Danehill Stakes 2020

Saturday September 12, 2020

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 Six’ at Flemington Racecourse on Makybe Diva Stakes Day during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The day’s racing at the mid-September meeting is headlined by the weight-for-age Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m).

There are three Group 2 support acts on the card with the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) and the Danehill Stakes. A 1200m sprint, the Danehill Stakes is run at set weights plus penalties and offers $200,000 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 September 12, 2020 and was won by Doubtland for Team Hawkes.

2020 Danehill Stakes Results

The official Danehill Stakes 2020 results and full race finishing order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 12, 2020.

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

Team Hawkes’ $1.1 million colt Doubtland ($7) lived up to his pedigree when dominating the 2020 Danehill Stakes results in his Flemington debut ahead of the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes on Derby Day.

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.

Danehill Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 12, 2020
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1982

Danehill Stakes Betting & Odds

Danehill Stakes betting is led by in-form three-year-olds with proven form over 1200m 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).

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

2020 Danehill Stakes Odds

The latest Danehill Stakes 2020 betting odds and links to our Flemington racing markets will be provided below the week of the race.


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.

2020 Danehill Stakes Field

The official Danehill Stakes 2020 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 2020 Danehill Stakes final field features 11 three-year-olds including the favourite Prague racing for the first time since his second in Sydney’s Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) in April.

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

The Danehill Stakes 2020 nominations are taken by Racing Victoria on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

Twenty-two three-year-olds make-up the 2020 Danehill Stakes nominations including early favourite Wisdom Of Water set to resume in the event and Blue Diamond winner Tagaloa out to improve on a first-up third in the Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes.

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 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.

2020 Danehill Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Danehill Stakes 2020 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.

2020 Danehill Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Danehill Stakes 2020 betting tips and Group 2 Flemington selections will be detailed below the week of the race so you can get behind our tips online.

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
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