The Doomben Cup is run by the Brisbane Turf Club and holds Group One status. Distances for the Doomben Cup have varied over the years but since 2012 it has been held over 2000 metres and is open to three-year-olds and up under weight-for-age conditions.
With a total prize pool of $700,000, money is paid all the way from first through to tenth (10th) place. Prizemoney of $420,000 to the winner while second will receive $126,000 and third will get $63,000.
Some high profile winners have won the feature over the years none more so than Rough Habit which captured the Doomben Cup on three consecutive occasions from 1991 through to 1993. More recent winners include Might And Power, Defier, Scenic Shot, Our Ivanhowe and Comin’ Through. Dandy Any won the 1987 edition before going on to cause arguably the upset of the century in the 1988 Australian Cup, beating Vo Rogue and Bonecrusher.
Jim Cassidy holds the record for most wins by a jockey with three victories (all on Rough Habit) while John Wheeler combined with Cassidy to win three as a trainer. Only the legendary Tommy ‘T.J’ Smith matched Wheeler’s feat as a trainer with three wins (Lord Nelson, Cheyne Walk, Marceau).
May 16, 2020
Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival
3YO & Upwards – Weight-for-age
Total stakes: $700,000 (AUD)
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|2019||Kenedna||John Allen||52||C Maher & D Eustace||$10.00|
|2018||Comin' Through||M Walker||59||C Waller||$9.00|
|2017||Sense Of Occasion||C Brown||59||K Lees||$9.00|
|2016||Our Ivanhowe||K McEvoy||59||L & A Freedman||$16.00|
|2015||Pornichet||B Shinn||59||G Waterhouse||$3.50|
|2014||Streama||B Shinn||57||G Walter||$4.30|
|2013||Beaten Up||L Innes||59||C Waller||$9.00|
|2012||Mawingo||N Rawiller||59||A Freedman||$8.00|
|2011||Scenic Shot||S Scriven||59||D Morton||$6.50|
|2010||Metal Bender||K McEvoy||59||C Waller||$3.30|
|2009||Scenic Shot||S Scriven||59||D Morton||$12.00|
|2008||Sarrera||D Oliver||59||M Moroney||-|
|2007||Cinque Cento||S Arnold||56.5||P Moody||-|
|2006||Above Deck||M Zahra||58||R Douglas||-|
|2005||Perlin||D Nikolic||58||G Rogerson||-|
|2004||Defier||J Bowman||58||G Walter||-|
|2003||Bush Padre||M Rodd||58||D Freedman||-|
|2002||Mr. Bureaucrat||A Robinson||58||W Hailes||-|
|2001||King Keitel||B York||58||P Jenkins||-|
|2000||Akhenaton||G Boss||54.5||F Mitchell||-|
|1999||Intergaze||C Carmody||58||R Craig||-|
|1998||Might And Power||B York||57||J Denham||-|
|1997||Sapio||D Bradley||57.5||S Kay||-|
|1996||Juggler||D Beadman||57||G Waterhouse||-|
|1995||Danewin||R Dye||53.5||R Thomsen||-|
|1994||Durbridge||S Marshall||57.5||D Freedman||-|
|1993||Rough Habit||J Cassidy||57.5||J Wheeler||-|
|1992||Rough Habit||J Cassidy||57.5||J Wheeler||-|
|1991||Rough Habit||J Cassidy||57||J Wheeler||-|
|1990||Eye Of The Sky||G Duffy||57.5||G Begg||-|
|1989||Abstraction||D Gauci||50||L Felton||-|
|1988||Lord Hybrow||K Moses||51.5||N Mcburney||-|
|1987||Dandy Andy||H White||52||C Cerchi||-|
|1986||Les' Choice||C SYMONS||49||K Young||-|
|1985||Mr. Trick||M Lyndon||52.5||J Size||-|
|1984||Hussar'S Command||W Harris||52.5||B Murray||-|
When is the Doomben Cup? The 2019 running of the Doomben Cup will be held on May 18 and is run a week after the Doomben 10,000.
What time is the Doomben?
The 2019 Doomben Cup is set to run at 3:40 pm.
How long is the Doomben Cup? The 2019 Doomben Cup will be conducted over 2000 metres and has been run at that distance since 2012. Prior to that, the Doomben Cup had been held over various distances ranging from 2000 metres up to 2200 metres.
Where is the 2019 Doomben Cup? This year’s Doomben Cup will be held at Doomben Racecourse with the meeting being run by the Brisbane Turf Club.
Who won 2018 Doomben Cup? Chris Waller captured the 2018 Doomben Cup thanks to consistent stable performer Comin’ Through. Michael Walker was the winning jockey with stablemate Egg Tart finishing second and Ambitious rounding out the trifecta.
Who won 2017 Doomben Cup? Kris Lees’ Sense of Occasion was the 2017 winner of the Doomben Cup.
What is the prize money for the 2019 Doomben Cup? Prizemoney has reached a record $700,000 in total for the 2019 Doomben Cup with $420,000 of that going to the winner.