2017 Doomben Cup Field, Barriers & Odds

Doomben Cup

The 2017 Doomben Cup is a Group 1 thoroughbred race for horses aged three years and above. It is run under weight-for-age conditions over a distance of 2000 metres. The race is held at Doomben racecourse in Brisbane. The Doomben Cup race is usually conducted in May and the purse money is $650,000 (AUD). It has been attracting majestic horses, jockeys, trainers and owners since its first run in 1933 and attracts plenty of bets at the bookies during the winter the way the Melbourne Cup betting markets go off in the spring.

The 2017 Doomben Cup will be held on May 20th, 2017.Doomben Cup

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Doomben Cup Day is the second meeting of the coveted Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival and features eight other black-type events:

  • $500,000 Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) WFA
  • $175,000 Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) 2YO SW
  • $125,000 Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) Quality
  • $125,000 Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) 3YO SW
  • $100,000 Listed Mick Dittman Plate (1200m) 3YO SW
  • $100,000 Listed Members’ Handicap (1600m) Quality
  • $100,000 Listed Princess Stakes (2000m) 3YO Fillies SW
  • $100,000 Listed Juanmo Stakes (1200m) F&M SWP

Horse racing is an important sport in Australia. Horse race betting is the most popular pastime with billions of dollars wagered annually. The Doomben Cup is one of the long-lasting premier horse races which lets you earn smart money. You need not make a wearisome trip to Doomben to place your bet. You can get all the necessary details online, such as the horses participating in the race, trainers and the jockeys. You can make use of online betting exchanges to wager easily and quickly. And for free bet offers, having a look at freebets.com.au – they’ve hunted down the best betting offers from Australian bookies.

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Doomben Cup History

The Doomben Cup race is one of the best weight-for-age staying races in Australia. It was initially conducted as a principal race held over 10 furlongs (from 1933 to 1937). From 1938 onwards, the distance was increased to eleven furlongs. It was converted into a Group 1 race from 1980. Golden Rhapsody was the winner in that year. The Doomben Cup race was held over a distance of 2160 metes for one year in 1989. Abstraction won the championship in that year.

The most notable winner of the Doomben Cup was Rough Habit who won the race a record three times from 1991 – 1993.

Doomben Cup Fashion

Although you can strike it rich at the Doomben Cup race, there is much more to this meet. The Doomben track also offers the hot “fashions in the field” prizes. You can enjoy viewing the fashions and stylish outfits at the meet. There are some dress codes that must be followed while watching the Doomben Cup.

For up to date Australian horse racing news, visit horseracing.com.au.

Doomben Cup Betting

Doomben Cup betting involves a lot of money. Queenslanders love a punt almost as much as they love a rags to riches to story, so you’ll always see hundreds of them in the bookies ring leading up to the Doomben Cup.

It’s a race that attracts a lot of betting attention, due both to its significant iconic status and the talented types that run it. Whether you’re laying down a Doomben Cup trifecta, quinella or any other bet, it’s good to be in the action.

There’s a few betting tips you need to consider. The Doomben Cup is a staying event, but not a particularly lengthy one. When making your betting selections, try and include some horses that have had a fair bit of staying experience, particularly at Doomben.

Doomben Cup News

A talented and capacity field has been confirmed for Saturday’s 2017 Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) in Brisbane; offering punters terrific value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Doncaster Mile winner It’s Somewhat remains an outright $4.20 favourite in 2017 Doomben Cup betting…