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The Group 1 Doncaster Mile, a 1600m handicap, is one of the feature races on The Championships Day 1 run at Royal Randwick in early April.
2018 Doncaster Mile Results
- 1st: #3 Happy Clapper
- 2nd: #10 Comin' Through
- 3rd: #13 Arbeitsam
Doncaster Mile Handicap News
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- Trapeze Artist among quality list of 2018 All Aged Stakes nominations
- Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup
- Happy Clapper to have another shot at Winx in 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes
- 2018 Doncaster Mile Results: Happy Clapper Wins on Way To Winx Clash
The Group 1 Doncaster Mile 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’s 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 ATC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m).
Key lead-up races into the Doncaster Mile field include the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) run the Saturday before at Rosehill Gardens and the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) a fortnight before. Recent winners of the George Ryder Stakes – Doncaster Mile double include Winx (2016), Vision And Power (2009), Haradasun (2007) and Racing To Win (2006).
The Doncaster Mile winner is also exempt from ballot from the autumn’s richest race – the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) held the following Saturday. The Doncaster Mile – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double was recently achieved by More Joyous (2012).
The 2018 Doncaster Mile ran on Saturday April 7, 2018 at Royal Randwick and saw Happy Clapper finally win after seconds in 2016 and 2017.
|Doncaster Mile 2018|
|Date:||Saturday April 7, 2018|
|Race Type:||3YO+ Handicap|
2018 Doncaster Mile Results
- 1st: #3 Happy Clapper
- 2nd: #10 Comin’ Through
- 3rd: #13 Arbetisam
See below for the full Doncaster Mile 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the classic win by dual runner-up Happy Clapper who charged home for a two length win over Comin’ Through on way to a seventh clash with Winx.
|1||3||HAPPY CLAPPER||Patrick Webster||Blake Shinn||–||1||57kg||$5|
|2||10||COMIN’ THROUGH||Chris Waller||Tim Clark||2L||7||51.5kg||$19|
|3||13||ARBEITSAM||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Michael Dee||2.2L||10||50kg||$26|
|4||16||D’ARGENTO||Chris Waller||Andrew Adkins||2.5L||15||49kg (cd 51kg)||$8.50|
|5||8||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||2.6L||14||52kg||$15|
|6||15||COOL CHAP||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||3.1L||6||50kg||$41|
|7||11||LANCIATO (NZ)||Mark Newnham||Ms Rachel King (a)||3.6L||13||51kg||$19|
|8||1||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||3.7L||4||58kg||$13|
|9||4||ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||4L||3||53.5kg||$51|
|10||9||KEMENTARI||James Cummings||Brenton Avdulla||4.1L||2||51.5kg||$3.20F|
|11||12||EGG TART||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||4.5L||9||50.5kg||$31|
|12||6||CRACK ME UP (NZ)||Bjorn Baker||Jason Collett||4.7L||11||53kg||$21|
|13||5||PRIZED ICON||Kris Lees||Ben Melham||6.1L||5||53.5kg||$31|
|14||7||INVINCIBLE GEM||Kris Lees||Michael Walker||6.8L||12||52kg (cd 52.5kg)||$31|
|15||2||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||7.4L||8||57.5kg||$26|
|16||14||MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE)||Chris Waller||Jay Ford||10.2L||16||50kg||$81|
2018 Doncaster Mile Tips
- 1st: #3 Happy Clapper
- 2nd: #10 Comin’ Through
- 3rd: #16 D’Argento
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 Winx (2016), More Joyous (2011), Haradasun (2007) and Racing To Win (2006) all winning as the punters elect in the last decade. There has also been some notable upset Doncaster Mile results including back in 1985 when Row Of Waves won as a 100/1 shot.
Futures Doncaster Mile odds open months in advance of the race at online bookmakers including Ladbrokes.com.au offering punters an early chance to lock in their selections at generous all-in pricing.
2018 Doncaster Mile Odds
All-in Doncaster Mile odds 2018 provided by Ladbrokes.com.au at all-in pricing are listed below for you to back your early Doncaster Mile betting tips.
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), the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m).
2018 Doncaster Mile Field
The final Doncaster Mile field of acceptances is released by Racing NSW on the Tuesday before the race and features a capacity 20 starters.
The official 2018 Doncaster Mile field and barriers are due out on Tuesday April 3, 2018 and will be published in full below.
