The Group 1 Doncaster Mile 2016 is a 1600m handicap race for the best middle distance gallopers in the country. Held at Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the race is also known as the Doncaster Handicap and is regarded as the equivalent of the spring Epsom Handicap.
The Doncaster Mile offers $3 million in prize money making it one of the richest races in the autumn and is open to all horses aged three years and over. The Doncaster Mile is now held on the opening day of The Championships at Royal Randwick on an exciting race card that also features the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m), the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) and the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m).
2016 Doncaster Mile Results
- 1st – Winx
- 2nd – Happy Clapper
- 3rd – Azkadellia
The 2016 Doncaster Mile Handicap will be run on Saturday 2 April 2016 at Royal Randwick.
|Date:||Saturday 2 April 2016|
|Race Type:||3YO+ Handicap|
Doncaster Mile Field
The Doncaster Mile field is regularly filled with some of the finest racehorses from around the world. Click here for the 2016 Doncaster Mile field.
2016 Doncaster Mile Field & Odds
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||1x52140x32||KERMADEC (NZ)||Chris Waller||Zac Purton||3||57kg||113|
|2||x62111x416||TURN ME LOOSE (NZ)||Murray Baker||Opie Bosson||9||57kg||113|
|3||11x111x111||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||11||56.5kg||116|
|4||731310×723||STRATUM STAR||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||2||55kg||109|
|5||6x6x20x018||BOW CREEK (IRE)||John O’Shea||James McDonald||4||54.5kg||108|
|6||x21226x124||FIRST SEAL||John P Thompson||Tommy Berry||1||53kg||109|
|7||x70590x611||VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ)||Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs||–||10||52.5kg||104|
|8||x123121x37||GOOD PROJECT||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||7||52kg||103|
|9||4x24269x67||ECUADOR (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Tim Clark||14||52kg||103|
|10||1x5x111x45||HAPPY CLAPPER||Patrick Webster||Brenton Avdulla||8||50.5kg||100|
|11||x12123x212||AZKADELLIA (NZ)||Ciaron Maher||Glen Boss||12||50kg||100|
|12||x52415x201||HE OR SHE||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Patrick Moloney||13||50kg||96|
|14||x5797x60x5||AOMEN (IRE)||Anthony Cummings||–||5||50kg||98|
Doncaster Mile History
First held in 1865 when Dundee took out the winning title, the Doncaster Mile’s fastest race time (since 1930) was recorded in 1979 by Belmura Lad with 1:33.7. The slowest race time recorded was 1:45.25 by Tuhitarata in 1942.
The Doncaster Mile and Epsom Handicap double is a challenge which has only been managed by one horse. Super Impose won the double twice in 1990 and 1991.
The ideal lead-up race is the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) held two weeks earlier and in the last thirty years Vision And Power (2009), Haradasun (2007), Racing To Win (2006) and Emancipation (1983) have all completed the George Ryder Stakes/ Doncaster Mile double.
Doncaster Mile Betting
The Doncaster Mile is always one of the most popular betting events on the Australian racing calendar because of the open nature of the Group 1 event. Favourites have a fair record in the Doncaster Mile, with More Joyous (2011), Haradasun (2007) and Racing To Win (2006) all winning as the punters elect in the last decade, but there have also been some upset results in the racing. Sacred Falls (2013), Vision And Power (2009), Patezza (2005) and Catalan Opening (1998) all won at lengthy odds, but the biggest upset in Doncaster Mile betting came when Row Of Waves won the 1985 edition of the race at Doncaster Mile Odds of $100.
Doncaster Mile Form
The Doncaster Mile form is always tough to analyse because there are generally horses coming from a variety of different form lines to contest the Group 1 event. The George Ryder Stakes is considered the key form race, but in recent years Doncaster Mile winners have had their final lead-up race in events like the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m), Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m), Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m).
Recent Doncaster Mile Winners
|1st||Winx||1 minute 35.2 seconds|
|1st||Kermadec||1 minute 37.6 seconds|
|1st||Sacred Falls||1 minute 39.6 seconds|
|1st||Sacred Falls||1 minute 37.7 seconds|
|1st||More Joyous||1 minute 35.5 seconds|
|1st||Sacred Choice||1 minute 39.4 seconds|
|2nd||Love Conquers All|
|1st||Rangirangdoo||1 minute 34.22 seconds|
|2nd||Road To Rock|
|1st||Vision And Power||1 minute 36.6 seconds|
|1st||Triple Honour||1 minute 38.6 seconds|
|1st||Haradasun||1 minute 38 seconds|
|1st||Racing To Win||1 minute 34.1 seconds|
|1st||Patezza||1 minute 35.9 seconds|
|2nd||Court’s In Session|
|1st||Private Steer||1 minute 35.5 seconds|
|1st||Grand Armee||1 minute 36.8 seconds|
|2nd||Dash For Cash|
|1st||Sunline||1 minute 35.2 seconds|
|1st||Assertive Lad||1 minute 35.9 seconds|
|1st||Over||1 minute 35 seconds|