Doncaster Mile

  • Date: Saturday April 12, 2014
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $3 million

2014 Doncaster Mile News

Rawiller Happy With Hana’s Goal Ahead Of All Aged Stakes

Rawiller Happy With Hana’s Goal Ahead Of All Aged Stakes

Leading Sydney jockey Nash Rawiller has been booked to ride Hana’s Goal in the 2014 All Aged Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday and got his first experience on the Japanese mare at trackwork this morning.

Hana’s Goal had no luck when making her Australian racing debut in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill…

The 2014 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.

2014 Doncaster Mile Results

  • 1st – Sacred Falls
  • 2nd – Royal Descent
  • 3rd – Weary

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 2014 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.

2014 Doncaster Mile Field

The 2014 Doncaster Mile field was officially released on Tuesday April 8 and features some of the best middle-distances horses from right around Australia.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (Penalty) Hcp Rating
1 11111×5417 BOBAN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 0 58kg 114
2 1112x21x00 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 0 57kg 112
3 32x212x566 STREAMA Guy Walter Hugh Bowman 0 56.5kg 115
4 1x47835x44 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller Zac Purton 0 56.5kg 111
5 714570×634 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 0 56kg 110
6 x51316x855 TOYDINI Guy Walter Blake Shinn 0 56kg 110
7 14423×6272 SPEEDINESS Colin Scott Damien Oliver 0 55.5kg 109
8 12x2011x17 MOURO (USA) Tony McEvoy Luke Nolen 0 55kg 108
9 1x23205x45 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 0 54kg 110
10 x848113155 MONTON Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton (a) 0 54kg 106
11 x738320x30 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners James McDonald 0 53.5kg 109
12 x00x80x310 FAT AL Peter G Moody - 0 53kg(1.0kg) 102
13 0x614143x3 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees Joao Moreira 0 52.5kg 103
14 462x6983x0 HANA’S GOAL (JPN) Kazuhiro Kato Kyosuke Maruta 0 52kg 106
15 225x13x719 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody Chad Schofield 0 52kg 102
16 22264×2116 DISSIDENT Peter G Moody Brenton Avdulla 0 51.5kg 101
17 2111x11x11 MESSENE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Corey Brown 0 51.5kg 97
18 1125×1223 EL ROCA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 0 51.5kg 92
19 x6x244x321 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0 51.5kg 89
20 5x52101x38 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Craig Williams 0 51.5kg 100
21e 165640×534 MALAVIO Steve Englebrecht - 0 51.5kg 101
22e 376154×249 GYPSY DIAMOND John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 0 51.5kg 91

2014 Doncaster Mile Nominations & Weights

There are currently 74 horses that remain a chance of contesting the 2014 Doncaster Mile. Kiwi superstar It’s A Dundeel is currently on top of the weights with 58kg, but is unlikely to contest the race. Boban, Appearance, Dissident and Ninth Legion are all assured a start in the 2014 Doncaster Mile field are winning ballot exempt races.

