Adelaide Cup Winners, Past Results & Latest News

Adelaide Cup run at Morphettville Racecourse. All the past winners of the Adelaide Cup

Winners and Past Results for the Adelaide Cup.

Held on the second Monday of March, the Adelaide Cup is a Group 2 open handicap race.

The South Australian Jockey Club event is run over 3,200 meters at the Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide with a purse of $400,000. The Australian Pattern Committee downgraded the Adelaide Cup from Group 1 to Group 2 status in 2007.

The long distance race is part of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival with some of the top stayers in Australian race history stamping their authority on the cup since 1864.

The inaugural race was won by Falcon over a distance of 3200 meters. Between 1884 and 1944 the distance was cut short to 2600 meters before reverting back to its original distance.

Among the top stayers to win the Adelaide Cup was Lord Reims with three consecutive victories between 1987-1989. Rain Lover, champion Australian thoroughbred and winner of two Melbourne Cups in 1968 and 1969, also won the 1968 Adelaide Cup.

Trainer Lee Freedman’s Subzero, winner of the 1992 Melbourne Cup also bagged the Adelaide Cup the same year.

One of the most versatile thoroughbreds to win the Adelaide Cup in 1884 was Malua, a stallion who conquered many distances between 1100 and 5200 meters. Another wayward but brilliant galloper to win the prestigious cup was Hyperno in 1978 who went on to lift the Melbourne Cup in the next year.

Each year, the top stayers from around the country head to the Morphettville track on a day that is declared a state holiday in South Australia. The Adelaide Cup is as much a social event as a sporting event with horse owners, trainers, jockeys, and punters hoping to make the most of it while many other celebrities seek to make a fashion statement.

Large kiosks serving gourmet food and drinks are set up near the tracks while fashion shows and live music serve as a prelude to the races. Like the Melbourne Cup the Adelaide Cup is a televised event that became officially known as the SKYCITY Adelaide Cup in 2005.

Inclement weather prompted the authorities to reschedule the cup from May to March since 2006. Ever since, the Adelaide Cup is held on the second Monday in March, a warmer time of the year that attracts a larger racing crowd in the southern hemisphere.

For the South Australian Jockey Club and the racing fraternity, the Adelaide Cup will always remain one of the most prestigious events with a rich history.

YearWinners of the Adelaide Cup
2021Good Idea
2020King Of Leogrance
2019Surprise Baby
2018Fanatic
2017Annus Mirabilis
2016Purple Smile
2015Tanby
2014Outback Joe
2013Norsqui
2012Rialya
2011Muir
2010Capecover
2009Zavite
2008Lacey Underall
2007Gallic
2006Exalted Time
2005Demerger
2004Pantani
2003Pillage 'N Plunder
2002The A Train
2001Apache King
2000Bohemiath
1999Sheer Kingston
1998The Hind
1997Cronus
1996French Resort
1995Scrupulous
1994Our Pompeii
1993Our Pompeii
1992Subzero
1991Ideal Centreman
1990Water Boatman
1989Lord Reims
1988Lord Reims
1987Lord Reims
1986Mr. Lomondy
1985Toujours Mio
1984Moss Kingdom
1983Amarant
1982Dealer's Choice
1981Just A Dash
1980Yashmak
1979Panamint
1978Hyperno
1977Reckless
1976Grand Scale
1975Soulman
1974Phar Ace
1973Tavel
1972Wine Taster
1971Laelia
1970Tave
1969Gnapur
1968Rain Lover
1967Fulmen
1966Prince Camillo
1965Hunting Horn
1964Jamagne
1963Woolstar
1962Cheong Sam
1961Far Away Places
1960Lourdale
1959Mac
1958Star Aim
1957Borgia
1956Pushover
1955Storm Glow
1954Spearfolio
1953Royal Pageant
1952Aldershot
1951Peerless Fox
1950Peerless Fox
1949Colin
1948Sanctus
1947Beau Cheval
1946Little Tich
1945Blankenburg
1944Chief Watchman
1943not held
1942not held
1941Yodvara
1940Apostrophe
1939Son Of Aurous
1938Dartford
1937Donaster
1936Cape York
1935Mellion
1934Sir Roseland
1933Infirmiere
1932Romany Rye
1931Suzumi
1930Temptation
1929Parallana
1928Altimeter
1927Three Kings
1926Spearer
1925Stralia
1924Wynette
1923King Ingoda
1922Repique
1921Sir Marco
1920Wee Gun
1919Dependence
1918Elsdon
1917Greencap
1916St. Spasa
1915Naxbery
1914Hamburg Belle
1913Midnight Sun
1912Eye Glass
1911Eye Glass
1910Medaglia
1909Kooringa
1908Destinist
1907Spinaway
1906Dynamite
1905Troytown
1904Sport Royal
1903Sojourner
1902The Idler
1901Gunga Din
1900Tarquin
1899Contrast
1898Paul Pry
1897Mora
1896Warpaint
1895Elswick
1894Port Admira
1893Vakeel
1892Jericho
1891Stanley
1890Shootover
1889The Lawyer
1888not held
1887not held
1886not held
1885Lord Wilton
1884Malua
1883Sting
1882Euclid
1881Totalisator
1880Firstwater
1879Banter
1878Glenormiston
1877Aldinga
1876Impudence
1875Lurline
1874Ace Of Trumps
1873Dolphin
1872Australian Buck
1871not held
1870not held
1869Norma
1868Cupbearer
1867Cowra
1866Cowra
1865Ebor
1864Falcon
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