Doncaster Mile 2021

Saturday April 3, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The George Ryder Stakes is the best lead-up form going into the Doncaster Mile

The Doncaster Mile is one of the premier Group 1 races held on Day 1 of The Championships on the first Saturday in April during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Held at Royal Randwick Racecourse it is one of four elite level features on Doncaster Mile Day and is supported by the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m), Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) and Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).

Offering a lucrative $3 million in total prize money including $1.8 million to the winner the event is contested over 1600m under handicap conditions and is open to horses aged three-years-old and over.

The prizemoney for the 2020 edition of the Doncaster Mile was cut to $1.5 million including $870,000 to the winner with Racing NSW making cuts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, before being reinstated at $3 million for 2021.

Each year the winners of the Flight Stakes, Villiers Stakes, Chipping Norton Stakes, Randwick Guineas, Canterbury Stakes, Coolmore Classic and George Ryder Stakes are exempt from Doncaster Mile ballot.

Of those the traditional lead-up is the George Ryder Stakes (1500m) held at Rosehill a fortnight before. The George Ryder Stakes – Doncaster Mile is a popular betting double and the latest horses to enjoy wins in both races during the same season are Vision And Power (2009) and Winx (2016).

Non-Group 1 races offering a Doncaster Mile ballot and penalty exemption are the Ajax Stakes and Doncaster Prelude. Horses coming out of the Doncaster Mile can back-up on the seven day turnaround into the autumn’s richest race – the  Group 1 $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes the following Saturday.

The next edition of the Doncaster Mile takes place on Saturday April 3, 2021

Doncaster Mile Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 3, 2021
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $3 million ($1.5 million for 2020 due to Coronavirus)
  • First Run: 1866

2021 Doncaster Mile Results

The full 2021 Doncaster Mile results and finishing order will be published below once the classic is run and won on Saturday April 3, 2021.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Doncaster Mile Betting

Doncaster Mile betting markets are led by horses with proven Sydney form over the distance that ran well last time out in Group 1 company.

From 2004 – 2020 just two Doncaster Mile winners didn’t run in Group 1 company last start when Triple Honour (2008)  improved on a Group 2 Hobartville Stakes sixth to win and It’s Somewhat (2017) came off a Group 2 Ajax Stakes victory.

Because of the handicap conditions of the race three-year-olds have a strong record and often feature strongly in the Doncaster Mile odds. From 2006 – 2020 five three-year-olds won the Doncaster Mile including Kermadec (2015) and Brutal (2019) with plenty more running in the trifecta.

Chris Waller-trained horses are always popular in Doncaster Mile betting as the Sydney horseman prepared six of the 13 winners from 2008 – 2020 including four straight thanks to a double by Sacred Falls (2013-14) followed by Kermadec (2015) and Winx (2016).

2021 Doncaster Mile Odds

Our early, all-in Doncaster Mile betting odds and futures prices on the hopeful milers heading towards the April classic are listed below.

Doncaster Mile 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Doncaster Mile will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Doncaster Mile Field

The Doncaster Mile field has a field limit of 20 starters and was recently run at capacity in 2020, 2019, 2016, 2015 and 2014.

Doncaster Mile betting favoured the 2016 winner Winx.

Winx (2016) was the last horse to complete the George Ryder Stakes – Doncaster Mile double. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

Gallopers come into the Doncaster Mile via a number of different autumn lead-ups but the most popular is the George Ryder Stakes run over just 100m shorter two weeks earlier at Rosehill.

The George Ryder Stakes produced nine of the Doncaster Mile winners from 2004 – 2020  including the star mare Winx (2016) who won the double.

The other race producing many runners in the Doncaster Mile field is the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) on Golden Slipper Day, horses dropping back in distance for the lucrative Randwick feature. Nettoyer (4th in 2020) was the last Doncaster Mile winner to improve off a Ranvet Stakes run.

Doncaster Mile nominations close in early February followed by first acceptances at the start of March. The final field of Doncaster Mile acceptances and barrier draw are released on the Tuesday before the race.

2021 Doncaster Mile Field

The official Doncaster Mile 2021 final field of acceptances is due for release on the Tuesday leading-up to Day 1 of ‘The Championships’ and will be available below.

2021 Doncaster Mile Nominations

Early nominations on the Doncaster Mile 2021 close at midday on Tuesday the 9th of February, 2021.

