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. The 2022 Doomben Cup was been moved to Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday May 28, 2022 and will ran over 2100m.

2022 Doomben Cup Results

  • 1st: #6 Huetor
  • 2nd: #7 Maximal
  • 3rd: #1 Zaaki



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.

*Note: The Doomben Cup 2022 was moved from Saturday May 21 to Saturday May 28, 2022 due to heavy rainfall in Brisbane and now takes place at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Queensland Derby Day over an increased distance of 2100m. 

Offering $1 million 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.

Zaaki returned as the $1.24 favourite in the 2022 Doomben Cup, but only managed to run third in a shock defeat behind Huetor.

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) and star import Zaaki (2021) the latest horses to do the double.

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

Zaaki further franked the Doomben Cup form from 2021 going on to win not only that year’s The Q22 but also a host of races over the spring including the Group 1 Underwood Stakes – Mackinnon Stakes double in Melbourne. He also returned in the autumn of 2022 and claimed the $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m).

The 2022 Doomben Cup ran on Saturday May 28, 2022 over 2100m at Eagle Farm Racecourse after being moved from May 21, 2022 due to heavy rainfall in Brisbane, and was won in a shock upset by Huetor ($16) with the beaten odds-on favourite Zaaki finishing third.  

Doomben Cup 2022
Date: Saturday May 28, 2022
Track: Doomben Racecourse (Eagle Farm in 2022)
Distance: 2000m (2100m in 2022)
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000

2022 Doomben Cup Results

  • 1st: #6 Huetor ($16)
  • 2nd: #7 Maximal
  • 3rd: #1 Zaaki

Peter & Paul Snowden’s progressive French-bred import Huetor ($16) was very good late, running down the inside to go past and defeat the beaten odds-on favourite Zaaki ($1.24) who weakened to finish third in a shock 2022 Doomben Cup result at Eagle Farm.

Click here to read more on the big win by The Q22-bound Huetor in the Doomben Cup 2022.

2022 Doomben Cup Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 HUETOR (FR) Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2 59kg $16
2 7 MAXIMAL (GB) John O’Shea Nash Rawiller 0.4L 6 59kg $31
3 1 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 1.65L 10 59kg $1.24F
4 5 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) Chris Waller William Pike 1.75L 9 59kg $41
5 2 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Andrew Forsman Opie Bosson 1.85L 3 59kg $26
6 8 ESTI FENY (HUN) Matthew Smith Ryan Maloney 2.85L 8 59kg $81
7 4 YONKERS (USA) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3.15L 1 59kg $26
8 9 POLLY GREY (NZ) Chris Waller Tim Clark 3.35L 7 57kg $17
9 10 COVENTINA BAY (NZ) Robbie Patterson Ms Samantha Collett 3.55L 4 57kg $26
10 3 KUKERACHA (NZ) Chris Waller James Orman 4.3L 5 59kg $21

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Doomben Cup Betting

The best Doomben Cup 2022 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). Zaaki returned in 2022 as the $1.24 Doomben Cup favourite but ran a disappointing third as Huetor won in an upset at Doomben Cup odds of $16.

2022 Doomben Cup Form Guide

Stay tuned for our full Doomben Cup 2022 Form Guide Analysis & Betting Preview.

2022 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.

Zaaki (2021) was the last horse to complete the AD Hollindale Stakes – Doomben Cup double. After winning the 2022 Hollindale, Zaaki finished third in that year’s Doomben Cup results as Huetor improved on lead-up fourth in the same Gold Coast event to win the Group 1 in Brisbane in a boil-over.

The official Doomben Cup 2022 Field & Barriers are set for release on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below once announced by Racing Queensland.

Last year’s seven-length champion Zaaki will face just nine rivals defending his title as the hot favourite in the rescheduled 2022 Doomben Cup field at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the rescheduled 2022 Doomben Cup field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x1131x2121 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 10 59kg 119
2 4205×13330 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Andrew Forsman Opie Bosson 3 59kg 110
3 x28057x613 KUKERACHA (NZ) Chris Waller James Orman 5 59kg 105
4 1682×52661 YONKERS (USA) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1 59kg 105
5 15510×4382 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) Chris Waller William Pike 9 59kg 104
6 019x111x34 HUETOR (FR) Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2 59kg 96
7 2242x6x00x MAXIMAL (GB) John O’Shea Nash Rawiller 6 59kg 95
8 1x42x7x956 ESTI FENY (HUN) Matthew Smith Ryan Maloney 8 59kg 92
9 x013x20212 POLLY GREY (NZ) Chris Waller Tim Clark 7 57kg 110
10 09×1221125 COVENTINA BAY (NZ) Robbie Patterson Ms Samantha Collett 4 57kg 108

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Doomben Cup Nominations

The season’s early Doomben Cup 2022 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 2022 Doomben Cup nominations close on Tuesday May 3, 2022 at 11:00am (AEST).

The Doomben Cup 2022 nominations drew 21 weight-for-age winter hopefuls dominated by the defending champion Zaaki.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 105x41261x ALNASEEM (GB) M 6 Michael Freedman
2 1x121x13x1 AYRTON (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
3 264110x4x8 BERDIBEK (FR) G 8 John O’Shea
4 11x42x7x95 ESTI FENY (HUN) G 7 Matthew Smith
5 515510×438 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
6 215×804223 HAIL MANHATTAN G 5 Peter & Will Hulbert
7 x8301173x2 HOPEFUL (FR) G 5 Annabel Neasham
8 0019x111x3 HUETOR (FR) G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
9 x84837x4x0 HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller
10 1x599x0480 KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller
11 1x28057x61 KUKERACHA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
12 0x1641123x LA DRAGONTEA (GB) M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman
13 2242x6x00x MAXIMAL (GB) H 4 John O’Shea
14 x558x7x602 NUMERIAN (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham
15 5x013x2021 POLLY GREY (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller
16 4205×13330 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 6 Andrew Forsman
17 355417x9x1 TOKORANGI (NZ) M 4 Michael Moroney
18 1x30x16x31 UNCLE BRYN (GB) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
19 516x00119x WARNING G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman
20 x1682x5266 YONKERS (USA) G 6 Chris Waller
21 1x1131x212 ZAAKI (GB) G 7 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 before returning to finish a disappointing third as the beaten $1.24 favourite in 2022.

Notable Doomben Cup winners including Might And Power (1998), the mare Streama (2014) and Our Ivanhowe (2016).

In 2022 the Doomben Cup was moved to Eagle Farm Racecourse a week after to run over 2100m on Queensland Derby Day due to heavy rainfall and unsafe racing conditions at Doomben.

Recent Doomben Cup Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Doomben Cup

(Held at Eagle Farm Racecourse)

1st Huetor 2 minutes 09.79 seconds (Run over 2100m)
2nd Maximal
3rd Zaaki
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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