Doomben Cup

Doomben Cup
Date Saturday, May 19, 2018
Location Doomben Racecourse
Prize Money $650,000
Distance 2,000m

The Doomben Cup is a group 1 weight-for-age race that will be run over a distance of 2000m at Doomben Racecourse.

Boasting a purse $650,000, The Doomben Cup features a number Australia’s best race horses, who venture north for the Queensland Winter Carnival.

It was first run as the XXXX Cup in 1983, then as the Channel 9 Cup in 1988, before reverting back to XXXX Cup until 1991.

Having won the race in 1991, Rough Habit won it again in 1992, the same year it was renamed the Doomben Cup, the name it still goes by today.

2017 Doomben Cup result


1stSense Of Occasion ($9)
2ndStar Exhibit ($8.50 SP)
3rdRudy ($31 SP)

How to find the winner of the Doomben Cup

Two weeks before the Doomben Cup the Hollindale Stakes, run over 1800m at the Gold Coast, is held. This race has proven to be a strong indicator of who will contend in the Doomben Cup.

Five horses have won the Hollindale Stakes-Doomben Cup double since 2002, with nine horses in total having run at the Gold Coast lead-up before winning the feature at Doomben.

The five to have completed the double are Streama, Metal Bender, Above Deck, Bush Padre and Mr Bureaucrat.

Other races which have indicated the winner of the Doomben Cup include the The Queen of the South, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Prime Minister’s Cup.

The most successful trainer in the Doomben Cup is New Zealand’s John Wheeler, who trained Rough Habit to his hatrick of victories.

Betting on the Doomben Cup

The Doomben Cup as a Group 1 race has a huge following from punters around the country. This means bookies pay a lot of attention to it for weeks leading up to the event.

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Doomben Cup betting odds

Gailo Chop is the odds-on favourite ($2 at online bookmaker Ladbrokes) heading into the 2018 Doomben Cup.

No other runner is at single figures heading into the race, with Ambitious, Comin’ Through and Oregon’s Day all locked at the $12 price.

Recent runnings of The Doomben Cup

  • Sense Of Occasion relished conditions best at Doomben and punters got some juicy odds. The Kris Lees-trained stayer capped off some good form in the Doncaster and Queen Elizabeth by winning the Doomben Cup at odds of $9.20. Read the race report.
  • Our Ivanhowe ($16) saluted for the Freedman stable with Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle. The barnstorming late run helped the Freedman’s to their fifth win in the race and their second group 1 since the brothers combined their training talents. The victory came over the top Godolphin pair Hauraki ($3.20) and It’s Somewhat ($5.50). Read a full report.
  • Import Pornichet, trained by Gai Waterhouse, trounced the local horses to win the Doomben Cup. At the turn, jockey Blake Shinn, requested the four year old move forward and the bay didn’t disappoint with a blistering run on the straight to easily win. Chris Waller’s Weary and I’m Imposing rounded out the placings.
  • Blake Shinn rode the Guy Walter-trained Streama to her fourth group 1 victory. Ridden to perfection by Shinn, Streama got the perfect sit behind Leebaz and powered away in the straight to win by three quarters of a length. Leebaz and Junoob filled out the minor placings.
  • Chris Waller’s Beaten Up made a successful switch to Australian soil after beginning his career in Britain. Beaten Up, paying $9, was ridden by Leith Innes with another Waller import, Foreteller, finishing second with Secret Admirer back in third.

List of Doomben Cup winners

Doomben Cup
Year Doomben Cup Past Winner
2017 Sense Of Occasion
2016 Our Ivanhowe
2015 Pornichet
2014 Streama
2013 Beaten Up
2012 Mawingo
2011 Scenic Shot
2010 Metal Bender
2009 Scenic Shot
2008 Sarrera
2007 Cinque Cento
2006 Above Deck
2005 Perlin
2004 Defier
2003 Bush Padre
2002 Mr. Bureaucrat
2001 King Keitel
2000 Akhenaton
1999 Intergaze
1998 Might and Power
1997 Sapio
1996 Juggler
1995 Danewin
1994 Durbridge
1993 Rough Habit
1992 Rough Habit
1991 Rough Habit
1990 Eye Of The Sky
1989 Abstraction
1988 Lord Hybrow
1987 Dandy Andy
1986 Les’ Choice
1985 Mr. Trick
1984 Hussar’s Command
1983 Lord Seaman
1982 Double You Em
1981 Pelican Point
1980 Golden Rhapsody
1979 Waitangirua
1978 Marceau
1977 Grey Affair
1976 Cheyne Walk
1975 Golden Khan
1974 Lord Ben
1973 Lord Nelson
1972 Knee High
1971 Tails
1970 Divide And Rule
1969 Dual Control
1968 Sandy’s Hope
1967 Bore Head
1966 Winfreux
1965 River Seine
1964 Striking Force
1963 Maspero
1962 Samson
1961 High Society
1960 Earlwood
1959 Earlwood
1958 Book Link
1957 Prince Delville
1956 Fair Chance
1955 Persian Link
1954 Euphrates
1953 French Echo
1952 Tossing
1951 Gay Felt
1950 Dream
1949 Rio Fe
1948 Forge
1947 Dark Marne
1946 Bernborough
1945 Repshot
1944 Bahtheon
1943 Qualeta
1942 Wiseland
1941 Lord Valentine
1940 Beaulivre
1939 Cooranga
1938 Brown Lance
1937 First Buzzard
1936 Verdun
1935 Serlodi
1934 Whittingham
1933 Pentheus