- Date: Saturday May 21, 2016
- Racecourse: Doomben
- Race Distance: 2,000m
- Conditions: Weight For Age
- Prize Money: $650,000
2016 Doomben Cup News
Trainer Ciaron Maher will consider not running Group 1 winner Pornichet in the Group 3 $150,000 Le Pine Funerals Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday if the track is too firm.
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The 2016 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 $650,000 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.
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. Punters can bet on The Doomben Cup or any other major racing event with the top brands featured on Freebets.com.au.
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).
2016 Doomben Cup Field
The 2016 Doomben Cup field is released and published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||0590×61103||VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ)||Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs||Blake Shinn||5||59kg||109|
|2||0728×33272||HAURAKI||John O’Shea||James McDonald||1||59kg||107|
|3||7x9230x550||OUR IVANHOWE (GER)||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Kerrin McEvoy||6||59kg||112|
|4||9936×56101||LEEBAZ (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Michael Cahill||2||59kg||109|
|5||7x23x61165||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||John O’Shea||Damian Browne||9||59kg||108|
|6||482×082201||MESSENE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||James Orman (a)||4||59kg||106|
|7||21x120x231||MAURUS (GB)||David Vandyke||Blake Spriggs||10||59kg||96|
|8||x6447204x7||SPIRITJIM (FR)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||3||59kg||108|
|9||113x00xL23||NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB)||Robert Smerdon||Tim Clark||8||57kg||104|
|10||1x33x57412||LADY LE FAY (NZ)||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||7||57kg||98|
2016 Doomben Cup Nominations
The 2016 Doomben Cup nominations are now available and are published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||0590×61103||VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ)||G||4||Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs||1||59kg|
|3||7x9230x550||OUR IVANHOWE (GER)||H||6||Lee & Anthony Freedman||3||59kg|
|4||9936×56101||LEEBAZ (NZ)||G||6||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||4||59kg|
|5||113x00xL23||NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB)||M||6||Robert Smerdon||5||57kg|
|6||7x23x61165||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||G||5||John O’Shea||6||59kg|
|7||482×082201||MESSENE||G||7||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||7||59kg|
|8||75092012×0||JUNOOB (GB)||G||8||Chris Waller||8||59kg|
|9||11x23714x0||SHOTOVER RIVER (NZ)||G||6||John & Chris Meagher||9||59kg|
|10||41×7421216||HONEY TOAST||G||5||Ben Currie||10||59kg|
|11||21x120x231||MAURUS (GB)||G||5||David Vandyke||11||59kg|
|12||x6447204x7||SPIRITJIM (FR)||H||6||Chris Waller||12||59kg|
|13||1x33x57412||LADY LE FAY (NZ)||M||5||Chris Waller||13||57kg|
|14||61x232x11||RAW IMPULSE (GB)||H||4||Darren Weir||14||59kg|
Doomben Cup Winners & Results
Below you will find a list of winners and results for the Doomben Cup since 2000.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Our Ivanhowe||2 Hauraki||3 It’s Somewhat||2:01.41|
|2015||1 Pornichet||2 Weary||3 I’m Imposing||2:02.52|
|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|