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Doomben Cup

The 2018 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 [cf prize_money] 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).

2018 Doomben Cup Field

The 2018 Doomben Cup field is released and published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 19x0335x69 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) James Cummings Damian Browne 8 59kg 113
2 1160×31256 COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Michael Walker 13 59kg 108
3 4x45x0x928 AMBITIOUS (JPN) Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 7 59kg 110
4 26230×2582 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Corey Brown 9 59kg 104
5 x72x203x60 ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Cahill 10 59kg 107
6 x2266x4553 MAN OF HIS WORD Bruce Hill Brad Stewart 1 59kg 98
7 20x2x38x94 SATONO RASEN (JPN) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 4 59kg 102
8 53920×9311 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Opie Bosson 12 59kg 104
9 32134×2800 VIOLATE Brent Stanley Mark Du Plessis 11 59kg 92
10 x0x374x441 TRADESMAN Darren Weir John Allen 3 59kg 94
11 1x270x4005 EGG TART Chris Waller Leith Innes 6 57kg 105
12 0583×22241 OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Jim Byrne 2 57kg 106
13 x72586x655 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Matthew McGillivray 5 57kg 102

2018 Doomben Cup Nominations

The 2018 Doomben Cup nominations are now available and are published here.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 x72586x655 ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent
2 1x12x21x1x ALL IN VOGUE (NZ) M 5 Barry Lockwood
3 41124×3226 ALWARD (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
4 4x45x0x928 AMBITIOUS (JPN) H 6 Anthony Freedman
5 82×3131144 BEDFORD (NZ) G 4 Anthony Freedman
6 7x135x08x9 CALDERON (IRE) G 5 Tony McEvoy
7 x1160x3125 COMIN’ THROUGH G 4 Chris Waller
8 x284244246 CONSENSUS (NZ) M 6 Stephen McKee
9 x348248x22 ECUADOR (NZ) G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
10 11x270x400 EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller
11 150×112142 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir
12 4427620×87 GRANDDUKEOFTUSCANY (IRE) G 7 Matthew Williams
13 07034239×6 GREY LION (IRE) G 6 Matt Cumani
14 24131×411 HIGHER GROUND C 3 Chris Waller
15 119x0335x6 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 7 James Cummings
16 73314×2183 KARAVALI (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees
17 253920×931 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
18 5x2266x455 MAN OF HIS WORD G 5 Bruce Hill
19 x76430x020 MAURUS (GB) G 7 John P Thompson
20 125x521x84 MISS DUBOIS (NZ) M 7 Matthew Dunn
21 631×743392 NETTOYER M 4 Wendy Roche
22 3x72x203x6 ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) R 6 Chris Waller
23 10583×2224 OREGON’S DAY M 4 Mick Price
24 3x412x04x0 OUR CENTURY (IRE) G 7 Kim Waugh
25 2x73211x20 PAYROLL M 5 Richard Laming
26 7x887324x0 RAW IMPULSE (GB) H 6 Darren Weir
27 122212×043 RISING RED (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
28 111x76x211 ROMAN SON G 4 Richard Freedman
29 x20x2x38x9 SATONO RASEN (JPN) H 6 Chris Waller
30 12x41x750x SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir
31 833005×055 SO SI BON H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
32 5x610x702x SONS OF JOHN G 7 Jason Attard
33 226230×258 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
34 3x0x374x44 TRADESMAN G 6 Darren Weir
35 0x36860x26 TURNITAROUND G 7 Matthew Williams
36 832134×280 VIOLATE H 4 Brent Stanley

Doomben Cup Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 Comin’ Through 2 Egg Tart 3 Ambitious 2:01.43
2017 1 Sense of Occasion 2 Star Exhibit 3 Rudy 2:06.63
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

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