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight (Penalty) Hcp Rating
1 IT’S A DUNDEEL (NZ) Murray Baker 5 58kg 117
2 BOBAN Chris Waller 1= 56.5kg 117
3 GORDON LORD BYRON (IRE) Tom Hogan 7 56.5kg 114
4 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 8= 56kg 113
5 APPEARANCE Guy Walter 1= 55.5kg 118
6 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) Chris Waller 11 55.5kg 112
7 SHAMUS AWARD Danny O’Brien 8= 55.5kg 113
8 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller 12 55kg 111
9 STREAMA Guy Walter 8= 55kg 113
10 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 13= 54.5kg 110
11 RED TRACER Chris Waller 6 54.5kg 115
12 TOYDINI Guy Walter 16= 54.5kg 109
13 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller 16= 54kg 109
14 SPEEDINESS Colin Scott 21= 54kg 108
15 CARLTON HOUSE (USA) Gai Waterhouse 21= 53.5kg 108
16 MOURO (USA) Tony McEvoy 21= 53.5kg 108
17 ZOUSTAR Chris Waller 16= 53.5kg 109
18 GUELPH Peter Snowden 16= 52.5kg 109
19 MONTON Ron Quinton 24= 52.5kg 106
20 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller 13= 52.5kg 110
21 CATKINS Chris Waller 13= 52kg 110
22 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners 16= 52kg 109
23 FAT AL Peter G Moody 27= 51.5kg (1.0kg) 104
24 TRES BLUE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 27= 51.5kg 104
25 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees 33 51kg 103
26 TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride 27= 51kg (1.0kg) 104
27 HANA’S GOAL (JPN) Kazuhiro Kato 24= 50.5kg 106
28 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody 27= 50.5kg 104
29 A TIME FOR JULIA Peter G Moody 34= 50kg 102
30 ALMIGHTY CHARGE Gai Waterhouse 60= 50kg 87
31 ARABIAN GOLD David Vandyke 59 50kg 88
32 ATLANTE Murray Baker 43= 50kg 99
33 BASS STRAIT (NZ) David Hayes 50= 50kg 94
34 BULL POINT Gai Waterhouse 50= 50kg 94
35 DESERT WIZARD (NZ) Nigel Blackiston 68= 50kg 75
36 DISSIDENT Peter G Moody 1= 50kg 107
37 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 48= 50kg 96
38 EL ROCA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 27= 50kg 104
39 EUROZONE Bart & James Cummings 40= 50kg 100
40 EXPRESS POWER Kris Lees 63= 50kg 82
41 FILOMENA Kerry Parker 71 50kg 70
42 FLORIA (NZ) Peter G Moody 40= 50kg 100
43 GYPSY DIAMOND John O’Shea 56= 50kg 91
44 HAVANA Paul Messara 70 50kg 72
45 HIGH ESTEEM Peter G Moody 54= 50kg 92
46 HOOKED John P Thompson 62 50kg 83
47 KAYPERS Greg Bennett 60= 50kg 87
48 KITTEN ON THE RUN (USA) Peter G Moody 65 50kg 81
49 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke 46= 50kg 97
50 LIBERTY’S CHOICE Gai Waterhouse 67 50kg 78
51 LONGPORT Danny J Bougoure 34= 50kg 102
52 LUCKY CHAPPY (IRE) Chris Waller 46= 50kg 97
53 MALAVIO Steve Englebrecht 36= 50kg 101
54 MESSENE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 36= 50kg 101
55 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1= 50kg 100
56 NOT LISTENIN’TOME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 26 50kg 105
57 PRIME TARGET Anthony Cummings 74 50kg 59
58 RAIN DRUM Gai Waterhouse 36= 50kg 101
59 REAL SURREAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 50= 50kg 94
60 RHYNO CHASER David Fromberg 72 50kg 68
61 RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ) Michael Moroney 53 50kg 93
62 SAVVY NATURE (NZ) John O’Shea 48= 50kg 96
63 SHARNEE ROSE Kris Lees 27= 50kg 104
64 SINJOREN Peter Snowden 68= 50kg 75
65 SPURTONIC Gai Waterhouse 36= 50kg 101
66 STRAWBERRY BOY Peter G Moody 43= 50kg 99
67 SWEET AS BRO (NZ) Leon Corstens 54= 50kg 92
68 SWIGGIN’ Anthony Cummings 73 50kg 66
69 THUNDER FANTASY Anthony Cummings 43= 50kg 99
70 VISIYANI (FR) Michael Moroney 66 50kg 80
71 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller 58 50kg 89
72 WHITE SAGE John O’Shea 40= 50kg 100
73 WOODBINE Gai Waterhouse 63= 50kg 82
74 YOU’RE SO GOOD (NZ) Nigel Blackiston 56= 50kg 91

Doncaster Mile Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
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