Doomben Cup 2022

Doomben Cup 2022

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      Doomben Cup Quick Facts

      In a hurry? We’ve listed all the quick facts that you need to know about the Doomben Cup:

      DateSaturday, 21st May, 2022
      Start TimeTBA
      RacecourseDoomben Racecourse, QLD, Australia
      Distance2,000 metres
      GradeGroup 1

      Doomben Cup Introduction

      The Doomben Cup is a Group 1 race which takes place each year in May. The race in 2022 will be held on Saturday 21st of May at Doomben Racecourse. Looking back to the race in 2021, it was won by Zaaki.

      In November 2021, Racing Queensland announced that a number of races in their blossoming Winter Carnival will see an increase in prizemoney. The Doomben Cup is one of the lucky races, having it’s prizemoney increased from $700,000 to $1,000,000.

      Whilst it has undergone a number of name changes throughout its history, the race that is essentially the Doomben Cup was first run in 1933. Originally over the 2000m, it has undergone several distance changes throughout the years on account of track redesigns, but has been settled back at the 2000m mark since 2012.

      Although the mighty Bernborough was amongst the winners of the race in its fledgling days, it didn’t achieve Group 1 status until 1980 and it was the three consecutive victories of Rough Habit in the early 1990’s that really put this race on the map.

      Since then this race, along with many others over the Brisbane Winter, are targeted by horses that have competed at the highest level in the Spring and Autumn in the southern states. This is evident by the honour roll from the early 1990’s until today which includes Might and Power, Intergaze, Scenic Shot and Zaaki.

      Doomben Cup Tips 2022

      The Doomben Cup is an Australian Group 1 held at Doomben Racecourse, it is one of the most prominent races in the Queensland racing calendar and forms part of the Winter Racing Carnival in the Sunshine State.

      The fact that there’s a massive $1,000,000 worth of prizemoney on offer, means the race attracts some of the greatest horses from across the country up to Queensland. It also attracts all us Aussies who enjoy having a punt on the races. The Shark will compile an extensive list of Doomben Cup tips so you can place your bets with confidence, when the time comes.

      As the nominations are not accepted for the Doomben Cup in 2022, it is challenging for us to provide any updates in regards to our tips. However, as the Winter Racing Carnival in Queensland goes to the next level, the horses that are looking to run in this race will become a lot clearer. If you are after quality Doomben Cup horse tips, then don’t fret as we will keep you updated with all the horses that could be a part of the race.

      However, there are no Australian bookmakers that are offering Doomben Cup odds right now. There’s no need to worry though, because we will keep a look out for the odds and provide you with them as they come through. When searching for Doomben Cup tips, be sure to have a squiz at our betting section below. In that section we have indicated some factors for success in this Group 1.

      All our tips for the Doomben Cup will be available closer to the race. Make sure you check back on this page regularly for updates!

      Doomben Cup Tips From Experts

      Our tips are not out for the Doomben Cup in 2022 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the Doomben Cup is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner in the 2022 Doomben Cup.

      You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned!

      Doomben Cup Betting 2022

      There are a lot of important factors to consider before betting on the Doomben Cup. Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:

      Is Previous Doomben Cup Form a Good Indicator of Future Success?

      After a renaissance period in the 1990’s the race gradually dropped away in quality but still retained its Group 1 status, finally culminating in the race being abandoned in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. The following year however, saw excitement machine Zaaki take out the race in blistering fashion, breathing some life into the race, which ultimately has led to a significant prize money increase for this year’s Doomben Cup.

      Should I Bet On The Favourite in the Doomben Cup?

      Whilst the record of favourites is only fair for the Doomben Cup, of the winners since 2010, all but one have started at a $10 quote or shorter.

      Formlines from Lead Up Races

      The Hollindale Stakes run at the Gold Coast Turf Club a fortnight prior over 1800m is by far the best lead up form race. The past 30 runnings of the Hollindale Stakes has produced 18 winners for the Doomben Cup, with 8 horses completing the double.


      Only 2 three year olds have won the race.


      The Doomben Cup is run under weight for age conditions.


      No filly has ever won the race, and just three mares have won the race since 2017 with four year old and up geldings having the far superior record.

      Doomben Cup Best Bets

      Our Doomben Cup best bets for 2022 are not out just yet, make sure you keep an eye out on this page as we will provide more details about our best bets when the final field is announced.

      You will find our best bets below once available. Stay tuned!

      Doomben Cup Odds 2022

      Well before the Doomben Cup field is finalised – pretty much every Aussie bookie will open up early markets, or all-in markets, for all your Doomben Cup betting needs. We think this is probably the best time to bet on the horse you’ve chosen. Due to the fact that you could get awesome odds before they potentially shorten in the days leading up to the race.

      Once the bookies release their Doomben Cup odds for 2022, they are likely to fluctuate on a daily basis. There are a couple of things that impact this, and when we get a better idea of the horses that will be aiming for the Doomben Cup, along with their recent form in trials and other races, you will see the odds change.

      If you do choose to have a punt in any of these early markets, it means you could find the favourite at odds of $10 or greater. Which is obviously something we want to do, because it means if your horse does win the Doomben Cup, you will get more funds to play with! However, there is known to be additional risk if you choose this option and you need to be aware of how things could go wrong.

