Doncaster Mile 2025 Tips, Field & Race Guide

The Group 1 Doncaster Mile will take place on Saturday, April 05, 2025 at Royal Randwick.

With prize money of $3 million, the handicap contest is open to horses aged three years and upwards.

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.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners | FAQs

Doncaster Mile 2025 Schedule

Date April 05
Track Royal Randwick
Distance 1600m
Class Group 1
Race Type Handicap
Prizemoney $3 million
Age 3YO 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 2025 tips to help you back the winner.

Our team of expert tipsters will provide 2025 Doncaster Mile tips and selections once the final field has been declared.


Doncaster Mile Nominations

There are two rounds of nominations for the 2025 Doncaster Mile with the first taking place at 9am on February 11, 2025, while the final nominations are taken at 12:00pm on March 11, 2025.

Doncaster Mile Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the 2025 Doncaster Mile will be released at 9:00am April 01, 2025.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.

Check out the Doncaster Mile barrier draw stats and info.

Doncaster Mile 2024 Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1 CELESTIAL LEGEND Les Bridge Tyler Schiller 4 49kg $6.50
2 PERICLES James Cummings Blake Shinn 14 54.5kg $41
3 MILITARIZE (NZ) Chris Waller Zac Purton 3 54kg $11
4 NUGGET (GB) Ciaron Maher Declan Bates 7 51.5kg $26
5 HINGED Chris Waller Craig Williams 12 50kg (cd 51kg) $21
6 DETONATOR JACK (NZ) Ciaron Maher Tim Clark 1 52.5kg $12
7 ANOTHER WIL Ciaron Maher Ms Jamie Kah 16 50kg $3.60F
8 DEMOCRACY MANIFEST Chris Waller Jay Ford 9 51kg $18
9 KOVALICA (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 10 53.5kg $20
10 RUSTIC STEEL Kris Lees Regan Bayliss 5 52kg (cd 52.5kg) $51
11 THINK ABOUT IT Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 13 57kg $21
12 LOCH EAGLE Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 18 51kg (cd 52kg) $101
13 OBAMBURUMAI (JPN) Keiji Yoshimura Damian Lane 6 55kg $8
14 BERKSHIRE SHADOW (GB) Ciaron Maher Andrew Adkins 11 52.5kg $101
15 LINDERMANN Chris Waller Zac Lloyd (a) 17 50.5kg $16
16 PALMETTO (NZ) John Sargent Ms Molly Bourke (a) 2 51kg $151
17 NAVAJO PEAK David Payne Ms Rachel King 15 52.5kg $101
18 LADY LAGUNA Annabel Neasham Michael Dee 8 51kg $11
19 PHEARSON Brad Widdup Ron Stewart 19 51kg $151



See more Doncaster Mile results and replays here.

Doncaster Mile Odds

Leading bookmakers Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2025 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 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)

2024 Celestial Legend
2023 Mr Brightside
2022 Mr Brightside
2021 Cascadian
2020 Nettoyer
2019 Brutal
2018 Happy Clapper
2017 It's Somewhat
2016 Winx
2015 Kermadec
2014 Sacred Falls
2013 Sacred Falls
2012 More Joyous
2011 Sacred Choice
2010 Rangirangdoo
2009 Vision And Power
2008 Triple Honour
2007 Haradasun
2006 Racing To Win
2005 Patezza
2004 Private Steer
2003 Grand Armee
2002 Sunline
2001 Assertive Lad
2000 Over

Top 5 Doncaster Mile Winners

See our Top 5 Doncaster Mile Winners.

Doncaster Mile Live Stream

TAB members are able to watch the 2025 Doncaster Mile free of charge courtesy of Sky Racing vision.

You can stream the action from your mobile device or desktop for every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live.

TAB offers Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central on their racing live streaming service.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

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Doncaster Mile Bonus Bets

With the country’s leading bookmakers offering horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week, you can get more bang for your buck.

The offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races with promos such as Double Your WinningsCash Back and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

Free Randwick Betting Tips

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Doncaster Mile FAQs

How to bet on the Doncaster Mile?
Finding value is key to maximising your profit on the Doncaster Mile. Australian bookmakers have price discrepancies on most runners, so it pays to shop around and find the best odds. Trusted bookmakers to bet on the Doncaster Mile with are TAB, Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, Palmerbet, Unibet & bet365.
How to watch the Doncaster Mile Live Stream?
Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers live streaming of all gallops, harness and greyhound racing in Australia as well as racing from around the world. TAB will be live streaming the Doncaster Mile from Royal Randwick.
When and where is the Doncaster Mile?
The Group 1 Doncaster Mile is held at Royal Randwick Racecourse annually in April during The Championships. In 2021 the Doncaster Mile will take place on April 10.
When is the Doncaster Mile field and barrier draw announced?
The final field and barrier draw for the 2021 Doncaster Mile is announced at 9am on Tuesday, April 6.
Where to find Doncaster Mile Tips and Betting Advice?
Check out our Doncaster Mile Ultimate Guide for the latest Doncaster Mile betting tips.