Doomben Cup

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Doomben Cup
Group 1 race
Bernborough 1946 Tatts Chelmsford Stakes Randwick Racecourse Jockey Athol Mulley Trainer Harry Plant.jpg
Bernborough,1946 winner
LocationDoomben Racecourse
Brisbane, Australia
Inaugurated1933
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
SponsorHardy Brothers (2019)
Race information
Distance2,000 metres
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationHorses three years old and older
WeightWeight for Age
PurseA$700,000 (2019)

The Doomben Cup is a Brisbane Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for horses three years old and older, run under Weight for Age conditions over a distance of 2000 metres at Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane, Australia during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.[1] Total prize money is A$700,000.

History[edit]

The race was first held in 1933 as a principal race won by Pentheus in a time of 2.05.7 over the 10 furlongs.[1] Among the outstanding stayers to win the Doomben Cup in its early years include Bernborough in 1946.[1] The New Zealand bred Rough Habit won the race three times from 1991–1993.[1]

Only two horses have won the Doomben Cup-Brisbane Cup double:[1]
Lord Hybrow (1988) and Scenic Shot (2009)

Name[edit]

  • 1933–1982 - BATC Doomben Cup
  • 1983–1987 - XXXX Cup
  • 1988 - Channel Nine Cup[2]
  • 1989–1991 - XXXX Cup
  • 1992 onwards - Doomben Cup

Grade[edit]

  • 1933–1979 - Principal Race
  • 1980 onwards - Group 1

Distance[edit]

  • 1933–1937 - 1+14 miles (~2000 metres)
  • 1938–1972 - 1+38 miles (~2200 metres)
  • 1973–1988 – 2200 metres
  • 1989 – 2160 metres[3]
  • 1990–2005 – 2020 metres
  • 1996 – 2040 metres[4]
  • 1997–2006 – 2200 metres
  • 2007–2011 – 2020 metres
  • 2012 onwards - 2000 metres

Records[edit]

Two jockeys have won the race three times:[5]

  • Maurice McCarten (1933, 1934, 1940) and also as a trainer in 1952
  • Jim Cassidy (1991–1993) on Rough Habit

Two trainers have won the race three times:[5]

  • T J Smith (1973, 1976, 1978)
  • John Wheeler (1991–1993) with Rough Habit

Winners[edit]

  • 2021 - Zaaki
  • 2020 - ‡race not held
  • 2019 - Kenedna[6]
  • 2018 - Comin' Through[7]
  • 2017 - Sense Of Occasion[8]
  • 2016 - Our Ivanhowe[9]
  • 2015 - Pornichet[10]
  • 2014 - Streama[11]
  • 2013 - Beaten Up[12]
  • 2012 - Mawingo[13]
  • 2011 - Scenic Shot[14]
  • 2010 - Metal Bender[15]
  • 2009 - Scenic Shot[16]
  • 2008 - Sarrera[17]
  • 2007 - Cinque Cento[18]
  • 2006 - Above Deck[19]
  • 2005 - Perlin[20]
  • 2004 - Defier[21]
  • 2003 - Bush Padre[22]
  • 2002 - Mr. Bureaucrat[23]
  • 2001 - King Keitel[24]
  • 2000 - Akhenaton[25]
  • 1999 - Intergaze[26]
  • 1998 - Might and Power[27]
  • 1997 - Sapio[28]
  • 1996 - Juggler[4]
  • 1995 - Danewin[29]
  • 1994 - Durbridge[30]
  • 1993 - Rough Habit[31]
  • 1992 - Rough Habit[32]
  • 1991 - Rough Habit[33]
  • 1990 - Eye Of The Sky[34]
  • 1989 - Abstraction[3]
  • 1988 - Lord Hybrow[2]
  • 1987 - Dandy Andy[35]
  • 1986 - Les' Choice[36]
  • 1985 - Mr. Trick[37]
  • 1984 - Hussar's Command[38]
  • 1983 - Lord Seaman[39]
  • 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

‡ Not held because of the COVID-19 pandemic[40]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "1988 Result – Channel 9 Cup (held 2 May 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b "1989 Result – Fourex Cup (held 31 May 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b "1996 Result – Doomben Cup (held 18 May 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Doomben Cup". Queensland History of Racing (Australia). 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  6. ^ "2019 Result – Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup (held 18 May 2019)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  7. ^ "2018 Result – Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup (held 19 May 2018)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  8. ^ "2017 Result – Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup (held 20 May 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  9. ^ "2016 Result – Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup (held 21 May 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  10. ^ "2015 Result – The Bundaberg Rum Doomben Cup (held 9 May 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  11. ^ "2014 Result – Titan Energy Serv. Doomben Cup (held 17 May 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  12. ^ "2013 Result – Kirks Doomben Cup (held 18 May 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  13. ^ "2012 Result – Kirks Doomben Cup (held 19 May 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  14. ^ "2011 Result – Kirks Doomben Cup (held 21 May 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  15. ^ "2010 Result – Kirks Doomben Cup (held 22 May 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  16. ^ "2009 Result – X X X X Gold Doomben Cup (held 16 May 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  17. ^ "2008 Result – Doomben Cup (held 17 May 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  18. ^ "2007 Result – Doomben Cup (held 19 May 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  19. ^ "2006 Result – Doomben Cup (held 20 May 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  20. ^ "2005 Result – Doomben Cup (held 28 May 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  21. ^ "2004 Result – Doomben Cup (held 29 May 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  22. ^ "2003 Result – Doomben Cup (held 24 May 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  23. ^ "2002 Result – Doomben Cup (held 25 May 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  24. ^ "2001 Result – Doomben Cup (held 26 May 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  25. ^ "2000 Result – Doomben Cup (held 27 May 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  26. ^ "1999 Result – Doomben Cup (held 29 May 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  27. ^ "1998 Result – Doomben Cup (held 23 May 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  28. ^ "1997 Result – Doomben Cup (held 24 May 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  29. ^ "1995 Result – Doomben Cup (held 27 May 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  30. ^ "1994 Result – Doomben Cup (held 28 May 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  31. ^ "1993 Result – Doomben Cup (held 29 May 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  32. ^ "1992 Result – Doomben Cup (held 20 June 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  33. ^ "1991 Result – Fourex Cup (held 22 June 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  34. ^ "1990 Result – Fourex Cup (held 23 June 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  35. ^ "1987 Result – Fourex Cup (held 11 July 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  36. ^ "1986 Result – Fourex Cup (held 12 July 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  37. ^ "1985 Result – Fourex Cup (held 13 July 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  38. ^ "1984 Result – Fourex Cup (held 14 July 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  39. ^ "1983 Result – Fourex Cup (held 9 July 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  40. ^ "Update from BRC Chairman Neville Bell - Saturday, 11 April 2020 (COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Important Information)". Brisbane Racing Club. 11 April 2020. Retrieved 12 May 2020.