Doomben Cup

The Doomben Cup is the second Group 1 race of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival run over 2000m under weight-for-age conditions in May.

2017 Doomben Cup Results

  • 1st: #3 Sense Of Occasion
  • 2nd: #5 Star Exhibit
  • 3rd: #13 Rudy

Doomben Cup News

Kathy’s favourite Single Gaze wins P J O’Shea Stakes

Kathy’s favourite Single Gaze wins P J O’Shea Stakes

Kathy O’Hara’s all-time favourite horse Single Gaze has been able to add another feature race win to her record by taking out the Group 2 $200,000 Pages Event Equipment Hire P J O’Shea Stakes (2200m) at Doomben today. Single Gaze was coming off a last start sixth to Sense Of Occasion in the Group 1…

The 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 ran on Saturday May 20 , 2017.

Doomben Cup 2017
Date: Saturday May 20 , 2017
Track: Doomben Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $650,000

2017 Doomben Cup Results

  • 1st: #3 Sense Of Occasion
  • 2nd: #5 Star Exhibit
  • 3rd: #13 Rudy

Check out the full Doomben Cup 2017 Results & Finishing Order, the race won by the Kris Lees-trained Sense Of Occasion who overcame the far outside barrier (15 of 15) to defeat the Darren Weir-trained Star Exhibit, while the Races.com.au team’s value Place bet Rudy added value to the Doomben Cup trifecta running a close third.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 SENSE OF OCCASION Kris Lees Corey Brown 15 59kg $9
2 5 STAR EXHIBIT Darren Weir Blake Shinn 1.3L 3 59kg $8.50
3 13 RUDY Helen Page Tim Clark 1.5L 2 59kg $31
4 16 AMELIE’S STAR Darren Weir John Allen 1.7L 9 57kg $10
5 6 MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2L 13 59kg $20
6 14 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 3.5L 12 57kg $9.50
7 9 MAURUS (GB) John P Thompson Damian Browne 4.3L 14 59kg $15
8 7 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 6.8L 11 59kg $41
9 1 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) Darren Beadman James Doyle 7.1L 5 59kg $4.20F
10 17e SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Opie Bosson 9.9L 6 59kg $51
11 11 EMPHASIS Richie Stephenson Ronnie Stewart 10L 8 59kg $151
12 15 JESSY BELLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Bobby El-Issa 12.5L 4 57kg $41
13 10 ASTRONOMOS (GB) John P Thompson Blake Spriggs 13.3L 10 59kg $31
14 12 ARTICUS (FR) Darren Weir Brenton Avdulla 13.6L 7 59kg $5
15 18e AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman Jeff Lloyd 25.6L 1 59kg $151
4 VANBRUGH Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 0
8 BENZINI Adrian & Harry Bull Kelly McCulloch 0
2 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 0

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 Form Guide

Read our full Doomben Cup 2017 Form Guide Analysis & Betting Preview.

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.

The 2017 Doomben Cup Final Field is now out with a capacity line-up led by the Doncaster Mile – AD Hollindale Stakes winner It’s Somewhat in the mix. Trainer Darren Weir also saddles-up three weight-for-age hopefuls including French import Articus and fellow last start winners Star Exhibit and Amelie’s Star.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 3x4313x111 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) Darren Beadman James Doyle 6 59kg 115
2 x4540x60x4 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 17 59kg 115
3 454x12x336 SENSE OF OCCASION Kris Lees Corey Brown 18 59kg 109
4 x549169x64 VANBRUGH Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 12 59kg 105
5 x4241211x1 STAR EXHIBIT Darren Weir Blake Shinn 4 59kg 102
6 1162×15649 MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 15 59kg 107
7 90×1211717 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 13 59kg 105
8 14x6256x23 BENZINI Adrian & Harry Bull Kelly McCulloch 3 59kg 103
9 5159028×33 MAURUS (GB) John P Thompson Damian Browne 16 59kg 104
10 x277x41244 ASTRONOMOS (GB) John P Thompson Blake Spriggs 11 59kg 100
11 18313×7092 EMPHASIS Richie Stephenson Ronnie Stewart 9 59kg 88
12 31215x0x01 ARTICUS (FR) Darren Weir Brenton Avdulla 8 59kg 106
13 x5474x3435 RUDY Helen Page Tim Clark 2 59kg 102
14 211Fx70312 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 14 57kg 109
15 46741×0903 JESSY BELLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Bobby El-Issa 5 57kg 99
16 421111×421 AMELIE’S STAR Darren Weir John Allen 10 57kg 102
17e 211x480x35 SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Opie Bosson 7 59kg 98
18e 740x0080x5 AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman TBA 1 59kg 96

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.

