The Danehill Stakes is a 1200m Group 2 race held at Flemington racecourse in Victoria. It is for 3-year-olds and is run with set weights plus penalties.
In 2020 the Danehill Stakes will take place on Saturday, September 12, with $200,000 worth of prize money up for grabs.
Last year colt Dalasan won the race for Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas with Raquel Clark on board. It was a good result for punters as Dalasan started as a $2.60 favourite. Dubious and Express Pass made up the placings while Sebrakate rounded out the first four.
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Despite originally being run as The Black Douglas in 1982, as of 2006, the race has been called the Danehill Stakes. It is named after Australian Racing Hall of Fame horse Danehill.
In the first edition of the race in 1982, Fiesta Star claimed victory. Since then it has been won by some greats, including Fastnet Rock and the legendary Black Caviar. The Danehill Stakes was in fact the first Group race Black Caviar won and the fourth in its historic 25-race run.
Wowee, Dalasan is a serious colt with plenty of improvement.
Off to the Guineas Prelude for this 3YO. pic.twitter.com/AuIx0YeBAT
— 7HorseRacing ? (@7horseracing) September 14, 2019
Danehill Stakes Field
|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||11x5||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||23x25||RANTING (NZ)||Leon & Troy Corstens||Ben Melham||5||57kg||70|
|8||35x112||ON THE LEAD||Richard & Michael Freedman||Luke Currie||10||57kg||68|
|9||11||TYDEUS||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|
After winning the Danehill Stakes last year Dalasan went on to compete in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas. He ran a solid race finishing fifth, however was overshadowed by the superstar showdown between Super Seth and Alligator Blood.
Last year Dalasan clocked 1:09.40 over the Flemington 1200m to take out the race but it wasn’t the fastest time the Danehill Stakes has seen. Rich Enuff has been the fastest in the last 20 years, winning in 2014 with a time of 1:08.13.
DANEHILL STAKES WINNERS
2019 – Dalasan (1:09.40)
2018 – Encryption (1:10.64)
2017 – Catchy (1:10.34)
2016 – Saracino (1:09.80)
2015 – Kinglike (1:09.06)
2014 – Rich Enuff (1:08.13)
2013 – Charlie Boy (1:10.00)
2012 – Snitzerland (1:10.54)
2011 – Sepoy (1:08.71)
2010 – Soul (1:11.63)