Doncaster Mile Handicap

The 2016 Doncaster Mile is set to run on Saturday 2nd April 2016 at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. The Group 1 Doncaster Mile, a 1600m handicap, is one of the feature races on The Championships Day 1.

Doncaster Mile Handicap News

Winx wins 2016 Doncaster Mile in a canter

Winx wins 2016 Doncaster Mile in a canter

Super star Winx made it nine wins on the trot when she proved too strong for her rivals in winning the Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) on day one of ‘The Championships’ at Randwick today.

Winx wins the Doncaster Mile at Randwick in a canter. Photo by Steve Hart.

Winning rider Hugh Bowman settled Winx ...

Doncaster Mile Handicap

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.

Doncaster Mile
Date: Saturday 2 April 2016
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $3,000,000

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
13 3320099×63 RUDY Helen Page 15 50kg 99
14 x5797x60x5 AOMEN (IRE) Anthony Cummings 5 50kg 98
15 15460×4491 VERGARA Anthony Cummings 6 50kg 93

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

Year Place Horse Time
2016
Doncaster Mile
1st Winx 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Happy Clapper
3rd Azkadellia
2015
Doncaster Mile
1st Kermadec 1 minute 37.6 seconds
2nd Real Impact
3rd Royal Descent
2014
Doncaster Mile
1st Sacred Falls 1 minute 39.6 seconds
2nd Royal Descent
3rd Weary
2013
Doncaster Mile
1st Sacred Falls 1 minute 37.7 seconds
2nd Pierro
3rd Norzita
2012
Doncaster Mile
1st More Joyous 1 minute 35.5 seconds
2nd Shoot Out
3rd Yosei
2011
Doncaster Mile
1st Sacred Choice 1 minute 39.4 seconds
2nd Love Conquers All
3rd Bold Glance
2010
Doncaster Mile
1st Rangirangdoo 1 minute 34.22 seconds
2nd Road To Rock
3rd Brilliant Light
2009
Doncaster Mile
1st Vision And Power 1 minute 36.6 seconds
2nd Black Piranha
3rd Whobegotyou
2008
Doncaster Mile
1st Triple Honour 1 minute 38.6 seconds
2nd Casino Prince
3rd Pinnacles
2007
Doncaster Mile
1st Haradasun 1 minute 38 seconds
2nd Mentality
3rd Divine Madonna
2006
Doncaster Mile
1st Racing To Win 1 minute 34.1 seconds
2nd Johan’s Toy
3rd Bentley Biscuit
2005
Doncaster Mile
1st Patezza 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Court’s In Session
3rd Danni Martine
2004
Doncaster Mile
1st Private Steer 1 minute 35.5 seconds
2nd Grand Armee
3rd Ambulance
2003
Doncaster Mile
1st Grand Armee 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Dash For Cash
3rd Boreale
2002
Doncaster Mile
1st Sunline 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Shogun Lodge
3rd Defier
2001
Doncaster Mile
1st Assertive Lad 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Shogun Lodge
3rd Weasel Will
2000
Doncaster Mile
1st Over 1 minute 35 seconds
2nd Sunline
3rd Zastov