News About: 2013 Doomben Cup

Waller continues winning run with Doomben Cup quinella

Waller continues winning run with Doomben Cup quinella

18 May, 2013

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller continued his outstanding winning run when he quinelled the Group 1 $500,000 Kirks Doomben Cup (2000m) at Doomben today.

Import Beaten Up wins Chris Waller's 2nd Doomben Cup at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Waller who won five races at Rosehill last Saturday and five Group 1 races over the …

Hippopus Has Chance to Continue 3YO Charge

Hippopus Has Chance to Continue 3YO Charge

17 May, 2013

Sydney colt Hippopus may be a $9 chance in Saturday’s Doomben Cup but he has a key statistic in his favour.

Chris Munce (pictured) will ride three-year-old Hippopus in the Doomben Cup. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained stayer is part of an impressive batch of three-year-olds that have been dominating the older horses.…

Moody’s Second Chance to Break Doomben Cup Hoodoo

Moody’s Second Chance to Break Doomben Cup Hoodoo

16 May, 2013

It’s fair to say the Doomben Cup has been a bit of a boys’ club.

Lights Of Heaven is an equal Doomben Cup favourite. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

Since 1950, the only mare to take out the Brisbane feature was Cinque Cento in 2007.

The trainer of Cinque Cento was Peter Moody and the leading …

Kiwis Out to Steal Doomben Cup Glory

Kiwis Out to Steal Doomben Cup Glory

14 May, 2013

The kiwi assault on Brisbane’s winter carnival continues this Saturday, with Zurella and Pimms Time set to contest the $500,000 Group 1 Doomben Cup.

Zurella is one of two Kiwi hopes in Saturday's Doomben Cup. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

They will be out to follow in the footsteps of Quintessential who kicked off …

Solzhenitsyn Out of Doomben Cup After Acceptance Error

Solzhenitsyn Out of Doomben Cup After Acceptance Error

9 May, 2013

The Doomben Cup is off the cards for Group 1 winner Solzhenitsyn after trainer Robert Heathcote missed the first acceptance deadline on Wednesday.

Solzhenitsyn will not run in the Doomben Cup after a costly acceptance error. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The big gelding was a surprise omission from the 14 acceptors but it …

Stout Hearted Put Down

Stout Hearted Put Down

8 May, 2013

Doomben Cup contender Stout Hearted has been put down following a hoof injury suffered on Saturday.

Stout Hearted has unfortunately been put down. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Owner Gary Grimish confirmed the news on Brisbane’s RadioTAB this morning, stating vets were left with no other option after the injury was found to be untreatable.

“It …

Hippopus To Tackle Older Horses in Doomben Cup

Hippopus To Tackle Older Horses in Doomben Cup

8 May, 2013

Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse may be in the middle of a much-publicised controversy but she is not losing focus on the task at hand.

The high profile trainer always takes a strong team north to Brisbane’s winter carnival and one of her top hopes this year will be three-year-old stayer Hippopus.

The High Chaparral colt …

Margins Continues Road to Brisbane Cup

Margins Continues Road to Brisbane Cup

7 May, 2013

Brisbane Cup contender Margins will get a further chance to showcase his staying ability this Saturday when he continues his rise through the grades in the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2100m) at Eagle Farm.

Margins will run in the Chairman's Handicap on Saturday. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

Trainer Ben Currie said he had been “waiting …