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The Doomben Cup

Race Name Grade Track
The Doomben Cup 1 Doomben Racecourse The Doomben Cup

The Doomben Cup

The Doomben Cup is a Gr 1 Australian weight-for-age horse race run in May each year by three-year-olds and above over 2020m at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane. Currently the Doomben Cup offers a purse of AUD$500,000. The race is part of the Doomben racing carnival, hosted every winter in Brisbane.

The Doomben Cup is considered the premier distance event of the carnival which is why its attracts so many strong stayers each year. In fact, many of the Doomben Cups' past winners have been some of Australia's best gallopers. One legendary example is Rough Habit, who won in 1991, 1992 and 1993.

Inaugurated in 1933, the Doomben Cup has seen many changes in its race distance. For instance, from 1933 until 1937 it was run over 10 furlongs (2000m), while from 1938 until 1972 it was run over 11 furlongs (2200m). From 1990 until now it has been contested over 2020m.

Being such a high-caliber race, there have been many notable winners over and above Rough Habit that have delivered dazzling victories. Some of the more recent of these include Danewin in 1995, Juggler in 1996, Might And Power in 1998, Mr Bureaucrat in 2002 and Above Deck in 2006.

But it was the 1989 Doomben Cup winner Might and Power who really impressed. Trained by Jack Denman, the Zabeel gelding won many other Gr 1 races and was named Australian Horse of the Year in 1998 and 1999. He was also inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

The Doomben Cup - Past Winners

2004 Defier
2005 Perlin
2006 Above Deck
2007 Cinque Cento
2008 Sarrera

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