The Doomben 10,000 is a 1350 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: 1,350 metres
- Track: Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane, Queensland
- Date: Saturday 28 May 2016
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 since 1973. 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.
Many horses use the Group 1 BTC Cup over 1200 metres 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 2016
See below for early betting markets in this years Doomben 10,000.
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Doomben 10,000 Preview & Tips 2016
Track: Good Weather: Fine
There is a select field of 10 runners for the 2016 $750,000 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000. The early favourite is Azkadellia who has 6 wins and 7 places from 14 starts. She won the Group1 Queen Of The Turf last start and was placed in 2 Group 1 races before that. Second favourite is Canberra galloper Fell Swoop who has 9 wins from 15 starts but is stepping up to 1350m for the first time. Third in the betting is Group 1 winner Delectation who is yet to win beyond 1200m.
Music Magnate is racing well and loves this distance. Dothraki just missed in the BTC Cup last start and should run well. Charlie Boy was 2nd in this race last year. Two Blue ran a good 4th in the BTC Cup last outing, while Scarlet Billows won in Melbourne before a poor run in the UBET Classic in Adelaide. Hooked has been trialling well and Divine Centuri is performing really well in 3YO races but is taking a big step in grade.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|7 Azkadellia||2 Fell Swoop||2 Fell Swoop|
|6 Music Magnate||6 Music Magnate||7 Azkadellia|
|3 Dothraki||7 Azkadellia||1 Delectation|
|1 Delectation||3 Dothraki||3 Dothraki|
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|