Looking for early info on this year’s Doncaster Prelude? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,2500 metres each year on Easter Saturday, the Doncaster Prelude is a Group 3 race taking place at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. With a $160,000 prize purse, it attracts its an array of international talent each year.
If a horse wins this race, they are exempt from the ballot in the Doncaster Mile, taking place a week later.
From 1986 to 2010, the race was run as a Listed Race. Ever since 2011, it has maintained Group 3 status.
Doncaster Prelude 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, March 30th, 2019
- Track Location: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,500 metres
- Weight Conditions: Quality handicap
- Qualification: Three year olds and over
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Prize Purse: $160,000
- Inaugural Race: 1985
Doncaster Prelude Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Doncaster Prelude, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Doncaster Prelude Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Doncaster Prelude.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Doncaster Prelude. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Doncaster Prelude, 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 Prelude, 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 Prelude to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Doncaster Prelude to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Doncaster Prelude 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 Prelude, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Doncaster Prelude
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Doncaster Prelude Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Doncaster Prelude 2019 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the Doncaster Prelude here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 12/03/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Doncaster Prelude 2018 Results
2018’s results are displayed in the table below:
|1||10||Cellarman||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||–||5||54.5 kgs||$5.50|
|2||2||Ecuador||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||0.8 lengths||6||58 kgs||$8|
|3||8||Mister Sea Wolf||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||1.3 lengths||8||55.5 kgs||$9.50|
|4||9||Radipole||Michael Moroney||Corey Brown||1.4 lengths||12||55 kgs||$4.60|
|5||14||Kingsguard||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tim Clark||1.9 lengths||11||53 kgs||$9|
|6||12||Snippets Land||Peter & Paul Snowden||Christian Reith||2 lengths||1||54.5 kgs||$20|
|7||3||Duca Valentinois||James Cummings||Jason Collett||2.2 lengths||13||57.5 kgs||$17|
|8||4||Interlocuter||James Cummings||Tye Angland||2.7 lengths||3||56.5 kgs||$5.50|
|9||7||Spectroscope||James Cummings||Craig Williams||2.8 lengths||9||56 kgs||$18|
|10||5||Montauk||Chris Waller||Michael Walker||2.9 lengths||4||56 kgs||$101|
|11||6||Shiraz||Kim Waugh||Andrew Adkins||3 lengths||2||56 kgs||$18|
|12||11||Sir Moments||Joseph Pride||Jay Ford||6.1 lengths||7||54.5 kgs||$61|
|13||1||Sound Proposition||Kris Lees||Damien Oliver||10.9 lengths||10||59 kgs||$31|
|–||15||Invincible Knight||John P Thompson||Michael Dee||–||–||–||–|
|–||13||Admire Winner||Chris Waller||–||–||–||–|
Which Horse Will Win The Doncaster Prelude
The best way to pick who will win the Doncaster Prelude is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Best Lead Up – You simply can’t go past the George Ryder Stakes.
- Top Trainer – Chris Waller has in recent years remained unbeaten for three race meets in a row.
- Wide Barriers – The last nine winners have jumped from barrier ten or wider.
Doncaster Prelude Favourites
Early favourites include TBC #1, TBC #2, TBC #3 and TBC #4.
Doncaster Prelude 2019 Field
The field limit is 17. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Doncaster Prelude 2019 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Doncaster Prelude Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 30th of March, 2019.
Doncaster Prelude Barrier Draw
The 2018 Doncaster Prelude barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Doncaster Prelude Nominations
Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday, the 25th of March, 2019.
Doncaster Prelude Weights
A quality handicap applies to this race. The minimum weight is 54 kg. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday, the 26th of March, 2019.
Doncaster Prelude Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 27th of March, 2019.
Doncaster Prelude Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 27th of March, 2019.
Doncaster Prelude Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 30th of March, 2019.
Doncaster Prelude Prize Money
The Doncaster Prelude prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
Doncaster Prelude Race Number
The Doncaster Prelude is race number 6 on the 30th of March, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
Doncaster Prelude Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Doncaster Prelude has been released.
Doncaster Prelude Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Doncaster Prelude live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Doncaster Prelude Winners
Winners of the Doncaster Prelude for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. You can view the full list of winners here.
|2018||Cellarman||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||54.5 kgs||1:29.99|
|2017||Spectroscope||John O’Shea||Corey Brown||53 kgs||1:33.65|
|2016||Havana Cooler||John O’Shea||James McDonald||54.5 kgs||1:29.03|
|2015||Excess Knowledge||Gai Waterhouse||Kerrin McEvoy||55.5 kgs||1:29.85|
|2014||Weary||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||56.5 kgs||1:31.49|
|2013||Skyerush||Guy Walter||Blake Shinn||58 kgs||1:36.13|
|2012||Fast Clip||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||55 kgs||1:35.20|
|2011||My Kingdom Of Fife||Chris Waller||Dwayne Dunn||54 kgs||1:34.86|
|2010||Brilliant Light||Kerry Parker||Jay Ford||56 kgs||1:35.70|
|2009||Dao Dao||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Darren Beadman||57 kgs||1:24.78|
|2008||Valedictum||Danny O’Brien||Darren Beadman||58 kgs||1:26.30|
|2007||Mr Ubiquitous||Chris Waller||Damien Oliver||54 kgs||1:23.86|
|2006||Gorgonite||Jason Deamer||Danny Nikolic||53 kgs||1:22.88|
|2005||Osca Warrior||Gwenda Markwell||Justin Sheehan||58 kgs||1:29.06|
|2004||Allgunadoit||Kevin Moses||Darren Beadman||53.5 kgs||1:28.82|
|2003||Helsinborg||John Hawkes||Greg Childs||53 kgs||1:23.29|
|2002||Defier||Guy Walter||Damien Oliver||55.5 kgs||1:22.03|
|2001||Final Fantasy||Bruce Cross||Mark de Montfort||53 kgs||1:21.51|
|2000||Le Zagaletta||Lee Freedman||Danny Beasley||56.5 kgs||1:30.02|