The Hot Danish Stakes is one of the lucrative races added to the six week The Everest Carnival by Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club (ATC) as their war to win the punters’ attention over the spring continues with Melbourne.
Contested on the second Saturday in November, the same day Flemington hosts Mackinnon Stakes Day on the final day of the coveted Melbourne Cup Carnival, Sydney now has their own feature race meeting that includes the $500,000 Hot Danish Stakes.
The headline event on the program is the $1 million Golden Gift (1100m) for two-year-olds, with the Hot Danish Stakes the key support act on the Rosehill race card.
Named in honour of $2.3 million earner Hot Danish who won the 2010 Group 1 All Aged Stakes – Doomben 10,000 double, The Hot Danish Stakes is open only to fillies and mares.
The Special Conditions event was previously known as the Group 2 Breeders Classic and run in late February over 1200m by mares aged four-years-old and over. The Breeders Classic was run from 1996 – 2019 as a lead-up to the Coolmore Classic during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Later in 2019 after the final edition of the Breeders Classic was won by Champagne Cuddles, the event was boosted as part of the $1 million Golden Gift program in November. The race distance was increased from 1200m to 1400m and the prize money increased from $200,000 to $500,000.
The first spring running of the Group 2 Hot Danish Stakes was won by the Team Snowden-trained Pierro mare Reelem In Ruby.
The 2021 edition of the Hot Danish Stakes ran at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday November 6, 2021 and was won in an upset by Electric Girl at $12.
2021 Hot Danish Stakes Results
The official Hot Danish Stakes 2021 results and finishing order will be listed below once the re-branded event is run and won for the first time on Saturday November 6, 2021.
- 1st: #9 Electric Girl ($12)
- 2nd: #1 Rocha Clock
- 3rd: #4 Madam Rouge
Hot Danish Stakes Info
- Date: Saturday November 6, 2021
- Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
- Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Set Weights
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $500,000
- First Run: November 2019 (as the Hot Danish Stakes)
- Previously Known As: The Group 2 Breeders Classic (1200m) in February
Hot Danish Stakes Betting
Betting on the Hot Danish Stakes is led by in-form fillies and mares from local Sydney-based stables that have had a good lead-up spring preparation.
There are a number of earlier spring races held in both Sydney and Melbourne that the results of which are likely to impact the Hot Danish Stakes betting markets. One of the key lead-ups into the race is The Nivison (1200m), a Group 3 race run at Randwick in late October open to mares aged four-years-old and over. In 2019 Reelem In Ruby improved on a lead-up second in The Nivision to win the Hot Danish Stakes. In 2021 the upset Hot Danish Stakes winner Electric Girl had run fifth two starts back in The Nivision.
2021 Hot Danish Stakes Odds
The latest Hot Danish Stakes 2021 betting odds and market links to the runners will be available below as soon as released.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Hot Danish 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.
Hot Danish Stakes Field
The Hot Danish Stakes is named in honour of class mare Hot Danish (above). Photo: Steve Hart.
The Hot Danish Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of female gallopers attracted to the $500,000 prize money on offer in the race previously known as the Breeders Classic and held in February.
Fillies and mares may come into the Hot Danish Stakes field off a 1200m run or be dropping back to the 1400m having previously contested spring races over a mile such as the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) for fillies at Randwick on Epsom Handicap Day.
2021 Hot Danish Stakes Field
The official Hot Danish Stakes 2021 final field and barriers are announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below following acceptances.
The 2021 Hot Danish Stakes field features a quality line-up of 10 female gallopers led in betting by the John O’Shea-trained Rocha Clock coming off a narrow second to Icebath in the $2 The Invitation, the form of which was franked with the winner running a very close second to Superstorm in last Saturday’s Group 1 Kennedy Cantala.
Hot Danish Stakes Form Guide
The Hot Danish Stakes form guide lists all the key race facts and statistics on the gallopers in the field including their record at the track / distance, lead-up form and career win / place rates.
2021 Hot Danish Stakes Form Guide
A link to our detailed Hot Danish Stakes 2021 Form Guide and betting preview will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Hot Danish Stakes Tips
Hot Danish Stakes tips include watching for mares coming off quality spring preparations in Group 2 or 1 events and tipping proven performers over the 1400m.
Any fillies and mares dropping back from a 1600m run that are better suited to less distance also make a good Hot Danish Stakes tip.
