The Group 2 2016 Danehill Stakes is held during Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival at the famous Flemington Racecourse down the straight. Run over 1200m, the race is a set weights plus penalties sprint for three-year-olds.
Worth $200,000 in prize money, the Danehill Stakes has the same race conditions as the HDF McNeil Stakes a week earlier. Held on Makybe Diva Stakes Day, the race takes place on the same card as the $500,000 Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m), the $200,000 Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) and the $200,000 Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m).
Many of the best out of the Danehill Stakes results continue onto the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at the same track and distance on Victoria Derby Day with Sepoy (2011) the last to complete the double.
|Date:||September 10, 2016|
|Track:||Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||3YO Set Weights and Penalties|
2016 Danehill Stakes Field
The 2016 Danehill Stakes field was released on Wednesday September 7 and features a dozen three-year-old final acceptors led by the H.D.F. McNeil Stakes quinella of Defcon (1st) and Highland Beat (2nd) who do battle again.
Check out the official Danehill Stakes 2016 field and barrier draw below complete with the latest Danehill Stakes odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.
2016 Danehill Stakes Nominations
The 2016 Danehill Stakes nominations were released by Racing Victoria on Monday September 5 and feature 20 three-year-olds including the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained H.D.F. McNeil Stakes winner Defcon.
Check out the full 2016 Danehill Stakes Nominations now!
Danehill Stakes History
The first recorded Danehill Stakes took place in 1982 when Fiesta Star won the Group 3 event. Changed to a Group 2 race in 2009, the sprint event has also been known as the Black Douglas, Hilton on the Park, Chivas Regal and L’Oreal Plate. The fastest recorded winning time (since 1988) was by 1 minute 8.1 seconds by Armidale in 1996. The slowest time was 1 minute 12.3 seconds by Dantelah in 1997.
Recent Danehill Stakes Winners
|2016Danehill Stakes||1st||Saracino||1 minute 9.8 seconds|
|2015Danehill Stakes||1st||Kinglike||1 minute 09.06 seconds|
|3rd||Ready For Victory|
|2014Danehill Stakes||1st||Rich Enuff||1 minute 8.13 seconds|
|2nd||Looks Like The Cat|
|2013Danehill Stakes||1st||Charlie Boy||1 minute 10.0 seconds|
|2nd||Kiss A Rose|
|3rd||Eclair Big Bang|
|2012Danehill Stakes||1st||Snitzerland||1 minute 10.54 seconds|
|2011Danehill Stakes||1st||Sepoy||1 minute 8.71 seconds|
|2010Danehill Stakes||1st||Soul||1 minute 11.63 seconds|
|2009Danehill Stakes||1st||Black Caviar||1 minute 9.9 seconds|
|2008Danehill Stakes||1st||Aichi||1 minute 10.4 seconds|
|2007Danehill Stakes||1st||Tan Tat de Lago||1 minute 10.9 seconds|
|2006Danehill Stakes||1st||The One||1 minute 10.4 seconds|
|2005Danehill Stakes||1st||Jet Spur||1 minute 9.5 seconds|
|2nd||Queen Of The Hill|
|2004Danehill Stakes||1st||Fastnet Rock||1 minute 9.2 seconds|
|2003Danehill Stakes||1st||Abdullah||1 minute 12 seconds|
|2002Danehill Stakes||1st||Planchet||1 minute 8.7 seconds|
|2001Danehill Stakes||1st||Chongtong||1 minute 9 seconds|
|2000Danehill Stakes||1st||St Petersburg||1 minute 10.4 seconds|