Danehill Stakes

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

2021 Danehill Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Kallos
  • 2nd: #2 General Beau
  • 3rd: #3 Bruckner



The Group 2 Danehill Stakes is held during Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival at the famous Flemington Racecourse down the straight. Run over 1100m, reduced from 1200m in 2021, the race is a set weights plus penalties sprint for three-year-olds.

Worth $300,000 in prize money, the Danehill Stakes is now held on Turnbull Stakes Day with racing headlined by the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) and held on the same date as Sydney’s Epsom Handicap Day meeting.

The Danehill Stakes was previously run a fortnight earlier on Makybe Diva Stakes Day before being moved ahead of the 2021 edition to serve as a stepping stone towards the Coolmore Stud Stakes.

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 2021 ran on Saturday October 2, 2021 and was won by the Godolphin-raced Kallos at 11/1. 

2021 Danehill Stakes
Date: Saturday October 2, 2021
Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YOs – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $300,000

2021 Danehill Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Kallos
  • 2nd: #2 General Beau
  • 3rd: #3 Bruckner

The James Cummings-trained Kallos ($12) was given a gun ride by Fred Kersley to score an upset win in the 2021 Danehill Stakes results down the straight defeating General Beau by two lengths.

Click here to read more on the slick Danehill Stakes 2021 win by the Godolphin-raced Kallos.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 KALLOS James Cummings Fred Kersley 5 57kg $12
2 2 GENERAL BEAU Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 2L 11 58.5kg $7
3 3 BRUCKNER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 2.2L 2 58.5kg $12
4 12 GIMMIE PAR Peter G Moody Jye McNeil 3.45L 4 56.5kg $10
5 10 MORNINGTON GLORY Matt Laurie Luke Currie 3.55L 9 57kg $9.50
6 7 LLOYD’S CROWN Rebecca Waymouth Ms Linda Meech 3.65L 3 57kg $51
7 4 RANCH HAND Chris Waller Brett Prebble 3.85L 6 58kg $6
8 5 RANVEER Matt Laurie Daniel Stackhouse 4.6L 7 57kg $15
9 1 INGRATIATING James Cummings Damien Oliver 6.6L 10 58.5kg $3F
10 9 FORBES Anthony & Sam Freedman Jordan Childs 15.6L 1 57kg $41
11 11 MIGHTY HERCULES John Salanitri Dean Holland 18.85L 8 57kg $41
6 MIMOSAS Clayton Douglas Luke Nolen 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Danehill Stakes Betting

The top Flemington racing odds and Danehill Stakes 2021 betting markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below the week of the race.

Dalasan ($2.60 in 2019) was the last favourite in Danehill Stakes betting to salute.

2021 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 2021 Danehill Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw will be provided below once released on the Wednesday leading-up to Turnbull Stakes Day.

A dozen potential Coolmore Stud Stakes-bound three-year-olds face off in Saturday’s Danehill Stakes 2021 final field led in betting by Godolphin’s Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper placegetter Ingratiating.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2x21253x12 INGRATIATING James Cummings Damien Oliver 10 58.5kg 96
2 12x115x251 GENERAL BEAU Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 12 58.5kg 88
3 30×11 BRUCKNER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 2 58.5kg 86
4 135x200x1 RANCH HAND Chris Waller Brett Prebble 6 58kg 81
5 2x1x2 RANVEER Matt Laurie Daniel Stackhouse 7 57kg 72
6 15x MIMOSAS Clayton Douglas Luke Nolen 11 57kg 67
7 21×523 LLOYD’S CROWN Rebecca Waymouth Ms Linda Meech 3 57kg 66
8 442×1 KALLOS James Cummings Fred Kersley 5 57kg 66
9 2x8x4 FORBES Anthony & Sam Freedman Jordan Childs 1 57kg 65
10 1 MORNINGTON GLORY Matt Laurie Luke Currie 9 57kg 63
11 MIGHTY HERCULES John Salanitri Dean Holland 8 57kg 61
12 2x1x1 GIMMIE PAR Peter G Moody Jye McNeil 4 56.5kg 82

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Danehill Stakes Nominations

Each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival the Danehill Stakes nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be published below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1x ACROBAT C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
2 30×11 BRUCKNER C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 86
3 12×1 CRYSTAL BOUND F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 86
4 1x16x ENTHAAR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 82
5 2x25x EXTREME WARRIOR C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 67
6 2x8x4 FORBES C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 65
7 12x115x251 GENERAL BEAU C 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 88
8 11×33 GENERATION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 73
9 2x1x1 GIMMIE PAR F 3 Peter G Moody 82
10 241 GROWL C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
11 2x21253x12 INGRATIATING C 3 James Cummings 96
12 138×1325 JIGSAW C 3 Cindy Alderson 74
13 442×1 KALLOS C 3 James Cummings
14 21×523 LLOYD’S CROWN G 3 Rebecca Waymouth 66
15 MIGHTY HERCULES C 3 John Salanitri
16 15x MIMOSAS G 3 Clayton Douglas 67
17 1 MORNINGTON GLORY C 3 Matt Laurie
18 1311 MYNUMEROUNO G 3 Nick Ryan 74
19 113×35 PARK AVENUE G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
20 135x200x1 RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller 81
21 2x1x2 RANVEER C 3 Matt Laurie 72
22 1x721610x5 SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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 2011 Danehill Stakes winner Sepoy went on to win that year’s Coolmore Stud Stakes during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

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

In 2021 the Danehill Stakes distance was reduced from 1200m to 1100m.

Recent Danehill Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021 Danehill Stakes 1st Kallos 1 minute 04.31 seconds

(over 1100m)

2nd General Beau
3rd Bruckner
2020 Danehill Stakes 1st Doubtland 1 minute 09.51 seconds
2nd Amish Boy
3rd Ranting
2019 Danehill Stakes 1st Dalasan 1 minute 09.40 seconds
2nd Dubious
3rd Express Pass
2018 Danehill Stakes 1st Encryption 1 minute 10.64 seconds
2nd Thorondor
3rd Tavisan
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

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