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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 $500,000 in prizemoney. The 2016 Doomben Cup was won by Our Ivanhowe from Hauraki with It's Somewhat 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.

2017 Doomben Cup info
Date: Saturday 20th May 2017
Track: Doomben racecourse, Brisbane
Distance: 2000 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000
2016 Winner: Our Ivanhowe
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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.

Our Ivanhowe (2016) finished last in the Gr1 The BMW over 2400m at Rosehill in Sydney before heading to Brisbane to win this event and recent Doomben Cup winners include Pornichet (2015) and Streama (2014).

2016 Doomben Cup result
1. $16.00 Our Ivanhowe 59.0 Kerrin McEvoy
2. $3.20 Hauraki 59.0 James McDonald
3. $5.50 It's Somewhat 59.0 Damian Browne

then followed
4. $5.50 Volkstok’n’Barrell 59.0 Blake Shinn
5. $26.00 Maurus 59.0 Blake Spriggs
6. $17.00 Lady Le Fay 57.0 Jason Collett
7. $9.00 Spiritjim 59.0 Hugh Bowman
8. $21.00 Messene 59.0 James Orman
9. $10.00 Leebaz 59.0 Michael Cahill
10. $9.50 Noble Protector 57.0 Tim Clark

Margins: 0.4L, 0.8L
Time: 2:01.41

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Doomben Cup recent winners & placegetters
Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2016 Our Ivanhowe Hauraki It's Somewhat 2:01.4
2015 Pornichet Weary I'm Imposing 2:02.5
2014 Streama Leebaz Junoob 2:01.7
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
2007 Cinque Cento Gaze Pentathon 2:01.8
2006 Above Deck Octapussy Roman Arch 2:13.8
2005 Perlin Platinum Scissors Natural Blitz 2:15.0
2004 Defier Pentastic Upsetthym 2:11.6
2003 Bush Padre Freemason Maguire 2:13.0
2002 Mr Bureaucrat Galroof Freemason 2:14.0
2001 King Keitel Shogun Lodge Kasakh Belle 2:01.9
2000 Akhenaton Integrate Cruzeiro 2:04.7
1999 Intergaze Lahar Joss Sticks 2:03.7
1998 Might And Power Intergaze I Like Him 2:00.5
1997 Sapio Pakaraka Star Shame 2:05.5
1996 Juggler Doriemus All Our Mob 2:06.3
1995 Danewin Danasinga Turridu 2:03.3
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

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