The Doncaster Mile 2018 Final Field is now out with 16 hopefuls in the mix led by Godolphin’s last start Randwick Guineas winning three-year-old Kementari who leads the Doncaster Mile odds after drawing barrier two. The race’s dual runner-up Happy Clapper gets his chance from the inside alley, while the Rosehill Guineas winner D’Argento out in barrier 15 is one of six in the mix for six in the mix for six-time Doncaster Mile winning trainer Chris Waller.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||6813520×41||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||4||58kg||116|
|2||536181×025||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||8||57.5kg||115|
|3||x121262x12||HAPPY CLAPPER||Patrick Webster||Blake Shinn||1||57kg||114|
|4||x0x360x314||ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||3||53.5kg||107|
|5||2720×24263||PRIZED ICON||Kris Lees||Ben Melham||5||53.5kg||107|
|6||11×2141914||CRACK ME UP (NZ)||Bjorn Baker||Jason Collett||11||53kg (incl. 1.0kg penalty)||104|
|7||1112x13x35||INVINCIBLE GEM||Kris Lees||Michael Walker||12||52kg||108|
|8||22226230×2||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||14||52kg||104|
|9||x4320x1113||KEMENTARI||James Cummings||Brenton Avdulla||2||51.5kg||104|
|10||38x1160x31||COMIN’ THROUGH||Chris Waller||Tim Clark||7||51.5kg||103|
|11||x31x1x3111||LANCIATO (NZ)||Mark Newnham||Ms Rachel King (a)||13||51kg (inclu. 1.0kg penalty)||96|
|12||111x270x40||EGG TART||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||9||50.5kg||105|
|13||2111×42051||ARBEITSAM||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Michael Dee||10||50kg||100|
|14||x128x25x23||MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE)||Chris Waller||Jay Ford||16||50kg||98|
|15||x541659x32||COOL CHAP||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||6||50kg||95|
|16||11×1371||D’ARGENTO||Chris Waller||Corey Brown||15||49kg||88|
Check out our dedicated Doncaster Mile Field page for more on the nominations and acceptance stages of the race.
2018 Doncaster Mile Nominations
The Doncaster Mile nominations close on a Monday in early February, two months out from Doncaster Mile Day. The original Doncaster Handicap nominations can feature around 200 hopefuls hoping to make the final field for the autumn Group 1 classic.
The Doncaster Mile 2018 nominations are set to be taken around Monday February 12, 2018 and will be listed below as soon as available.
The official 2018 Doncaster Mile Nominations attracted 181 entries, up from 30 the previous year, the highest number of early noms for the classic in the past five years. Heading the Doncaster Mile 2018 Nominations and early betting is the Godolphin-raced colt Kementari who was ultra-impressive winning the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes first-up. Super trainer Chris Waller meanwhile will chase a seventh Doncaster Mile win having nominated for a 26-strong contingent.
2018 Doncaster Mile First Acceptances
Following the nominations the Doncaster Mile first acceptances close a month later on a Tuesday in early March. The Doncaster Handicap first acceptances narrow down the list of potential milers to take to the Randwick track over 1600m in the elite level on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’.
The Doncaster Mile 2018 first acceptances are set to be released around Tuesday March 13, 2018 and will be published below.
The official 2018 Doncaster Mile First Acceptances attracted 80 hopefuls including the early favourite, three-year-old Kementari who made it three on the trot with a win in the Randwick Guineas last weekend. Another gun winner from Randwick Guineas Day among the Doncaster Mile First Declarations is the Pat Webster-trained Canterbury Stakes champ Happy Clapper who has run second in the past two editions of the Doncaster Mile.
Doncaster Mile History
First held in 1865 when Dundee took out the winning title. The race was officially changed to its current title of the Doncaster Mile in 2010 having previously been known as the Doncaster Handicap.
Many champion horses have won the classic over the years and notable Doncaster Mile winners include Wakeful (1901), Chatham (1934), Cuddle (1936), Tudor Hill (1959-1960), Gunsynd (1972), Emancipation (1983), Super Impose (1990-1991), Sunline (1999 & 2002), Grand Armee (2003), More Joyous (2012) and Winx (2016).
Recent Doncaster Mile Winners
See below for a full list of the Doncaster Mile and Doncaster Handicap winners going back to 2000.
|1st||Happy Clapper||1 minute 33.17 seconds|
|1st||It’s Somewhat||1 minute 39.17 seconds|
|3rd||Sense Of Occasion|
|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|