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2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Option for Lone Eagle

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Option for Lone Eagle

The spring’s Coolmore Stud Stakes 2017 could be on the cards for Mick Price’s progressive young sprinter Lone Eagle who is out in the paddock enjoying a short break. The rising three-year-old is a well-bred Zoffany colt, purchased as a yearling from the 2016 Magic Millions Sale for $300,000. During his juvenile campaign Lone Eagle…

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.

Danehill Stakes
Date: September 10, 2016
Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights and Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000

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

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