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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|
|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|
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.