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 prizemoney. The 2017 Doomben Cup was won by Sense Of Occasion from Star Exhibit with Rudy 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 19th May 2018|
|Track:||Doomben racecourse, Brisbane|
|2017 Winner:||Sense Of Occasion|
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.
Sense Of Occasion (2017) finished sixth in the Gr2 Hollindale Stakes over 1800m at the Gold Coast before winning this event and recent Doomben Cup winners include Our Ivanhowe (2016) and Pornichet (2015).
1. $9.00 Sense Of Occasion 59.0 Corey Brown
2. $8.50 Star Exhibit 59.0 Blake Shinn
3. $31.00 Rudy 59.0 Tim Clark
4. $10.00 Amelie's Star 57.0 John Allen
5. $20.00 Mccreery 59.0 Kerrin McEvoy
6. $9.50 Single Gaze 57.0 Ms Kathy O'Hara
7. $15.00 Maurus 59.0 Damian Browne
8. $41.00 Cylinder Beach 59.0 Jim Byrne
9. $4.20 It's Somewhat 59.0 James Doyle
10. $51.00 Sound Proposition 59.0 Opie Bosson
11. $151.00 Emphasis 59.0 Ronnie Stewart
12. $41.00 Jessy Belle 57.0 Bobby El-Issa
13. $31.00 Astronomos 59.0 Blake Spriggs
14. $5.00 Articus 59.0 Brenton Avdulla
15. $151.00 Auvray 59.0 Jeff Lloyd
Margins: 1.3 len, 0.2 len
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|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|