 The Goodwood has attracted plenty of attention and will occur on Saturday 21st May 2016.

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Worth a lucrative $500,000 in prizemoney, The Goodwood is a tense 1200m sprint now run under set weight plus penalty conditions.

The Goodwood is one of two premier Group 1 sprint races held in Adelaide, but is the only one open to both sexes as the Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) is a fillies and mares only event.

As such, the Goodwood always draws an excellent field of fine sprinters keen to secure a coveted Group 1 victory.

The Goodwood Lead Up Races

Fillies and mares that contest the Robert Sangster Stakes often back up with a run in the Goodwood so keep an eye on this earlier Group 1 feature as a guide for The Goodwood. In addition, there have been many great thoroughbred trainers that have won the Goodwood over the years; including one of the most successful trainers of the Melbourne Cup, Bart Cummings. The race shares a similar name to the Glorious Goodwood over in the Sussex, UK.

Another quality preparatory race is the Group 3 DC McKay Stakes (1100m) held a fortnight earlier at the same track.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Cox Plate 2015

(2,040m)

Moonee Valley

$3,000,000

3YO WFA

Group 1

Manikato Stakes

(1,200m)

Moonee Valley

$1,000,000

Open WFA

Group 1

Melbourne Cup

(3200m)

Flemington

$6,000,000

3YO QH

Group 1

Victoria Derby

(2,500m)

Flemington

$1,500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Cox Plate

(2,040m)

Moonee Valley

$3,000,000

3YO WFA

Group 1

Crown Oaks

(2,500m)

Flemington

$1,000,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Mackinnon Stakes

(2,000m)

Flemington

$1,000,000

WFA

Group 1

Emirates Stakes

(1,600m)

Flemington

$1,000,000

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The Goodwood History

A long established South Australian race first run in 1881, the Goodwood was first won by D.O.D. when the event was a Principal race.

In 1980 the Goodwood was elevated to a Group 1 race.

Up until 2007 the Goodwood was run under handicap conditions and was known as the Goodwood Handicap. When the SAJC (South Australian Jockey Club) changed the race to a set weight plus penalties race, it was also renamed as just the Goodwood.

The Goodwood Betting Online

If you can’t make it to the Goodwood Handicap, you don’t need to miss out on the lucrative betting opportunities this race presents. Just jump onto an online betting site from anywhere in the world to place your bets. Not only will you find the most generous odds available, but you’ll also have a wealth of racing information right at your fingertips.

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s richest horse racing event and holds a global renown for also being quite prestigious. Punters all over the world place bets for it online each year. This year, the 2015 Melbourne Cup’s prize money reaches a total of $6.2 million. From Melbourne Cup tips to Goodwood Handicap form guides, you’ll find it all online with a few button clicks. These sites are offering punters never before seen conveniences, making online betting sites the only place to bet on the horses.

On the 3rd of November, the 2015 Melbourne Cup races off! Don’t forget to check out the Melbourne Cup Odds & Melbourne Cup Field.

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Goodwood Handicap News

Former Perth galloper Black Heart Bart has broken through for a maiden win at the highest level following an impressive performance for success in the 2016 Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville over the weekend. Black Heart Bart has undoubtedly found career-best form since transferring to the care of…