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The Group 1 Doncaster Mile, a 1600m handicap, is one of the feature races on The Championships Day 1 run at Royal Randwick in early April.
2021 Doncaster Mile Results
- 1st: #10 Cascadian
- 2nd: #21e Icebath
- 3rd: #11 Dalasan
Doncaster Mile Handicap News
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The Group 1 Doncaster Mile is a 1600m handicap race for the best middle distance gallopers in the country. Held at Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the race is also known as the Doncaster Handicap and is regarded as the equivalent of the spring’s Epsom Handicap.
The Doncaster Mile offers $3 million in prize money making it one of the richest races in the autumn and is open to all horses aged three years and over. With the threat of Coronavirus shutting down Australian racing, the 2020 Doncaster Mile prizemoney was reduced to $1.5 million, with the stakes back up to $3 million for the 2021 edition.
The Doncaster Mile is now held on the opening day of The Championships at Royal Randwick on an exciting race card that also features the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m), the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) and the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).
Key lead-up races into the Doncaster Mile field include the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) run the Saturday before at Rosehill Gardens and the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) a fortnight before. Recent winners of the George Ryder Stakes – Doncaster Mile double include Winx (2016), Vision And Power (2009), Haradasun (2007) and Racing To Win (2006).
The Doncaster Mile winner is also exempt from ballot from the autumn’s richest race – the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) held the following Saturday. The Doncaster Mile – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double was recently achieved by More Joyous (2012).
In 2021 the Doncaster Mile ran on the second Saturday of April with all race meetings of the autumn in Sydney from Slipper Day onwards postponed a week due to the weather.
The 2021 Doncaster Mile ran on Saturday April 10, 2021 at Royal Randwick and was narrowly won by the Godolphin-raced Cascadian.
|Doncaster Mile 2021|
|Date:||Saturday April 10, 2021|
|Race Type:||3YO+ Handicap|
2021 Doncaster Mile Results
- 1st: #10 Cascadian
- 2nd: #21e Icebath
- 3rd: #11 Dalasan
Star hoop Jamie Kah celebrated her fifth Group 1 success with a perfectly-timed ride aboard the James Cummings-trained Cascadian in the 2021 Doncaster Mile results. Cascadian ($8) made a big late run to just nudge out the emergency runner Icebath ($21) for the win, while 30/1 outsider Dalasan ran third a half-length ahead of the beaten favourite Mugatoo in fourth.
|1||10||CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings||Ms Jamie Kah||3||53kg||$8|
|2||21e||ICEBATH (NZ)||Brad Widdup||Jay Ford||0.2L||2||50.5kg||$21|
|3||11||DALASAN||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jason Holder||1L||1||53kg||$31|
|4||1||MUGATOO (IRE)||Kris Lees||Hugh Bowman||1.5L||4||56kg||$4.20F|
|5||2||AVILIUS (GB)||James Cummings||James McDonald||3.2L||11||56kg||$10|
|6||8||ZAAKI (GB)||Annabel Neasham||Regan Bayliss||3.4L||19||53.5kg||$61|
|7||20||FORBIDDEN LOVE||Richard & Michael Freedman||Dean Yendall||3.6L||12||49.5kg||$10|
|8||16||ROCK||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||James Innes Jnr||4.1L||8||52kg||$21|
|9||17||NETTOYER||Wendy Roche||Michael Poy||4.3L||6||51kg||$31|
|10||19||MO’UNGA (NZ)||Annabel Neasham||Robbie Dolan||6.8L||18||49.5kg||$7.50|
|11||4||STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)||Chris Waller||Sam Clipperton||7.1L||9||54kg||$31|
|12||9||AEGON (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Kerrin McEvoy||7.6L||7||53kg||$15|
|13||22e||WHEELHOUSE||Chris Waller||Ms Alysha Collett||8.6L||15||49.5kg||$51|
|14||18||YAO DASH||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Michael Dee||10.7L||10||50.5kg||$15|
|15||14||BEST OF DAYS (GB)||James Cummings||Ms Rachel King||10.9L||14||52.5kg||$26|
|16||3||SAMADOUBT||Bjorn Baker||Joshua Parr||17.9L||13||56kg||$101|
|17||5||OLMEDO (FR)||Annabel Neasham||Tommy Berry||19.4L||5||54kg||$151|
|18||6||SHOUT THE BAR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||20L||17||53.5kg||$51|
|19||13||FUNSTAR||Chris Waller||Craig Williams||20.5L||16||52.5kg||$19|
|15||I AM SUPERMAN (IRE)||Peter & Paul Snowden||Andrew Adkins||0|
|12||THINK IT OVER||Kerry Parker||Glen Boss||0||0.5kg|
|7||GEM SONG||Kris Lees||Jason Collett||0||1.0kg|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Doncaster Mile Betting
The Doncaster Mile is always one of the most popular betting events on the Australian racing calendar because of the open nature of the Group 1 event.
