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.

2020 Danehill Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Doubtland
  • 2nd: #6 Doubtland
  • 3rd: #7 Ranting



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 2020 ran on Saturday September 12, 2020 and was won by the Hawkes Racing-trained Doubtland. 

2020 Danehill Stakes
Date: Saturday September 12, 2020
Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YOs – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000

2020 Danehill Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Doubtland
  • 2nd: #6 Amish Boy
  • 3rd: #7 Ranting

The Hawkes Racing-trained improver Doubtland ($7) confirmed his Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes target winning down the Flemington ‘straight six’ with William Pike aboard in the 2020 Danehill Stakes results.

Click here to read more on the dominant Danehill Stakes 2020 victory by $1.1 million colt Doubtland.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 DOUBTLAND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 9 58.5kg $7
2 6 AMISH BOY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Mott 0.75L 1 57kg $41
3 7 RANTING (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Ben Melham 0.85L 5 57kg $13
4 1 PRAGUE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 1.05L 8 58.5kg $4.20F
5 10 PERSONAL Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damien Oliver 2.8L 4 55kg $14
6 5 EXTRA TIME Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Craig Williams 3.55L 2 58.5kg $21
7 8 ON THE LEAD Richard & Michael Freedman Luke Currie 4.3L 10 57kg $8
8 11 ANNAVISTO (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 4.8L 6 55kg $6
9 9 TYDEUSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Lindsey Smith Michael Rodd 5.8L 11 57kg $14
10 3 HARD LANDING Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 6.2L 3 58.5kg $51
11 2 WISDOM OF WATER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 9.7L 7 58.5kg $7.50

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Danehill Stakes Betting

The top Flemington racing odds and Danehill Stakes 2020 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.

2020 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 2020 Danehill Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw will be provided below once released on the Wednesday leading-up to Makybe Diva Stakes Day.

Ciaron Maher & David Eustace’s returning Group 1 ATC Sires’ runner-up in Sydney, Prague, heads a class line-of of 11 young sprinters in the 2020 Danehill Stakes field.

Click here to read more on the key chances in the 2020 Danehill Stakes field and betting markets.

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No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 116162x PRAGUE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 8 58.5kg 91
2 4x14x115x WISDOM OF WATER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 7 58.5kg 81
3 1x0x10 HARD LANDING Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 3 58.5kg 80
4 11×5 DOUBTLAND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 9 58.5kg 80
5 2x271x84 EXTRA TIME Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Craig Williams 2 58.5kg 72
6 35413x AMISH BOY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Mott 1 57kg 69
7 23×25 RANTING (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Ben Melham 5 57kg 70
8 35×112 ON THE LEAD Richard & Michael Freedman Luke Currie 10 57kg 68
9 11 TYDEUSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Lindsey Smith Michael Rodd 11 57kg 68
10 2130x PERSONAL Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damien Oliver 4 55kg 82
11 1 ANNAVISTO (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 6 55kg 64

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Danehill Stakes Nominations

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

The 2020 Danehill Stakes nominations feature 22 three-year-olds including the Blue Diamond winner Tagalao, all-in favourite Wisdom Of Water racing first-up and last start Quezette Stakes winning filly Bella Nipotina.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1183458×64 AIM C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
2 35413x AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 69
3 1 ANNAVISTO (NZ) F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
4 31x AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 66
5 13x20x41 BARTLEYSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
6 42x42424x1 BELLA NIPOTINASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 82
7 11×6 CROSSHAVEN G 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 69
8 11×5 DOUBTLAND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
9 2x271x84 EXTRA TIME G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 72
10 1x0x10 HARD LANDING C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 80
11 110x MINHAAJ F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
12 35×112 ON THE LEAD C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
13 2130x PERSONAL F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
14 1 PORTLAND SKY C 3 Matt Laurie 63
15 116162x PRAGUE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
16 23×25 RANTING (NZ) C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 70
17 7216370×8 RATHLIN C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 72
18 31x4124x3 TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 102
19 512 THE BRUMBY G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 63
20 11 TYDEUSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Lindsey Smith 68
21 155×3 UNANIMOUS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 63
22 4x14x115x WISDOM OF WATER C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 81

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.

Recent Danehill Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
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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