The 2017 Doomben Cup is a 2000m middle-distance race held during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival at Doomben Racecourse. The second Group 1 race held in Queensland for the carnival, the Doomben Cup is a weight-for-age race for horses aged three years and older.
Offering $650,000 in prize money, the Group 1 Doomben Cup attracts a class field of local and interstate weight-for-age hopefuls. The best lead up race to the Doomben Cup is the Group 2 A.D. Hollindale Stakes (1800m) held two weeks earlier at the Gold Coast. The AD Hollindale Stakes / Doomben Cup double has been won by a number of horses over the years including most recently Streama (2014).
The 2017 Doomben Cup will be run on Saturday May 20 , 2017.
|Doomben Cup 2017|
|Date:||Saturday May 20 , 2017|
|Race Type:||3YO+ Weight-For-Age|
2017 Doomben Cup Betting
The best Doomben Cup 2017 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available right here as soon as markets on the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival’s second Group 1 race are released.
2017 Doomben Cup Field
The Doomben Cup field attracts a class field of weight-for-age winter racing hopefuls each season, many coming off the AD Hollindale Stakes run at the Gold Coast earlier in the month. A number of gallopers in the Doomben Cup field are coming off a run during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and races like the Doncaster Mile and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick during The Championships have provided a number of Doomben Cup winners in recent years.
The official Doomben Cup 2017 Field & Barriers are set for release on Wednesday May 17, 2017 and will be available below as soon as announced by Racing Queensland.
2017 Doomben Cup Nominations
The season’s early Doomben Cup 2017 nominations are set to be taken on Wednesday May 3, 2017 a couple of weeks out from Doomben Cup Day and will be provided below as soon as released.
Doomben Cup History
First won by Pentheus in 1933, the Doomben Cup’s greatest horse has been Rough Habit with three consecutive wins from 1991 to 1993.
Between 1933 and 1937, the Doomben Cup race distance was 10 furlongs (approx 2000m) however this was changed to 11 furlongs (2200m) between 1938 and 1972. In 1989 it was temporarily increased to 2160m.
Notable Doomben Cup winners including Might And Power (1998), the mare Streama (2014) and Our Ivanhowe (2016).
Recent Doomben Cup Winners
|1st||Our Ivanhowe||2 minutes 04.41 seconds|
|1st||Pornichet||2 minutes 02.52 seconds|
|1st||Streama||2 minutes 01.72 seconds|
|1st||Beaten Up||2 minute 04.34 seconds|
|1st||Mawingo||2 minute 02.0 seconds|
|2nd||Lights of Heaven|
|1st||Scenic Shot||2 minute 03.7 seconds|
|2nd||My Kingdom Of Fife|
|1st||Metal Bender||2 minutes 2.65 seconds|
|1st||Scenic Shot||2 minutes 2.8 seconds|
|2nd||Racing To Win|
|1st||Sarrera||2 minutes 3.3 seconds|
|3rd||Like It Is|
|1st||Cinque Cento||2 minutes 1.8 seconds|
|1st||Above Deck||2 minutes 13.8 seconds|
|1st||Perlin||2 minutes 15 seconds|
|1st||Defier||2 minutes 11.6 seconds|
|1st||Bush Padre||2 minutes 13 seconds|
|1st||Mr Bureaucrat||2 minutes 14 seconds|
|1st||King Keitel||2 minutes 1.9 seconds|
|1st||Akhenaton||2 minutes 4.7 seconds|