      Depending on when you place your 2022 Doomben Cup futures bet, your horse may not end up targeting this race and therefore not run, but you also won’t get your stake back, which occurs when the market is ‘All-In’ or closer to race day. If you are hoping to have a bet when it says ‘Before Noms’, then this is a great time, because you can know you will get your cash back into your account if your horse doesn’t run.

      The 2022 Doomben Cup odds are out, and Zaaki is the $1.95 favourite from Ayrton who is on the second line of betting at $3.60. Here are the current odds, courtesy of Neds, as of late-April:

      Hungry Heart$12
      Private Eye$15
      Coventina Bay$17
      Gold Trip$17
      Polly Grey$17

      Doomben Cup Field 2022

      With the increase in stakes money for the 2022 Doomben Cup, it looks set to attract one of the strongest fields in years.

      After a light Autumn campaign, last year’s champion, Zaaki, looks certain to line up. Another visitor to last year’s Brisbane Winter, Ayrton, looks headed north again, although whether he heads toward a Stradbroke or is tried out to the 2000 metres of the 2022 Doomben Cup, is still undecided, but connections do look to be leaning towards this race.

      Winner of the All Aged Stakes on the last day of the Sydney Autumn Carnival, Cascadian, has form out to this kind of trip, whilst new kid on the block, Huetor, resumed strongly and has a sense of timing about him.

      With the 2022 Doomben Cup field yet to be determined, let’s take a look back at the 2021 field, headlined by winner Zaaki:

      1. SIR DRAGONET (IRE) (59kg)2Glen Boss C Maher & D Eustace
      2. MUGATOO (IRE) (59kg)1Hugh BowmanKris Lees
      3. FIFTY STARS (IRE) (59kg) – Scratched10Jye McNeilT Dabernig & B Hayes
      4. AVILIUS (GB) (59kg)7Kerrin McEvoyJames Cummings
      5. ZAAKI (GB) (59kg)9James McDonaldAnnabel Neasham
      6. HUMIDOR (NZ) (59kg)4Damian LaneChris Waller
      7. SHARED AMBITION (IRE) (59kg)6Jim ByrneChris Waller
      8. SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) (59kg) – Scratched12Craig WilliamsC Maher & D Eustace
      9. BRANDENBURG (NZ) (59kg)11Regan BaylissJohn Sargent
      10. MELODY BELLE (NZ) (57kg)8Opie BossonJamie Richards
      11. NETTOYER (57kg)5Ron StewartWendy Roche
      12. TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) (57kg)3Nash RawillerChris Waller

      Doomben Cup Results 2022

      With the 2022 Doomben Cup yet to be run and won, let’s have a look at last year’s race to see if there are any key performance indicators that can help us find the winner of this year’s race.

      Punter’s were shopping slightly better than even money for the favourite Zaaki who was coming off a strong win in the Hollindale. But it wasn’t all one way betting with plenty of support for the All Star Mile winner, Mugatoo, and the Cox Plate winner from the Spring, Sir Dragonet both well into single figures.

      But it was an easy watch for punters who took the short price about the favourite with James MCdonald slotting Zaaki into a trail 2nd, one off the fence, the first time past the post.

      The enigmatic Brandenburg who had recently broken a long run of outs with a win in the feature race ‘The Coast’, looked to apply the acid to the well fancied import by increasing his lead down the back straight. But the move only played into Zaaki’s hands.

      He claimed the Kiwi bred gelding before the corner whilst still under a good hold and then simply raced clear under mild urgings from McDonald with the rest of the field hard ridden to keep up behind him.

      The end result was a 7 length victory for Zaaki, whilst the only other two runners in the race who jumped single figures, Sir Dragonet, and Mugatoo, finished second last and last respectively.

      You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2021 Doomben Cup race:

      Here are the results from the Doomben Cup in 2021:

      1st5. ZAAKI (GB) (59kg)James McDonald
      2nd12. TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) (57kg)Nash Rawiller7L
      3rd9. BRANDENBURG (NZ) (59kg)Regan Bayliss9.25L
      4th11. NETTOYER (57kg)Ron Stewart9.65L
      5th10. MELODY BELLE (NZ) (57kg)Opie Bosson11.9L
      6th4. AVILIUS (GB) (59kg)Kerrin McEvoy 12L
      7th6. HUMIDOR (NZ) (59kg)Damian Lane 12.5L
      8th7. SHARED AMBITION (IRE) (59kg)Jim Byrne13.25L
      9th1. SIR DRAGONET (IRE) (59kg)Glen Boss17.5L
      10th2. MUGATOO (IRE) (59kg)Hugh Bowman49.5L

      Doomben Cup Winners

      The results for the upcoming Doomben Cup are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:

      2021ZaakiToffee TongueBrandenburg
      2020 (cancelled)
      2019KenednaLife Less OrdinarySixties Groove
      2018Comin’ Through Egg TartAmbitious
      2017Sense Of OccasionStar ExhibitRudy
      2016Our IvanhoweHaurakiIt’s Somewhat
      2015PornichetWearyI’m Imposing
      2013Beaten UpForetellerSecret Admirer
      2012MawingoLights of HeavenManighar
      2011Scenic ShotMy Kingdom Of FifeGlass Harmonium
      2010Metal BenderGold WaterTriple Honour

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