Looking for this year’s Doncaster Mile betting tips, form guide and race field? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know on the race.

Doncaster Mile Winners - Winx (2016) | Photo: Steve Hart | Neds.com.au

The Doncaster Mile is one of the premier Australian mile races, held at Royal Randwick Racecourse over 1600m on a Saturday in early April as part of Sydney’s lucrative ‘The Championships’ races.

A time-honoured handicap event, the race was formerly known as the Doncaster Handicap and has been run and won since 1866.

Many turf greats have won the Doncaster Mile including in recent history Super Impose (1990, 1991) who also won the Epsom Handicap in the spring twice, Sunline (1999, 2002), and the brilliant mare Winx (2016).

Popular cult horse Happy Clapper (2018) holds the current Doncaster Mile race record for his win in 1:33.17 and the legendary TJ Smith holds the trainers record having prepared seven champions.

The Doncaster Mile winner is exempt from ballot for the $5 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) the following weekend.

Mr Brightside coming off a lead-up win in the The All-Star Mile became the latest dual Doncaster Mile winner when successfully defending his title in 2023.

Doncaster Mile 2024 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, April 6, 2024
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Handicap
  • Qualification: Three year olds and above
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $4,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1866
  • 2024 Doncaster Mile Winner: Celestial Legend

Doncaster Mile 2024 RESULTS

The official 2024 Doncaster Mile results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday April 6, 2024. 

  1. #19 Celestial Legend
  2. #3 Pericles
  3. #4 Militarize

The 2024 Doncaster Mile winner was the Les Bridge-trained last start Randwick Guineas winning Dundeel colt Celestial Legend ($6.50) who relished the 49kg lightweight to come from nowhere and post a narrow late triumph.

Doncaster Mile Betting 2024

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Doncaster Mile, and we have included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Doncaster Mile
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Doncaster Mile. 
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Doncaster Mile. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Doncaster Mile, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Doncaster Mile, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Doncaster Mile to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Doncaster Mile to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Doncaster Mile to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Doncaster Mile, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Doncaster Mile in 2024

  1. Login at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Doncaster Mile Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Doncaster Mile 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Doncaster Mile will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Timezone: all times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time

Which Horse Will Win The Doncaster Mile?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Doncaster Mile in 2024 is to take into account their lead-up autumn racing form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry under the handicap conditions, and look for the proven Group 1 performers. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Doncaster Mile winner include: 

  • Wide Barriers: From 2009-2024 8 of the 16 Doncaster Mile winning horses jumped from barrier 10 (or wider).
  • Waller Factor: Trainer Chris Waller has an excellent recent record in the event preparing the four winners from 2013-16. He has won the race a total of six times, one outside the Doncaster Mile training record co-held by Tommy Smith and his daughter Gai Waterhouse.
  • Group 1 Lead-Up: From 2004 – 2024 only four Doncaster Mile winners came off a non-Group 1 lead-up with Triple Honour (2008) running sixth in the Hobartville Stakes It’s Somewhat (2017) having won the Group 2 Ajax Stakes victory, Mr Brightside improving on his fourth in the $5 million The All-Star Mile in Melbourne in 2022, and Mr Brightside again in 2023 who defended his Doncaster title after a lead-up All-Star Mile victory at The Valley.

Doncaster Mile Favourites 2024

Early favourites in 2024 Doncaster Mile betting include Japanese raider Obamburumai who won the $10 million Golden Eagle in Sydney, the Doncaster Prelude winner Another Wil on a hot streak, and the in-form Les Bridge-trained Randwick Guineas winning Dundeel colt Celestial Legend

Doncaster Mile favourites have a poor recent record with Mr Brightside ($6 in 2023) the first since Winx (2016) to salute for the punters.

Doncaster Mile 2024 Field

The official 2024 Doncaster Mile field of final acceptances is announced on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

A capacity line-up of milers faces off in the Doncaster Mile 2024 final field including Prelude champ Another Wil looking for his fifth win on the trot.

  • Doncaster Mile Scratchings: #5 Zougotcha (19), #6 Golden Mile (1), #11 Attractable (5), #17 Semana (17), #20 Southport Tycoon (20) have all been withdrawn due to the Heavy (10) track rating. 

Doncaster Mile 2024 Tips

Favourite: #18 Another Wil ($4 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #12 Lady Laguna ($10 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #13 Democracy Manifest ($21 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our insider 2024 Doncaster Mile tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Doncaster Mile Race Day 2024

The 2024 Doncaster Mile takes place on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’ at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 6th of April, 2024. There are four Group 1 races in total held that day at the track with the Doncaster Mile supported by the:

Doncaster Mile Barrier Draw 2024

The 2024 Doncaster Mile barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Doncaster Mile Field section. 

