Doncaster Mile

  • Date: April 1, 2017
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $3 million

2016 Doncaster Mile News

Spectroscope a chance to run in Doncaster Mile after Doncaster Prelude win

Spectroscope a chance to run in Doncaster Mile after Doncaster Prelude win

Trainer John O’Shea will give consideration to running Spectroscope in next week’s Doncaster Mile after the French import scored an impressive win in the Group 3 $150,000 Rydges Parramatta Doncaster Prelude (1500m) at Rosehill today.

Spectroscope, above, made it two wins in Australia when he took out the Doncaster Prelude at Rosehill. Photo by Steve …

The 2017 Doncaster Mile is a Group 1 race that is one of the feature events of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is the main race on the opening day of The Championships.

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Taking place at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, the Doncaster Mile is worth $3 million prizemoney and is one of four Group 1 races held that is held of the opening weekend of The Championships, along with the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m), Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m).

The Doncaster Mile was first held in 1865 when it was won by Dundee as a Principal race and quickly became one of the feature events on the Australian calendar. Although it always drew a strong field the Doncaster Mile finally gained its Group 1 status in 1980.

2017 Doncaster Mile Results

  • 1st – TBD
  • 2nd – TBD
  • 3rd – TBD

The Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) is generally considered the major lead-up race to the Doncaster Mile, but the race generally draws horses from a variety of different races during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. In recent years, Doncaster Mile winners have had their final lead-up runs in races like the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m), Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m), Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) and Group 2 Hobarvtille Stakes (1200m).

The George Ryder Stakes/Doncaster Mile remains a popular betting double throughout the autumn carnival and in recent times Racing To Win (2006), Haradasun (2007) and Vision And Power (2009) have all won both Group 1 events in the same year.

The Doncaster Mile has been won by some great horses throughout its history, but the Group 1 event has proven very tough to win on multiple occasions. Champion mare Sunline (1998 and 2002) was the last horse to win the race twice, while Pharaoh (1994 and 1995), Super Impose (1990 and 1991), Tudor Hill (1959 and 1960), Slogan II (1956 and 1957), Blue Legend (1946 and 1947) and Mildura (1940 and 1941) are the only horses to have won the race in back-to-back years.

The Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) is the Doncaster Mile’s spring racing equivalent, with only one horse, Super Impose (1990-91), managing to snare victory in both races on two occasions.

Doncaster Mile Field

The Doncaster Mile field is always packed with quality and is most years the race is run with a capacity field of twenty runners. It can be very difficult for horses to earn a start in the Doncaster Mile, so races like the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) and Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1600m) that offer ballot exempt entries to lower level horses are always extremely hotly contested. The increase in prizemoney to an amazing $3 million means that positions in the Doncaster Mile field are more sought after than ever and the 2014 edition of the race is set to feature an international presence with Irish Group 1 winner Gordon Lord Byron and Japanese mare Hana’s Gold both on track to contest the Group 1 event.

2017 Doncaster Mile Field

The 2017 Doncaster Mile field will be officially released a few days before the race and should feature some of the best middle-distances horses from right around Australia.

