Doomben Racecourse is under the operation of the Brisbane Racing Club, which was formed on July 1, 2009. The racecourse is located just seven kilometres from the city centre of Brisbane in the suburb of Ascot, and is within walking distance of Brisbane’s other main racecourse Eagle Farm.
The first race meeting was held at Doomben Racecourse in 1933 and Doomben now hosts some of Australia’s most prestigious meetings each year. Doomben Racecourse is an oval track with tight turns, meaning that great advantage is given to runners who have the inside rail. Furthermore, front and on pace runners have the advantage on this track. The track circumference is 1,715 metres and the straight is 350 metres long. Racing at Doomben is conducted in an anti-clockwise direction and the grass track is known for its excellent drainage system that can overcome heavy rain. Doomben has three chutes on the track, with one at 1,350 metres, another at 1,650 metres and the last at 2,200 metres.
Doomben Racecourse hosts a variety of top class meetings each year during the Brisbane Winter and Summer Racing carnivals, including the Doomben Cup, Lord Mayor’s Cup, BTC Classic, Doomben Roses and the Doomben 10,000. The Doomben 10,000 is the best known event on Doomben’s racing calendar, with the 1350 metre weight-for-age race worth $650,000.
Doomben features a state of the art grandstand that provides all racegoers with the perfect view of the racetrack and the home straight, as well as excellent dining facilities.