The 2021 Doncaster Mile nominations attracted 151 early entries including Godolphin’s $7.5 million Golden Eagle winner Colette, VRC Oaks winning filly Personal and the Ladbrokes Cox Plate champion Sir Dragonet.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1243311x3x ACADEMY G 4 Mark Newnham 83
2 111x1x AEGON (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
3 63x230424x AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
4 1213x1174x ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ) M 4 John O’Shea 100
5 13x226x822 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
6 x447x3721x ARCHEDEMUS G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 101
7 79x179530x ASIAGO M 4 James Cummings 96
8 1x1322x11x AVANTAGE M 5 Jamie Richards
9 33x462605x AVILIUS (GB) G 7 James Cummings
10 31x1622x2x AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
11 17222130×6 BAM’S ON FIRE M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
12 13x3x BE WATER MY FRIEND G 3 Daiki Chujo
13 34×3009221 BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 7 James Cummings
14 50x97x5834 BIOMETRIC (GB) G 5 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
15 2218x3350x BOTTEGA H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 90
16 21112x BRANDO (NZ) C 3 Jamie Richards
17 11733x BUCHAREST C 3 Chris Waller 78
18 0x11x2203x BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 5 Michael Moroney
19 91x117x BULLFINCH (GB) H 4 Chris Waller
20 715300x21x CANASTA (FR) G 5 Bjorn Baker 79
21 19x440825x CASCADIAN (GB) G 6 James Cummings 105
22 11x1348x CHAILLOT M 4 Archie Alexander
23 111x32714x CHERRY TORTONI G 3 Patrick Payne
24 1111x0561x COLETTE M 4 James Cummings 110
25 11x131283x CRIADERAS G 4 James Cummings 92
26 32x1231x7x CRISTAL BREEZE (IRE) G 5 Kris Lees 80
27 11x61141x3 CROSSHAVEN G 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
28 12x235407x DALASAN H 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
29 DANON FANTASY (JPN) M 5 Mitsumasa Nakauchida
30 1x1x DANON SMASH (JPN) H 6 Takayuki Yasuda
31 81117x332x DAWN PASSAGE H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 105
32 x35113x23x DISCHARGED G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
33 x2810x017x DREAMFORCE G 8 John Thompson 113
34 12313x ELLSBERG C 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 73
35 1615x EMBOLISM C 3 Danny O’Brien
36 x415219x3x EMERALDS M 4 John Sargent 101
37 3x EMISSARY (GB) H 4 Michael Moroney
38 71x1546x ENGLISH KING (FR) H 4 Michael Moroney
39 2348x3136x FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 7 Matthew Smith
40 2092x3117x FIESTA M 5 Chris Waller 104
41 x411x8352x FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 6 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 112
42 3x1331319x FORBIDDEN LOVE F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
43 6111x FORCE OF WILL (NZ) F 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
44 3x FORT MYERS (USA) H 4 Annabel Neasham
45 2142x6220x FUNSTAR M 4 Chris Waller 108
46 4134x3240x GEM SONG G 5 Kris Lees 104
47 x224x285x7 GLOBAL QUEST C 3 Annabel Neasham 78
48 517x4230x GRANDSLAM C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
49 x40280115x GREYSFUL GLAMOUR M 5 Mark Newnham 106
50 6749x4116x GROUNDSWELL G 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman
51 8x0023741x HANG MAN (IRE) G 7 Michael Moroney
52 31x1x HERE TO SHOCK (NZ) C 3 Brent Stanley
53 132x HIGH SUPREMACY (NZ) G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 68
54 1919x6130x HOLYFIELD C 3 Annabel Neasham 85
55 60x70x173x HOMESMAN (USA) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman
56 085x1230x4 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller
57 215x2227x HUNGRY HEART F 3 Chris Waller 94
58 x470x1107x I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 103
59 23x242512x ICEBATH (NZ) M 4 Brad Widdup 104
60 22x171353x IL PARADISO (USA) G 5 Chris Waller 107
61 00x34303x2 IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
62 3x1x1x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
63 x1x138x55x IMPI G 6 Danny O’Brien
64 22x JASON BELLTREE (NZ) C 3 Bruce Wallace
65 6133×4 JET PROPULSION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
66 37x311918x JUNIPAL G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
67 45x612730x JUST THINKIN’ G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 92
68 3x KEATS (IRE) H 4 Michael Moroney
69 x911x7390x KING’S LEGACY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
70 6x49574x3x KOBESTAR G 3 Anthony Cummings
71 8x02110x2x KOLDING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 116
72 1224x LACKEEN (GB) G 4 James Cummings 74
73 1x2112x LION’S ROAR (NZ) G 3 John O’Shea 86
