Dane Ripper Stakes

The Dane Ripper Stakes is a Group 2 race for fillies and mares traditionally run in Brisbane on Stradbroke Handicap Day as a lead-up to the Tattersall's Tiara. In 2020 the race ran a week after Stradbroke Day due to COVID-19.

2020 Dane Ripper Stakes Results

  • 1st: #11 Love You Lucy
  • 2nd: #7 River Racer
  • 3rd: #1 Winter Bride



Note: Due to COVID-19 the rescheduled Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival saw the Dane Ripper Stakes take place on the Saturday after the Stradbroke Handicap and offer a reduced $175,000 in prize money. It was also run as a weight-for-age event instead of set weights plus penalties with no edition of the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara taking place in 2020.


The Group 2 Dane Ripper Quality, now known as the Dane Ripper Stakes, is one of the feature races traditionally held on Stradbroke Handicap Day at Eagle Farm Racecourse during the annual Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Conducted on a Saturday in early-mid June, the 1400m set weights plus penalties showdown for fillies and mares is worth $200,000 in prize money and is one of a host of Group support acts on the richest race day of the carnival.

The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap, Queensland Derby and JJ Atkins. The Dane Ripper Stakes meanwhile is one of three Group 2 races on the program along with the Brisbane Cup for the stayers and Queensland Guineas for the three-year-old milers.

A nice lead-up race to the Dane Ripper Stakes is the Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1300m) at Eagle Farm a fortnight earlier, while contenders may also come out of races like the Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) in Adelaide.

Fillies & mares that run well in the Dane Ripper Stakes usually back-up at the end of the month in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) over the same track and distance, which is the last major race of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival. The Dane Ripper Stakes – Tattersall’s Tiara has been achieved in recent years by Red Tracer (2013), Cosmic Endeavour (2014) and Invincibella (2019) who also won the 2018 edition of the Dane Ripper Stakes.

The 2020 Dane Ripper Stakes ran on Saturday June 13, 2020 as a weight-for-age event offering $175,000 due to COVID-19 and was won in an upset by 40/1 shot Love You Lucy. 

Dane Ripper Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday June 13, 2020
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse 
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares, Set Weights + Penalties (Weight-for-age in 2020 due to COVID-19)
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $200,000 ($175,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)

2020 Dane Ripper Stakes Results

  • 1st: #11 Love You Lucy
  • 2nd: #7 River Racer
  • 3rd: #1 Winter Bride

The Barry Squair-trained Silk Stocking winner Love You Lucy ($41) was back in winning form at Eagle Farm getting all the late breaks for a narrow upset at a big price in the 2020 Dane Ripper Stakes results.

Click here to read more on the surprise Dane Ripper Stakes 2020 winner Love You Lucy.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 11 LOVE YOU LUCY Barry Squair Glen Colless 14 57kg $41
2 7 RIVER RACER Les Ross Taylor Marshall 0.3L 4 57kg $26
3 1 WINTER BRIDE Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 0.4L 10 57kg $5F
4 16 JEN RULES Peter & Paul Snowden Dale Smith 0.5L 2 57kg $15
5 15 KRONE Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 1.3L 12 57kg $14
6 3 OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan Mark Du Plessis 1.5L 3 57kg $7
7 5 BACCARAT BABY David Vandyke Micheal Hellyer 1.6L 9 57kg $7
8 2 IRITHEA Bjorn Baker Ryan Maloney 1.7L 1 57kg $7
9 6 FIESTA Chris Waller Michael Cahill 2.1L 5 57kg $13
10 4 TELEPLAY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ms Stephanie Thornton 2.6L 6 57kg $31
11 10 SHALWA (NZ) Tony Gollan Brad Stewart 2.8L 13 57kg $15
12 12 INTO THE ABYSS John Thompson James Orman 4L 11 57kg $10
13 14 ROMANI GIRL (NZ) Chris Waller Jake Bayliss 4.1L 8 57kg $19
14 9 READY TO PROPHET Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ryan Wiggins 4.3L 7 57kg $31
  8 PAINT THE TOWN TWO (NZ) Bevan Laming Luke Dittman   0      
  13 SURE KNEE Chris Waller Boris Thornton   0

*Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Dane Ripper Stakes Odds

The winter’s top Dane Ripper Stakes 2020 betting odds on the traditional Tattersall’s Tiara lead-up will be available below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race.

