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.

2021 Doomben Cup Results

  • 1st: #5 Zaaki
  • 2nd: #12 Toffee Tongue
  • 3rd: #9 Brandenburg



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 $700,000 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) and Zaaki (2021) who won the latter by seven lengths.

Horses out of the Doomben Cup may progress onto the Group 2 $1.2 million The Q22 (2200m) running on Stradbroke Day from 2021 – a race previously  known as the Group 2 PJ O’Shea Stakes / Eagle Farm Cup with Kenedna (2019) the last to do the double.

There was no 2020 Doomben Cup due to COVID-19.

The 2021 Doomben Cup ran on Saturday May 22, 2021 and was won by a record-breaking seven lengths by the favourite Zaaki. 

Doomben Cup 2021
Date: Saturday May 22, 2021
Track: Doomben Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $700,000

2021 Doomben Cup Results

  • 1st: #5 Zaaki
  • 2nd: #12 Toffee Tongue
  • 3rd: #9 Brandenburg

The Annabel Neasham-trained import Zaaki ($2.25F) ran the ideal $1.2 million The Q22 lead-up with the heavily-backed favourite dominating the Doomben Cup 2021 results by a runaway seven lengths.

Click here to read more on the impressive Doomben Cup 2021 winner Zaaki.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 9 59kg $2.25F
2 12 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 7L 3 57kg $18
3 9 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Regan Bayliss 9.25L 10 59kg $31
4 11 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Ron Stewart 9.65L 5 57kg $51
5 10 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 11.9L 8 57kg $18
6 4 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 12L 7 59kg $18
7 6 HUMIDOR (NZ) Chris Waller Damian Lane 12.5L 4 59kg $26
8 7 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller Jim Byrne 13.25L 6 59kg $11
9 1 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 17.5L 2 59kg $4.80
10 2 MUGATOO (IRE) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 49.5L 1 59kg $6.50
8 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 0
3 FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Jye McNeil 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Doomben Cup Betting

The best Doomben Cup 2021 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 released, including early access to the top all-in markets weeks before Doomben Cup Day.

Zaaki ($2.25 in 2021) was the last favourite in Doomben Cup betting to salute for the punters and the first since the mare Streama (2014).

2021 Doomben Cup Form Guide

Stay tuned for our full Doomben Cup 2021 Form Guide Analysis & Betting Preview.

2021 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 2021 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 2021 Doomben Cup final field features a quality line-up of gallopers led in betting by Annabel Neasham’s Hollindale Stakes winner Zaaki and also featuring the swansong race appearance by the great Humidor.

Scratchings Update: The Doomben Cup field is down to 10 after the scratchings of Fifty Stars (10) and Southern France (12)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2x16x79415 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 2 59kg 118
2 11124×5146 MUGATOO (IRE) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 1 59kg 114
3 352×720872 FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Jye McNeil 10 59kg 111
4 62605×3354 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 7 59kg 111
5 8x3647x621 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 9 59kg 110
6 x1230x40x5 HUMIDOR (NZ) Chris Waller Damian Lane 4 59kg 109
7 2527×12013 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller Jim Byrne 6 59kg 107
8 301x79x778 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 12 59kg 106
9 x03876x001 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Regan Bayliss 11 59kg 103
10 0113×19160 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 8 57kg 116
11 2900×87910 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Ron Stewart 5 57kg 110
12 8203×68146 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 3 57kg 108

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Doomben Cup Nominations

The season’s early Doomben Cup 2021 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 2021 Doomben Cup nominations are now out featuring 42 horses led in early betting by the spring’s Cox Plate hero Sir Dragonet and Kris Lees’ $5 million All-Star Mile champion Mugatoo.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3387×40248 ALIFEROUS M 5 Kris Lees
2 12x163x5x6 ARAPAHO (FR) H 4 Bjorn Baker
3 x1925308x8 ATTENTION RUN (GER) M 6 Kris Lees
4 462605×335 AVILIUS (GB) G 7 James Cummings
5 7x03876x00 BRANDENBURG (NZ) G 4 John Sargent
6 8x66221x76 CELLARMAID M 4 Kelly Schweida
7 16116642×4 CREEDENCE G 6 Matt Cumani
8 5119×24127 ENTENTE G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
9 8352×72087 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 6 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
10 15145xL140 FLASH AAH G 5 Mitchell Fry
11 0237413113 HANG MAN (IRE) G 7 Michael Moroney
12 70x173x31x HOMESMAN (USA) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman
13 5x1230x40x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller
14 2400×65470 HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
15 x7612x3657 KHOEKHOE C 3 Matt Cumani
16 1181x6143x KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
17 811x188x77 LORD BELVEDERE (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
18 688×866316 MAHAMEDEIS G 6 Nick Ryan
19 60113×1916 MELODY BELLE (NZ) M 6 Jamie Richards
20 74108×9308 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
21 0x51068x82 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 9 Chris Waller
22 7469340617 MR MARATHON MAN (GB) G 7 Richard Litt
23 11124×5146 MUGATOO (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees
24 02900×8791 NETTOYER M 7 Wendy Roche
25 453221114x PARADEE M 4 Danny O’Brien
26 3112252×83 PARRY SOUND G 5 Bjorn Baker
27 1455×77831 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman
28 9379729442 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) G 5 Barry Lockwood
29 24549×3514 POLLY GREY (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller
30 x524x04312 SEAT OF POWER (IRE) G 6 Gary Duncan
31 92527×1201 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
32 2x16x79415 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
33 301x79x778 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
34 1x2211x250 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) G 6 Mark Newnham
35 x14000x405 THE CANDY MAN G 7 Barry Baldwin
36 645995163x TIPTRONIC (NZ) G 7 Graham Richardson
37 58203×6814 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
38 2112x145x3 TWO ILLICIT (NZ) M 4 Roger James & Robert Wellwood
39 1x90399x17 VANNA GIRL M 4 Toby & Trent Edmonds
40 33x7600x05 WARNING G 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman
41 19x17x780x YOUNG RASCAL (FR) G 6 Archie Alexander
42 x8x3647x62 ZAAKI (GB) G 6 Annabel Neasham
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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.

In 2021 the favourite Zaaki won the Doomben Cup by a record seven lengths.

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
2021
Doomben Cup
1st Zaaki 2 minutes 01.06 seconds
2nd Toffee Tongue
3rd Brandenburg
2020
Doomben Cup
Race Not Held Due To COVID-19
1st
2nd
3rd
2019
Doomben Cup
1st Kenedna 2 minutes 02.18 seconds
2nd Life Less Ordinary
3rd Sixties Groove
2018
Doomben Cup
1st Comin’ Through  2 minutes 01.43 seconds
2nd Egg Tart
3rd Ambitious
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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