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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

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
DALASAN (AUS) 3C
DALAKHANI (IRE) - KHANDALLAH (AUS) KITTEN'S JOY (USA)
RAQUEL CLARK58.5LEON MACDONALD & ANDREW GLUYAS5
ENCRYPTION (AUS) 3C
LONHRO (AUS) - GUELPH (AUS) EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)
C WILLIAMS58.0JAMES CUMMINGS1
CATCHY (AUS) 3F
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - CATS WHISKER (AUS) FUSAICHI PEGASUS (USA)
REGAN BAYLISS56.0D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG8
SARACINO (NZ) 3G
PER INCANTO (USA) - BELLA DANIELA (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
D OLIVER56.5MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN5
KINGLIKE (AUS) 3C
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - ROYAL GLOW (AUS) KING'S BEST (USA)
G BOSS56.0PETER MOODY5
RICH ENUFF (AUS) 3C
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - HOTNUFF (AUS) SPARTACUS (AUS)
M RODD55.5K M KEYS12
CHARLIE BOY (AUS) 3G
MYBOYCHARLIE (IRE) - MARITIME (AUS) FALBRAV (IRE)
M RODD55.0GERALD RYAN4
SNITZERLAND (AUS) 3F
SNITZEL (AUS) - MONTE ROSA (AUS) FRAAR (USA)
D OLIVER54.5GERALD RYAN4
SEPOY (AUS) 3C
ELUSIVE QUALITY (USA) - WATCHFUL (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
K MCEVOY58.0PETER SNOWDEN3
SOUL (AUS) 3G
COMMANDS (AUS) - MARVILHA (AUS) NIGHT SHIFT (USA)
M J ZAHRA55.0PETER SNOWDEN7
BLACK CAVIAR (AUS) 3F
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - HELSINGE (AUS) DESERT SUN (GB)
L NOLEN54.0PETER MOODY2
AICHI (AUS) 3G
STRATEGIC (AUS) - NAGOYA (AUS) QUEST FOR FAME (GB)
M RODD55.0PETER SNOWDEN8
TAN TAT DE LAGO (AUS) 3F
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - TAN TAT STAR (AUS) UMATILLA (NZ)
L NOLEN53.0PETER MOODY4
NEVER LOOK BACK (NZ) 3G
O'REILLY (NZ) - THE GRIN (NZ) GROSVENOR (NZ)
G CHILDS54.5MICHAEL MORONEY3

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