Doomben Cup 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: Four-year-olds have a dominant Doomben Cup record in recent years.

The Doomben Cup is the second Group 1 race of the annual Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival after the Doomben 10,000 and takes place on a Saturday in mid – late May at Doomben Racecourse. Contested over 2000m the weight-for-age event attracts a field of class staying types and offers $1,000,000 in total prize money as of 2022.

2022 Doomben Cup winner Huetor

2022 Doomben Cup winner Huetor (pictured in Sydney). Photo: Steve Hart.

The winner of the Group 2 A.D. Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast a fortnight earlier is exempt from Doomben Cup ballot and the double was last achieved by Streama (2014) and Zaaki (2021) won won the Group 1 by a record seven lengths. 

Zaaki returned and won the 2022 Hollindale Stakes before finishing a disappointing third as the beaten odds-on favourite in that year’s Doomben Cup results behind Huetor. 

The best out of the Doomben Cup field are now likely to target the $1.2 million The Q22 (2200m) – a rebranded WFA feature race held at Eagle Farm on Stradbroke Handicap Day with Zaaki (2021) completing the double. 

In 2023 three-time Hollindale Stakes champ Zaaki returned but ran a disappointing seventh to the back-to-back champion Huetor. 

The latest edition of the Doomben Cup ran on Saturday May 25, 2024 at Doomben Racecourse and was won in a narrow thriller by Annabel Neasham’s $26 outsider Bois D’Argent.

Doomben Cup 2024 Results

The official 2024 Doomben Cup Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won in Brisbane on Saturday May 25, 2024.

  • 1st: #11 Bois D’Argent
  • 2nd: #14 New Endeavour
  • 3rd: #12 Fawkner Park

2024 Doomben Cup Odds

The season’s latest Doomben Cup 2024 betting odds are available here and markets on the Group 1 weight-for-age Brisbane race are now live below.

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Doomben Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 25, 2024
  • Track: Doomben Racecourse 
  • Distance: 2000m 
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000
  • First Run: 1933

Doomben Cup Betting

Doomben Cup betting is open at futures prices around nomination stage offering generous all-in prices on the hopeful horses. The Doomben Cup odds firm on the confirmed runners after final acceptances are taken the Wednesday before the race runs on the Saturday.

Horses that ran top three in the AD Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast two weeks earlier feature highly up the Doomben Cup betting markets and Zaaki (2021) was the last horse to do the double.

Zaaki ran third in the Doomben Cup trifecta in 2022 on the back of a successful Hollindale Stakes title defence, while Huetor improved on his lead-up fourth in the Hollindale to win the Doomben Cup that year in an upset. 

Zaaki won the Hollindale for the third time in 2023 before his disappointing seventh as the beaten favourite in that year’s Doomben Cup that saw the defending champ Huetor go back-to-back off a lead-up second in the A.D. Hollindale. 

Earlier, Sydney’s Group 3 JRA Plate (2000m) in mid-April serves as a good guide to the Doomben Cup and Zaaki was officially runner-up in that before subsequently being disqualified. 

Until Our Ivanhowe (The BMW 10th in 2016), no Doomben Cup winner had come off a run worse than fifth since King Keitel (6th in NZ) in 2001, so runners that finished top five in the lead-up dominate betting for the Group 1. In 2017 however, Sense Of Occasion improved on a sixth in the Hollindale Stakes for his Doomben Cup upset. The trend continued in 2018 and 2019 with Comin’ Through and Kenenda both unplaced in the Hollindale ahead of Group 1 Doomben Cup triumphs. 

Favourites and equal favourites have a solid recent record in the Doomben Cup including Streama (2014) and Pornichet (2015) who both saluted for the punters, before the big seven length win by the $2.25 favourite Zaaki in 2021. 

In 2022 Zaaki ran third as the beaten $1.24 favourite in Doomben Cup betting, while the surprise winner Huetor won at Doomben Cup odds of $16. Huetor won the race again in 2023 at $10. 

Bois D’Argent scored a big Doomben Cup upset in 2024 holding on by a nose to salute at $26 odds. 

Doomben Cup Field

The Doomben Cup race field features a top line-up of weight-for-age horses each winter with the largest field in recent years being 20 starters when Bush Padre won in 2003.

Doomben Cup Winners - Zaaki | Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos | Ladbrokes

2021 Doomben Cup winner Zaaki (pictured at Flemington) went on to win the following year’s $5 million The All-Star Mile. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The smallest recent Doomben Cup field was nine runners in 2011 when Scenic Shot won; this is the only line-up of under 10 runners in over 30 years.

Horses traditionally come into the Doomben Cup field via a run at the Gold Coast in the Hollindale Stakes a fortnight earlier over 200m shorter. Recent winners of both races include Zaaki (2021), Streama (2014), Metal Bender (2010), Above Deck (2006), and Mr Bureaucrat (2002).

