Doncaster Handicap

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Doncaster Mile
registered as Doncaster Handicap
Group I race
Gold Rod 1935 AJC Breeders Plate Jockey Maurice McCarten.jpg
Gold Rod, 1939 winner with Maurice McCarten up
Location Randwick Racecourse
Sydney, Australia
Inaugurated 1866
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Sponsor BMW (2014)
Website Australian Jockey Club
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres (~1 mile)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Weight Handicap, minimum 52kg.
Purse A$3,079,750 (2014)

The Doncaster Mile, registered as the Doncaster Handicap is a Australian Turf Club Group One Thoroughbred handicap race for 3-year-olds and over, held over 1,600 metres (~1 mile) at Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney. Although the race has traditionally been held on Easter Monday, the race is now run on the first day of the ATC Championships Carnival at Royal Randwick.[1] The prize money in 2013 was A$2,000,000. In 2014 this increased to A$3,079,750.

Race history[edit]

The inaugural running of the Doncaster Handicap in 1866.[2] The 1892 running of the race attracted a record 30 starters.[2] In 1930 the race was marred by a tragic fall 1 12 furlongs from the winning post when one of the favourites fell and another was destroyed.[3]

Many great horses have won the race, including several who have also won the spring equivalent, the Epsom Handicap, while Super Impose created history in 1990 and 1991 by becoming the only horse to win both races on two occasions.[1]

Legendary trainer T.J. Smith won the race seven times.[1]

The record time for the race was set by Belmura Lad in 1979 with a time of 1:33.70.[4]

Race distance[edit]

From 1879 to 1884 the distance of the race was 9 furlongs.[2] The race name was change in 2010 to the Doncaster Mile although the race is not exactly 1 mile although that was the distance of the race before 1973 when the metric system was introduced in Australia.[5]

1933 Racebook[edit]

The winners[edit]

