The Doomben 10,000 is a 1200 metre weight-for-age race run by the Brisbane Racing Club. The race is held in May each year at Doomben during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
- Race Type: Group 1, Open WFA
- Distance: 1,200 metres
- Track: Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane, Queensland
- Date: Saturday 13 May 2017
The Doomben 10,000 was first run in 1933 when Wallum carrying 45.5kg beat Closing Time carrying 58.5 kg over 6 furlongs (about 1200 metres). It has had several distance changes in the early years but has been held over 1350 metres from 1973 to 2016. In 2017 it was shortened to 1200m and run as the first Group 1 of the Brisbane carnival. It became a Group 1 race in 1980 and was a handicap event until 1997 when it became weight-for-age.
The race was originally called the Doomben Newmarket Handicap and then the TM Ahearn Memorial but was changed to the Doomben 10,000 in the 1940’s as the 10,000 pounds prizemoney made it the richest sprint race in Australia. When Bernborough won the race in 1946 he carried 68.5kg under the handicap conditions to win 10,000 pounds.
Prior to 2017, many horses used the Group 1 BTC Cup as the lead-up race to the Doomben 10,000. Those that run well will go to contest the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap over 1400 metres at Eagle Farm. Mares have a poor record in the race and when Hot Danish won in 2010 she was only the fifth mare in history to win the Doomben 10,000. Three-year-old fillies had never won until Sea Siren became the first in 2012, although they had placed with Melito running third in 2010 and Gold Edition just beaten by Takeover Target in 2007.
Doomben 10,000 Final Field & Odds 2017
See below for early betting markets in this years Doomben 10,000.
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Doomben 10,000 Preview & Tips 2017
Track: Heavy Weather: Overcast
There are 15 runners for the 2017 $700,000 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000. The early favourite is three-year-old Russian Revolution who has won 5 of his 7 starts, including the Group 1 Galaxy at Rosehill on a heavy track. Second favourite is Music Magnate who won this race last year when it was1350m, has a fantastic record at this distance and won the Group 2 Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm last outing. Third in the betting is Redzel who is in top form and goes well on heavy going.
Fell Swoop failed as favorite in this race last year and is racing well. Derryn has won 2 of his last 3 races and loves this distance. Start Wondering is a Group 1 winner in New Zealand and should go well. Counterattack has won at this track previously. All other runners are currently over 16 to 1.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|12 Russian Revolution||6 Redzel||12 Russian Revolution|
|5 Music Magnate||12 Russian Revolution||5 Music Magnate|
|1 Fell Swoop||5 Music Magnate||13 Derryn|
|8 Start Wondering||1 Fell Swoop||6 Redzel|
Past winners of the Doomben 10,000:
Five horses have won this race twice. They were Apache Cat (2008 and 2009), Falvelon (2001 and 2002), Chief De Beers (1995 and 1996), Prince Trialia (1990 and 1991) and Black Onyx (1969 and 1970). When Black Onyx won in 1969 he carried 54.5kg and in 1970 he carried 59kg. In 1962 the stallion Aquanita travelled from Western Australia to win the race, and when Undue won in 2006 he became the first Darwin-trained horse to win a Group 1 race.
|2016||Music Magnate||Azkadellia||Charlie Boy|
|2014||Spirit Of Boom||Temple Of Boom||Buffering|
|2012||Sea Siren||Buffering||Temple Of Boom|
|2011||Beaded||Love Conquers All||Black Piranha|
|2009||Apache Cat||Black Piranha||All Silent|
|2007||Takeover Target||Gold Edition||Mitanni|
|2005||Red Oog||Our Egyptian Raine||Takeover Target|
|2004||Super Elegant||Our Egyptian Raine||Scenic Peak|
|2003||Bel Esprit||Private Steer||Spinning Hill|
|2002||Falvelon||Show A Heart||Lord Essex|
|2001||Falvelon||Spinning Hill||Mr Innocent|
|2000||Mr Innocent||Easy Rocking||Falvelon|