From 2006 – 2024 twelve Doomben Cup winners came out of the A.D. Hollindale Stakes, most recently two-time hero Huetor (4th in 2022 and 2nd in 2023).

Another potential lead-up held on the same day as the Hollindale but at Gosford is the $500,000 The Coast (1600m), won in 2021 by Brandenburg who went on to run third to Zaaki in the Doomben Cup trifecta next start. 

Doomben Cup nominations close on a Tuesday two weeks before the race with the final field of acceptances closing a fortnight later on the Tuesday of race week.

2024 Doomben Cup Field

The official Doomben Cup 2024 final field is announced on Tuesday the 21st of May, 2024 and will be published below once confirmed. 

2024 Doomben Cup Nominations

The early Doomben Cup 2024 Nominations close on a Tuesday in early May about a fortnight out from the race.

The 2024 Doomben Cup nominations close at 11:00am (AEDT) on Tuesday the 7th of May, 2024

Two-time defending champ Huetor heads the Doomben Cup 2024 nominations this Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x74x6008x0 ALEGRON G 5 Bjorn Baker  
2 27111x03x0 AMOKURA M 4 Kris Lees  
3 x1331x6121 AUTUMN ANGEL F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman  
4 7x085136x0 BABY RIDER (FR) G 6 Bjorn Baker  
5 232674×274 BOIS D’ARGENT (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham  
6 131728×766 BRAYDEN STAR (GB) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
7 x50x49621x CLEVELAND (IRE) H 6 Kris Lees  
8 3027x4006x CONVERGE G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
9 736417×034 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) M 6 Michael Kent  
10 372317×362 DETONATOR JACK (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher  
11 31×46 EARTH DANCE (IRE) G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden  
12 907x0090x0 EL BODEGON (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller  
13 20x50x4411 FAWKNER PARK (IRE) G 5 Annabel Neasham  
14 212130×065 FUTURE HISTORY (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher  
15 111x9600x2 GOLDMAN (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
16 13x01611x4 GREBENI G 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou  
17 x80700x953 HEZASHOCKA (NZ) G 6 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
18 180x57208x HOO YA MAL (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
19 16x0666x01 HUETOR (FR) G 7 Peter & Paul Snowden  
20 018135x0x2 JIMI HENDRIX (IRE) G 5 Annabel Neasham  
21 4x4012x995 KIND WORDS F 3 Kris Lees  
22 473×334311 KINTYRE G 3 Gary Portelli  
23 663x0007x5 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 9 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
24 x9250x4095 KOVALICA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller  
25 054x10172x LE DON DE VIE (GB) G 8 Ciaron Maher  
26 0x506231x7 LION’S ROAR (NZ) G 6 John O’Shea  
27 18x984024x LUNCIES (GB) G 7 Kris Lees  
28 515x516x01 MIGHTY ULYSSES (GB) G 5 Annabel Neasham  
29 1132x8111x NAVAL COLLEGE (GB) G 5 Annabel Neasham  
30 5123209×76 NEW ENDEAVOUR (IRE) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
31 53x404x734 NUGGET (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher  
32 256x94714x NUMERIAN (IRE) G 8 Annabel Neasham  
33 44x032x210 OSMOSE (FR) M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
34 26177×3004 PALMETTO (NZ) G 5 John Sargent  
35 529029×052 POLITICAL DEBATE G 4 Chris Waller  
36 331515×267 PORT LOCKROY C 3 Annabel Neasham  
37 319x513x2x ROYAL CHAMPION (IRE) G 6 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
38 x24305x114 SERPENTINE (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
39 161605×483 SHAIYHAR (IRE) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
40 0x402343x2 SIBAAQ (GB) G 6 Annabel Neasham  
41 0x704037x7 SIR LUCAN (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
42 534x7110x0 SIRILEO MISS M 6 Symon Wilde  
43 405063638x SKY LAB G 6 Paul Perry  
44 65233220×4 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) G 9 Annabel Neasham  
45 12x711x125 TAVI TIME (NZ) G 4 Kris Lees  
46 126135×121 TERRITORY EXPRESS G 4 Paul Niceforo  
47 4x1111x808 UNSPOKEN (IRE) G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden  
48 0x02295x24 VOW AND DECLARE G 8 Danny O’Brien  
49 0427x270x9 WARNING G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
50 x3393555x1 WATERFORD (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller  
51 311632×317 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 6 Danny O’Brien

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Doomben Cup Tips

Looking for proven weight-for-age types that ran top three in the Hollindale Stakes last time out are good Doomben Cup tips.