2021 Hot Danish Stakes Tips
Our insider Ladbrokes’ Hot Danish Stakes 2021 tips and Rosehill betting selections on the half-a-million-dollar spring showdown will be detailed below come race week.
- To Win: #1 Rocha Clock ($3.90 at time of publish)
Still a bit of value about the favourite who deserves her spot at the top of the odds looking to go one better than her very close second to Icebath in the inaugural $1 million The Invitation. Carried a kilo more that day over the same distance at Randwick and was so brave. Icebath backed-up seven days later only to be denied a nostril flare by Superstorm in the Group 1 Kennedy Cantala (1600m) on Derby Day. Tipping the form to hold again in this easier race.
Hot Danish Stakes Results
The Hot Danish Stakes results show the exact finishing order of all the fillies and mares in the Golden Gift Day event that takes place in November on the same day as Flemington’s Mackinnon Stakes Day.
Hot Danish Stakes Winners
The Hot Danish Stakes winners from the inaugural edition in 2019 are provided below. Prior to November of 2019 the race was run in Sydney as the Group 2 Breeders Classic (1200m) in February.
The Breeders Classic winners from 2001 – 2019 can be found further down this page.
||Reelem In Ruby
||El Dorado Dreaming
Breeders Classic Winners
||In Her Time
||I’ve Got The Looks
||Steps In Time
||Steps In Time
||Steps In Time
||No Evidence Needed
||Belong To Many
||Say Good Morning
||Just Like Crystal
See below for the race details of the Breeders Classic, the Group 2 race previously held in Sydney during the autumn that the Hot Danish Stakes has now replaced.
The Breeders Classic has been renamed as the Hot Danish Stakes and now runs at Royal Randwick in November as part of The Everest Carnival
The Breeders Classic was one of the first Group 2 races held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival on a Saturday in mid-February each year. Open only to mares aged four-years-old and above, it was originally run as a sprint showdown over 1200m at set weights plus penalties.
Offering a total of $200,000 in prize money, the Breeders Classic was one of two Group races held at Randwick that meeting along with the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds. Mares in the Breeders Classic field often targeted the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) held at Rosehill Gardens the following month and the last to complete the double was Alverta (2010).
The latest edition of the Breeders Classic ran in February 2019 before it was renamed The Hot Danish Stakes later that year and moved to November.
2019 Breeders Classic Results
- 1st: Champagne Cuddles
- 2nd: Cool Passion
- 3rd: Alassio
Breeders Classic Race Facts
- Date: Saturday November 6, 2021
- Track: Warwick Farm Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – Mares 4YO&Up
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1996
- Last Run: 2019 – then moved to November and renamed The Hot Danish Stakes
Breeders Classic Betting & Odds
With so many of the mares in the race returning to the track, the Breeders Classic odds were often dominated by proven first-up performers. Breeders Classic betting also often favoured mares with winning form at the track / distance and any nice types trained by Chris Waller who had a gun record in the race.
Breeders Classic Field
Amicus won the 2016 Breeders Classic at odds of $9.50 for top Sydney trainer Chris Waller. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.
The Breeders Classic field featured a host of sprinter / miler mares each autumn, many kicking off their carnival campaigns in the race.
It was the first Group race for mares-only in the metropolitan Sydney race scene for the year and usually attracted a class line-up of female gallopers heading towards other features including the Coolmore Classic at Rosehill in March.
Breeders Classic Tips
Breeders Classic tips included looking for mares that came off a nice trial win ahead of a first-up run in the early Sydney Autumn showdown.
Mares with proven ability at Warwick Farm over the 1200m were also worth backing, as were the defending champions with both Steps In Time (2012-13) and Catkins (2014-15) going back-to-back in the race in recent years.
Breeders Classic Form Guide
The Breeders Classic form guide detailed all the must know information for punters including saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers and the barriers for all the mares in the field. Trainer Chris Waller hasda strong record in the Breeders Classic in the past half-a-decade and any mares from his stable were often worth looking for on the form.
Looking back at mares that ran in Melbourne’s Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington during the spring the season prior was also a good form line to follow in the Breeders Classic, the form of which recently held with the 2018 Breeders Classic winner Prompt Response who finished fourth in the previous spring’s Myer Classic.
Breeders Classic Results
The Breeders Classic results were been dominated by classy mares in recent history with notable winners including Hot Danish (2009), More Joyous (2011), Steps In Time (2012-13) and Catkins (2014-15).