The Doncaster Handicap is one of the major Group 1 Race that features every year in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The race takes place in April at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The Doncaster Handicap comes with a tag of $3 million in Prize money and is run over a distance of 1600M. Sacred Falls took the Doncaster Handicap in 2013 with Pierro and Norzita taking second and third in that order.
The Doncaster Handicap is one of the featured championship races in this year’s Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The massive price money is set to attract a lot of strong and competitive mares. For the better part of the last decade, the Doncaster Handicap has been one of the major highlights in the Randwick racing Carnival. The race which is also known as the Doncaster Mile is regarded by many trainers and horse owners as one of the toughest and most thrilling 1600M race in the Australian horse racing calendar.
The Doncaster Mile has been one of the most competitive races and it is always not easy to determine an outright winner until they cross that finish line. The race is often curtain raised by the Epsom Handicap at the Randwick Racecourse. The Racing To Win was the last mare to win both the Epsom Handicap and the Doncaster Mile double in 2006.
Other notable mares that have shown great performances at the Doncaster Handicap include Vision and Power in 2013, Haradasun 2009, Love Conquers All in 2007 and Grand Armee in 2003. The Doncaster Handicap is one of the major feature races in the Sydney Autumn Carnival in 2014. The race is one of the most expensive ones in Australian Horse racing and promises a whole new level of thrilling and exciting racing for everyone.
Doncaster Handicap recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Sacred Falls||Royal Descent||Weary||1:39.5|
|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|
|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|
|2001||Assertive Lad||Shogun Lodge||Weasel Will||1:35.9|
|1998||Catalan Opening||Juggler||Iron Horse||1:38.0|
|1997||Secret Savings||All Our Mob||Ravarda||1:35.5|
|1995||Pharaoh||Aunty Mary||Brave Warrior||1:38.0|
|1993||Skating||Soho Square||Gifted Poet||1:34.0|
|1992||Soho Square||Old Role||Prince Sallieri||1:35.7|
|1991||Super Impose||Royal Creation||Shaftesbury Avenue||1:36.5|
|1990||Super Impose||Shaftesbury Avenue||Our Grey Invader||1:38.4|
|1989||Merimbula Bay||Tjarra||Lygon Arms||1:34.7|
|1988||Lygon Arms||Sound Horizon||Our Waverley Star||1:37.2|