Doomben Racecourse is located at Hampden Street, Ascot QLD
Doomben Racecourse is operated by the Brisbane Racing Club, Brisbane QLD. The racecourse is approximately 7 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD.
The Doomben Racecourse (also known as the 'Garden' course due to the gardens located around the course) is operated by the Brisbane Racing Club which was formed on 1 July, 2009 - the result of a merger between the Queensland Turf Club (QTC) and Brisbane Turf Club (BTC).
The merger of the former 2 racing clubs is a first for Australian Racing which makes Queensland the current front runner in this demanding industry. Doomben Racecourse had a major upgrade in 1982 bringing it up to a world class standard. In 1996 ultra modern drainage system technology was introduced to the course which now provides excellent drainage when heavy rains come.
The first race meeting was held at Doomben Racecourse in 1933. During the 2nd World War the racecourse was taken over by the Army and used to stage troops. It was reopened again in 1946.
Doomben Racecourse is fully turfed, is 26 metres wide with a circumference of 1,715 metres and a home straight being 350 metres long. All races are run in a clockwise direction.
The racecourse has three chutes at the:
- 1,350 metres
- 1,650 metres
- 2,200 metres
Doomben Racecourse is another of those tracks with tight turns making it hard for horses out wide in the run to win. Front runners and on pace runners again have an advantage.
Brisbane Racing Club is the leading metropolitan race club in Queensland and organises more than 90 race meetings each year at the Club's two race tracks, Doomben Racecourse and Eagle Farm Racecourse
Doomben Racecourse plays host to the Winter Racing Carnival and the Summer Racing Carnival.
Winter Racing Carnival at Doomben Racecourse In May
- BTC Cup G1 1200 metres
- Rough Habit Plate G3 2020 metres
- BRC Chairmans Handicap G3 2020 metres
- Doomben Cup G1 2020 metres
- Champagne Classic G2 1200 metres
- Doomben Roses G3 2020 metres
- Lady Of The Turf Stakes G3 1350 metres
- BRC Sprint G3 1350 metres
- Fred Best Classic G3 1350 metres
- Lord Mayors Cup G3 1615 metres
- Doomben 10000 G1 1350 metres
- Grand Prix Stakes G3 2200 metres
- Premiers Cup G3 2200 metres
Summer Racing Carnival at Doomben Racecourse In December
- George Moore Stakes G3 1200 metres
- Vo Rogue Plate G3 1350 metres
- BJ McLachlan Stakes G3 1200 metres
Transport To Doomben Racecourse
- The fastest and easiest way to get to the races is by public transport
- Doomben Train Station is only 200 metres from the racecourse. Catch the train by taking the Doomben line from any CBD railway station
- Bus Service from Doomben catch route 301 from Adelaide Street, City to Doomben Racecourse
- Ample free parking is available around the course and in the middle of the track itself. To enter the track use gate 1 off Nudgee Road. Parking is also available across the road at Eagle Farm Racecourse. Disabled parking is located within the Gate 5 car park
- Taxi service is available to and from the racecourse from taxi ranks outside gate 4 on Hampden St Ascot
PO Box 817
Ph. (07) 3268 2171
Fax (07) 3868 2410
Doomben Racecourse is the home of the Doomben 10,000 | Doomben Cup | Lord Mayor's Cup | BTC Cup | Doomben Roses | Gunsynd Classic | Lord Mayors Cup | Rough Habit Plate.
Find below all the Group Races run at the Doomben Racecourse during the season.
Doomben Racecourse Barrier Guide
- 1010 metres: Starts on the course proper providing a straight run of 110 metres before a sweeping double bend. Inside barriers have a big advantage
- 1110 metres: Located on the course proper with a short run of about 210 metres to the sweeping double bend out of the back straight. Inside barriers are a major advantage
- 1200 metres: Situated on the course proper in the back of the straight. There is a straight run of only about 300 metres to the sweeping double bend. Inside barriers are an advantage from this start
- 1350 metres: Situated in a chute off the course proper at the end of the back straight. This start gives runners a straight run of almost 400 metres to the first corner. Despite this, inside barriers are favoured
- 1615 metres: This start is located in a chute off the course proper. Runners only have a short run of about 50 metres before a sweeping turn. Wide barriers are a big disadvantage
- 2020 metres: Starts on the course proper in the home straight. It provides runners with only 230 metres of straight before the sweeping turn into the back straight. Inside barriers are favoured
- 2200 metres: This barrier starts in a chute at the top of the home straight. There is a straight run of more than 400 metres to the first sweeping double bend. Inside barriers are a slight advantage