74 22x073575x LOOKS LIKE ELVIS G 6 Jarrod Austin 95
75 51x11x238x MASKED CRUSADER G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 79
76 114x04508x MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
77 117x637x4x MERCHANT OF VENICE G 5 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold
78 300x51068x MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 9 Chris Waller 109
79 1x1x30x0x MOHICAN HEIGHTS (IRE) G 4 Chris Waller 80
80 4123x6525x MOONLIGHT MAID M 4 Mitchell Freedman
81 1x117x MO’UNGA (NZ) C 3 Annabel Neasham 79
82 32213x41x2 MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 90
83 902x27106x MR QUICKIE G 5 Phillip Stokes
84 x6x834470x MR SATCHMO (FR) G 6 Chris Waller
85 126x11124x MUGATOO (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 111
86 2x350x033x MY SWASHBUCKLER (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 75
87 10x002900x NETTOYER M 7 Wendy Roche 105
88 075100×285 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 7 Archie Alexander
89 1211x2235x NIMALEE M 4 Matthew Smith 86
90 121x3719x3 NONCONFORMIST G 4 Grahame Begg
91 3x1132x4 NORTH PACIFIC C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
92 50340x360x NUDGE M 4 Chris Waller 85
93 343x2211x3 OLE KIRK C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
94 0142x8x60x OLMEDO (FR) H 6 Annabel Neasham 107
95 5x112723x5 ON THE LEAD C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 77
96 3245x1177x OUTRAGEOUS G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
97 6x4532211x PARADEE M 4 Danny O’Brien
98 11x24511x1 PELTZER C 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 96
99 130x52221x PERSONAL F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
100 6x21x3423x PETRONIUS G 4 Gary & John Moore 73
101 44x1x3x20x PLUMATIC (GB) H 7 Lloyd Kennewell
102 2310×1 POLAND C 3 Michael Moroney
103 17x040130x POSITIVE PEACE M 5 Bjorn Baker 105
104 16162x48x3 PRAGUE C 3 Annabel Neasham 90
105 21x71222x2 PRIME STAR G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
106 1x68x0720x PRINCE FAWAZ H 4 Anthony Cummings 100
107 125x35627x PRISE DE FER (NZ) G 5 Jamie Richards
108 228x2117x1 PROBABEEL (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards
109 0803x2117x PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) G 5 John Thompson 101
110 435x35046x RELOADED G 4 Chris Waller 95
111 7x1273181x RICH HIPS M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
112 0x3x51730x ROCK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
113 124512 ROCKET SPADE C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
114 2115x3829x ROYAL CELEBRATION H 5 Ron Quinton 93
115 411x21238x RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) H 4 Danny O’Brien
116 1x SALIOS (JPN) H 4 Noriyuki Hori
117 915x11624x SAMADOUBT G 7 Bjorn Baker 111
118 32x156x SAMMY C 3 Kris Lees 60
119 3x092527x1 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 106
120 216x06014x SHOUT THE BAR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
121 1210x110x9 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
122 2x222x16x7 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
123 453973410x SO SI BON G 7 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
124 4619x SOCRATES (NZ) C 3 John O’Shea 60
125 112x65021x SOLDIER OF LOVE G 5 Bjorn Baker 88
126 x211x70x0x SOMETHING FAST G 6 Anthony Cummings 86
127 25x434322x SOUTHERN LEGEND G 8 Caspar Fownes
128 x1126111x8 SOVEREIGN AWARD M 5 Danny O’Brien
129 0x22095x4x STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 107
130 115224x2x SUBEDAR G 4 James Cummings 81
131 243x46160x SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 99
132 255x19941x SWEET DEAL M 6 John Thompson 109
133 13x222242x SWEET REPLY F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 76
134 124x360x3x TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
135 3161x0214x TAVIDANCE (NZ) G 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
136 707x513x THE CULLINAN G 3 Bryan Dais
137 712111x THE ELANORA C 3 Chris Waller
138 x11x11111x THE HARROVIAN G 7 Toby & Trent Edmonds
139 2x THE IRISHMAN (NZ) C 3 Mark Newnham
140 x285168x3x THERMOSPHERE F 3 James Cummings 86
141 8x2325103x THINK IT OVER G 5 Kerry Parker 103
142 3121x3174x THROUGH THE CRACKS G 6 Angela Davies 91
143 322132x53x THY KINGDOM COME G 6 John Thompson 87
144 361x TRAIL BLAZER G 3 Michael Moroney
145 1113112x0x TRAVELLING LIGHT (NZ) M 4 Ben Foote 100
146 212x14117x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 121
147 222×1 WHEELHOUSE C 3 Chris Waller 69
148 x66x44214x YAO DASH G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 88
149 64x1x6 YULONG CODE C 3 Peter G Moody
150 ZAAKI (GB) G 6 Annabel Neasham
151 1x3x112x ZIEGFELD (GB) H 4 James Cummings