In 2020 the winner Love You Lucy jumped at huge Dane Ripper Stakes odds of $41.

2020 Dane Ripper Stakes Field

The Dane Ripper Stakes field attracts a strong line-up of the season’s top middle-distance fillies and mares that are traditionally eyeing a Group 1 run in the Tattersall’s Tiara field later in the month.

The official Dane Ripper Stakes 2020 Final Field & Barriers will be available below on the Wednesday of race week.

The 2020 Dane Ripper Stakes field features 16 runners including the rails-drawn Irithea last seen winning the Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic. Trainer Chris Waller accepted for three runners as he chases his third straight success in the event and fifth overall, but chose not to pay final acceptances for the pre-field favourite Madam Rouge who ran second in the Stradbroke Handicap last weekend.

Click here to read more on the key runners in this year’s Dane Ripper Stakes 2020 field.

Update: #13 Sure Knee (14) from the Waller stable has been scratched.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x07x25x468 WINTER BRIDE Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 11 57kg 105
2 0x62742841 IRITHEA Bjorn Baker Ryan Maloney 1 57kg 104
3 0x1281x346 OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan Mark Du Plessis 3 57kg 104
4 x6011x3007 TELEPLAY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ms Stephanie Thornton 7 57kg 103
5 01x165x223 BACCARAT BABY David Vandyke Micheal Hellyer 10 57kg 102
6 504x080x20 FIESTA Chris Waller Michael Cahill 5 57kg 99
7 06724×5800 RIVER RACER Les Ross Taylor Marshall 4 57kg 96
8 24x11218x0 PAINT THE TOWN TWO (NZ) Bevan Laming Luke Dittman 6 57kg 95
9 1x8380x030 READY TO PROPHET Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ryan Wiggins 8 57kg 95
10 3628171131 SHALWA (NZ) Tony Gollan Brad Stewart 15 57kg 95
11 5111×26219 LOVE YOU LUCY Barry Squair Glen Colless 16 57kg 94
12 813518×426 INTO THE ABYSS John Thompson James Orman 12 57kg 93
13 4813561×02 SURE KNEE Chris Waller Boris Thornton 14 57kg 92
14 1210431×68 ROMANI GIRL (NZ) Chris Waller Jake Bayliss 9 57kg 91
15 x4183x9x02 KRONE Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 13 57kg 89.5
16 x46116x233 JEN RULES Peter & Paul Snowden Dale Smith 2 57kg 88

2020 Dane Ripper Stakes Nominations

The Dane Ripper Stakes 2020 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once released by Racing Queensland.

The 2020 Dane Ripper Stakes nominations feature a bumper 23 mares including four for trainer Chris Waller who has won the race four times including the past two years with Invincibella. Waller’s contingent is led by last Saturday’s eye-catching Stradbroke Handicap runner-up Madam Rogue, while Outback Barbie (6th) and Winter Bride (8th) are the other mares nominated to back-up on the quick turnaround out of the Group 1.

