Danehill Stakes

The Danehill Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held down the Flemington straight in September on Makybe Diva Stakes Day as an early lead-up into the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes later in the spring.

2017 Danehill Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Catchy
  • 2nd: #2 Jukebox
  • 3rd: #11 Booker

Danehill Stakes News

Danehill Stakes winner Catchy on track for Caulield Guineas

Danehill Stakes winner Catchy on track for Caulield Guineas

Trainer David Hayes is keen to take on the colts and gelding in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas with Catchy after the brilliant filly scored a very impressive win in the Group 2 $200,000 Danehill Stakes (1200m) at Flemington today. Catchy beat the fillies and the colts and geldings with her win in the Group 1…

The Group 2 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 is held on Makybe Diva Stakes Day and takes place on the same card as the $750,000 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.

This season’s edition of the Danehill Stakes 2017 ran on September 16, 2017.

2017 Danehill Stakes
Date: September 16, 2017
Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YOs – Set Weights and Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000

2017 Danehill Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Catchy
  • 2nd: #2 Jukebox
  • 3rd: #11 Booker

Follow the link for the full Danehill Stakes 2017 Results, the race won in outstanding fashion by Ladbrokes Blue Diamond winner Catchy who overcame early interference to beat home the previously undefeated Jukebox by three-quarters of a length. Another filly on the improve, the Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained Booker rounded out the Danehill Stakes Trifecta in third, only a length off the winner who is now 2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas-bound.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 6 CATCHY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 8 56kg $3.60F
2 2 JUKEBOX Ciaron Maher Craig Williams 0.75L 2 57kg $8.50
3 11 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 0.95L 4 54kg $6.50
4 4 TAKING AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Ben Melham 1.15L 6 56.5kg $31
5 7 AL PASSEM Ken Keys Ben Thompson (a) 2.15L 3 56kg $101
6 9 ESPERANCE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2.25L 1 56kg $6.50
7 3 AZAZEL Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 2.35L 11 56.5kg $11
8 1 SUMMER PASSAGE Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Mark Zahra 2.45L 9 57kg $9.50
9 5 OVERSHARE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Oliver 4.95L 5 56.5kg $16
10 8 PLUTOCRACY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Beau Mertens (a) 8.2L 10 56kg $17
F 10 LIMESTONE Darren Weir Damian Lane 7 55kg $15

2017 Danehill Stakes Betting

The top Flemington racing odds and Danehill Stakes 2017 betting markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below the week of the race.

2017 Danehill Stakes Field

The Danehill Stakes field attracts a line-up of the season’s most exciting three-year-old sprinters coming off lead-up races including the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) for fillies and the Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m), both held at Caulfield the month before.

The official 2017 Danehill Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw will be provided below once released on the Wednesday leading-up to Makybe Diva Stakes Day.

The Danehill Stakes 2017 Field is now out with the 11 hopefuls led in betting by Catchy who is second-up and taking on the likes of the rails-drawn Esperance for Godolphin and fellow undefeated youngster Jukebox in gate two with Craig Williams to ride.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2112x SUMMER PASSAGE Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Mark Zahra 9 57kg 90
2 11×1 JUKEBOX Ciaron Maher Craig Williams 2 57kg 80
3 14x24x14 AZAZEL Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 11 56.5kg 79
4 3220x123x6 TAKING AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Ben Melham 6 56.5kg 82
5 45×141 OVERSHARE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Oliver 5 56.5kg 75
6 11110×2 CATCHY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 8 56kg 100
7 112×5 AL PASSEM Ken Keys Ben Thompson (a) 3 56kg 71
8 12×2 PLUTOCRACY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Beau Mertens (a) 10 56kg 71
9 11 ESPERANCE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 1 56kg 69
10 3112×4 LIMESTONE Darren Weir Damian Lane 7 55kg 78
11 12×2 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 4 54kg 73

2017 Danehill Stakes Nominations

Each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival the Danehill Stakes nominations close on the Monday of race week.

The official 2017 Danehill Stakes Nominations drew 16 gun three-year-olds led by Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes winning filly Catchy and undefeated Snitzel colt Jukebox coming off a win in the Vain Stakes.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 11110×2 CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 1 56kg 100
2 2112x SUMMER PASSAGE C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 2 57kg 90
3 11×1 JUKEBOX C 3 Ciaron Maher 3 57kg 80
4 3112×4 LIMESTONE F 3 Darren Weir 4 55kg 78
5 14x24x14 AZAZEL C 3 Tony McEvoy 5 56.5kg 79
6 3220x123x6 TAKING AIM C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 6 56.5kg 82
7 45×141 OVERSHARE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 7 56.5kg 75
8 12×2 BOOKER F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 8 54kg 73
9 112×5 AL PASSEM C 3 Ken Keys 9 56kg 71
10 2618 LONE EAGLE C 3 Mick Price 10 56kg 69
11 12×2 PLUTOCRACY C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 11 56kg 71
12 11×5 ANDAZ G 3 Chris Waller 12 56kg 69
13 2x26x1x2 ECLAIR SUNSHINE G 3 Phillip Stokes 13 56kg 65
14 11 ESPERANCE G 3 James Cummings 14 56kg 69
15 1 METSON G 3 Michael Moroney 15 56kg 63
16 1x MACTIER G 3 Mick Price 16 56kg 63

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 Rich Enuff in 2014. The last filly to beat home the boys in the Danehill Stakes results was Catchy (2017) who also won the previous season’s Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes.

Recent Danehill Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018 Danehill Stakes 1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017 Danehill Stakes 1st Catchy 1 minute 10.34 seconds
2nd Jukebox
3rd Booker
2016 Danehill Stakes 1st Saracino 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Archives
3rd Samara Dancer
2015 Danehill Stakes 1st Kinglike 1 minute 09.06 seconds
2nd Raphael’s Cat
3rd Ready For Victory
2014 Danehill Stakes 1st Rich Enuff 1 minute 8.13 seconds
2nd Looks Like The Cat
3rd Ghibellines
2013 Danehill Stakes 1st Charlie Boy 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Kiss A Rose
3rd Eclair Big Bang
2012 Danehill Stakes 1st Snitzerland 1 minute 10.54 seconds
2nd Stralia
3rd Rusambo
2011 Danehill Stakes 1st Sepoy 1 minute 8.71 seconds
2nd Hallowell
3rd Unique Quality
2010 Danehill Stakes 1st Soul 1 minute 11.63 seconds
2nd Buffering
3rd General Truce
2009 Danehill Stakes 1st Black Caviar 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Wanted
3rd Rarefied
2008 Danehill Stakes 1st Aichi 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Time Chief
3rd Nicconi
2007 Danehill Stakes 1st Tan Tat de Lago 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Scenic Blast
3rd Purrealist
2006 Danehill Stakes 1st The One 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Anamato
3rd Sharkbite
2005 Danehill Stakes 1st Jet Spur 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Queen Of The Hill
3rd Stratum
2004 Danehill Stakes 1st Fastnet Rock 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Brannigan
3rd Assafa
2003 Danehill Stakes 1st Abdullah 1 minute 12 seconds
2nd Critical List
3rd Bronc
2002 Danehill Stakes 1st Planchet 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Blur
3rd Choisir
2001 Danehill Stakes 1st Chongtong 1 minute 9 seconds
2nd North Boy
3rd Spectatorial
2000 Danehill Stakes 1st St Petersburg 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Cosset
3rd Ceffyl