Doncaster Mile Nominations 2024

2024 Doncaster Mile nominations close at midday on Tuesday the 13th of February, 2024. 

The Doncaster Mile 2024 nominations drew 185 early entries with updated all-in markets led by Chris Waller’s champion mare Fangirl and the Joe Pride-trained versatile $20 million The Everest winner Think About It at time of publish.

Doncaster Mile first acceptances 2024

Doncaster Mile 2024 first acceptances close at midday on Tuesday the 12th of March, 2024. 

The 2024 Doncaster Mile first acceptances drew 93 entries with updated odds led by Think About It following his second first-up in the Canterbury Stakes.

Doncaster Mile Weights 2024

The Doncaster Mile is a handicap event, with the lowest handicap weight being 50kgs, or 49kgs for three-year-olds. 2024 Doncaster Mile weights must be declared by Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Doncaster Mile Field section. 

2024 Doncaster Mile Top-Weight:

  • #1 Think About It (57kg)

Doncaster Mile Acceptances 2024

Doncaster Mile 2024 Final Acceptances must be declared at 8:00am on Tuesday the 2nd of April, 2024 and will be published in our above Doncaster Mile Field section. 

Doncaster Mile Jockeys 2024

The final 2024 Doncaster Mile jockeys must be announced by 12 PM on Wednesday the 3rd of April, 2024 with jockeys to be published in our above Doncaster Mile Field section. 

  • Doncaster Mile Jockey Record: Glen Boss (7 wins) 

Doncaster Mile Scratchings 2024

2024 Doncaster Mile scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday the 6th of April, 2024. 

  • #5 Zougotcha (19)
  • #6 Golden Mile (1)
  • #11 Attractable (5)
  • #17 Semana (17)
  • #20 Southport Tycoon (20)

Doncaster Mile Prize Money 2024

The 2024 Doncaster Mile prize purse is worth $4,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $2,300,000
2nd $750,000
3rd $375,000
4th $175,000
5th $100,000
6th $60,000
7th $40,000
8th $40,000
9th $30,000
10th $30,000

Doncaster Mile Race Number 2024

The 2024 Doncaster Mile race number is scheduled as Randwick Race 8 at 4:35pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 6th of April, 2024. There are 10 races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.

Doncaster Mile Form Guide 2024

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2024 Doncaster Mile Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Doncaster Mile Live 2024

You can watch or listen to the 2024 Doncaster Mile live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free-to-air television: Seven Network

Streaming: Racing NSW

Doncaster Mile Winners

Winners of the Doncaster Mile going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. For a full list of winners going back to the race’s inauguration in 1866, please check our Doncaster Mile winners page.

Happy Clapper is one of the most notable recent Doncaster Mile winners setting a new race record time in 2018 of 1:33.1.

2024 Celestial Legend Pericles Militarize 1:35.27
2023 Mr Brightside My Oberon Nugget 1:38.7
2022 Mr Brightside I’m Thunderstruck Icebath 1:39.9
2021 Cascadian Icebath Dalasan 1:36.6
2020 Nettoyer Star Of The Seas Brandenburg 1:37.7
2019 Brutal Dreamforce Hartnell 1:37.6
2018 Happy Clapper Comin’ Through Arbeitsam 1:33.1
2017 It’s Somewhat Happy Clapper Sense Of Occasion 1:39.1
2016 Winx Happy Clapper Azkadellia 1:35.2
2015 Kermadec Real Impact Royal Descent 1:37.6
2014 Sacred Falls Royal Descent Weary 1:39.5
2013 Sacred Falls Pierro Norzita 1:37.9
2012 More Joyous Shoot Out Yosei 1:35.5
2011 Sacred Choice Love Conquers All Bold Glance 1:39.4
2010 Rangirangdoo Road To Rock Brilliant Light 1:34.2
2009 Vision And Power Black Piranha Whobegotyou 1:36.6
2008 Triple Honour Casino Prince Pinnacles 1:38.6
2007 Haradasun Mentality Divine Madonna 1:38.0
2006 Racing To Win Johan’s Toy Bentley Biscuit 1:34.1
2005 Patezza Court’s In Session Danni Martine 1:35.9
2004 Private Steer Grand Armee Ambulance 1:35.5
2003 Grand Armee Dash For Cash Boreale 1:36.8
2002 Sunline Shogun Lodge Defier 1:35.2
2001 Assertive Lad Shogun Lodge Weasel Will 1:35.9
2000 Over Sunline Zastov 1:35.0