Click here to read more on the Dane Ripper Stakes 2020 nominations.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 01x165x223 BACCARAT BABY M 4 David Vandyke 102
2 527×520640 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) M 6 Kris Lees 99
3 504x080x20 FIESTA M 4 Chris Waller 99
4 813518×426 INTO THE ABYSS M 4 John Thompson 93
5 46×2252802 INTRINSIC M 5 Kris Lees 77.5
6 0x62742841 IRITHEA M 6 Bjorn Baker 104
7 x46116x233 JEN RULES M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 88
8 x4183x9x02 KRONE M 4 Tony Gollan 89.5
9 5111×26219 LOVE YOU LUCY M 4 Barry Squair 94
10 41011×9702 MADAM ROUGE M 4 Chris Waller 106
11 0x51350x99 MEWSTONE ROCK (NZ) M 8 John Symons & Sheila Laxon 77
12 00059×1417 OAKFIELD MISSILE M 5 Damien Lane 85
13 0x1281x346 OUTBACK BARBIE M 4 Tony Gollan 104
14 24x11218x0 PAINT THE TOWN TWO (NZ) M 5 Bevan Laming 95
15 1x8380x030 READY TO PROPHET M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 95
16 06724×5800 RIVER RACER M 6 Les Ross 96
17 1210431×68 ROMANI GIRL (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 91
18 3628171131 SHALWA (NZ) M 5 Tony Gollan 95
19 157x83811x SOFIE’S GOLD CLASS M 6 Debbie Newham 83
20 2x68387x01 STAR REFLECTION M 7 Kris Lees 89
21 4813561×02 SURE KNEE M 4 Chris Waller 92
22 x6011x3007 TELEPLAY M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 103
23 x07x25x468 WINTER BRIDE M 5 Toby & Trent Edmonds 105

Dane Ripper Stakes History

Inaugurated in 2003, the Dane Ripper Stakes was originally a Listed race.

The high class of mainly locally-trained fillies and mares attracted to the winter feature however saw it gain Group 3 status in 2006.

Three years later in 2009 the event, named in honour of champion 1997 Cox Plate winner Dane Ripper who was prepared by Bart Cummings, became a Group 2 feature and since then has continued to draw quality fields. In 2017 the race took place over 1350m at Doomben with Eagle Farm not declared fit for racing.

Red Tracer (2012-13) became the first two-time Dane Ripper Stakes winner, a feat repeated later by the also Chris Waller-trained Invincibella (2018-19).

In 2020 the race was contested at weight-for-age earlier in the carnival due to COVID-19 and was won in an upset by 40/1 shot Love You Lucy.

Dane Ripper Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Love You Lucy 1 minute 21.74 seconds
2nd River Racer
3rd Winter Bride
2019
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Invincibella 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd Platinum Angel
3rd Prompt Response
2018
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Invincibella 1 minute 21.50 seconds
2nd Prompt Response
3rd Moss Trip
2017
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Prompt Response 1 minute 19.29 seconds
2nd My True Love
3rd Bonny O’Reilly
2016
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Cradle Me 1 minute 24.10 seconds
2nd Artistry
3rd Jessy Belle
2015
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Hazard 1 minute 19.31 seconds
2nd Catkins
3rd Bound For Earth
2014
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Cosmic Endeavour 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd Driefontein
3rd Belle De Coeur
2013
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Red Tracer 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Floria
3rd Arctic Flight
2012
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Red Tracer 1 minute 26.0 seconds
2nd Forfeiture
3rd Alltherightmoves
2011
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Hurtle Myrtle 1 minute 24.0 seconds
2nd Zero Rock
3rd Pontiana
2010
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Set For Fame 1 minute 22.5 seconds
2nd Acquired
3rd Wealth Princess
2009
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Chinchilla Rose 1 minute 25.4 seconds
2nd Bird Of Fire
3rd Jacqueline Rouge
2008
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Vietnam 1 minute 25.2 seconds
2nd Seconde
3rd Quizzical Lady
2007
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Rosa’s Spur 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd J Adane
3rd Storm Signal
2006
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Countess Bathory 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Freeroller
3rd Love And Money
2005
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Our Sweet Moss 1 minute 16.0 seconds
2nd Mardi Gras
3rd Wasimah
2004
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Ta Ta Tatiana 1 minute 15.8 seconds
2nd With My
3rd Secret Gift
2003
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Recurring 1 minute 16.4 seconds
2nd Mon Mekki
3rd Golden Snitch
2002
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Princess Clang 1 minute 15.7 seconds
2nd Her For Glory
3rd Juanmo
2001
Dane Ripper Quality
1st China Amber 1 minute 15.7 seconds
2nd Dynamic Love
3rd Past Blast
2000
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Annunciation 1 minute 17.3 seconds
2nd Strange Aura
3rd Vida Celeste

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