  • 2014 - Sacred Falls[6]
  • 2013 - Sacred Falls[7]
  • 2012 - More Joyous[8]
  • 2011 - Sacred Choice[9]
  • 2010 - Rangirangdoo[5]
  • 2009 - Vision and Power[10]
  • 2008 - Triple Honour[11]
  • 2007 - Haradasun[12]
  • 2006 - Racing To Win[13]
  • 2005 - Patezza[14]
  • 2004 - Private Steer[15]
  • 2003 - Grand Armee[16]
  • 2002 - Sunline[17]
  • 2001 - Assertive Lad[18]
  • 2000 - Over[19]
  • 1999 - Sunline[20]
  • 1998 - Catalan Opening[21]
  • 1997 - Secret Savings[22]
  • 1996 - Sprint By[23]
  • 1995 - Pharaoh[24]
  • 1994 - Pharaoh[25]
  • 1993 - Skating[26]
  • 1992 - Soho Square[27]
  • 1991 - Super Impose[28]
  • 1990 - Super Impose[29]
  • 1989 - Merimbula Bay[30]
  • 1988 - Lygon Arms[31]
  • 1987 - Magic Flute[32]
  • 1986 - Hula Chief[33]
  • 1985 - Row Of Waves[34]
  • 1984 - Vite Cheval[35]
  • 1983 - Emancipation[36]
  • 1982 - My Gold Hope
  • 1981 - Lawman
  • 1980 - Iko
  • 1979 - Belmura Lad
  • 1978 - Maybe Mahal
  • 1977 - Just Ideal
  • 1976 - Authentic Heir
  • 1975 - Dalrello
  • 1974 - Tontonan
  • 1973 - Analie
  • 1972 - Gunsynd
  • 1971 - Rajah Sahib
  • 1970 - Broker's Tip
  • 1969 - Bye Bye
  • 1968 - Unpainted
  • 1967 - Tobin Bronze
  • 1966 - Citius
  • 1965 - Time And Tide
  • 1964 - Persian Puzzle
  • 1963 - Fine And Dandy
  • 1962 - Te Poi
  • 1961 - Fine And Dandy
  • 1960 - Tudor Hill
  • 1959 - Tudor Hill
  • 1958 - Grenoble
  • 1957 - Slogan II
  • 1956 - Slogan II
  • 1955 - Fire Dust
  • 1954 - Karendi
  • 1953 - Triclinium
  • 1952 - Prelate
  • 1951 - Oversight
  • 1950 - Grey Boots
  • 1949 - Bernbrook
  • 1948 - The Diver
  • 1947 - Blue Legend
  • 1946 - Blue Legend
  • 1945 - Abbeville
  • 1944 - Goose Boy
  • 1943 - Kingsdale
  • 1942 - Tuhitarata
  • 1941 - Mildura
  • 1940 - Mildura
  • 1939 - Gold Rod
  • 1938 - Hamurah
  • 1937 - Sarcherie
  • 1936 - Cuddle
  • 1935 - Hall Mark
  • 1934 - Chatham
  • 1933 - Winooka
  • 1932 - Jacko
  • 1931 - Sir Chrystopher
  • 1930 - Venetian Lady
  • 1929 - Karuma
  • 1928 - Simeon's Fort
  • 1927 - Don Moon
  • 1926 - Valicare
  • 1925 - Fujisan
  • 1924 - Whittier
  • 1923 - The Epicure
  • 1922 - Julia Grey
  • 1921 - Speciality
  • 1920 - Sydney Damsel
  • 1919 - Hem
  • 1918 - Dame Acre
  • 1917 - Wedding Day
  • 1916 - Eurobin
  • 1915 - Garlin
  • 1914 - First Principle
  • 1913 - Jolly Beggar
  • 1912 - Lochano
  • 1911 - Broadsword
  • 1910 - Storey
  • 1909 - Hyman
  • 1908 - Togo
  • 1907 - Istria
  • 1906 - Little Toy
  • 1905 - Famous
  • 1904 - Chere Amie
  • 1903 - Rose Petal
  • 1902 - Sir Foote
  • 1901 - Wakeful
  • 1900 - Parapet
  • 1899 - Vigorous
  • 1898 - Syerla
  • 1897 - Superb
  • 1896 - Courallie
  • 1895 - Delaware
  • 1894 - Donizetti
  • 1893 - Cremorne
  • 1892 - Marvel
  • 1891 - Paris
  • 1890 - Sir William
  • 1889 - Russley
  • 1888 - Ben Bolt
  • 1887 - Abner
  • 1886 - Crossfire
  • 1885 - St. Lawrence
  • 1884 - Rataplan
  • 1883 - Sardonyx
  • 1882 - Stella
  • 1881 - Rapid Bay
  • 1880 - Queensland
  • 1879 - The Hook
  • 1878 - Laertes
  • 1877 - Speculation
  • 1876 - Briseis
  • 1875 - Priam
  • 1874 - Myrtle
  • 1873 - Wanderer
  • 1872 - Vixen
  • 1871 - †Sir William /Lottery
  • 1870 - ‡Barbelle
  • 1869 - Tippler
  • 1868 - Casino
  • 1867 - Sir Solomon
  • 1866 - Dundee

†Dead heat
‡Falcon finished first but was disqualified.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Winners and Past Results for the Doncaster Handicap". Progroup Racing (Australia). 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d (Doncaster) (18 April 1935). "DONCASTER HANDICAP. SOME PAST HISTORY.". Cairns Post, Cairns (Trove Digitized Newspapers). p. 2 column 2. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "THREE HORSES FALL. In Doncaster Handicap. DURWOOD DESTROYED.". The Sydney Morning Herald (Google News (Digitized Newspapers)). 21 April 1930. p. 9 column 7. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Doncaster Mile Handicap". races.com.au (Australia). 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b 2010 result
  6. ^ 2014 result
  7. ^ 2013 result
  8. ^ 2012 result
  9. ^ 2011 result
  10. ^ 2009 result
  11. ^ 2008 result
  12. ^ 2007 result
  13. ^ 2006 result
  14. ^ 2005 result
  15. ^ "2004 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  16. ^ "2003 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "2002 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  18. ^ "2001 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  19. ^ "2000 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  20. ^ "1999 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  21. ^ "1998 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  22. ^ "1997 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  23. ^ "1996 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  24. ^ "1995 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  25. ^ "1994 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  26. ^ "1993 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  27. ^ "1992 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  28. ^ "1991 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  29. ^ "1990 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  30. ^ "1989 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  31. ^ "1988 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  32. ^ "1987 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  33. ^ "1986 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  34. ^ "1985 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  35. ^ "1984 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  36. ^ "1983 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013.