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The Doomben Cup is a Group 1 race for open class middle distance horses conducted by the Brisbane Racing Club at Doomben.
The Doomben Cup was first run in 1933 and was won by Pentheus.
The Doomben Cup is run over 2000m under Weight For Age conditions.
From 2002 to 2006 the race was run at 2200m but with the Brisbane Cup downgrade in distance and status, the Doomben Cup has come back in distance as well.
Cinque Cento was the first mare to win in donkey’s ages before Streama won in 2014.
The AD Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast is the natural lead up.
Great kiwi warrior Rough Habit won three in a row 91/92/93 after placing as a 3yo in 1990. That coincided with his Stradbroke wins of 91/92.
The 1994 Doomben Cup saw Durbridge survive a protest from stable mate Paris Lane.
The Freedmans have been associated through their various stables with Abstraction, Durbridge, Bush Padre, Mawingo and Our Ivanhowe.
The 2019 edition of the Doomben Cup is worth $700,000.
Notable winners of the Doomben Cup include Bernborough (1946), Winfreux (1966), Divide And Rule (1970), Tails (1971), Dandy Andy (1987), Rough Habit (1991/1992/1993), Durbridge (1994), Danewin (1995), Juggler (1996), Might And Power (1998), Intergaze (1999), Defier (2004), Streama (2014), Pornichet (2015) and Our Ivanhowe (2016).
The 2018 Doomben Cup was won by Comin’ Through from Egg Tart and Ambitious.
Previous Doomben Cup Winners
| KENEDNA (AUS) 5M |
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - MISS DODWELL (AUS) FALBRAV (IRE)
|J ALLEN||57.0||C MAHER & D EUSTACE||8|
| COMIN' THROUGH (AUS) 4G |
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - MICA'S PRIDE (AUS) BITE THE BULLET (USA)
|M J WALKER||59.0||CHRIS WALLER||11|
| SENSE OF OCCASION (AUS) 6G |
STREET SENSE (USA) - SAYWAAN (AUS) ZABEEL (NZ)
|C W BROWN||59.0||KRIS LEES||15|
| OUR IVANHOWE (GER) 6H |
SOLDIER HOLLOW (GB) - INDIGO GIRL (GER) STERNKOENIG (IRE)
|K MCEVOY||59.0||LEE & ANTHONY FREEDMAN||6|
| PORNICHET (FR) 4H |
VESPONE (IRE) - PORZA (FR) SEPTIEME CIEL (USA)
|B SHINN||59.0||MS G WATERHOUSE||4|
| STREAMA (AUS) 5M |
STRATUM (AUS) - PENSIAMO (AUS) SOVEREIGN RED (NZ)
|B SHINN||57.0||G H WALTER||8|
| BEATEN UP (GB) 5G |
BEAT HOLLOW (GB) - FROG (GB) AKARAD (FR)
|L G INNES||59.0||CHRIS WALLER||1|
| MAWINGO (GER) 4H |
TERTULLIAN (USA) - MONTFLEUR (GB) SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
|N RAWILLER||59.0||ANTHONY FREEDMAN||5|
| SCENIC SHOT (AUS) 8G |
SCENIC (IRE) - SWEEPSHOT (AUS) DR GRACE (NZ)
|S SCRIVEN||59.0||D MORTON||2|
| METAL BENDER (NZ) 4G |
DANASINGA (AUS) - JACQWIN (AUS) BLUEBIRD (USA)
|K MCEVOY||59.0||CHRIS WALLER||7|
| SCENIC SHOT (AUS) 6G |
SCENIC (IRE) - SWEEPSHOT (AUS) DR GRACE (NZ)
|S SCRIVEN||59.0||D MORTON||13|
| SARRERA (AUS) 7G |
QUEST FOR FAME (GB) - ZAMSONG (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
|D OLIVER||59.0||MICHAEL MORONEY||4|
| CINQUE CENTO (AUS) 5M |
NOTHIN' LEICA DANE (AUS) - LAYDOWN MISERE (AUS) VARICK (USA)
|S W ARNOLD||56.5||PETER MOODY||5|
| ABOVE DECK (AUS) 4G |
BIANCONI (USA) - HAFLA (AUS) AT TALAQ (USA)
|M J ZAHRA||58.0||J T CONLAN||10|
| PERLIN (NZ) 5G |
CARNEGIE (IRE) - MY MIDNIGHT MADAM (NZ) KAAPSTAD (NZ)
|D NIKOLIC||58.0||GRAEME ROGERSON||2|
| DEFIER (AUS) 6G |
DEHERE (USA) - LILANDE (AUS) MARSCAY (AUS)
|J BOWMAN||58.0||G H WALTER||5|
| BUSH PADRE (AUS) 5G |
REDDING (NZ) - CANDY BIRD (AUS) SLANT (USA)
|M RODD||58.0||D L FREEDMAN||16|
| MR. BUREAUCRAT (AUS) 6G |
BUREAUCRACY (NZ) - EXPLANATION (AUS) COUNTY (AUS)
|A G ROBINSON||58.0||W R HAILES||11|
| KING KEITEL (NZ) 6G |
KEITEL (NZ) - PAULA'S GLORY (NZ) ALL GLORY (NZ)
|B YORK||58.0||PAUL JENKINS||3|
| AKHENATON (AUS) 3C |
SNIPPETS (AUS) - MARROUGE (AUS) MARSCAY (AUS)
|G BOSS||54.5||BILL MITCHELL||2|
The Listed James Bull Rangitikei Gold Cup (1600m) carries the name of one icon of the Hunterville community, and on Saturday it was won by another.
Trainer Matt Smith hopes promising sprinter Tonsor can bounce back from a last-start defeat when he runs at Randwick.
Trainer Ciaron Maher is considering running top two-year-old Dubious in the weight-for-age Kingsford Smith Cup at Eagle Farm.
Doomben Cup-winning jockey John Allen is likely to appeal his 13-day suspension for his ride in the Group One race.
Grey Lion will now head to Queensland for the Brisbane Cup after claiming a second Sydney stakes win in the Lord Mayor's Cup at Rosehill.
Etana is a significant firmer in Queensland Oaks betting after landing a confident betting move in the Group Two The Roses at Doomben.
Kenedna has won the Doomben Cup, beating Life Less Ordinary and Sixties Groove in the Group One weight-for-age race.
Coming from well back, Kenedna flashed along the fence to take the 2019 Doomben Cup at Doomben on Saturday.
Doomben has escaped most of the heavy rain around Brisbane and the track should be ideal for the Doomben Cup meeting.
The Steve Tregea-trained Bergerac will have blinkers for the first time as he and his equally talented stablemates Prioritise and Niccanova run at Doomben.
A change of riding tactics is expected to help Gem Song become the third three-year-old to win the weight-for-age Doomben Cup.
Trainer Kris Lees is growing in confidence that his three-year-old Gem Song can become the second member of his age group to win the $700,000 Doomben Cup this century.
It will be an open betting race the 2019 Doomben Cup at Doomben on Saturday.
Jockey Michael Walker's patience could be rewarded with back-to-back Doomben Cups when he rides Fierce Impact.