Doomben 10,000 Tips & Betting advice

Doomben 10,000 2019

Date Saturday, May 11, 2019
Track Doomben Racecourse
Distance 1200m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight for Age
Prizemoney $700,000
Age 3YO and Upwards

Doomben 10,0000 Betting Selections and Tips

Our experts will have their pre-race predictions and Doomben 10,000 betting selections available for the Group 1 race.

Some key Doomben 10,000 pointers are:

  • Favourites have a good record
  • Five-year-olds have the best recent record
  • Inside barriers are crucial

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Doomben 10,000 History and Guide

Some of the best sprinters in Australia bid for victory each year in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000, which is one of the feature races of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

The Group 1 race is held at Doomben Racecourse in May each year and carries $700,000 in prize money. Run over 1200m, it is the highlight of the final day of racing at Doomben Racecourse during the carnival.

The race gets the Doomben 10,000 name due to the fact the prize money was increased to $10,000 in the 1940s – making it the richest sprint race in Australia at the time. The race title, which had previously been the Doomben Newmarket Handicap and the TM Ahearn Memorial, has since stuck despite the prize fund increasing dramatically.

The Doomben 10,000 is the star attraction of a day that also includes the running of the Group 2 Sires Produce Stakes, the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes, the Group 3 Lady Of The Turf Stakes and the Group 3 Premier’s Cup.

The Doomben 10,000 has been won by some of the biggest names in Australian horse racing – dual winners Black Onyx (1969 and 1970), Prince Triala (1990 and 1991), Chief De Beers (1995 and 1998), Falvelon (2001 and 2002) and Apache Cat (2008 and 2009) on the roll of honour along with the likes of Bernborough (1946), Manikato (1979), Bel Esprit (2003), Takeover Target (2007) Sea Siren (2012), Epaulette (2013), Boban (2015) and Redzel (2017).

Sea Siren created history when winning in 2012 as she became the first filly to win the race. Five mares had achieved victory in the years previous but never a filly.

Doomben 10,000 Winners (Since 2000)

2000 Mr Innocent
2001 Falvelon
2002 Falvelon
2003 Bel Esprit
2004 Super Elegant
2005 Red Oog
2006 Undue
2007 Takeover Target
2008 Apache Cat
2009 Apache Cat
2010 Hot Danish
2011 Beaded
2012 Sea Siren
2013 Epaulette
2014 Spirit Of Boom
2015 Boban
2016 Music Magnate
2017 Redzel
2018 English
2019 The Bostonian

Doomben Racecourse Track Description

Races are run in a clockwise direction, while the track is a turf track and is banked at varying degrees around the course proper.

Front runners have a distinct advantage at Doomben, especially when the track is rain-affected.


Doomben Racecourse is located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and is the smaller of Brisbane’s two metropolitan tracks.

It is situated in the suburb of Ascot, approximately 7 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD.

The racecourse’s construction was completed in 1933 and was subsequently shut down during the Second World War, when it was used by allied troops during the Pacific War.

The course reopened in 1946 when the TM Ahern Cup and the Doomben Cup were held for the first time. The Doomben Cup is now considered to be one of the best middle-distance racing events in the country.

Doomben received a major upgrade in 1982, and is now home to world class facilities.