Horse Racing | Doncaster Prelude

One of the minor races on BMW Stakes Day which attracts a significant amount of attention is the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude. The event, an Open Handicap, is run over 1500m at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney. As its name suggests, it is one of the main lead up races to the $3 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile – the premier mile race at the Sydney Autumn Carnival. The race name and distance have changed since its inauguration in 1985, as has the venue.

But it’s been held at Randwick since 2010 and was elevated from a Listed Race to Group 3 in 2011. Notable horses to feature on the honour roll include; Skyerush (2013), Dao Dao (2009), Adam (1999), Livistona Lane (1991) and Card Shark (1989). In 2014, imported galloper Weary claimed the event before going on to run a brave third in the Doncaster Handicap.



PREVIOUS DONCASTER PRELUDE WINNERS

PREVIOUS DONCASTER PRELUDE WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 HAVANA COOLER JAMES MCDONALD JOHN O'SHEA 01:29.0
2015 EXCESS KNOWLEDGE KERRIN MCEVOY GAI WATERHOUSE 01:29.8
2014 WEARY HUGH BOWMAN CHRIS WALLER 01:31.4
2013 SKYERUSH BLAKE SHINN GUY WALTER 01:36.1
2012 FAST CLIP TOMMY BERRY GAI WATERHOUSE 01:35.2
2011 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE DWAYNE DUNN CHRIS WALLER 01:34.8
2010 BRILLIANT LIGHT JAY FORD KERRY PARKER 1.35.7
2009 DAO DAO DARREN BEADMAN M, W & J HAWKES 1.24.7
2008 VALEDICTUM DARREN BEADMAN DANNY O’BRIEN 01:39.2
2007 MR UBIQUITOUS DAMIEN OLIVER CHRIS WALLER 01:23.8
2006 GORGONITE DANNY NIKOLIC GRAHAME BEGG 01:22.8