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.

2021 Dane Ripper Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Brooklyn Hustle
  • 2nd: #2 Odeum
  • 3rd: #3 Madam Rouge



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 1300m (as of 2021) 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.

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 meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap and the Group 1 J.J. 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 a new feature event – the $1.2 million The Q22 (2200m).

A nice lead-up race to the Dane Ripper Stakes was previously the Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1300m) at Eagle Farm a fortnight earlier – which is now run as the Group 3 Queensland Sapphire Stakes over a mile the weekend before – 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), 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 2021 Dane Ripper Stakes runs on Saturday June 12, 2021. 

Dane Ripper Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday June 12, 2021
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse 
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares, Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $200,000

2021 Dane Ripper Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Brooklyn Hustle
  • 2nd: #2 Odeum
  • 3rd: #3 Madam Rouge

Brooklyn Hustle ($8) came from last to first to score an upset win in the 2021 Dane Ripper Stakes results  ahead of a potential Tatt’s Tiara bid in Brisbane this winter.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 10 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Craig Williams 10 57kg $8
2 2 ODEUM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) James McDonald 0.4L 13 58kg $8
3 3 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 0.5L 9 58kg $8.50
4 14 JEN RULES Peter & Paul Snowden Ryan Maloney 1.25L 12 55.5kg $26
5 8 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 1.45L 2 57kg $9.50
6 5 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Tim Clark 2.2L 11 58kg $41
7 7 COVENTINA BAY (NZ) Robbie Patterson Ms Samantha Collett 3.2L 5 57.5kg $11
8 6 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Nash Rawiller 3.5L 4 57.5kg $4.80F
9 13 LYRE Anthony & Sam Freedman Jim Byrne 3.9L 6 55.5kg $14
10 1 FUNSTAR Chris Waller Opie Bosson 5.15L 1 59.5kg $15
11 9 EXHILARATES James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 5.35L 7 57kg $10
12 18e NICCONITA Barry Lockwood Mark Du Plessis 5.45L 3 55.5kg $201
13 4 REELEM IN RUBY Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 5.65L 15 58kg $31
14 15 INCREDULOUS DREAM Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 5.85L 8 54.5kg $61
15 11 WILD VIXEN Levi Kavanagh Glen Boss 6.6L 14 56.5kg $31
12 IN GOOD TIME Tracey Bartley 0
17e SHAIK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 0
16e SPLENDORONTHEGRASS David Vandyke Ms Stephanie Thornton 0
  Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Dane Ripper Stakes Odds

The winter’s top Dane Ripper Stakes 2021 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.

2021 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 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be available below on the Wednesday of race week.

A capacity field of fillies and mares do battle in the Dane Ripper Stakes 2021 including last start Helen Coughlan Stakes winner Exhilarates and runner-up Sweet Deal, the latter tipped to turn the tables and win the Group 2 card closer on Stradbroke Day.

  • Scratched: #12 In Good Time (1); #16 Splendoronthegrass (7)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 6220x4480x FUNSTAR Chris Waller Opie Bosson 2 59.5kg 108
2 15112×420 ODEUM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) James McDonald 16 58kg 105
3 6741x260x6 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller Hugh Bowman (late alt) 12 58kg 105
4 1x07x44883 REELEM IN RUBY Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 18 58kg 101
5 0x110x97x0 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Tim Clark 14 58kg 95
6 941×508412 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Nash Rawiller 5 57.5kg 106
7 1×45213112 COVENTINA BAY (NZ) Robbie Patterson Ms Samantha Collett 6 57.5kg 101
8 1114×49378 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 3 57kg 101
9 20x6152x61 EXHILARATES James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 9 57kg 104
10 1344×48751 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Craig Williams 13 57kg 102
11 5x136237x2 WILD VIXEN Levi Kavanagh Glen Boss 17 56.5kg 96
12 41500400×7 IN GOOD TIME Tracey Bartley 1 56kg 91
13 26462×2204 LYRE Anthony & Sam Freedman Jim Byrne 8 55.5kg 102
14 2396×40826 JEN RULES Peter & Paul Snowden Ryan Maloney 15 55.5kg 90
15 x5719x1315 INCREDULOUS DREAM Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 11 54.5kg 80
16e 55x16122x8 SPLENDORONTHEGRASS David Vandyke Ms Stephanie Thornton 7 55.5kg 87.5
17e 326x2141x0 SHAIK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10 54kg 76
18e 5x32404x25 NICCONITA Barry Lockwood 4 55.5kg 69.5
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Dane Ripper Stakes Nominations

The Dane Ripper Stakes 2021 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once released by Racing Queensland.

The 2021 Dane Ripper Stakes nominations attracted 28 fillies and mares including last start Group 3 Proud Miss winner at Morphettville Brooklyn Hustle.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1344×48751 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold
2 30×3621211 CHARLEISE M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
3 1×45213112 COVENTINA BAY (NZ) M 5 Robbie Patterson
4 1114×49378 DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
5 91122×1916 ENCHANTED HEART M 4 Kris Lees
6 123×153206 EURO BELLE M 4 Gillian Heinrich
7 20x6152x61 EXHILARATES M 4 James Cummings
8 29010×5950 FLIT M 4 James Cummings
9 6220x4480x FUNSTAR M 4 Chris Waller
10 41500400×7 IN GOOD TIME M 6 Tracey Bartley
11 x5719x1315 INCREDULOUS DREAM F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
12 2396×40826 JEN RULES M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
13 26462×2204 LYRE M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman
14 6741x260x6 MADAM ROUGE M 5 Chris Waller
15 083461×122 MISSILE MANTRA M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
16 5x32404x25 NICCONITA M 6 Barry Lockwood
17 15112×420 ODEUM F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
18 8×33929417 OUTBACK BARBIE M 5 Tony Gollan
19 1x07x44883 REELEM IN RUBY M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
20 53x6238x03 ROCK MY WAND F 3 Matthew Smith
21 326x2141x0 SHAIK F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
22 0x110x97x0 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
23 55x16122x8 SPLENDORONTHEGRASS M 4 David Vandyke
24 x46160x172 SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
25 941×508412 SWEET DEAL M 6 John Thompson
26 5522×22020 TRICKY GAL M 5 Matthew Smith
27 2324×43362 WANDABAA M 4 Kris Lees
28 5x136237x2 WILD VIXEN M 4 Levi Kavanagh

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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.

The distance was back down to 1300m in 2021.

Dane Ripper Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Dane Ripper Quality
1st Brooklyn Hustle 1 minute 17.00 seconds
2nd Odeum
3rd Madam Rouge
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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