Doomben Cup

  • Date: Saturday May 16, 2015
  • Racecourse: Doomben
  • Race Distance: 2,000m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2014 Doomben Cup News

Hawkes Excited By Leebaz Ahead Of Spring Campaign

Hawkes Excited By Leebaz Ahead Of Spring Campaign

Team Hawkes has a string of quality horses heading towards the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival, but co-trainer Wayne Hawkeshas revealed that he is most excited about the spring prospects of Leebaz.

Leebaz was sent to the spelling paddock after he made his Group 1 debut with a close second behind Streama in the Doomben Cup…

The 2015 Doomben Cup is a Group 1 race that is run at Doomben Racecourse in May of each year. Run as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, the Doomben Cup is run under weight-for-age conditions and is worth a total of $500,000 in prize money. Contested over a stayer’s distance of 2,000 metres, the Doomben Cup is the premier distance event of the year at Doomben Racecourse.

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Many horses go to the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) two weeks earlier at the Gold Coast before they take on the Doomben Cup, and this race is often the best guide when it comes to expected Doomben Cup form. Rough Habit (1991-92), Durbridge (1994), Danewin (1995), Might And Power (1998), Mr Bureaucrat (2002), Above Deck (2006) and Metal Bender (2010) are included in the horses to have won the Hollindale Stakes and Doomben Cup double.

The first running of the Doomben Cup took place back in 1933 when it was won by a horse called Pentheus. The race was first held over a distance of 10 furlongs (2000m) until 1938 when it was moved up in distance to 11 furlongs (2200m). It was then held over 2,200 metres until 1989 when it was held over 2,160 metres. The Doomben Cup was finally changed to today’s distance of 2,000 metres in 1990.

While a number of horses have claimed back to back wins of the Doomben Cup over the years, only one horse has won the race three years in a row. The horse Rough Habit won the race on three consecutive occasions from 1991-1993. Other notable horses to have won the Doomben Cup are Bernborough (1946), Earlwood (1959-60), Bore Head (1967), Juggler (1996), Bush Padre (2003), Sarrera (2008), Scenic Shot (2009, 2011) and Metal Bender (2010).

2015 Doomben Cup Field

The 2015 Doomben Cup field will be released on Wednesday May 13th. We should expect a very exciting race.

2015 Doomben Cup Nominations

As soon as they are available, 2015 Doomben Cup nominations will be published here.

Doomben Cup Winners & Results

Below you will find a list of winners and results for the Doomben Cup since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2014 1 Streama 2 Leebaz 3 Junoob 2:01.72
2013 1 Beaten Up 2 Foreteller 3 Secret Admirer 2:04.34
2012 1 Mawingo 2 Lights of Heaven 3 Manighar 2:02.0
2011 1 Scenic Shot 2 My Kingdom Of Fife 3 Glass Harmonium 2:03.7
2010 1 Metal Bender 2 Gold Water 3 Triple Honour 2:02.6
2009 1 Scenic Shot 2 Racing To Win 3 Sir Slick 2:02.8
2008 1 Sarrera 2 Rampant Lion 3 Like It Is 2:03.3
2007 1 Cinque Cento 2 Gaze 3 Pentathon 2:01.8
2006 1 Above Deck 2 Octapussy 3 Roman Arch 2:13.8
2005 1 Perlin 2 Platinum Scissors 3 Natural Blitz 2:15.0
2004 1 Defier 2 Pentastic 3 Upsetthym 2:11.6
2003 1 Bush Padre 2 Freemason 3 Maguire 2:13.0
2002 1 Mr Bureaucrat 2 Galroof 3 Freemason 2:14.0
2001 1 King Keitel 2 Shogun Lodge 3 Kasakh Belle 2:01.9
2000 1 Akhenaton 2 Integrate 3 Cruzeiro 2:04.7