Doomben Racecourse is located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and is one the smaller of Brisbane’s two metropolitan tracks.
It is situated in the suburb of Ascot, approximately 7 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD.
The racecourse’s construction was completed in 1933 and was subsequently shut down during the Second World War, when it was used by allied troops during the Pacific War. The course reopened in 1946 when the TM Ahern Cup and the Doomben Cup were held for the first time. The Doomben Cup is now considered to be one of the best middle-distance racing events in the country. Doomben received a major upgrade in 1982, and is now home to world class facilities.
Group 1 races:
BTC Cup (1200m) $400,000 - May
Doomben Cup (2000m) $500,000 - May
Doomben 10000 (1350m) $650,000 - May
Races are run in a clockwise direction, while the track is a turf track and is banked at varying degrees around the course proper. Front runners have a distinct advantage at Doomben, especially when the track is rain-affected.
Circumference – 1715m
Length of straight – 350m
Width of straight – 26m
Ascot QLD 4006
Ph: 07 3268 6800
Fax: 07 3868 2410
Brisbane Turf Club
P.O. Box 817
Hamilton Central 4007
Ph: 7 3268 2171
How To Get There:
Doomben Racecourse can be found on Hampden Street, Ascot and is around 7.2kms or a 10 minute drive from the Brisbane city centre and 5.5kms or around a 5 minute trip from the Brisbane Airport.
Free public parking is available in the centre of the Doomben Racecourse, via gate 1 on Nudgee Road, Ascot.
Travellers arriving at Doomben train station face a painless 200m walk to from the entrance to the Doomben track.
Buses and ferries are also available to arrive at Doomben and you can find relevant timetable information from the Translink website.
A Taxi service is provided to and from the course at the allocated taxi rank outside Gate 4 on Hampden Street, Ascot.