The Adelaide Cup is a Group 2 open handicap race held annually on a Monday afternoon in March at Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia.
This race is run over a distance of 3200 metres during the Adelaide autumn racing carnival offering prize money of $400,000.
King Of Leogrance won the 2020 Adelaide Cup from Good Idea second and Chouxting The Mob third.
Adelaide Cup race day is held on the Labour Day public holiday in South Australia, and is a huge social event in South Australia.
The cup field runs over the same 3200m (2 miles) distance as Australia's most famous race, the Melbourne Cup.
|Date:||Monday 8th March 2021|
|Track:||Morphettville racecourse, Adelaide|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2020 Winner:||King Of Leogrance|
The Adelaide Cup is the premier distance race of the South Australian autumn racing carnival in Adelaide, although it's an average quality affair for this time of year. Local stayers and any interstate horses suited by the handicap conditions assemble for this event.
Unfortunately, despite being over 3200 metres, it hasn't proven a great guide to the Melbourne Cup in recent years. Grand grey Subzero (1992) is the last horse to win the Adelaide Cup & Melbourne Cup double.
Of late, the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes has proven the best guide to Adelaide Cup aspirants. Any gallopers who place or finish on the heels of the placegetters tend to run well in the Adelaide Cup.
Both Capecover (2010) and Lacey Underall (2008) ran solid races in the Lord Reims Stakes on their way to success in this race.
Surprise Baby (2019) ran fourth in a BM84 race over 2000m at Flemington in Melbourne before trekking to Adelaide to win this event in comfortable style for Horsham trainer Paul Preusker.
Recent Adelaide Cup winners include Fanatic (2018) and Annus Mirabilis (2017).
1. $2.20 King Of Leogrance 54.0 Damian Lane
2. $17.00 Good Idea 53.0 Ben Thompson
3. $31.00 Chouxting The Mob 53.0 Beau Mertens
4. $10.00 Dark Alley 53.0 Declan Bates
5. $15.00 Yulong Rising 53.0 Dean Holland
6. $101.00 Knight Star 53.0 Jason Holder
7. $21.00 Heart Of Grace 53.0 Damien Thornton
8. $151.00 Turf Man 53.0 Sairyn Fawke
9. $5.50 Dabiyr 54.0 Jye McNeil
10. $10.00 Naval Warfare 53.0 Dwayne Dunn
11. $31.00 Eperdument 53.0 Ms Kayla Crowther
12. $13.00 Home By Midnight 58.5 Billy Egan
13. $91.00 Rock On 53.0 Anthony Darmanin
14. $101.00 Alienated 53.0 Ms Georgina Cartwright
Margins: 2.3 len, 0.9 len
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Below are recent winners and placegetters for the Adelaide Cup.
|2020||King Of Leogrance||Good Idea||Chouxting The Mob||3:24.7|
|2019||Surprise Baby||Top Of The Range||Naval Warfare||3:25.9|
|2017||Annus Mirabilis||Double Bluff||Master Of Arts||3:24.2|
|2016||Purple Smile||Tunes||Real Love||3:24.1|
|2014||Outback Joe||Black Tycoon||Base||3:22.0|
|2008||Lacey Underall||Cefalu||Tails Of Triomphe||3:22.0|
|2007||Gallic||Lacey Underall||Exalted Time||3:20.9|
|2006||Exalted Time||Tubular Bells||Ista Kareem||3:25.1|
|2003||Pilage N Plunder||Nautilism||Odysseus||3:28.4|
|2002||The A Train||Homewrecker||Silver Baron||3:29.3|
|2001||Apache King||Native Jazz||Bel Air||3:29.7|
|1999||Sheer Kingston||Skybeau||Kingston Way||3:23.8|
|1994||Our Pompeii||Sweet Glory||Top Rating||3:21.1|
|1993||Our Pompeii||Check That Style||Headcutter||3:22.6|
|1992||Subzero||Big Barron||Mystery Adventure||3:22.3|
|1991||Ideal Centreman||Shivas Revenge||Te Akau Pearl||3:22.0|
|1990||Water Boatman||Double Gin||Ideal Centreman||3:22.3|
|1989||Lord Reims||True Finish||The Brotherhood||3:27.0|