Doncaster Mile Field

2022 Doncaster Mile Results

  • 1st: #19 Mr Brightside ($20)
  • 2nd: #2 I’m Thunderstruck
  • 3rd: #10 Icebath

Ben & JD Hayes celebrated their first Group 1 win as a partnership, the Lindsay Park brothers scoring an upset 2022 Doncaster Mile result with their talented Victorian visitor Mr Brightside ($20) who outmuscled I’m Thunderstruck ($6) to claim the classic.

Click here to read more on the upset win by Mr Brightside in the 2022 Doncaster Mile.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 19 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 21 50kg (cd 50.5kg) $20
2 2 I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 0.58L 8 55.5kg $6
3 10 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Fred Kersley 0.99L 9 51.5kg (cd 52kg) $21
4 16 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Jamie Kah 1.61L 14 50kg $3.20F
5 4 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Chad Schofield 2.69L 5 53.5kg $61
6 21e BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) Michael Moroney Teodore Nugent (a) 2.93L 15 50kg $17
7 7 ELLSBERG Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Tim Clark 3.23L 6 52kg 1.0kg $16
8 5 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 3.8L 23 53kg 2.0kg $21
9 1 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings James McDonald 3.94L 18 56kg $26
10 6 LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 4.74L 4 53kg $26
11 22e KING MAGNUS Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Brock Ryan 4.77L 12 50kg $151
12 15 BRUTALITY Joseph Pride Jay Ford 4.82L 17 50.5kg $41
13 17 JUST FOLK Josh Julius Dean Holland 6.25L 10 50kg $26
14 8 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Danny O’Brien William Pike 6.44L 19 51.5kg $20
15 13 NUMERIAN (IRE) Annabel Neasham Robbie Dolan 7.09L 2 51kg $61
16 18 KIKU Chris Waller Ms Linda Meech 7.38L 20 50kg $61
17 11 SKY LAB Paul Perry Ms Kathy O’Hara 7.57L 1 51.5kg $101
18 20 CONVERGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 9.76L 3 49.5kg $8.50
19 3 PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 14.61L 22 54kg $21
20 12 KISSONALLFORCHEEKS Daniel Morton Ms Alysha Collett 20.05L 7 51kg 1.0kg $31
23e IRONCLAD (GB) Will Clarken Ms Linda Meech 0
24e OUR PLAYBOY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 0
14 HILAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brock Ryan 0
9 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 


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 2022 Doncaster Mile Field faces off on Day 1 of The Championships on Saturday April 2, 2022. 

Betting on the 2022 Doncaster Mile Field

The latest Doncaster Mile 2022 odds on the likely runners in the autumn classic will be provided below across the autumn.

2022 Doncaster Mile Field

The final 2022 Doncaster Mile field is released by Racing NSW on the Tuesday before the race and will be published below Tuesday March 29, 2022.

The 2022 Doncaster Mile final field has attracted a capacity line-up of hopefuls including Canterbury Stakes – George Ryder Stakes double winning mare Forbidden Love, $5 million The All-Star Mile runner-up I’m Thunderstruck and recent Randwick Guineas champ Converge getting in on just 49.5kg.

2022 Doncaster Mile Scratchings: 

  • #9 Hungry Heart (11)
  • #14 Hilal (16)
  • #23e Ironclad (24)
  • #24e Our Playboy (13)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 45432×3155 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings James McDonald 18 56kg 112
2 311311×552 I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 8 55.5kg 112
3 x174185x35 PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 22 54kg 108
4 3x08360x66 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Chad Schofield 5 53.5kg 105
5 5×11112221 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 23 53kg 2.0kg 110
6 4518x5x573 LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 4 53kg 107
7 2x12712x12 ELLSBERG Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Tim Clark 6 52kg 1.0kg 107
8 1112x5x616 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Danny O’Brien William Pike 19 51.5kg 110
9 11x84837x4 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller TBC 11 51.5kg 107
10 354912×649 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Fred Kersley 9 51.5kg 107
11 x92029x145 SKY LAB Paul Perry Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 51.5kg 102
12 x216133x21 KISSONALLFORCHEEKS Daniel Morton Ms Alysha Collett 7 51kg 1.0kg 106
13 24x558x7x6 NUMERIAN (IRE) Annabel Neasham Robbie Dolan 2 51kg 102
14 53011×5237 HILAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brock Ryan 16 50.5kg 102
15 x03431x245 BRUTALITY Joseph Pride Jay Ford 17 50.5kg 100
16 47830×2111 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Jamie Kah 14 50kg 115
17 232516×871 JUST FOLK Josh Julius Dean Holland 10 50kg 105
18 x638x23532 KIKU Chris Waller Ms Linda Meech 20 50kg 104
19 111114×344 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 21 50kg 102
20 321x8x3312 CONVERGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 3 49.5kg 108
21e 211×011154 BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) Michael Moroney Teodore Nugent (a) 15 50kg 100
22e 224251×760 KING MAGNUS Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock TBC 12 50kg 100
23e 1111x900x1 IRONCLAD (GB) Will Clarken Ms Linda Meech 24 50kg 100
24e 51x7125x42 OUR PLAYBOY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) TBC 13 50kg 98

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 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 2022 Doncaster Mile first acceptances close on Tuesday March 8, 2022.

2022 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 2022 Doncaster Mile nominations close at midday on Tuesday the 8th of February, 2022. 
The Doncaster Mile 2022 nominations attracted 139 hopefuls including Caulfield Guineas winner Anamoe, $2 million The Invitation winning mare Icebath and the defending champion Cascadian.

Click here to view the full 2022 Doncaster Mile nominations.

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