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.

2019 Danehill Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Dalasan
  • 2nd: #2 Dubious
  • 3rd: #11 Express Pass



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 2019 ran on Saturday September 14, 2019 and was won by the race favourite Dalasan. 

2019 Danehill Stakes
Date: Saturday September 14, 2019
Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YOs – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000

2019 Danehill Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Dalasan
  • 2nd: # Dubious
  • 3rd: #11 Express Pass

The official Danehill Stakes 2019 Results went the way of the punters with the SA-trained Dalasan franking his lead-up run in the Spring Stakes with a three-quarter length victory ahead of the 2019 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas next month.

Read more on the Danehill Stakes 2019 win by Dalasan.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 5 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Raquel Clark 5 58.5kg $2.60F
2 2 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 0.75L 1 58.5kg $9.50
3 11 EXPRESS PASS Nick Ryan Ben Melham 1.5L 10 57kg $6
4 8 SEBRAKATE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 1.7L 9 57kg $7.50
5 3 STRASBOURG Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn 1.8L 7 58.5kg $18
6 4 SUPER SETH Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 1.9L 2 58.5kg $4.80
7 1 YOURDEEL (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 2.9L 3 59.5kg $12
8 9 HAWKER HURRICANE Michael Moroney Jordan Childs 3.1L 6 57kg $61
9 6 FABULANSKI Robbie Laing Ms Linda Meech 7.1L 8 58kg $101
10 10 YULONG SAVINGS Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jye McNeil 8.1L 4 57kg $71
7 LYRE Anthony Freedman Damian Lane 0

2019 Danehill Stakes Betting

The top Flemington racing odds and Danehill Stakes 2019 betting markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below the week of the race.

2019 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 2019 Danehill Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw will be provided below once released on the Wednesday leading-up to Makybe Diva Stakes Day.

The 2019 Danehill Stakes Field attracted 11 final acceptors before the early scratching of Blue Diamond winning filly Lyre (4) from the line-up. Last-start Spring Stakes winner in SA Dalasan is the favourite coming into barrier 5 after defeating subsequent Memsie Stakes champ Scales Of Justice in his lead-up victory.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 123111x YOURDEEL (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 3 59.5kg 98
2 1x123015x4 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 1 58.5kg 84
3 12x528218x STRASBOURG Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn 8 58.5kg 83
4 113×1 SUPER SETH Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 2 58.5kg 81
5 112×1 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Raquel Clark 6 58.5kg 88
6 557021x FABULANSKI Robbie Laing Ms Linda Meech 9 58kg 67
7 51113×4 LYRE Anthony Freedman Damian Lane 4 57.5kg 101
8 12429x1x23 SEBRAKATE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 10 57kg 76
9 1x300x3 HAWKER HURRICANE Michael Moroney Jordan Childs 7 57kg 70
10 120×4 YULONG SAVINGS Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jye McNeil 5 57kg 65
11 3×1 EXPRESS PASS Nick Ryan Ben Melham 11 57kg 65

2019 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 2019 Danehill Stakes nominations attracted 17 early entries including the Adelaide-trained Dalasan who beat home subsequent Memsie Stakes winner Scales Of Justice last start. Other standout nominees include last start HDF McNeil Stakes winner Super Seth and his Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes winning stablemate Lyre.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 21124x226x ACCESSION C 3 Chris Waller 83
2 613×4 BARCALI C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 68
3 112×1 DALASAN C 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 88
4 1x123015x4 DUBIOUS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 84
5 3×1 EXPRESS PASS C 3 Nick Ryan 65
6 557021x FABULANSKI C 3 Robbie Laing 67
7 15x6430x GARIBALDI C 3 Tony Gollan 74
8 1x300x3 HAWKER HURRICANE G 3 Michael Moroney 70
9 4×1 HILO C 3 James Cummings 64
10 51113×4 LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman 101
11 12429x1x23 SEBRAKATE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 76
12 12x528218x STRASBOURG C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 83
13 113×1 SUPER SETH C 3 Anthony Freedman 81
14 1x1100x5 TENLEY F 3 James Cummings 89
15 7313179x VINCO G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 70
16 123111x YOURDEEL (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98
17 120×4 YULONG SAVINGS C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 65

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 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes.

Recent Danehill Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
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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