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.

2019 Doomben Cup Results

  • 1st: #12 Kenedna
  • 2nd: #2 Life Less Ordinary
  • 3rd: #17e Sixties Groove



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).

The 2019 Doomben Cup ran on Saturday May 18, 2019 and was won by Queen Of The Turf Stakes winning mare Kenedna. 

Doomben Cup 2019
Date: Saturday May 18, 2019
Track: Doomben Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $700,000

2019 Doomben Cup Results

  • 1st: #12 Kenedna ($10)
  • 2nd: #2 Life Less Ordinary ($7.50)
  • 3rd: #17e Sixties Groove ($21)

The Doomben Cup 2019 Results saw class Victorian mare Kenedna return to Group 1 winning form with a three-quarter length win over the Chris Waller-trained Life Less Ordinary. First emergency Sixties Groove added even more value to the Doomben Cup Trifecta in 2019 finishing third as a $21 shot.

Read the full Doomben Cup Results for 2019 now.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 12 KENEDNA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 8 57kg $10
2 2 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 0.75L 9 59kg $7.50
3 17e SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) Kris Lees Larry Cassidy 0.95L 6 59kg $21
4 16 GEM SONG Kris Lees Blake Shinn 1.45L 7 56.5kg $5EF
5 15 LUVALUVA (NZ) John Sargent Glen Boss 1.95L 16 57kg $41
6 11 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 2.15L 1 57kg $5EF
7 8 TALLY James Cummings Tim Clark 2.35L 14 59kg $51
8 6 ARCHEDEMUS Gwenda Markwell Corey Brown 2.55L 15 59kg $7.50
9 13 YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2.75L 10 57kg $8
10 4 RED ALTO Brent Stanley Luke Nolen 3.25L 4 59kg $151
11 10 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) Matthew Smith Michael Walker 3.65L 11 59kg $17
12 3 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Jeff Lloyd 3.85L 2 59kg $17
13 1 BIG DUKE (IRE) Kris Lees Sam Clipperton 3.95L 5 59kg $26
14 14 SAVVY COUP (NZ) Chris Waller Mark Du Plessis 7.95L 12 57kg $61
15 5 ON THE ROCKS (NZ) Michael Moroney Jake Bayliss 16.95L 3 59kg $31
16 7 PRIORITISE Steve Tregea Michael Murphy (a) 24.95L 13 59kg $201
18e ORDER AGAIN (NZ) Brian Smith 0
9 HALLELUJAH BOY (JPN) Kris Lees Matthew McGillivray 0

2019 Doomben Cup Betting

The best Doomben Cup 2019 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.

2019 Doomben Cup Form Guide

Stay tuned for our full Doomben Cup 2019 Form Guide Analysis & Betting Preview.

2019 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 2019 Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below once announced by Racing Queensland.

2019 Doomben Cup Nominations

The season’s early Doomben Cup 2019 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.

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.

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
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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