Favourites have a fair record in the Doncaster Mile with Winx (2016), More Joyous (2011), Haradasun (2007) and Racing To Win (2006) all winning as the punters elect in the last decade.
There has also been some notable upset Doncaster Mile results including back in 1985 when Row Of Waves won as a 100/1 shot and more recently the 2020 win by $41 outsider Nettoyer.
Futures Doncaster Mile odds open months in advance of the race at online bookmakers including Ladbrokes.com.au offering punters an early chance to lock in their selections at generous all-in pricing.
2021 Doncaster Mile Odds
All-in Doncaster Mile odds 2021 provided by Ladbrokes.com.au at all-in pricing are listed below for you to back your early Doncaster Mile betting tips.
Doncaster Mile Form
The Doncaster Mile form is always tough to analyse because there are generally horses coming from a variety of different form lines to contest the Group 1 event.
The George Ryder Stakes is considered the key form race, but in recent years Doncaster Mile winners have had their final lead-up race in events like the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m), the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m).
2021 Doncaster Mile Field
The final Doncaster Mile field of acceptances is released by Racing NSW on the Tuesday before the race and features a capacity 20 starters.
The official 2021 Doncaster Mile field and barriers are due out on Tuesday April 6, 2021 and will be published in full below.
The Doncaster Mile 2021 final field features a capacity line-up full of last start champions including The All-Star Mile hero Mugatoo in barrier four and the widely-drawn Rosehill Guineas winning Mo’unga (21) with the second widest alley to overcome.
Click here to read more on the key chances in this year’s Doncaster Mile 2021 field and betting markets.
- Scratchings Update: #7 Gem Song (19) has been scratched due to lameness with first emergency Icebath (2) to gain a start in her place.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Probable Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||6x11124x51||MUGATOO (IRE)||Kris Lees||Hugh Bowman||4||56kg||114|
|2||x462605x33||AVILIUS (GB)||James Cummings||James McDonald||12||56kg||111|
|3||5x11624x86||SAMADOUBT||Bjorn Baker||Joshua Parr||14||56kg||111|
|4||22095×4169||STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)||Chris Waller||Sam Clipperton||9||54kg||108|
|5||0142x8x60x||OLMEDO (FR)||Annabel Neasham||Tommy Berry||5||54kg||107|
|6||6x06014x30||SHOUT THE BAR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||20||53.5kg||110|
|7||4x3240x415||GEM SONG||Kris Lees||Jason Collett||19||53.5kg||1.0kg||107|
|8||13x8x3647x||ZAAKI (GB)||Annabel Neasham||Regan Bayliss||22||53.5kg||106|
|9||111×116||AEGON (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Kerrin McEvoy||7||53kg||106|
|10||x440825x34||CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings||Ms Jamie Kah||3||53kg||106|
|11||x235407x07||DALASAN||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jason Holder||1||53kg||105|
|12||325103×121||THINK IT OVER||Kerry Parker||Glen Boss||18||52.5kg||0.5kg||113|
|13||2x6220x448||FUNSTAR||Chris Waller||Craig Williams||17||52.5kg||108|
|14||x300922142||BEST OF DAYS (GB)||James Cummings||Ms Rachel King||15||52.5kg||105|
|15||70x1107x41||I AM SUPERMAN (IRE)||Peter & Paul Snowden||Andrew Adkins||10||52kg||107|
|16||3x51730x34||ROCK||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||8||52kg||103|
|18||6×44214211||YAO DASH||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Michael Dee||11||50.5kg||101|
|19||1x117x321||MO’UNGA (NZ)||Annabel Neasham||Robbie Dolan||21||49.5kg||107|
|20||x133131910||FORBIDDEN LOVE||Richard & Michael Freedman||Dean Yendall||13||49.5kg||102|
|21e||42512×3354||ICEBATH (NZ)||Brad Widdup||Jay Ford||2||50.5kg||102|
Check out our dedicated Doncaster Mile Field page for more on the nominations and acceptance stages of the race.
