Doomben Racecourse is one of two metropolitan tracks in Brisbane and we provide expert betting tips for some of the racing action throughout the year.

Doomben stages Group 1 racing during the Brisbane Winter Carnival and is home to the BTC Cup, Doomben Cup and Doomben 10,000.

Latest Doomben Betting Tips and Advice

We provide expert betting tips for Doomben races throughout the year with comprehensive guides to all Group 1 races.

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Doomben Tips

Free expert tips for racing at Doomben.


Where to bet on Doomben Races

Bookmakers Sportsbet, Luxbet and CrownBet offer some of the best odds on Doomben racing throughout the year. Or take advantage of the top 5 bookmaker deals below.

For the best way to make a profit at Doomben races, read our guide on "How to make money betting online".

Doomben Group 1 Races

Group 1 racing takes place at Doomben during the winter and some star performers head to Brisbane in search of the big prizes.

For Doomben betting tips for all Group 1 races, click on the link for the comprehensive guide.

Doomben Racecourse Track

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 History

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. 

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

How To Get To Doomben Racecourse

Doomben Racecourse can be found on Hampden Street, Ascot and is around 7.2kms or a 10 minute drive from the Brisbane city centre and 5.5kms or around a 5 minute trip from the Brisbane Airport.


Free public parking is available in the centre of the Doomben Racecourse, via gate 1 on Nudgee Road, Ascot.


Travellers arriving at Doomben train station face a painless 200m walk to  from the entrance to the Doomben track. 


Buses and ferries are also available to arrive at Doomben and you can find relevant timetable information from the Translink website.


A Taxi service is provided to and from the course at the allocated taxi rank outside Gate 4 on Hampden Street, Ascot.


The Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival is the premier carnival in Queensland and is staged at Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses in Brisbane during May and June each year.

Several Group 1 races take place during the carnival, headed by the $1million Stradbroke Handicap - the richest race of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival - and also including the BTC CupDoomben CupDoomben 10,000Queesland OaksQueensland Derby and the JJ Atkins.

The Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) is the biggest race in prestige terms and headlines Doomben Racecourse's last day of action during the carnival. It is the leading sprint of the carnival and has been won in the past by the popular names of Apache Cat, Takeover Target and Falvelon.

In the preceding weeks, Doomben kicks off the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival when it stages the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m), a sprint which often gives pointers to the Doomben 10,000 two weeks later. Sandwiched in between is the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m), which attracts the best middle-distance and staying performers rom across Australian and headlines a top-class afternoon of action.

Eagle Farm Racecourse hosts its first meeting of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival on the first Saturday in June with the staging of the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m), which features the best of the three-year-old fillies.

The following week at Eagle Farm, Brisbane’s richest race is staged with the running of the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) on the same day that the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) and Group 1 The JJ Atkins (1600m) take place.

The Stradbroke is one of the leading sprints in Australia, while the best three-year-old colts will go head-to-head in the Queensland Derby. The JJ Atkins (1600m), formerly known as The TJ Smith, sees the best two-year-olds clash on the final day of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

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