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Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2019 Doncaster Mile. The race will take place on Saturday, 6 April, 2019 at Randwick Racecourse.

We provide you with Doncaster Mile tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.

2019 Doncaster Mile

DateSaturday, April 6, 2019
TrackRoyal Randwick
Distance1600m
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeHandicap
Prizemoney$3 million
Age3YO and upwards

DONCASTER MILE TIPS

When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick, keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

Our experts assess all the Doncaster Mile runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2019 tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton will provide his tips and selections for the 2019 Doncaster Mile once the field has been finalised.

DONCASTER MILE ODDS

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet and BetEasy have the latest 2019 Doncaster Mile betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Doncaster Mile betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

DONCASTER MILE LIVE STREAM

Australia's leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the Doncaster Mile (and all other races from New South Wales tracks) free of charge. You can watch all Randwick races including the Doncaster Mile streamed live online at Ladbrokes, BetEasy or Sportsbet. To find out how to stream the Doncaster Mile live, see our guide to watch the race.

DONCASTER MILE BONUS BETS

The Doncaster Mile features a host of special offers from bookmakers and that includes the opportunity to claim bonus bets when becoming a new customer before the race. A range of bonus bets and special offers, deposit matches, first bet matches and no deposit bets are available from the bookmakers to take advantage of throughout the year.

DONCASTER MILE HISTORY

This Group 1 event takes place at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse annually in April during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival as part of Day 1 of The Championships. 

In 2016 the race was taken out by the Chris Waller-trained four-year-old champion mare Winx with jockey Hugh Bowman aboard.

The race tends to attract a capacity field of 20 runners and the final field and barrier draw is determined by ballot in relation to the horse’s handicap.

It was first run in 1866 when won by Dundee and has grown in stature to become one of Australia’s most prestigious races.

Due to the large sum of prizemoney on offer, the Doncaster Mile attracts the best mile/middle-distance staying horses from Australia and New Zealand and is part of a fantastic day of racing that includes the $2.5 million Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m), $2 million Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) and $1 million Group 1 Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).

The Doncaster Mile is run under handicap conditions over 1600m and is open to males and females aged three-years-old and upwards.

Punters looking for the most reliable lead-up race to the Doncaster Mile should turn to the form out of the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) run two weeks prior on Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens.

The honour roll is exceptional with many of the Doncaster Mile winners being regarded as Australia’s greatest racehorses.

Famous Doncaster Mile winners include Briseis (1876), Wakeful (1901), Chatham (1934), Tobin Bronze (1967), Gunsynd (1972), Emancipation (1983), Super Impose (1990-91), Sunline (1999 & 2002), Haradasun (2007), More Joyous (2012), Sacred Falls (2013-14) and Happy Clapper (2018).

Many of the horses that have won the Doncaster Mile have gone on to win some of the country’s most prestigious races in the following years with the Cox Plate being the most likely target.

Doncaster Mile Winners (Since 2000)

2000Over
2001Assertive Lad
2002Sunline
2003Grand Armee
2004Private Steer
2005Patezza
2006Racing To Win
2007Haradasun
2008Triple Honour
2009Vision And Power
2010Rangirangdoo
2011Sacred Choice
2012More Joyous
2013Sacred Falls
2014Sacred Falls
2015Kermadec
2016Winx
2017It's Somewhat
2018Happy Clapper
2019Brutal

RANDWICK RACECOURSE

Originally known as the ‘Sandy Course,’ Randwick Racecourse was first used in 1833 where a private match race between two horses was held. 

In 1840 the track was abandoned as a racecourse and used for training purposes before the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) moved its headquarters to Randwick and held a meeting in 1860. 

The Queen Elizabeth II stand was opened to the public on August 4, 1969, and in 1992, Queen Elizabeth II visited Randwick and opened the new $30 million Paddock Grandstand. 

The Australian Derby (2400m) remains one of the longest standing races to be held at Randwick after its inaugural running took place in 1861.

RANDWICK TRACK DESCRIPTION

Randwick is the largest racetrack in New South Wales and all races are run in a clockwise direction. It is a sweeping track with a rise from the 300m mark to the winning post in the home straight.

As well as the main track, Randwick Racecourse contains a second track known as Kensington. Due to large rainfall in the area, Kensington has been reconstructed using the Strathayr racing surface which is similar to Moonee Valley.

Strathayr is a turf cover over a base of sand, this means it is a free draining track which can take a substantial amount of rain without affecting the rating.

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