Danehill Stakes 2021

Saturday October 2, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: Danehill Stakes runners often head into the Coolmore Stud Stakes later in the spring

The Danehill Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-olds run down the famous straight track at Flemington Racecourse on Turnbull Stakes Day during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The day’s racing at the meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) for potential Cox Plate horses.

Previously held on Makybe Diva Stakes Day a fortnight earlier, the Danehill Stakes was moved to the later time slot ahead of the 2021 edition and is scheduled for the same date as Sydney’s Epsom Handicap  Day.

There are three Group 2 support acts on the Melbourne card with the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes, Group 2 Gilgai Stakes and the Danehill Stakes. A 1100m sprint, having been reduced from 1200m in 2021, the Danehill Stakes is run at set weights plus penalties and offers $300,000 in total prize money.

It is a key lead-up into the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) over the same track and distance during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, a double recently completed by Sepoy (2011).

The latest edition of the Danehill Stakes took place on Saturday October 2, 2021 and was won in an upset by Kallos ($12).

2021 Danehill Stakes Results

The official Danehill Stakes 2021 results and full race finishing order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 2, 2021 .

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

The James Cummings-trained Kallos ($12) was very slick down the straight at Flemington handling a notable rise in grade to score a dominant upset in the Danehill Stakes 2021 results for Godolphin. 

Danehill Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 2, 2021
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1982
 

Danehill Stakes Betting & Odds

Danehill Stakes betting is led by in-form three-year-olds with proven form over the shorter sprinter distances that were likely tested in tougher company during their last campaign.

Horses that ran well in lead-up races in Melbourne like the Vain Stakes and McKenzie Stakes and that have previous experience down the testing Flemington straight also sit high up the Danehill Stakes odds each year.

Double-figure hopes in Danehill Stakes markets have recent winning form in the Group 2 including Charlie Boy ($21 in 2013) and Kallos ($12 in 2021). 

Dalasan ($2.60 in 2019) was the last favourite in Danehill Stakes betting to get the job done for the punters.

2021 Danehill Stakes Odds

The latest Danehill Stakes 2021 betting odds and links to our Flemington racing markets will be provided below the week of the race.

Danehill Stakes 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Danehill Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.


Danehill Stakes Field

The Danehill Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of three-year-olds many heading towards longer distance runs for their age during the spring. A key lead-up race into the Danehill Stakes is the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield the previous month.

In 2015 Ready For Victory ran second in the McNeil and third in the Danehill Stakes behind Kinglike. Ready For Victory also went on to run third to Press Statement in that year’s Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m), which is a target for many horses coming out of the Danehill Stakes field each spring.

Danehill Stakes betting tips online at Ladbrokes

Sepoy (2011) completed the Danehill Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double as a three-year-old. Photo Credit: Taron Clarke.

Another possible lead-up run is Moonee Valley’s Listed McKenzie Stakes (1200m), a race Rich Enuff won on way to his Danehill Stakes success in 2014. Rich Enuff also won the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) next start before his Caulfield Guineas second to Shooting To Win.

Éclair Big Bang come off a Danehill Stakes third to Charlie Boy in 2013 before backing up to win the Caulfield Guineas.

Fillies meanwhile may come off an August run in the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield before taking on the boys. In 2013 Kiss A Rose won the Quezette before a second to Charlie Boy in the Danehill Stakes. In 2017 the previous season’s Blue Diamond Stakes winning filly Catchy improved on a lead-up second in the Quezette Stakes to beat home the boys in the Danehill Stakes.

Danehill Stakes nominations are taken the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.

2021 Danehill Stakes Field

The official Danehill Stakes 2021 race field and barriers are announced the Wednesday of Makybe Diva Stakes week and will be published in full below, so stay tuned to see what three-year-olds make the starting line-up this spring.

The 2021 Danehill Stakes final field features a line-up of potential Coolmore Stud Stakes-bound three-year-olds with Vain Stakes winner Ingratiating leading the markets. 

2021 Danehill Stakes Nominations

The Danehill Stakes 2021 nominations are taken by Racing Victoria on the Monday of race week and will be published in full 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 Form Guide

The Danehill Stakes form guide features all the information for punters from barriers, jockeys and trainers to the lead-up runs of the horses in the field. Looking at the form for three-year-olds coming off a top three run and jumping at single-figures in betting is key.

2021 Danehill Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Danehill Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Danehill Stakes Tips

Danehill Stakes tips include looking for three-year-olds coming off a top three run in similar class last start, proven Group performers, those with winning Flemington form down the straight and runners backing up from a race like the McNeil Stakes or Quezette Stakes.

2021 Danehill Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Danehill Stakes 2021 betting tips and Group 2 Flemington selections will be detailed below the week of the race so you can get behind our tips online.

  • To Win: #12 Gimmie Par ($7.50 at time of publish)

A number of livewire chances but like the price and the consistency of this Peter Moody-trained filly. She’s up in grade but is good on the straight track having run second on debut to Ingratiating (favourite for the Danehill) in the Listed Talindert Stakes back in February. Two-from-two since, her latest being the Group 3 Quezette Stakes. She’s up in class and weight, but the straight suits. Can she run on Slow – Heavy? That’s the question. 

Danehill Stakes Results

The Danehill Stakes results have been dominated by class three-year-olds in the past decade jumping at under $10 in betting. The last filly dominate the Danehill Stakes results was the Lindsay Park-trained Catchy in 2017, while the last favourite to salute for the punters was Dalasan in 2019.

Notable recent Danehill Stakes winners include Catchy (2017), Rich Enuff (2014), Snitzerland (2012), Sepoy (2011), Black Caviar (2009) and Fastnet Rock (2004).

Danehill Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Kallos General Beau Bruckner 1:04.3
2020 Doubtland Amish Boy Ranting 1:09.5
2019 Dalasan Dubious Express Pass 1:09.4
2018 Encryption Thorondor Tavisan 1:10.6
2017 Catchy Jukebox Booker 1:10.3
2016 Saracino Archives Samara Dancer 1:09.8
2015 Kinglike Raphael’s Cat Ready For Victory 1:09.0
2014 Rich Enuff Looks Like The Cat Ghibellines 1:08.1
2013 Charlie Boy Kiss A Rose Eclair Big Bang 1:10.0
2012 Snitzerland Stralia Rusambo 1.10.5
2011 Sepoy Hallowell Belle Unique Quality 1:08.7
2010 Soul Buffering General Truce 1:11.6
2009 Black Caviar Wanted Rarefied 1:09.9
2008 Aichi Time Chief Niccconi 1:10.4
2007 Tan Tat de Lago Scenic Blast Purrealist 1:10.9
2006 The One Anamato Sharkbite 1:10.4
2005 Jet Spur Queen of the Hill Stratum 1:09.5
2004 Fastnet Rock Brannigan Assafa 1:09.2
2003 Abdullah Critical List Bronc 1:12.0
2002 Planchet Blur Choisir 1:08.7
2001 Chongtong North Boy Spectatorial 1:09.0
2000 St Petersburg Cosset Ceffyl 1:10.4