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Doncaster Mile First Acceptances

The Doncaster Mile 2021 first acceptances close on March 9, 2021. 

Doncaster Mile Tips

Doncaster Mile tips favour proven milers with good autumn form throughout the carnival.

All 21 Doncaster Mile winners from 2000 – 2020 had their final lead-up at Rosehill Gardens so watching for gallopers that ran well in races including the George Ryder Stakes is always a good tip.

From 2004 – 2020 five favourites saluted for the punters with the latest being Winx (4/5 in 2016).

Three-year-olds have a good record and are feature in Doncaster Mile tips along with Chris Waller-trained runners and well-weighted chances with just three horses carrying more than 55.5kg to victory in the race since 2003, Happy Clapper (57kg in 2018) the most recent.

2021 Doncaster Mile Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Doncaster Mile 2021 betting tips on the Group 1 1600m classic will be detailed below with the milers to back and sack this autumn so stay tuned.

Doncaster Mile Form Guide

The Doncaster Mile form guide shows punters the barriers, jockeys, trainers, weights and lead-up runs of the horses in the field. Looking for Rosehill graduates that come out of autumn Group 1 races is important when doing the Doncaster Mile form.

The Doncaster Mile barrier draw hasn’t been of huge significance in the race with an even spread of winners from across all of the gates, but the most successful since 1983 producing five winners is barrier 12.

The most successful Doncaster Mile jockey with six wins since 1996 including Kermadec (2015) is Glen Boss who also rode three winners on the trot from 2006 – 2008.

Doncaster Mile Form Facts

  • Only three favourites in Doncaster Mile betting from 2007 – 2020 saluted for the punters including two mares: More Joyous (2012) and Winx (2016)
  • Chris Waller has dominated the Doncaster Mile results in the past decade producing all four winners from 2013 – 2016
  • Eight of the 12 Doncaster Mile winners from 2009 – 2020 jumped from barrier 10 or wider including Brutal (18 of 20 in 2019)
  • A Group 1 run at Rosehill Gardens in either the Ranvet Stakes or George Ryder Stakes is the key Doncaster Mile form line to follow into the race

2021 Doncaster Mile Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Doncaster Mile Handicap 2021 Form Guide will be provided by punters the week of the race.

Doncaster Mile Results

The Doncaster Mile results and finishing order are known on Day 1 of The Championships on the first Saturday in April each autumn. Single-figure hopes have dominated the Doncaster Mile results in the past two decades.

The longest priced winners in recent years though have been Nettoyer ($41 in 2020), It’s Somewhat ($34 in 2017), Sacred Falls ($21 in 2013) for her first of two victories and Patezza ($21 in 2005). Other notable Doncaster Mile winners in that time include Winx (2016), More Joyous (2012), Rangirangdoo (2010) and Racing To Win (2006).

Doncaster Mile Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2020 Nettoyer Star Of The Seas Brandenburg 1:37.7
2019 Brutal Dreamforce Hartnell 1:37.6
2018 Happy Clapper Comin’ Through Arbeitsam 1:33.1
2017 It’s Somewhat Happy Clapper Sense Of Occasion 1:39.1
2016 Winx Happy Clapper Azkadellia 1:35.2
2015 Kermadec Real Impact Royal Descent 1:37.6
2014 Sacred Falls Royal Descent Weary 1:39.5
2013 Sacred Falls Pierro Norzita 1:37.9
2012 More Joyous Shoot Out Yosei 1:35.5
2011 Sacred Choice Love Conquers All Bold Glance 1:39.4
2010 Rangirangdoo Road To Rock Brilliant Light 1:34.2
2009 Vision And Power Black Piranha Whobegotyou 1:36.6
2008 Triple Honour Casino Prince Pinnacles 1:38.6
2007 Haradasun Mentality Divine Madonna 1:38.0
2006 Racing To Win Johan’s Toy Bentley Biscuit 1:34.1
2005 Patezza Court’s In Session Danni Martine 1:35.9
2004 Private Steer Grand Armee Ambulance 1:35.5
2003 Grand Armee Dash For Cash Boreale 1:36.8
2002 Sunline Shogun Lodge Defier 1:35.2
2001 Assertive Lad Shogun Lodge Weasel Will 1:35.9
2000 Over Sunline Zastov 1:35.0