Doncaster Mile Field

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.

Read more on the 2018 Doncaster Mile Field & Barrier Draw.

# 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.

View the full 2018 Doncaster Mile Nominations this autumn by following the link. 

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.

View the 2018 Doncaster Mile First Acceptances Featuring Happy Clapper & Kementari.

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