2017 Doncaster Mile Nominations & Weights

The 2017 Doncaster Mile first acceprances are published here.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 111×84 ABBEY MARIE M 4 Michael Kent 97
2 3646×1216 ACHI BABA G 3 John O’Shea 71
3 323211×35 ANAHEIM C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 75
4 381416x ANCIENT HISTORY (IRE) H 4 John O’Shea 74
5 6x511112x1 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 103
6 3x00352x02 AROD (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller 106
7 917x277x41 ASTRONOMOS (GB) G 6 John P Thompson 85
8 2x1113x8 BEZEL C 3 John O’Shea 78
9 x12129x211 BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir 114
10 54x17x26x1 CANNYESCENT G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74
11 1311x47x32 CHAUTAUQUA G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 119
12 121×533 COMIN’ THROUGH C 3 Chris Waller 81
13 x1290x1211 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) G 4 Desleigh Forster 100
14 118x359x47 DANISH TWIST M 5 Kris Lees 104
15 249×232924 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 106
16 13x1421x97 DIVINE PROPHET C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 104
17 2x20214x31 DIXIE BLOSSOMS M 4 Ron Quinton 101
18 41×2111 DUSTY JACK G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 76
19 1117×232 ECHO EFFECT G 3 Kristen Buchanan 82
20 06116×1133 ECUADOR (NZ) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 108
21 x3915x0x36 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 5 Chris Waller 104
22 631x5470x1 ENGLISH M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 110
23 3x12x210x2 EURO ANGEL (NZ) M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 99
24 3x183538x6 EXOSPHERIC (GB) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 112
25 x1240x518x FIRST SEAL M 5 John P Thompson 110
26 3x230x533x FOUNDATION (IRE) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
27 212x114x24 FOXPLAY F 3 Chris Waller 92
28 x672162x88 FRENCH EMOTION M 5 Chris Waller 100
29 x3611x9213 GLOBAL GLAMOUR F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 107
30 23x56469x2 HAPPY CLAPPER G 6 Patrick Webster 107
31 x211123x28 HARTNELL (GB) G 6 John O’Shea 116
32 22x12182x3 HAURAKI G 5 John O’Shea 112
33 400x9128x5 HAZZABEEL (NZ) G 6 Ciaron Maher 98
34 x7323590x1 HE OR SHE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
35 22x41670x9 HEAVENS ABOVE M 5 Tim Martin 103
36 11x1110x87 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 108
37 x11134x311 HEY DOC G 3 Tony McEvoy 103
38 x154231x27 I AM A STAR (NZ) F 3 Shane Nichols 107
39 1653x4313x IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 6 John O’Shea 108
40 182844700x JACQUINOT BAY G 9 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 99
41 35x046741x JESSY BELLE M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98
42 51429×338 LAND OF PLENTY C 3 Grahame Begg 72
43 7x22251x11 LE ROMAIN G 4 Kris Lees 113
44 29x791x705 LUCKY HUSSLER G 7 Darren Weir 110
45 123×115 MAN FROM UNCLE G 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings 86
46 694132x70x MARENOSTRO (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 99
47 x6251162x1 MCCREERY (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 102
48 114x82876x MIME (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 95
49 19x1030x03 MISS ROSE DE LAGO M 6 Danny O’Brien 104
50 110x7111x6 NEW TIPPERARY G 4 Joseph Pride 88
51 1182×53 NO DOUBT H 4 Anthony & Edward Cummings 67
52 129x12x2 OMEI SWORD F 3 Chris Waller 92
53 451008×446 PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir 111
54 3x68x11212 PORTMAN (NZ) G 4 Danny O’Brien 72
55 x463351x62 PRIZED ICON C 3 James Cummings 107
56 1114x4197x RAW IMPULSE (GB) H 5 Darren Weir 95
57 5120x5x21x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 99
58 32195x REINFORCED C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 64
59 0x274088x2 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 104
60 5140x5474x RUDY G 6 Helen Page 100
61 11114x RUSSIAN REVOLUTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 97
62 x454282x06 SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
63 641454x12x SENSE OF OCCASION G 6 Kris Lees 103
64 1x51024x94 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 88
65 212x231x21 SILENT SEDITION M 4 Andrew Noblet 99
66 2x145x227x SINGING (FR) H 7 Kris Lees 97
67 x402211Fx7 SINGLE GAZE M 4 Nick Olive 103
68 80x05x610x SONS OF JOHN G 6 Jason Attard 101
69 21x13433x SPECTROSCOPE (USA) H 4 John O’Shea 81
70 1x1782x163 TESTASHADOW G 5 Gary Portelli 101
71 10x2248x42 THAMES COURT M 4 David Brideoake 98
72 1x26330x1x TIVACI H 4 Michael Moroney 102
73 x266223x69 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 97
74 50×2152427 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE H 4 Desleigh Forster 95
75 142×218 TOP OF MY LIST M 4 Anthony & Edward Cummings 74
76 3x522845x7 TORGERSEN (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 88
77 x51709x4x2 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir 110
78 11x1611x8 UGO FOSCOLO (NZ) G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103
79 49x549169x VANBRUGH H 4 Chris Waller 103
80 4x11144x48 VELADERO C 3 Chris Waller 84
81 515x0560x2 ZANBAGH M 6 John P Thompson 99

Doncaster Mile Winners & Results

Below is the table of Doncaster Mile winners and results since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2016 1 Winx 2 Happy Clapper 3 Azkadellia  1:35.2
2015 1 Kermadec 2 Real Impact 3 Royal Descent  1:37.6
2014 1 Sacred Falls 2 Royal Descent 3 Weary  1:39.6
2013 1 Sacred Falls 2 Pierro 3 Norzita  1:37.9
2012 1 More Joyous 2 Shoot Out 3 Yosei  1:35.5
2011 1 Sacred Choice 2 Love Conquers All 3 Bold Glance  1:39.4
2010 1 Rangirangdoo 2 Road To Rock 3 Brilliant Light  1:34.2
2009 1 Vision and Power 2 Black Piranha 3 Whobegotyou  1:36.6
2008 1 Triple Honour 2 Casino Prince 3 Pinnacles  1:38.6
2007 1 Haradasun 2 Mentality 3 Divine Madonna  1:38.0
2006 1 Racing To Win 2 Johna’s Toy 3 Bentley Biscuit  1:34.1
2005 1 Patezza 2 Court’s In Session 3 Danni Martine  1:35.9
2004 1 Private Steer 2 Grand Armee 3 Ambulance  1:35.5
2003 1 Grand Armee 2 Dash For Cash 3 Boreale  1:36.8
2002 1 Sunline 2 Shogun Lodge 3 Defier  1:35.2
2001 1 Assertive Lad 2 Shogun Lodge 3 Weasel Will  1:35.9
2000 1 Over 2 Sunline 3 Zastov  1:35.0