Doncaster Mile Barrier Draw Stats & Info

Doncaster Mile Barrier Draw Brutal (PA Images)

The Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) barrier draw and final field will be declared on Tuesday, April 01, 2025.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.

Doncaster Mile Nominations – The Road To The Randwick Mile

The Doncaster Mile is one of the highlights on Day 1 of The Championships. It is a 1600m handicap race held at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

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


Doncaster Mile Barrier Draw – When, Where And How Is It Conducted?

The final field and barrier draw for the 2025 Doncaster Mile will be held on Tuesday, April 01, 2025.

With the Doncaster Mile being one of the biggest thoroughbred races of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, there will generally be a barrier draw function held to determine the starting gates for each runner.

Connections of each horse will take turns to randomly select a barrier for their respective runner.


Doncaster Mile Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2024 Celestial Legend 4 49kg
2023 Mr Brightside 2 55.5kg
2022 Mr Brightside 18 50.5kg
2021 Cascadian 3 53kg
2020 Nettoyer 8 51.5kg
2019 Brutal 18 49.5kg
2018 Happy Clapper 1 57kg
2017 It’s Somewhat 8 55kg
2016 Winx 11 56.5kg
2015 Kermadec 16 51kg
2014 Sacred Falls 13 56.5kg
2013 Sacred Falls 4 53kg
2012 More Joyous 10 57.5kg
2011 Sacred Choice 14 52kg
2010 Rangirangdoo 10 55.5kg
2009 Vision And Power 12 52kg
2008 Triple Honour 6 51kg
2007 Haradasun 1 53kg
2006 Racing To Win 12 51kg
2005 Patezza 16 54.5kg


Is There A Barrier Bias in the Doncaster Mile?

The Doncaster Mile is a wonderful race where any barrier draw could produce the winner of the race.

From 1996, only two barriers have had three winners each, and they were barriers 12 and 16.

During that timeframe, almost every single barrier has returned a winner too which shows that there is no barrier draw bias in the Doncaster Mile.

The race attracts large fields which is why wide draws have produced winners, including the 2019 edition when Brutal was victorious after jumping from gate 18.


Most Successful Doncaster Mile Barriers

Barrier Wins
12 3
16 3
1 2
7 2
8 2
10 2
11 2
13 2
14 2
18 2

Last updated for 2024 Doncaster Mile Results

Please note that barrier statistics only include races from 1996 onwards.



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