Doomben 10000

Doomben 10000
Date Saturday, May 12, 2018
Location Doomben Racecourse
Prize Money $700,000
Distance 1,200m

The Doomben 10000 is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held during the Brisbane winter carnival and is worth $700,000.

Some of Australia’s best sprinters have won the Doomben 10000 which includes the people’s champion Takeover Target, Apache Cat, Hot Danish and Bel Esprit.

The Doomben 10000 is a race for the fans and the also the very good thoroughbreds. Betting markets for the race open around April and doesn’t close until the gates open at Doomben on the day of the feature.

2018 Doomben 10000 result


1stEnglish ($11)
2ndImpending ($12 SP)
3rdLe Romain ($16 SP)

Doomben 10000 betting odds

Superstar sprinter Redzel is the $2.50 favourite via online bookmaker BetEasy to defend his crown at Doomben.

Chris Waller’s In Her Time is on the next line of betting at the $3.50 mark, while Godolphin runner Impending ($9) is the only other runner in single figures.

2017 Doomben 10000 betting sites

The Doomben 10000 is one of Queensland’s best betting race of the year and the punters aren’t shy about lashing out on the Group 1 event.

Markets are available at the following bookmakers, which all offer all-in and fixed odds betting.

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Recent Doomben 10000 runnings

  • All eyes were on Redzel heading into his Doomben 10000 defence but it was Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained English which stole the show. Redzel lead the field heading to the 400m mark but English and Le Romain forged past the Everest winner to fight it out. It was English who came away as the winner, with the fast-finishing Impending just edging out Le Romain for the runners-up cheque.
  • Redzel held on gamely after leading throughout to win the 2017 Doomben 10,000. It looked to be wilting in the straight, but jockey Jim Byrne got the best out of it late to hold off the fast-finishing Counterattack. Read the report here.
  • It was a Bjorn Baker special this year, with Music Magnate winning in a scorching time, the third fastest in modern history. Ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, Music Magnate was able to settle in a great position before showing great spirit to hold off Azkadellia, Charlie Boy and Delection. Read a full report.
  • Boban added another group one to its tally in 2015 with the Doomben 10000. The Chris Waller-trained gelding scored a very narrow win over Charlie Boy and Generalife in one of the closest finishes in history. The big story from this race was the beaten brigade and how good they have been since. Boban defeated Sacred Star, Srikandi, Temple Of Boom, Big Money and Scissor Kick – all good horses in their own right.
  • The boom was heard all around Doomben as Tony Gollan the group one quinella with, Spirit Of Boom beating home Temple Of Boom. Many punters were riding home stablemate Temple Of Boom with Tegan Harrison in the saddle and it looked home in the straight, but Spirit Of Boom showed its true class and finished over the top of them late. The win was memorable for Gollan and it came with one of his stable stars. Spirit Of Boom defeated Queensland-favourite Buffering, Rebel Dane and Hot Snitzel, so take nothing away from this win.
  • The Peter Snowden-trained Epaulette produced one of the best finishes in Doomben 10000 history. The then three-year-old settled well throughout the run and when it hit the 200m mark it went whoosh. It never showed the same form again following this win, but once again, the beaten brigade is what makes winning the Doomben 10000 so prestigious. Epaulette defeated Buffering, Sea Siren, Spirit Of Boom and Rain Affair. Punters were happy with the win as it got backed late, all the way into $6.
  • Sea Siren gave John O’Shea his group one when the then three-year-old filly proved too good for Buffering which once again finished in behind the winner. Sea Siren had a great season and winning the Group 1 Doomben 10000 was one of the highlights. The daughter of Fastnet Rock carried only 55kg to victory whilst the likes of Buffering and Temple Of Boom carried 59kg. This race suits runners at the light weights so punters should look for that.
  • Beaded took advantage of the small field of only seven runners. Love Conquers All (2nd) was the $3 favourite, but Beaded just fell in to hold it off. Buffering was once again beaten, finishing last in seventh position. Other notable runners were All Silent which later succeeded at Royal Ascot and the well-performed Black Piranha.

Betting on the Doomben 10000

Over the last 10 years, only three favourites have won – Sea Siren, Apache Cat (x2), and two equal favourites also won with Spirit Of Boom and Hot Danish.

The race is typically suited towards the well-supported runners, but there has been the odd upset. 11 winners from the 33 years have won paying double figures which included 2015 winner Boban which paid $15.

The highest price winner in recent history was Undue at $40. That came in 2006, a year before Takeover Target won paying $3.50 over Gold Edition.

The Doomben 10000 is a race suited for colts and geldings. Only Beaded and Hot Danish broke a streak of 15 consecutive colt or gelding winners since 2000 so look towards backing the boys in Brisbane.

The barrier draw statistics make for interesting reading. Typically group one races don’t have a big barrier bias, but the Doomben 10000 favours drawing the inside barrier.

Barrier 1 has won the race six times in the last 30 years and barrier 1-5 have won 16 of the last 30. If you draw 11, 13, 15 or 16, good luck as no horse has ever won drawing those barriers.

Doomben 10000 past winners list

Doomben 10000
Year Doomben 10000 Past Winner
2018 English
2017 Redzel
2016 Music Magnate
2015 Boban
2014 Spirit of Boom
2013 Epaulette
2012 Sea Siren
2011 Beaded
2010 Hot Danish
2009 Apache Cat
2008 Apache Cat
2007 Takeover Target
2006 Undue
2005 Red Oog
2004 Super Elegant
2003 Bel Esprit
2002 Falvelon
2001 Falvelon
2000 Mr. Innocent
1999 Laurie’s Lottery
1998 Chief De Beers
1997 Accomplice
1996 Suntain
1995 Chief De Beers