It was of course the T M Ahern Memorial in its early days. I think it was then known as the Doomben Newmarket and run on the old straight course at Doomben .Pretty sure the straight course was lost after the War and the race then became known as the Doomben 10,000 run over what was known as the "short seven". It was a short seven because anyone who has been to Doomben knows that their isn't much room behind the gates and the adjoining Nudgee Road. Maybe it was called the "10,000" when the prize money went to 10,000 pounds. I was looking at a race book from the 1976 version where the 10,000 part was listed in italics because the prize money had blossomed to $ 75000. Funny how things have changed. Of the nineteen runners only four carried more than 52kg and only one (Ima Shadow ) carried more than 53 kg. Apparently it was run on the straight course from 1933-1941. From 1942-45 it was run over 7 furlongs at Albion Park. After that it was run at Doomben at a distance of 7 furlongs less 93 yards. Interesting to look back at the records and see Bernborough carried 10 stone 5 when he was successful. Must have been a freak.