Doomben 10,000

Doomben 10,000

Group One Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Doomben Racecourse
Prize Money: $1,000,000
Distance: 1200m

The Doomben 10,000 is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held during the Brisbane winter carnival and is worth $1,000,000.

Some of Australia’s best sprinters have won the Doomben 10,000 which includes the people’s champion Takeover Target, Apache Cat, Hot Danish, Redzel and Bel Esprit.

The Doomben 1,.000 is a race for the fans and 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.

The 2020 Doomben 10,000 was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

2021 Doomben 10,000 betting odds

Eduardo takes Group 1 honours in The Galaxy. Photo: Steve Hart

The Joe Pride-trained Eduardo heads pre-noms markets for the 2021 running of the Doomben 10,000 at $3.00 and will be looking to make it two Group 1 victories in three starts after taking out The Galaxy during The Golden Slipper carnival.

The rivals share the second line of betting with Dirty Work, Jonker and Trekking proving difficult to split with $8 on offer for the trio with online bookmakers.

Best bookmakers for the Doomben 10,000

The Doomben 10,000 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 will become available in late April at the following bookmakers, which all offer all-in and fixed odds betting.

United States Sport Table

Sport Table

Betting on the Doomben 10,000

Over the last 11 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 last 33 years have won paying double figures which included 2019 winner The Bostonian which paid $41 who ultimately was is the biggest priced winner the race has seen.

The Doomben 10,000 is a race suited for colts and geldings. Only English (2018), Sea Siren (2012), Beaded (2011), and Hot Danish (2010) 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 10,000 favours drawing the inside barrier.

Barrier 1 has won the race six times in the last 30 years and barrier 1-5 have won 20 of the last 30. If you draw 11, 13, 15 or 16, good luck as no horse has ever won drawing those barriers.

2019 Doomben 10,000 result

1stThe Bostonian ($46.00)
2ndOsborne Bulls ($1.28)
3rdDollar For Dollar ($7.50)

Recent Doomben 10,000 runnings

  • An inch perfect steer from Michael Cahill aboard The Bostonian saw the Tony Pike-trained gelding created history as the biggest priced winner of the Doomben 10,000 when paying $41. The Bostonian had been urged along the rails over the final furlong before needing to hold out the fast finishing Osborne Bulls. The Tony Pike-trained runner had not been seen in Australia since his win in the Sunshine Coast Guineas in June 2018 after heading back to New Zealand in an attempt for more Group 1 success.
  • All eyes were on Redzel heading into his Doomben 10,000 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 10,000. 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 10,000 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 10,000 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 10,000 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.

List of Doomben 10,000 winners

Doomben 10,000 Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2020 Race Not Held
2019 The Bostonian Michael Cahill Tony Pike
2018 English Tim Clark Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
2017 Redzel Jim Byrne Peter & Paul Snowden
2016 Music Magnate Kerrin McEvoy Bjorn Baker
2015 Boban Glyn Schofield Chris Waller
2014 Spirit Of Boom Michael Rodd Tony Gollan
2013 Epaulette Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden
2012 Sea Siren Jim Cassidy John O’Shea
2011 Beaded Corey Brown Peter Snowden
2010 Hot Danish Tim Clark Les Bridge
2009 Apache Cat Damien Oliver Greg Eurell
2008 Apache Cat Corey Brown Greg Eurell
2007 Takeover Target Jay Ford Joe Janiak
2006 Undue Steven Arnold Shane Clarke
2005 Red Oog Hugh Bowman Joseph Pride
2004 Super Elegant Greg Childs Kelvin Bourke
2003 Bel Esprit Nash Rawiller John Symons
2002 Falvelon Damien Oliver Danny Bougoure
2001 Falvelon Michael Cahill Danny Bougoure
2000 Mr Innocent Glen Colless Mal Gerrard

Doomben 10,000 Past Winners Pre 2000

Doomben 10,000 Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
1999 Laurie’s Lottery
1998 Chief De Beers
1997 Accomplice
1996 Suntain
1995 Chief De Beers
1994 Flitter
1993 Unequalled
1992 Barrosa Boy
1991 Prince Trialia
1990 Prince Trialia
1989 Potrero
1988 Campaign King
1987 Broad Reach
1986 Between Ourselves
1985 Lord Ballina
1984 Getting Closer
1983 My Axeman
1982 Ideal Planet
1981 Sovereign Red
1980 Hit It Benny
1979 Manikato
1978 Blue’s Finito
1977 Maybe Mahal
1976 Burwana
1975 Spedito
1974 Charlton Boy
1973 Craigola
1972 Bengalla Lad
1971 Baguette
1970 Black Onyx
1969 Black Onyx
1968 Gay Gauntlet
1967 Bourbon Beau
1966 Pterylaw
1965 Winfreux
1964 The Tempest
1963 Tipperary Star
1962 Red Smoke
1961 Aquanita
1960 In Love
1959 Second Earl
1958 Grey Ghost
1957 Teranyan
1956 El Khobar
1955 Apple Bay
1954 Nagpuni
1953 True Leader
1952 Highlea
1951 Coniston
1950 Rim Boy
1949 Ungar
1948 Murray Stream
1947 Highstrung
1946 Bernborough
1945 Port Raider
1944 Gold Force
1943 The Image
1942 Auction
1941 High Rank
1940 Expressman
1939 Micawber
1938 Hamurah
1937 Gay Chou
1936 High Benia
1935 Pamelus
1934 Lugh Neagh
1933 Wallen
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