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Some Facts about the Doomben Cup


Some facts about the Group One $650,000 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) on Saturday.-

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* First run in 1933 when won by Wallun.

* From 1933/41 run over straight six furlongs (1200m).

* From 1942/45 run over seven furlongs (1400m) at Albion Park.

* Weight-for-age since 1997.

* Notable winners include: Lough Neagh (1934); Bernborough (1946); Aquanita (1961); Winfreux (1965); Black Onyx (1969/70); Baguette (1971); Maybe Mahal (1977); Manikato (1979); Hit It Benny (1980); Campaign King (1988); Prince Trialia (1990/91); Chief De Beers (1995, 1998); Falvelon (2001/02); Bel Esprit (2003); Takeover Target (2007); Apache Cat (2008/09).

* Mares to win: High Benia (1936); Hamurah (1938); Maybe Mahal (1977); Flitter (1994). Hot Danish, Ortensia and Russeting are the mares engaged this year.

* No filly has ever won the race. Melito and Paprika get the chance to create history on Saturday.

* Only three horses have won as favourite in the last 20 years: Chief De Beers (1995); Falvelon (2001, equal favourite 2002); Apache Cat (2008/09).

* Winning trainers with a runner on Saturday: Tony Vasil – Carrara (Super Elegant 2004); Bart Cummings – Russeting, Latin News (Maybe Mahal 1977, Broad Reach 1987, Campaign King 1988).

* Winning jockeys with a ride on Saturday: Damien Oliver – Red Lord (Apache Cat 2009, Falvelon 2002); Hugh Bowman – Ortensia (Red Oog 2005); Steven Arnold – Russeting (Undue 2006); Chris Munce – Fritzy Boy (Barrosa Boy 1992); Michael Cahill – Latin News (Falvelon 2001).