Doomben Cup

Doomben Cup Winners: Kenedna (2019) | Photo: Steve Hart |

Looking for early info on this year’s Doomben Cup? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 2,000 metres, the Doomben Cup is a Group 1 race taking place at Doomben Racecourse during May as part of the popular Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival*. With a $1,000,000 prize purse, the weight-for-age showdown attracts a quality field each year and has been won by plenty of quality horses since its inauguration in 1933. 

Note: The rescheduled 2022 Doomben Cup runs over 2100m at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday May 28, 2022 on Queensland Derby Day having been moved due to heavy rainfall.

The Gold Coast’s Group 2 A.D. Hollindale Stakes (1800m) held a fortnight prior is the key form race to follow into the Doomben Cup results and classy mare Streama (2014) followed by runaway seven-length champion of the latter Zaaki (2021) are the latest to do the double. Zaaki returned in 2022 having won the Hollindale for the second time, but only managed to run third in the Doomben Cup trifecta as the beaten $1.24 favourite behind Huetor. 

The best out of the Doomben Cup field are likely to target a run on Stradbroke Handicap Day in the new-look $1.2 million Group 2 The Q22 (2200m). Zaaki would also go on to win The Q22 in 2022 completing the Hollindale – Doomben Cup – The Q22 treble.

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 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, May 28th, 2022 (moved from Saturday, May 21st, 2022)
  • Track Location: Doomben Racecourse (Eagle Farm Racecourse in 2022) 
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,000 metres (2,100m in 2022) 
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Brisbane Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $1,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1933
  • 2022 Doomben Cup Winner: Huetor

doomben cup 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Doomben Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 28, 2022 on the bumper Queensland Derby Day card at Eagle Farm having been rescheduled from the previous Saturday’s washed-out Doomben meeting. 

  1. #6 Huetor
  2. #7 Maximal
  3. #1 Zaaki

The 2022 Doomben Cup winner Huetor ($16) enjoyed a notable upset coming up the inside the closing stages to salute for Peter & Paul Snowden, while the beaten odds-on favourite Zaaki ($1.24) failed in his title defence running third.

Doomben Cup Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different 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 in 2022

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  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. 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).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Doomben Cup 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Doomben Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Doomben Cup in 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the Doomben Cup in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up winter racing form, assess the barriers, look for the proven weight-for-age stars and those with past Group 1 experience. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Doomben Cup winner include: 

  • 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 – The AD Hollindale Stakes produced eleven Doomben Cup winners from 2007-2022 most recently Zaaki (2021) doing the double followed by Huetor (4th in 2022). 
  • Avoid Mares – Reaching back further than 30 years worth of the Doomben Cup, mares have only take out the top spot three times most recently in 2019 with Kenedna.

Doomben Cup Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Doomben Cup betting include last year’s champion Zaaki and Chris Waller’s smart mare Polly Grey coming off a placing behind Zaaki in the Hollindale Stakes. 

Zaaki ($2.25 in 2021) is the latest Doomben Cup favourite to win and the first since Streama (2014). Zaaki returned as the $1.24 Doomben Cup favourite in 2022 but ran third behind the $16 winner Huetor.

Doomben Cup field 2022

The official 2022 Doomben Cup field of final acceptances is announced on the Tuesday of race week and will be published right here. 

The rescheduled Doomben Cup 2022 final field is out with 10 runners dominated by last year’s seven-length champion Zaaki.

Doomben Cup 2022 Tips

Favourite: #1 Zaaki ($1.45 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #1 Zaaki to salute for the punters (see above)

Best Roughie: #2 The Chosen One ($31 at time of publish) 

Our exclusive 2022 Doomben Cup tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a complete betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Doomben Cup Race Day 2022

2022 Doomben Cup Day takes place on Saturday, the 28th of May, 2022 at Eagle Farm Racecourse having been moved to a bumper Queensland Derby Day card after heavy rainfall and unsafe racing conditions at Doomben the Saturday prior.

Along with the Group 1 feature event, there are three other key support acts holding Group status on Doomben Cup Day including the Oaks-bound fillies facing off in the Group 2 $250,000 The Roses (2000m) held over 2100m in 2022 and the Group 3 $250,000 BRC Sprint (1350m) held over 1300m in 2022. 

In 2022 the Doomben Cup will also run alongside the:

  • Group 1 $700,000 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) – Previously the BTC Cup
  • Group 1 $1,000,000 Queensland Derby (2400m)
  • Group 2 $1,000,000 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m)
  • Group 3 $250,000 Fred Best Classic (1400m)
  • Group 3 $200,000 Premier’s Cup (2400m)
  • Group 3 $150,000 Lord Mayor’s Cup (1800m)

Doomben Cup Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Doomben Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Doomben Cup Field section. 

Doomben Cup Nominations 2022

Nominations close at 11 AM on Tuesday the 3rd of May, 2022. 

The 2022 Doomben Cup nominations attracted 21 weight-for-age hopefuls dominated by the defending champion and recent $5 million The All-Star Mile winner 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 Weights 2022

Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday, the 17th of May, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Doomben Cup Field section. 

Doomben Cup Acceptances 2022

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Tuesday the 17th of May, 2022 and will be published in our above Doomben Cup Field section. 

Doomben Cup Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 18th of May, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Doomben Cup Field section. 

Doomben Cup Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 28th of May, 2022. 

Doomben Cup Prize Money 2022

The Doomben Cup prize purse is worth $1,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $600,000
2nd $180,000
3rd $90,000
4th $45,000
5th $25,000
6th $12,000
7th $12,000
8th $12,000
9th $12,000
10th $12,000

Doomben Cup Race Number 2022

The 2022 Doomben Cup is set to run as Eagle Farm Race 5 at 1:28pm (AEST) on Saturday the 28th of May, 2022 having been added to a bumper Queensland Derby Day card at Eagle Farm Racecourse. There are now 10 races in total that day at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Doomben Cup Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Doomben Cup Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Doomben Cup Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Doomben Cup live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free to air television: Seven Network

Doomben Cup Winners

Winners of the Doomben Cup going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. For a complete list of past Doomben Cup winners from 1933 to the present – click here

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 Huetor Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 59 kg 2:09.79

(run over 2,100m)

2021 Zaaiki Annabel Neasham James McDonald 59 kg 2:01.06

Race Not Held (COVID-19)

2019 Kenedna Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 57 kg 2:02.18
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