Doomben Racecourse

Doomben Racecourse is one of two principle horse racing tracks in Brisbane. During the annual Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival Doomben hosts a number of Group 1 races including the Doomben 10,000 and Doomben Cup

Doomben Racecourse News

2017 Ajax Stakes Winner It’s Somewhat Back-to-Back

2017 Ajax Stakes Winner It’s Somewhat Back-to-Back

Godolphin stable stalwart It’s Somewhat celebrated a successful Ajax Stakes 2017 title defence winning the Coolmore Classic Day Group 2 first-up on way to possible Doncaster Mile bid this autumn.

The 2017 Doomben Cup is the long-term goal for dual Ajax Stakes winner It’s Somewhat. Photo: Steve Hart.

Last Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival the John O’Shea-trained son of Dynaformer ...

“The Garden Racecourse” is home to the Brisbane Racing Club and hosts around 46 meetings a year. First opened in 1933, Doomben Racecourse is a picturesque venue with beautiful gardens surrounding the track. There are 24 Saturday race meets, 2 public holiday race meets and 20 midweek meetings.

Hosting the Brisbane Winter and Summer Racing Carnivals, Doomben is an oval track with tight turns before and after the 350m straight. The right handed track has a 1715m circumference and features three chutes from the 1350m, 1615m and 2200m marks.

  • Track Circumference: 1,715m
  • Racing Club: Brisbane Racing Club
  • Address: Hampden Street, Ascot, QLD, 4007
  • Telephone: (07) 3268 6800

Doomben Racecourse Map

Main Grandstand at Doomben Racecourse

The Main Grandstand at Doomben Racecourse provides racegoers with the perfect vantage point to watch all of the racing action.

Doomben Racing

During May, Doomben hosts three major Group 1 events starting with the $400,000 BTC Cup which is a 1200m weight-for-age race. The next race is the 2020m Doomben Cup which is also a weight-for-age race worth half a million dollars in prize money. Lastly, the Doomben 10,000 is a 1350m weight-for-age race worth $650,000.

Apart from numerous listed races, Doomben also hosts the Group 3 George Moore Stakes in December which is a 1200m Quality Handicap. This event offers the race’s best sprinter $200,000 in prize money.

Doomben Feature Races

  • Doomben 10,000
  • Doomben Cup
  • BTC Cup

Travelling to Doomben Racecourse

Here are your transport options if you want to know how to get to Doomben Racecourse:


The nearest train station is Doomben Station, on the Doomben line. It is then a short walk along Onslow Street to Doomben Racecourse.
Plan your journey with QLD Translink.


Route 302, 303 and 304 go from Brisbane City to Doomben. Visit Translink for bus timetables.


Doomben Racecourse is on Nudgee Road, 8kms north of the Brisbane CBD – about 25 minutes along Kingston Smith Drive.