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.



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 2018 Doomben Cup runs on Saturday May 19, 2018.

Doomben Cup 2018
Date: Saturday May 19, 2018
Track: Doomben Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $650,000

2018 Doomben Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2018 Doomben Cup Tips

  • 1st: #8 Life Less Ordinary
  • 2nd: #10 Tradesman
  • 3rd: #4 Tom Melbourne

Check out our exclusive Doomben Cup 2018 Tips & Odds Update now.

2018 Doomben Cup Betting

The best Doomben Cup 2018 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au are available right here as soon as markets on the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival’s second Group 1 race are now released.

2018 Doomben Cup Form Guide

Stay tuned for our full Doomben Cup 2018 Form Guide Analysis & Betting Preview.

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2018 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 2018 Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below once announced by Racing Queensland.

The 2018 Doomben Cup Final Field attracted 13 gallopers including Mick Price’s last start Hollindale Stakes winning mare Oregon’s Day. The field was cut to a dozen with the early scratching of the Godolphin-raced It’s Somewhat due to a fever.

Read more on the 2018 Doomben Cup Field featuring six for Chris Waller.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 19x0335x69 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) James Cummings Damian Browne 8 59kg 113
2 1160×31256 COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Michael Walker 13 59kg 108
3 4x45x0x928 AMBITIOUS (JPN) Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 7 59kg 110
4 26230×2582 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Corey Brown 9 59kg 104
5 x72x203x60 ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Cahill 10 59kg 107
6 x2266x4553 MAN OF HIS WORD Bruce Hill Brad Stewart 1 59kg 98
7 20x2x38x94 SATONO RASEN (JPN) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 4 59kg 102
8 53920×9311 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Opie Bosson 12 59kg 104
9 32134×2800 VIOLATE Brent Stanley Mark Du Plessis 11 59kg 92
10 x0x374x441 TRADESMAN Darren Weir John Allen 3 59kg 94
11 1x270x4005 EGG TART Chris Waller Leith Innes 6 57kg 105
12 0583×22241 OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Jim Byrne 2 57kg 106
13 x72586x655 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Matthew McGillivray 5 57kg 102

2018 Doomben Cup Nominations

The season’s early Doomben Cup 2018 nominations are set to be taken on a Tuesday in early May a couple of weeks out from Doomben Cup Day and will be provided below as soon as released.

The official 2018 Doomben Cup Nominations attracted 36 winter weight-for-age hopefuls including clear pre-post favourite Gailo Chop for Victoria’s Darren Weir, the French import last seen running second to the world’s best mare Winx in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) in Sydney.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 x72586x655 ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent
2 1x12x21x1x ALL IN VOGUE (NZ) M 5 Barry Lockwood
3 41124×3226 ALWARD (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
4 4x45x0x928 AMBITIOUS (JPN) H 6 Anthony Freedman
5 82×3131144 BEDFORD (NZ) G 4 Anthony Freedman
6 7x135x08x9 CALDERON (IRE) G 5 Tony McEvoy
7 x1160x3125 COMIN’ THROUGH G 4 Chris Waller
8 x284244246 CONSENSUS (NZ) M 6 Stephen McKee
9 x348248x22 ECUADOR (NZ) G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
10 11x270x400 EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller
11 150×112142 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir
12 4427620×87 GRANDDUKEOFTUSCANY (IRE) G 7 Matthew Williams
13 07034239×6 GREY LION (IRE) G 6 Matt Cumani
14 24131×411 HIGHER GROUND C 3 Chris Waller
15 119x0335x6 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 7 James Cummings
16 73314×2183 KARAVALI (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees
17 253920×931 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
18 5x2266x455 MAN OF HIS WORD G 5 Bruce Hill
19 x76430x020 MAURUS (GB) G 7 John P Thompson
20 125x521x84 MISS DUBOIS (NZ) M 7 Matthew Dunn
21 631×743392 NETTOYER M 4 Wendy Roche
22 3x72x203x6 ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) R 6 Chris Waller
23 10583×2224 OREGON’S DAY M 4 Mick Price
24 3x412x04x0 OUR CENTURY (IRE) G 7 Kim Waugh
25 2x73211x20 PAYROLL M 5 Richard Laming
26 7x887324x0 RAW IMPULSE (GB) H 6 Darren Weir
27 122212×043 RISING RED (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
28 111x76x211 ROMAN SON G 4 Richard Freedman
29 x20x2x38x9 SATONO RASEN (JPN) H 6 Chris Waller
30 12x41x750x SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir
31 833005×055 SO SI BON H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
32 5x610x702x SONS OF JOHN G 7 Jason Attard
33 226230×258 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
34 3x0x374x44 TRADESMAN G 6 Darren Weir
35 0x36860x26 TURNITAROUND G 7 Matthew Williams
36 832134×280 VIOLATE H 4 Brent Stanley

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

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