Doomben Cup

Tancred Stakes, Rosehill Gardens

Run over 2,000 metres, the Doomben Cup is a Group 1 race taking place at Doomben Racecourse. With an $700,000 prize purse, it attracts a lot of nationwide talent each year. Occasionally a New Zealand bred horse will come in to win the cup.

If you’re looking for a good lead in race to this one, consider the AD Hollindale Stakes.

From 1933 to 1979, the race was run as a Principal Race. Ever since 1980, it has held and maintained Group 1 status.

Doomben Cup 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, May 18th, 2019
  • Track Location: Doomben Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,000 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Brisbane Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $700,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1933

Doomben Cup Betting

There are many differents ways to bet on the Doomben Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Doomben Cup
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Doomben Cup.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Doomben Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Doomben Cup, 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 Doomben Cup, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Doomben Cup to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Doomben Cup to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Doomben Cup 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 Doomben Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Doomben Cup

  1. Join up at
  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 Doomben Cup Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Doomben Cup 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 Doomben Cup here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 17/04/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
Kluger 5 2
Youngstar 5 2
Kenedna 8 2.75
Hartnell 10 3.25
Unforgotten 10 3.25
Gailo Chop 12 3.75
Life Less Ordinary 14 4.25
Mister Sea Wolf 14 4.25
Our Libretto 14 4.25
Danzdanzdance 15 4.5
Haripour 15 4.5
On The Rocks 15 4.5
Luvaluva 17 5
Captain Cook 19 5.5
Comin Through 21 6
Steel Prince 21 6
All Too Soon 26 7.3
Ambitious 26 7.3
Bass 26 7.3
Doubt Defying 26 7.3
Kaonic 26 7.3
Mahamedeis 26 7.3
Mask Of Time 26 7.3
Oregons Day 26 7.3
Sixties Groove 26 7.3
Taikomochi 26 7.3
Tom Melbourne 26 7.3
Trap For Fools 26 7.3
Mantastic 31 8.5
Mishani Vaidra 31 8.5
My Nordic Hero 31 8.5
Plein Ciel 31 8.5
Saunter Boy 31 8.5
The Lord Mayor 31 8.5
Abdon 51 14
Consensus 51 14
Extra Brut 51 14
Fierce Impact 51 14
Goathland 51 14
Im A Princess 51 14
Libran 51 14
Lord Gododdin 51 14
Mccreery 51 14
Miss Admiration 51 14
Moss N Dale 51 14
Mr Reckless 51 14
Nights Watch 51 14
Odeon 51 14
Satono Rasen 51 14
Sedanzer 51 14
Semari 51 14
Sheezdashing 51 14
Tangled 51 14
Jakes Hill 101 26
Kubis 101 26
Lota Creek Gold 101 26
Mighty Boss 101 26
Sopressa 101 26
The Chairman 101 26

Which Horse Will Win The Doomben Cup

The best way to pick who will win the Doomben Cup 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 Age – Four year olds have the best record when it comes to tackling the full 2,000 metres of this track.
  • Best Lead Up – Over a ten year period, the AD Hollingdale Stakes was responsible for a total of seven Doomben Cup winners.
  • Avoid Mares – Reaching back further than 30 years worth of the Doomben Cup, mares have only take out the top spot twice.

Doomben Cup Favourites

Early favourites include Happy Clapper, Youngstar, Steel Prince and Kenedna.

Doomben Cup 2019 Field

The field limit is 16. We display the 16 most likely runners in the table below.

  1. Kluger
  2. Youngstar
  3. Kenedna
  4. Hartnell
  5. Unforgotten
  6. Gailo Chop
  7. Life Less Ordinary
  8. Mister Sea Wolf
  9. Our Libretto
  10. Danzdanzdance
  11. Haripour
  12. On The Rocks
  13. Luvaluva
  14. Captain Cook
  15. Comin Through
  16. Steel Prince

Doomben Cup 2019 Tips

Favourite: Happy Clapper.

Best Bet: Youngstar.

Best Roughie: Comin’ Through

Doomben Cup Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 18th of May, 2019.

Doomben Cup Barrier Draw

The 2019 Doomben Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Doomben Cup Nominations

Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday, the 13th of May, 2019.

Doomben Cup Weights

Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday, the 14th of May, 2019.

Doomben Cup Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 15th of May, 2019.

Doomben Cup Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 15th of May, 2019.

Doomben Cup Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 18th of May, 2019.

Doomben Cup Prize Money

The Doomben Cup prize purse is worth $700,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
2nd $126,000
3rd $63,000
4th $31,500
5th $17,500
6th $8,400
7th $8,400
8th $8,400
9th $8,400
10th $8,400

Doomben Cup Race Number

The Doomben Cup is race number 1 on the 18th of May, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Doomben Racecourse.

Doomben Cup 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 Doomben Cup has been released.

Doomben Cup Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 Doomben Cup live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Doomben Cup Winners

Winners of the Doomben Cup for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Comin’ Through Chris Waller Michael Walker 59 kg 2:01.43
2017 Sense Of Occasion Kris Lees Corey Brown 59 kg 2:06.63
2016 Our Ivanhowe Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 59 kg 2:01.41
2015 Pornichet Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 59 kg 2:02.52
2014 Streama Guy Walter Blake Shinn 57 kg 2:01.72
2013 Beaten Up Chris Waller Leith Innes 59 kg 2:04.34
2012 Mawingo Anthony Freedman Nash Rawiller 59 kg 2:02.03
2011 Scenic Shot Daniel Morton Shane Scriven 59 kg 2:03.70
2010 Metal Bender Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 59 kg 2:02.65
2009 Scenic Shot Daniel Morton Shane Scriven 59 kg 2:02.87
2008 Sarrera Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 59 kg 2:03.38
2007 Cinque Cento Peter Moody Steven Arnold 56.5 kg 2:01.39
2006 Above Deck Jim Conlan Mark Zahra 58 kg 2:13.83
2005 Perlin Graeme Rogerson Danny Nikolic 58 kg 2:15.04
2004 Defier Guy Walter Hugh Bowman 58 kg 2:11.67
2003 Bush Padre Lee Freedman Michael Rodd 58 kg 2:13.00
2002 Mr. Bureaucrat Warwick Hailes Adrian Robinson 58 kg 2:14.03
2001 King Keitel Paul Jenkins Brian York 58 kg 2:01.94
2000 Akhenaton Bill Mitchell Glen Boss 54.5 kg 2:04.76