The Group 1 Doncaster Mile 2014 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 $2 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. Held on the same day as the ATC Australian Oaks, the Doncaster Mile Handicap is one of the highlights of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Doncaster Mile Day previously also featured The Galaxy, but that race moved to Rosehill Guineas Day in 2013.
The 2014 Doncaster Mile Handicap will be run on Saturday 19 April 2014 at Royal Randwick.
|Date:||Saturday 19 April 2014|
|Race Type:||3YO+ Handicap|
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. This race has been won by Haradasun in 2007, Racing To Win in 2006 and Grand Armee placed second in 2003. Many four year old horses have also had a great record at winning the Doncaster Handicap.
Recent Doncaster Mile Winners
|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|