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Doomben race track is located in Ascot about 7 kilometres from the Brisbane city centre and has been home to racing there since 1933 and is also referred to as the 'Garden' course due to the lovely gardens located around the track.

In 1996, a new modern drainage system was installed, which provides excellent drainage when the track receives heavy rains. It is home to the Brisbane Racing Club.

Brisbane Racing Club (BRC)

The Brisbane Racing Club came about due to a merger between the Brisbane Turf Club (BTC) which raced at Doomben, and the Queensland Turf Club (QTC) who operated Eagle Farm. The official commencing date of the Brisbane Racing Club was the first of July 2009.

Doomben previously operated under the banner of the the Brisbane Amateur Turf Club which was formed in 1923 and predominantly responsible for the then Albion Park racecourse (now a trotting venue). In 1933, the Brisbane Amateur club took over Doomben which was the old Doomben Park Recreation Grounds Ltd. In 1997, the Club changed its name to become the Brisbane Turf Club (BTC).

Doomben Racing Carnivals

Doomben hosts its major carnival each year during the month of May with the highlights being the Group 1 Doomben 10000 and the Group 1 Doomben Cup.

Doomben also hosts a Summer Racing Carnival in December & January of each year featuring the City Pacific Finance Summer Series, including the Group 3 George Moore Stakes.

Below are the main races of the Doomben May racing carnival.

Race name Prizemoney Status Race Type Distance When
BTC Cup $400,000 Group 1 weight-for-age 1200m May
Doomben Cup $500,000 Group 1 weight-for-age 2020m May
Doomben 10,000 $650,000 Group 1 weight-for-age 1350m May

Below are the main races of the Doomben December racing carnival.

Race name Prizemoney Status Race Type Distance When
George Moore Stakes $200,000 Group 3 Quality handicap 1200m December
Vo Rogue Plate $150,000 Group 3 3yo Set Weights 1350m December

Please vist our Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival page for all Brisbane feature races on the racing calendar each year.

Doomben Track Details

The track is a right handed (clockwise) track with a course proper circumference of 1715 metres. Doomben has three chutes, the 1350 metres, 1615 metres and 2200 metres. The length of the straight is 341 metres with the width at the Winning Post 26.4 metres, while the track is a turf track and is banked at varying degrees around the course proper. 

Circumference: 1,715 metres
Straight: 341 metres
Direction: Anti-Clockwise

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Doomben Race Track Contact Details

Doomben location Postal Address
Hampden Street Brisbane Turf Club
Ascot QLD 4006 P.O. Box 817
Ph: 07 3268 6800 Hamilton Central 4007
Fax: 07 3868 2410 Ph: 7 3268 2171
Email: racing@brc.com.au Website: Brisbane Turf Club

How to get to Doomben racecourse?
Doomben Racecourse can be found on Hampden Street, Ascot and is around 7.2kms or a 10 minute drive from the Brisbane city centre and 5.5kms or around a 5 minute trip from the Brisbane Airport.

Public Transport
Travelling by train will deliver you to the Doomben train station which is only 200 metres from the entrance to the Doomben track. Buses and ferries are also available to arrive at Doomben and you can find relevant timetable information from the Translink website.

By Car
If you plan to drive to Doomben then free public parking is available in the centre of the track, via gate 1 on Nudgee Road, Ascot and the Brisbane Turf Club has location details on their website.

By Taxi
A Taxi service is provided to and from the course at the allocated taxi rank outside Gate 4 on Hampden Street, Ascot.

Doomben Racecourse Directions: How to get to Doomben Racecourse

The Brisbane Racing Club also holds racing at a second metropolitan race track, Eagle Farm race track, which is located just across the road from Doomben. For more information, including course details and racing carnival information, visit our Eagle Farm racecourse page.

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