Winners and past results for the Doomben 10000.
Doomben 10000. The Brisbane Racing Club hosts the Doomben 10,000 every year in May during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
The Group 1 event is held at the Doomben Racetrack in Brisbane with horses taking advantage of the weight for age conditions over 1200 meters.
The race has witnessed some of the classiest sprinters bag prize money worth $750,000.
Included in the race card on the day of the Doomben 10,000 is the Group 3 Premier's Cup and Grand Prix Stakes. The event suits better performing sprinters with many making their way from the Group 1 BTC Cup held a fortnight earlier on the same track. Recent winners of the BTC Cup/Doomben 10,000 double include Apache Cat in 2008 who almost repeated the feat in 2009. While he won the Doomben 10,000 for the second year in a row, the wily sprinter finished second in the BTC Cup. Earlier in 2007, Takeover Target was runner up in the BTC Cup before beating Gold Edition to the post in the Doomben 10,000.
Other notable sprinters to win the Doomben 10,000 are Chief De Beers in 1995-98, Falvelon in 2001-02, Prince Triala in 1990-91, and Black Onyx in 1969-70. Included in the list are Bernborough in 1946, Manikato in 1979, and Bel Esprit in 2003. Among the major sprint races that successful horses may fancy their chances after the Doomben 10,000 are the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap and the Winter Stakes at Eagle Farm. Runner up in 2009, Black Piranha scored a convincing win in the Stradbroke Handicap. Melito placed well in the BTC Cup, Doomben 10,000 and Stradbroke Handicap before storming the tracks in the Group 1 Winter Stakes.
The Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville in Adelaide is a warm up even for horses heading for the Doomben 10,000. 2011 champion, Beaded, was runner up in Sangster Stakes before winning the Doomben 10,000.
Interestingly, no filly has stamped their authority on the race while only five mares have crossed the finishing post first since its inception. Punters may note that only four favourites have obliged in the past two decades. Jockey Corey Brown steered two horses to victory in the Doomben 10,000, which were Apache Cat in 2008 and Beaded in 2011. Prior to winning the 2010 Doomben 10,000, Hot Danish won the Group 1 All Aged Stakes over 1400 meters at Randwick and then continued her fine form in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes over 1200 meters at Rosehill in September and the Group 2 Lexus Stakes in October.
The Doomben 10,000 originally named the Doomben Newmarket Handicap and then later the TM Ahearn Memorial but in mid 1940 was changed to its current name with the 10,000 pounds prize money at that time making it the richest sprint race in Australia.
|Year||Doomben 10,000 Winners|
|2014||Spirit Of Boom|
|1998||Chief De Beers|
|1995||Chief De Beers|
|1980||Hit It Benny|