A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up...
2018 Doncaster Mile Results
- 1st: #3 Happy Clapper
- 2nd: #10 Comin' Through
- 3rd: #13 Arbeitsam
The Doncaster Mile field can be run with a maximum of 20 runners and the Group 1 event often attracts its capacity line-up of autumn horses.
There is generally a last minute scramble to earn a start in the Doncaster Mile field and horses that win the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) , Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m), Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m), Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m), Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m), Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m), Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) and Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1600m) earn automatic entry into the Doncaster Mile with a ballot exemption.
The Doncaster Handicap generally draws the best milers from right around Australia competing for a share in the $3 million in Doncaster Mile prize money. After running in the Doncaster Mile field horses may back-up a week later and vie for a win in the richest race of the autumn, the weight-for-age Group 1 $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).
The 2018 Doncaster Mile Field faces off on Day 1 of The Championships on Saturday April 7, 2018 .
Betting on the 2018 Doncaster Mile Field
The latest Doncaster Mile 2018 odds on the likely runners in the autumn classic will be provided below across the autumn.
2018 Doncaster Mile Field
The final 2018 Doncaster Mile field is released by Racing NSW on the Tuesday before the race and will be published below Tuesday April 3, 2018.
The official Doncaster Mile 2018 Final Field drew 16 hopefuls including Randwick Guineas winner Kementari coming off a third to Winx in the George Ryder Stakes, the Godolphin-raced three-year-old favourite in betting drawn well in barrier two.
|#||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|
2018 Doncaster Mile Nominations
The Doncaster Mile nominations close in early February, around two months before the race runs as the feature event on the opening day of The Championships race days at Royal Randwick Racecourse in April during the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Every season the Doncaster Handicap early entries can attract up to 200 handicap hopefuls before the first round of acceptances helps punters narrow down what horses will eventually take to the Randwick track in the final Doncaster Handicap field.
The 2018 Doncaster Mile Nominations are open until midday local time on February 12, 2018 and will be available in full below as soon as announced.
Official Doncaster Mile 2018 Nominations attracted 181 hopefuls including Darren Weir’s CF Orr Stakes third placegetter first-up Brave Smash and seven-year-old Happy Clapper who has run second for the past two years when runner-up to Winx in 2016 and It’s Somewhat in 2017.
2018 Doncaster Mile First Acceptances
Around four weeks after the nominations close for the $3 million Doncaster Mile the list of possible runners is cut down by the Doncaster Mile first acceptances, which are taken in early March.
The 2018 Doncaster Mile first acceptances are set to close around Tuesday March 13, 2018 and will be listed in full below.
A total of 80 horses remain in the mix after the official Doncaster Mile 2018 First Acceptances including gun Godolphin-raced three-year-old Kementari who won the Randwick Guineas last start and who is out to be the first 3yo to salute since Kermadec (2015). Dual Doncaster Mile runner-up Happy Clapper is also in the mix having won the Canterbury Stakes in the lead-up.