Doomben Cup

  • Date: Saturday May 21, 2016
  • Racecourse: Doomben
  • Race Distance: 2,000m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $650,000

2016 Doomben Cup News

Lightinthenite early favourite for Darwin Cup

Lightinthenite early favourite for Darwin Cup

The Gary Clarke trained Lightinthenite has been installed as the early favourite for the $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) at Fannie Bay in Darwin on August 1.

Lightinthenite, above red and white colours, could take on stablemate Finke in the Darwin Cup. Photo by Steve Hart.

Lightinthenite is one of four gallopers Clarke has …

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.

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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. 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
2 0728×33272 HAURAKI G 4 John O’Shea 2 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.

Year Results Winning Time
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