2021 Doncaster Mile Nominations
The Doncaster Mile nominations close on a Tuesday in early February, two months out from Doncaster Mile Day. The original Doncaster Handicap nominations can feature around 200 hopefuls hoping to make the final field for the autumn Group 1 classic.
The 2021 Doncaster Mile Nominations closed at midday on Tuesday the 9th of February, 2021.
The Doncaster Mile 2021 nominations drew 151 entries led in betting by star Kiwi mare Probabeel as well as Japanese-trained Group 1 winner Salios.
2021 Doncaster Mile First Acceptances
Following the nominations the Doncaster Mile first acceptances close a month later on a Tuesday in early March. The Doncaster Handicap first acceptances narrow down the list of potential milers to take to the Randwick track over 1600m in the elite level on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’.
The Doncaster Mile 2021 first acceptances were released on Tuesday March 9, 2021 leaving 81 potential runners including Kris Lees’ outstanding $5 million The All-Star Mile champion in Melbourne Mugatoo.
Doncaster Mile History
First held in 1865 when Dundee took out the winning title. The race was officially changed to its current title of the Doncaster Mile in 2010 having previously been known as the Doncaster Handicap.
Many champion horses have won the classic over the years and notable Doncaster Mile winners include Wakeful (1901), Chatham (1934), Cuddle (1936), Tudor Hill (1959-1960), Gunsynd (1972), Emancipation (1983), Super Impose (1990-1991), Sunline (1999 & 2002), Grand Armee (2003), More Joyous (2012) and Winx (2016).
Recent Doncaster Mile Winners
See below for a full list of the Doncaster Mile and Doncaster Handicap winners going back to 2000.
|1st||Cascadian||1 minute 36.36 seconds|
|1st||Nettoyer||1 minute 37.77 seconds|
|2nd||Star Of The Seas|
|1st||Brutal||1 minute 37.65 seconds|
|1st||Happy Clapper||1 minute 33.17 seconds|
|1st||It’s Somewhat||1 minute 39.17 seconds|
|3rd||Sense Of Occasion|
|1st||Winx||1 minute 35.2 seconds|
|1st||Kermadec||1 minute 37.6 seconds|
|1st||Sacred Falls||1 minute 39.6 seconds|
|1st||Sacred Falls||1 minute 37.7 seconds|
|1st||More Joyous||1 minute 35.5 seconds|
|1st||Sacred Choice||1 minute 39.4 seconds|
|2nd||Love Conquers All|
|1st||Rangirangdoo||1 minute 34.22 seconds|
|2nd||Road To Rock|
|1st||Vision And Power||1 minute 36.6 seconds|
|1st||Triple Honour||1 minute 38.6 seconds|
|1st||Haradasun||1 minute 38 seconds|
|1st||Racing To Win||1 minute 34.1 seconds|
|1st||Patezza||1 minute 35.9 seconds|
|2nd||Court’s In Session|
|1st||Private Steer||1 minute 35.5 seconds|
|1st||Grand Armee||1 minute 36.8 seconds|
|2nd||Dash For Cash|
|1st||Sunline||1 minute 35.2 seconds|
|1st||Assertive Lad||1 minute 35.9 seconds|
|1st||Over||1 minute 35 seconds|