The Doomben Cup is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held each May at Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland. The race is run over the staying distance of 2000 metres and worth $650,000 in prize money. The 2019 Doomben Cup was won by Kenedna from Life Less Ordinary with Sixties Groove third.
Held on the second day of the Doomben racing carnival, Doomben Cup Day features a number of quality group races and is one of the bigger race meetings held during the Brisbane winter racing carnival.
|Date:||Saturday 22nd May 2021|
|Track:||Doomben racecourse, Brisbane|
The Doomben Cup is the premier distance event of the Doomben racing carnival each winter in Brisbane. The weight-for-age conditions of the race provides better performed horses an advantage and the race itself has been won by many of Australia's top gallopers, including Intergaze (1999), Might And Power (1998), Juggler (1996), Danewin (1995) and Queensland favourite Rough Habit in three consecutive years from 1991 to 1993.
The Gr2 Hollindale Stakes held two weeks earlier at the Gold Coast is the best guide to this race with Streama (2014) the last galloper to win the Hollindale Stakes & Doomben Cup double, while in recent times Metal Bender (2010), Above Deck (2002), Mr Bureaucrat (2002), Might And Power (1998), Danewin (1995), Durbridge (1994) and Rough Habit (1991-92) all won the Hollindale Stakes before winning the Doomben Cup.
Both Scenic Shot (2011) & Mawingo (2012) ran third in the Hollindale Stakes before winning the Doomben Cup at their next outing.
The natural progression for horses contesting the Doomben Cup is the Gr2 PJ O'Shea Stakes over 2200m on Oaks Day at Eagle Farm in June. Lights Of Heaven (2nd in 2012) won the PJ O'Shea stakes after running second in the Doomben Cup, while Scenic Shot (2009) went on to win the PJ O'Shea Stakes and Gr2 Brisbane Cup after taking out this race.
Kenedna (2019) finished unplaced in the Hollindale Stakes over 1800m at the Gold Coast before proving too good in this event for the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable.
Recent Doomben Cup winners include Comin' Through (2018) and Sense Of Occasion (2017).
1. $10.00 Kenedna 57.0 John Allen
2. $7.50 Life Less Ordinary 59.0 Jason Collett
3. $21.00 Sixties Groove 59.0 Larry Cassidy
4. $5.00 Gem Song 56.5 Blake Shinn
5. $41.00 Luvaluva 57.0 Glen Boss
6. $5.00 Shillelagh 57.0 James McDonald
7. $51.00 Tally 59.0 Tim Clark
8. $7.50 Archedemus 59.0 Corey Brown
9. $8.00 Youngstar 57.0 Kerrin McEvoy
10. $151.00 Red Alto 59.0 Luke Nolen
11. $17.00 Fierce Impact 59.0 Michael Walker
12. $17.00 Mister Sea Wolf 59.0 Jeff Lloyd
13. $26.00 Big Duke 59.0 Sam Clipperton
14. $61.00 Savvy Coup 57.0 Mark Du Plessis
15. $31.00 On The Rocks 59.0 Jake Bayliss
16. $201.00 Prioritise 59.0 Michael Murphy
Margins: 0.75 len, 0.95 len
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|2019||Kenedna||Life Less Ordinary||Sixties Groove||2:02.1|
|2018||Comin' Through||Egg Tart||Ambitious||2:01.4|
|2017||Sense Of Occasion||Star Exhibit||Rudy||2:06.6|
|2016||Our Ivanhowe||Hauraki||It's Somewhat||2:01.4|
|2013||Beaten Up||Foreteller||Secret Admirer||2:04.3|
|2012||Mawingo||Lights Of Heaven||Manighar||2:02.0|
|2011||Scenic Shot||My Kingdom Of Fife||Glass Harmonium||2:03.7|
|2010||Metal Bender||Gold Water||Triple Honour||2:02.6|
|2009||Scenic Shot||Racing To Win||Sir Slick||2:02.8|
|2008||Sarrera||Rampant Lion||Like It Is||2:03.3|
|2006||Above Deck||Octapussy||Roman Arch||2:13.8|
|2005||Perlin||Platinum Scissors||Natural Blitz||2:15.0|
|2001||King Keitel||Shogun Lodge||Kasakh Belle||2:01.9|
|1998||Might And Power||Intergaze||I Like Him||2:00.5|
|1996||Juggler||Doriemus||All Our Mob||2:06.3|
|1994||Durbridge||Paris Lane||Pure Lust||2:02.6|
|1993||Rough Habit||Kiwi Golfer||Palate||2:03.0|
|1992||Rough Habit||Kinjite||Captain Cook||2:05.1|
|1991||Rough Habit||Rays Hope||Multisync||2:04.8|
|1990||Eye Of The Sky||Solar Circle||Rough Habit||2:04.8|
|1989||Abstraction||Eye Of The Sky||Miss Fleet||2:21.6|
|1988||Lord Hybrow||Algonquin Club||Sound Horizon||2:16.5|