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Danehill Stakes

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DALASAN winning the Danehill Stakes.
DALASAN winning the Danehill Stakes. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Danehill Stakes is a Group 2 race run under Set Weights and Penalty conditions for three year olds at Flemington conducted by the Victoria Racing Club.
The Danehill Stakes is run over 1200m. It was first run in 1982 and was won by Fiesta Star.
The Danehill Stakes has always been run at Flemington.
The Danehill Stakes was over 1100m until 1986 then at its current 1200m.
The race was renamed after the legendary stallion Danehill. It used to be run on Derby Day but swapped with the Ascot Vale Stakes which itself was renamed the Coolmore Stud Stakes.
After being a Listed race it became a Group 3 in 1985 and a Group 2 in 2009.
The great Black Caviar won this as her fourth race start.
NSW horses have a top record in the Danehill Stakes with the likes of Encryption, Charlie Boy, Snitzerland, Sepoy, Soul, Aichi, Fastnet Rock etc.
The 2002 race won by Planchet will be remembered for a famous protest as Choisir lost the race controversially.
The Danehill Stakes was worth $200,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the Danehill Stakes include Dalasan (2019), Catchy (2017), Rich Enuff (2014), Snitzerland (2012), Sepoy (2011), Black Caviar (2009), Fastnet Rock (2004), Falvelon (1999), Dantelah (1997), Gold Ace (1995), Umatilla (1991), Wrap Around (1990) and Rory's Jester (1985).
The 2019 Danehill Stakes was won by Dalasan from Dubious and Express Pass.
Racing and Sports

Previous Danehill Stakes Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
DALASAN (AUS) 3C
DALAKHANI (IRE) - KHANDALLAH (AUS) KITTEN'S JOY (USA)
RAQUEL CLARK 58.5 LEON MACDONALD & ANDREW GLUYAS 5
ENCRYPTION (AUS) 3C
LONHRO (AUS) - GUELPH (AUS) EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)
C WILLIAMS 58.0 JAMES CUMMINGS 1
CATCHY (AUS) 3F
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - CATS WHISKER (AUS) FUSAICHI PEGASUS (USA)
REGAN BAYLISS 56.0 D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG 8
SARACINO (NZ) 3G
PER INCANTO (USA) - BELLA DANIELA (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
D OLIVER 56.5 MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN 5
KINGLIKE (AUS) 3C
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - ROYAL GLOW (AUS) KING'S BEST (USA)
G BOSS 56.0 PETER MOODY 5
RICH ENUFF (AUS) 3C
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - HOTNUFF (AUS) SPARTACUS (AUS)
M RODD 55.5 K M KEYS 12
CHARLIE BOY (AUS) 3G
MYBOYCHARLIE (IRE) - MARITIME (AUS) FALBRAV (IRE)
M RODD 55.0 GERALD RYAN 4
SNITZERLAND (AUS) 3F
SNITZEL (AUS) - MONTE ROSA (AUS) FRAAR (USA)
D OLIVER 54.5 GERALD RYAN 4
SEPOY (AUS) 3C
ELUSIVE QUALITY (USA) - WATCHFUL (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
K MCEVOY 58.0 PETER SNOWDEN 3
SOUL (AUS) 3G
COMMANDS (AUS) - MARVILHA (AUS) NIGHT SHIFT (USA)
M J ZAHRA 55.0 PETER SNOWDEN 7
BLACK CAVIAR (AUS) 3F
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - HELSINGE (AUS) DESERT SUN (GB)
L NOLEN 54.0 PETER MOODY 2
AICHI (AUS) 3G
STRATEGIC (AUS) - NAGOYA (AUS) QUEST FOR FAME (GB)
M RODD 55.0 PETER SNOWDEN 8
TAN TAT DE LAGO (AUS) 3F
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - TAN TAT STAR (AUS) UMATILLA (NZ)
L NOLEN 53.0 PETER MOODY 4
NEVER LOOK BACK (NZ) 3G
O'REILLY (NZ) - THE GRIN (NZ) GROSVENOR (NZ)
G CHILDS 54.5 MICHAEL MORONEY 3

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