Danehill Stakes 2019

Saturday September 14, 2019

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 takes place on Saturday September 14, 2019 .

Danehill Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 14, 2019
  • 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).

2019 Danehill Stakes Odds

The latest Danehill Stakes 2019 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 Ladbrokes 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.

2019 Danehill Stakes Field

The official Danehill Stakes 2019 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.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2x25166x85 ENCRYPTION James Cummings Craig Williams 1 58kg 79
2 11×4 MARCEL FROM MADRID Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 10 57.5kg 74
3 56113×31 NATIVE SOLDIER Darren Weir Dean Yendall 12 57kg 82
4 11420×2 EF TROOP Tony Gollan Damien Oliver 4 56.5kg 79
5 8511×7 VASSILATOR (NZ) Colin Little Beau Mertens 6 56.5kg 73
6 42x2335x17 SPIN Peter & Paul Snowden 2 56kg 78
7 25120×0 SANCTIMONIOUS Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 7 56kg 70
8 21×4 AL DORAMA Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Darren Weir Mark Zahra 5 56kg 69
9 1214 THORONDOR Robbie Laing Ben Thompson 11 56kg 70
10 16 MIG ENERGY Brent Stanley Noel Callow 8 56kg 67
11 16×5 OCEAN KNIGHT (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 9 56kg 67
12 6957×12 TAVISAN (NZ) Mick Price Ben Melham 3 56kg 66


No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 57211×1 PURE ELATION F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 1 56kg 90
2 2x25166x85 ENCRYPTION C 3 James Cummings 2 58kg 79
3 110×6 AYLMERTON C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 3 58kg 84
4 1128×6 ENBIHAAR F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 4 55.5kg 83
5 11×4 MARCEL FROM MADRID G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 5 57.5kg 74
6 56113×31 NATIVE SOLDIER C 3 Darren Weir 6 57kg 82
7 11420×2 EF TROOP G 3 Tony Gollan 7 56.5kg 79
8 8511×7 VASSILATOR (NZ) C 3 Colin Little 8 56.5kg 73
9 1114×415 MYSTIC JOURNEY F 3 Adam Trinder 9 54.5kg 72
10 42x2335x17 SPIN C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 10 56kg 78
11 25120×0 SANCTIMONIOUS C 3 Tony McEvoy 11 56kg 70
12 21×4 AL DORAMA C 3 Darren Weir 12 56kg 69
13 35x42x12 CHARGE C 3 Chris Waller 13 56kg 68
14 1214 THORONDOR C 3 Robbie Laing 14 56kg 70
15 16 MIG ENERGY G 3 Brent Stanley 15 56kg 67
16 11×1 SMART MELODY F 3 Kris Lees 16 54kg 74
17 16×5 OCEAN KNIGHT (NZ) C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 17 56kg 67
18 6957×12 TAVISAN (NZ) C 3 Mick Price 18 56kg 66

The Danehill Stakes 2019 nominations are taken by Racing Victoria on the Monday of race week and features the likes of Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) winner Pure Elation and Kris Lees’ unbeaten three-year old filly, Smart Melody.

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.

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.

2019 Danehill Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Danehill Stakes 2019 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 and the latest favourite to dominate the Danehill Stakes results was the Lindsay Park-trained Catchy in 2017.

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

2019 Danehill Stakes Results

The official Danehill Stakes 2019 results and full race finishing order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 14, 2019 .

Danehill Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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