Danehill Stakes Race Information

The Danehill Stakes is a 1100 metre set weights plus penalties race for three-year-olds run by the Victoria Race Club held in September or early October. It is run at Flemington as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1100 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 3YOs
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 7 October 2023

Danehill Stakes Race History

See the 2023 Danehill Stakes Preview and results

See the 2022 Danehill Stakes Preview and results

See the 2021 Danehill Stakes Preview and results

The Danehill Stakes was first run in 1982 and was won by a horse called Fiesta Star.

In 2021 the distance was reduced from 1200m to 1100m,

Fun Facts

Last filly to win; Stretan Angel (2023)

Fastest time (1200m): Rich Enuff (2001) 1:08:10

Fastest time (1100m): 

Golden Slipper & Danehill Stakes: Rory’s Jester (1985)

Leading jockeys: M Rodd with 3 wins (Rich Enuff 2014; Charlie Boy 2013; Aichi 2008). Glen Boss with 3 winners (Kinglike 2015; Jet Spur 2005; Fastnet Rock 2004)

Interesting trivia: 2017 winner Catchy was sired by 2004 winner Fastnet Rock. Choisir was first past the post in 2002 but was relegated to third for causing interference in the final 200m.

Past winners of the Danehill Stakes

Notable winners include Sepoy (2011), Black Caviar (2009), Fastnet Rock (2004), Falvelon (1999), Armidale (1996) and Gold Ace (1995).

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Stretan Angel I Am Unstoppable Don Corleone
2022 Giga Kick Buenos Noches Cannonball
2021 Kallos General Beau Bruckner
2020 Doubtland Amish Boy Ranting
2019 Dalasan Dubious Express Pass
2018 Encryption Thorondor Tavisan
2017 Catchy Jukebox Booker
2016 Saracino Archivesn Samara Dancer
2015 Kinglike Raphael’s Cat Ready For Victory
2014 Rich Enuff Looks Like The Cat Ghibellines
2013 Charlie Boy Kiss A Rose Eclair Big Bang
2012 Snitzerland Stralia Rusambo
2011 Sepoy Hallowell Belle Unique Quality
2010 Soul Buffering General Truce
2009 Black Caviar Wanted Rarefied
2008 Aichi Time Chief Niccconi
2007 Tan Tat de Lago Scenic Blast Purrealist
2006 The One Anamato Sharkbite
2005 Jet Spur Queen of the Hill Stratum
2004 Fastnet Rock Brannigan Assafa
2003 Abdullah Critical List Bronc
2002 Planchet Blur Choisir
2001 Chongtong North Boy Spectatorial
2000 St Petersburg Cosset Ceffyl
1999 Falvelon Cullen Fappianos Son
1998 Point Danger Jumalique Shovhog
1997 Dantelah Special Dane Accuse
1996 Armidale Regal Centre Spartacus
1995 Gold Ace Wavetree Padre
1994 Daring Hombre Minyama
dead heat 2nd
1993 Dancing Dynamite Sequalo Alannon
1992 Kenfair Inject Campbell Fever
1991 Umatilla Star Video In The Bahamas
1990 Wrap Around Final Card Premier Copper
1989 Gift Rhythm Impressionism Sir Fear
1988 Speeding Fine Leica Western Scollata
1987 Grandiose Potter McQueen Golden Unicorn
1986 Cavalry Special Goose Lane
1985 Rory’s Jester Prince Gaylord Lady Zillah
1984 High Signal County Dark Rhythm
1983 Sculptor Pride Of Kellina Baracus
1982 Fiesta Star Rancher Salmark