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Doomben Racecourse located in Brisbane, Queensland has for quite a long time now been one of the most popular Brisbane thoroughbred horse racing venues in the entire region. The fact of the matter is there are many important races happening within Australia each year that attract the top notch and fan favourite jockeys, trainers, and thoroughbreds. This is of course the reason that, in return, these events hosted at Doomben racecourse attract thousands of the most enthusiastic thoroughbred horse racing punters utilizing the innovative new online wagering facilities.

The Doomben 10,000

Perhaps one of the most noteworthy races held at the iconic Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane is the Group 1 thoroughbred race known as the Doomben 10,000. The race is reserved for weight for age thoroughbreds and is run over a distance of 1350 metres in May of each year. The race was actually originally introduced in 1933. However, it was known as the T.M. Ahearn Memorial until being changed to the current name of the Doomben 10,000. The reason for the name change was due to the 10,000 pounds in prize money that was originally offered. In those days it was considered to be the richest sprint in all of Australia, which helped grow the popularity of Doomben racecourse. Since these early days of the race’s history, the race has grown significantly and in 2008 was worth AUD$650,000. The race has made many legendary runners competing over the years with some of the more recent winners including Apache Cat in both 2009 and 2008, Takeover Target in 2007, Undue in 2006, Red Oog in 2005, and Super Elegant in 2004.

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Group Horse Racing at Doomben

Group 1

BTC Cup

(1200m)

Doomben

$400,000

WFA

Group 3

Rough Habit Plate

(2020m)

Doomben

$125,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Doomben Cup

(2020m)

Doomben

$500,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 1

Champagne Classic

(1200m)

Doomben

$175,000

2YO SW

Group 3

Doomben Roses

(2020m)

Doomben

$175,000

3YO Fillies SW

Group 1

Doomben 10,000

(1350m)

Doomben

$650,000

WFA

The Doomben Roses

Another popular event held at Doomben Racecourse throughout the year is the Doomben Roses. This event is always a huge attraction for Aussie punters online providing some of the best odds of any of the special events hosted at Doomben each year. The event is officially a Group 3 thoroughbred race open to fillies three years of age and held annually in May. The Doomben Roses is run over a distance of 2020 metres with prize money of AUD$176,100 in 2008 which always attracts many of the industry’s best. Perhaps the main appeal surrounding the event is the fact that many of the same runners will also go on to compete in the popular Queensland Oaks, giving punters an opportunity to see the horses and jockeys perform. The race has been around for relatively short period of time having been first run in 1996, but has grown quite dramatically since then. There have been many incredible and fan favourite thoroughbreds to win the race over the years including the future Melbourne Cup champion Ethereal in 2001. Other winners in past meetings include Heavenly Glow with jockey R. Thompson in 2009, Lasoron with jockey Darren Beadman in 2007, Gaze with jockey Darren Beadman in 2006, and Cinque Cento in 2005 with jockey Justin Sheehan.

BRC Sprint

One event that all Australian punters should be interested in during the upcoming season at Doomben is the BRC Sprint, formerly called the BTC Sprint. The event is a Group 3 race that may not be the most important race on the circuit but is definitely one that provides incredible odds and betting options for Aussie punters utilizing wagering venues online. The race is reserved for three-year-old thoroughbreds and older and run over a distance of 1350 metres annually in May. With prize money of AUD$126,100, the race is known to attract many of the upcoming and promising future Group 1 runners and that is also a huge attraction for many punters. Some of the thoroughbreds to win the BRC Sprint over the years include Helideck in 2008, Friday Creek in 2007, Hard To Catch in 2006, Ballet Society in 2005, True Glo in 2004, and Emission in 2003. All Australian punters will be able to benefit greatly by including the BRC Sprint and all of the other great Doomben races in their punting strategy during the upcoming 2010 season.

The amount of great Doomben races taking place throughout the racing season in Brisbane, Queensland provide hundreds of excellent opportunities for the average Aussie punter online. There are so many fan favourite races held at the prestigious Doomben Racecourse including the BRC Sprint run over 1350 metres, the Doomben Roses run over 2020 metres, and the Doomben Roes run over 1350 metres. With these and dozens of other popular special events at Doomben each season, this is one Queensland racecourse that Aussie punters online will want to keep their eye on throughout the year.

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