Doncaster Prelude

Doncaster Prelude

Winners and Past Results for the Doncaster Prelude.

The Group 3 Doncaster Prelude is hosted by the Australian Turf Club and is run over 1600 metres at the Rosehill Racecourse each year in April during the Autumn Racing Carnival. The race is for 3yo & Upwards and is an Open Handicap race with prize money worth $150,000.

It is run on the same day as the Golden Slipper Stakes and The BMW.

The Doncaster Prelude inaugural event took place in 1988. At that time it was called the Royal Parma Stakes and was won by Tumble On.

The race was elevated in 2011 to become a Group 3 race.

Lead up races for the Doncaster Prelude could include the Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap over 1400 metres at Newcastle and the Group 2 Ajax Stakes over 1500 metres at Rosehill Racecourse.

The Doncaster Prelude is the main lead up race for the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap held the following week at the same track and distance.

In recent times, in 2010, Blue Light came second in the Newmarket Handicap and the went on and won the Ajax Stakes before winning this event and then placing 3rd in the Doncaster Handicap.

Year Doncaster Prelude Winners
2018 Cellarman
2017 Spectroscope
2016 Havana Cooler
2015 Excess Knowledge 
2014 Weary
2013 Skyerush
2012 Fast Clip
2011 My Kingdom Of Fife
2010 Brilliant Light
2009 Dao Dao
2008 Valedictum
2007 Mr Ubiquitous
2006 Gorgonite
2005 Osca Warrior
2004 Allgunadoit
2003 Helsinborg
2002 Defier
2001 Final Fantasy
2000 Le Zagaletta
1999 Adam
1998 Corporate James
1997 Ravarda
1996 Buzzoff
1995 Salivate
1994 Cobbora
1993 Blue Boss
1992 Alderson
1991 Livistona Lane
1990 Painted Ocean
1989 Card Shark
1988 Tumble On
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