Doomben Racecourse

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Doomben
Doomben finish 9-12-09.jpg
Location Ascot, Queensland
Coordinates 27°25′34.75″S 153°4′33.72″E / 27.4263194°S 153.0760333°E / -27.4263194; 153.0760333Coordinates: 27°25′34.75″S 153°4′33.72″E / 27.4263194°S 153.0760333°E / -27.4263194; 153.0760333
Owned by Brisbane Racing Club
Date opened 1933
Course type Flat racing
Notable races Doomben 10,000
Doomben Cup
BTC Cup
Official website

Doomben Racecourse is a horse racing venue in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is located in the suburb of Ascot, 7 kilometres north of the Brisbane central business district.

The turf track is 26 metres wide, with a circumference of 1715 metres and a home straight of 350 metres. Races are run in a clockwise direction.

History[edit]

The racecourse was inaugurated in 1933 and subsequently was shut down during the Second World War, when it was used by allied troops during the Pacific War. In 1946, when the course reopened, the TM Ahern Cup and the Doomben Cup were held for the first time. The Doomben Cup is now considered to be one of the best middle-distance racing events in the country.[1]

In 1982, a major upgrade to Doomben gave it new world class facilities. The racecourse is serviced by Doomben railway station, the terminus of the Doomben railway line.

Eagle Farm Racecourse is located nearby in the same suburb.

Races[edit]

Main grandstand
Pre-race mounting yard

The following is a list of Group races which are run at Doomben Racecourse.

Grp Race Name Age Sex Weight Distance Date
1 BTC Cup Open Open wfa 1200 May
1 Doomben Cup Open Open wfa 2200 May
1 Doomben 10,000 Open Open wfa 1350 May
2 Champagne Classic 2YO Open sw 1200 May
3 BTC Sprint Open Open hcp 1350 May
3 BTC Chairmans Handicap Open Open hcp 2020 May
3 Doomben Roses 3YO Fillies sw 2020 May
3 Fred Best Classic 3YO Open sw 1350 May
3 Gunsynd Mile 3YO Open sw 1600 May
3 Lord Mayors Cup Open Open wfa 1615 May
3 Premier's Cup Open Open hcp 2200 May
3 Rough Habit Plate 3YO Open sw 2020 May
3 George Moore Stakes Open Open hcp 1200 December

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