The 2011 Adelaide Cup, one of South Australia’s biggest and richest thoroughbred races, is scheduled to light up the Allan Scott Park track at Morphettville Racecourse on Monday March 14.
Adelaide Cup Day is such a huge event in South Australia that Adelaide enjoys a public holiday and the race itself provides a great betting opportunity for punters everywhere thanks to online bookmaker Luxbet.
One of the few genuine staying tests run over the original Cup distance of 3,200m along with the iconic Melbourne Cup, the Group 2 Adelaide Cup is worth $400,000 in prize money.
There are three other Group status races on the Adelaide Cup Day programme, with racing fans also drawn to the action of the Group 2 Yallambee Staud Classic (1200m), the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m) and the Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m).
Each year the Adelaide Cup field attracts an excellent line-up of local and interstate gallopers and the 2010 Adelaide Cup was won by Capecover a length ahead of Kerdem with Itstheone a close third.
Capecover was coming off a third place finish in the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m), before which they won the Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) while 2010 Adelaide Cup runner-up Kerdem also came via the Lord Reims having run fourth.
The 2011 Lord Reims Stakes, which will serve as a good indicator for punters placing bets on the Adelaide Cup, will run at Morphettville on March 5.
Back-to-back Adelaide Cup winners are not all that common with the last horse to win successive Adelaide Cups being Our Pompeii (1993 – 1994), however Kerdem managed to finish the Adelaide Cup runner-up in both 2009 and 2010.
Favourites have a solid record in the Adelaide Cup results with the last favourite to win being Zavite in 2009, who was coming off a win in the Group 3 Launceston Cup (2400m) in Tasmania.
Nominations for the Adelaide Cup 2011 close on Thursday February 24 while the final field of acceptances will be released on Thursday March 10 and published here so bookmark this site.
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