Doncaster Mile Field


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. The prizemoney for the 2020 Doncaster Mile was cut to $1.5 million to ensure racing could continue for longer with the COVID-19 pandemic, with stakes reinstated at $3 million in 2021.

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 2021 Doncaster Mile Field faces off on Day 1 of The Championships on Saturday April 10, 2021. 

Betting on the 2021 Doncaster Mile Field

The latest Doncaster Mile 2021 odds on the likely runners in the autumn classic will be provided below across the autumn.

2021 Doncaster Mile Field

The final 2021 Doncaster Mile field is released by Racing NSW on the Tuesday before the race and will be published below Tuesday April 6, 2021.

The Doncaster Mile 2021 final field is now out featuring the likes of All-Star Mile hero Mugatoo (4), the Rosehill Guineas winning three-year-old Mo’unga (21) out wide and upset George Ryder Stakes winner Think It Over (18).

Click here to read more on the top horses in this autumn’s 2021 Doncaster Mile 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
17 x002900x87 NETTOYER Wendy Roche 6 51kg 104
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
22e 222×1445 WHEELHOUSE Chris Waller 16 49.5kg 88
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 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 2021 Doncaster Mile first acceptances closed on Tuesday March 9, 2021 and left 81 potential runners including Chris Waller’s Caulfield Cup winning mare Verry Elleegant and the all-in favourite Mugatoo who took out the $5 million The All-Star Mile at The Valley.

2021 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 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.

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