The Goodwood

The final Group 1 day of the 2024 Adelaide Racing Carnival hosts South Australia’s biggest race: The Goodwood.

Always a favourite on the SA racing calendar, the Goodwood has gone to a new level since it was changed from a handicap to a set weights plus penalties race from 2007 onwards.

The 1200m sprint now routinely attracts some of the nation’s best sprinters, as evidenced by a snapshot of recent winners, which include Santa Ana Lane (2018), Vega Magic (2017), Black Heart Bart (2016) and Takeover Target (2009). And of course Black Caviar made her second and final SA appearance when taking out the 2012 Goodwood in fine style. Trekking took out the 2020 edition of The Goodwood.

Click here for a full list of Goodwood winners.

Royal Merchant's win in The Goodwood saw Ciaron Maher and David Eustace claim three of the four Group 1s during the 2023 Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.