Also looking for runners drawn in barriers 1 – 8 is favourable when doing the betting tips with double digit barriers rarely producing a winner. However, Sense Of Occasion overcame the outside barrier 15 (of 15) for his 2017 Doomben Cup victory. Comin’ Through saluted from 11 of 11 the following year in 2018. 

Sydney visitors also have a dominant Doomben Cup record so watching for the interstate-trained visitors is also a good tip.

Older gallopers make a good tip in the Doomben Cup with Akhenaton (2000) the last three-year-old to win. 

2024 Doomben Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Doomben Cup 2024 betting tips and exotic Group 1 Brisbane race selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the gallopers to back and sack this season.

  • To Win: TBD

Doomben Cup Form Guide

The Doomben Cup form guide features all of the essential information for punters including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field. Looking for horses coming out of the Hollindale Stakes when doing the Doomben Cup form is crucial, as is seeking out staying types with winning form at least over 2000m.

The Doomben Cup form has gone on to stack-up in other elite level races many times over the years including in 2021 with the seven-length champion Zaaki winning Brisbane’s The Q22 next-up before a huge spring in Melbourne that included Group 1 victories in the Underwood and Mackinnon Stakes. 

Zaaki also franked the Doomben Cup form returning in 2022 to win the $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m) at Flemington in the autumn. 

Zaaki came back running third in the 2022 Doomben Cup results before a successful title defence in the Mackinnon Stakes that spring (now run as the VRC Champions Stakes). 

The Doomben Cup 2023 form was franked with Kovalica improving on his third against the older horses to win the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) next start. 

Doomben Cup Form Facts

  • The AD Hollindale Stakes produced 12 of the Doomben Cup winners from 2007 – 2024 most recently with Zaaki (2021) doing the double followed by two-time champ Huetor (4th in 2022 and 2nd in 2023). 
  • Only three mares have won the Doomben Cup in the past 30 plus years – Cinque Cento (2007), Streama (2014) and Kenedna (2019). 
  • Akhenaton (2000) was the last three-year-old Doomben Cup winner. 

2024 Doomben Cup Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Doomben Cup 2024 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Doomben Cup Results

Favourites have a credible recent record in the Doomben Cup race results. The longest priced Doomben Cup winners in recent years include Bois D’Argent ($26 in 2024), Huetor ($16 in 2022 and $10 in 2023), Cinque Centro ($21 in 2007), and Sapio ($61 in 1997).

There have been four multiple Doomben Cup winners throughout history with Huetor (2022 & 2023); Scenic Shot (2009, 2011); Rough Habit (1991, 1992, 1993); and Earlwood (1959, 1960). 

Notable recent Doomben Cup winners include seven-length winner Zaaki (2021), Pornichet (2015), Streama (2014), Metal Bender (2010) and Above Deck (2006).

Zaaki (2021) also holds the current Doomben Cup race record winning by seven-lengths in a time of 2 minutes 1:06 seconds. 

Recent Doomben Cup Winners

Past Doomben Cup winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table. 

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time


Bois D’Argent New Endeavour Fawkner Park 2:03.62


Huetor Numerian Kovalica 2:02.0


(Held at Eagle Farm Racecourse over 2100m)

Huetor Maximal Zaaki 2:09.7
2021 Zaaki Toffee Tongue Brandenburg 2:01.0


Race Not Held (COVID-19)

2019 Kenedna Life Less Ordinary Sixties Groove 2:02.1
2018 Comin’ Through Egg Tart Ambitious 2:01.4
2017 Sense Of Occasion Star Exhibit Rudy 2:06.6
2016 Our Ivanhowe Hauraki It’s Somewhat 2:01.4
2015 Pornichet Weary I’m Imposing 2:02.5
2014 Streama Leebaz Junoob 2:01.7
2013 Beaten Up Foreteller Secret Admirer 2:04.3
2012 Mawingo Lights Of Heaven Manighar 2:02.0
2011 Scenic Shot My Kingdom Of Fife Glass Harmonium 2:03.7
2010 Metal Bender Gold Water Triple Honour 2:02.6
2009 Scenic Shot Racing To Win Sir Slick 2:02.8
2008 Sarrera Rampant Lion Like It Is 2:03.3
2007 Cinque Cento Gaze Pentathon 2:01.8
2006 Above Deck Octapussy Roman Arch 2:13.8
2005 Perlin Platinum Scissors Natural Blitz 2:15.0
2004 Defier Pentastic Upsetthym 2:11.6
2003 Bush Padre Freemason Maguire 2:13.0
2002 Mr Bureaucrat Galroof Freemason 2:14.0
2001 King Keitel Shogun Lodge Kasakh Belle 2:01.9
2000 Akhenaton Integrate Cruzeiro 2:04.7