The 2017 Doomben Cup Nominations have now closed with Racing Queensland receiving 35 early entries for the weight-for-age staying showdown of the winter including a host of runners that will have a lead-up run in the AD Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 314181458x ADDICTIVE HABIT (NZ) G 7 Lee Somervell
2 x421111x42 AMELIE’S STAR M 5 Darren Weir
3 x31215x0x0 ARTICUS (FR) H 5 Darren Weir
4 7x277x4124 ASTRONOMOS (GB) G 6 John P Thompson
5 740x0080x5 AUVRAY (FR) G 6 Richard Freedman
6 x540417x12 COL ’N’ LIL M 5 Ben Currie
7 213x311x CONSOMMATEUR (NZ) M 4 Michael Kent
8 290×121171 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) G 4 Desleigh Forster
9 118313×709 EMPHASIS G 4 Richie Stephenson
10 0x6333x676 HAPPY HANNAH M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
11 0x9128x506 HAZZABEEL (NZ) G 6 Ciaron Maher
12 53x4313x11 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 6 John O’Shea
13 046741×090 JESSY BELLE M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
14 2221841×12 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
15 1x4444813x MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) H 5 Darren Weir
16 15159028×3 MAURUS (GB) G 6 John P Thompson
17 51162×1564 MCCREERY (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
18 4x82876x2x MIME (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
19 0x35112411 MORENDI G 4 Darren Graham
20 x7111x6275 NEW TIPPERARY G 4 Joseph Pride
21 30x91130x5 PEMBERLEY (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher
22 849x080x70 PORNICHET (FR) H 6 Ciaron Maher
23 0x4540x60x PREFERMENT (NZ) H 5 Chris Waller
24 0x5474x343 RUDY G 6 Helen Page
25 1454x12x33 SENSE OF OCCASION G 6 Kris Lees
26 145x227x09 SINGING (FR) H 7 Kris Lees
27 2211Fx7031 SINGLE GAZE M 4 Nick Olive
28 05x610x702 SONS OF JOHN G 6 Jason Attard
29 3113x3x1x SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) G 5 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
30 x4241211x1 STAR EXHIBIT G 5 Darren Weir
31 782×163303 TESTASHADOW G 5 Gary Portelli
32 x421132x33 THE CHAIRMAN G 5 Mick Price
33 142×21831 TOP OF MY LIST M 4 Anthony & Edward Cummings
34 x549169x64 VANBRUGH H 4 Chris Waller
35 x18601121x VENTURA STORM (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

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

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Doomben Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Doomben Cup
1st Sense Of Occasion 2 minutes 06.63 seconds
2nd Star Exhibit
3rd Rudy
2016
Doomben Cup
1st Our Ivanhowe 2 minutes 04.41 seconds
2nd Hauraki
3rd It’s Somewhat
2015
Doomben Cup
1st Pornichet 2 minutes 02.52 seconds
2nd Weary
3rd I’m Imposing
2014
Doomben Cup
1st Streama 2 minutes 01.72 seconds
2nd Leebaz
3rd Junoob
2013
Doomben Cup
1st Beaten Up 2 minute 04.34 seconds
2nd Foreteller
3rd Secret Admirer
2012
Doomben Cup
1st Mawingo 2 minute 02.0 seconds
2nd Lights of Heaven
3rd Manighar
2011
Doomben Cup
1st Scenic Shot 2 minute 03.7 seconds
2nd My Kingdom Of Fife
3rd Glass Harmonium
2010
Doomben Cup
1st Metal Bender 2 minutes 2.65 seconds
2nd Gold Water
3rd Triple Honour
2009
Doomben Cup
1st Scenic Shot 2 minutes 2.8 seconds
2nd Racing To Win
3rd Sir Slick
2008
Doomben Cup
1st Sarrera 2 minutes 3.3 seconds
2nd Rampant Lion
3rd Like It Is
2007
Doomben Cup
1st Cinque Cento 2 minutes 1.8 seconds
2nd Gaze
3rd Pentathon
2006
Doomben Cup
1st Above Deck 2 minutes 13.8 seconds
2nd Octapussy
3rd Roman Arch
2005
Doomben Cup
1st Perlin 2 minutes 15 seconds
2nd Platinum Scissors
3rd Natural Blitz
2004
Doomben Cup
1st Defier 2 minutes 11.6 seconds
2nd Pentastic
3rd Upsetthym
2003
Doomben Cup
1st Bush Padre 2 minutes 13 seconds
2nd Freemason
3rd Maguire
2002
Doomben Cup
1st Mr Bureaucrat 2 minutes 14 seconds
2nd Galroof
3rd Freemason
2001
Doomben Cup
1st King Keitel 2 minutes 1.9 seconds
2nd Shogun Lodge
3rd Kasakh Belle
2000
Doomben Cup
1st Akhenaton 2 minutes 4.7 seconds
2nd Integrate
3rd Cruzeiro