Danehill Stakes At Flemington

Looking for early info on this year’s Danehill Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

At a sprinting distance of 1100m, reduced from 1200m in 2021, the Danehill Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Flemington Racecourse each year on Turnbull Stakes Day during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It was previously run on Makybe Diva Stakes Day before being moved back a fortnight in 2021 and now runs on the same date as Sydney’s Epsom Handicap Day. 

With a $300,000 prize-purse, the race attracts several star three-year-olds and is an ideal lead-up for those looking to progress further to the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) in the coming weeks. 

Sepoy (2011) was the last horse to complete the Danehill Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double.

Danehill Stakes 2021 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Weight Class: Set weights (with penalties)
  • Qualification: Three-year-olds only
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Victorian Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1982
  • 2021 Danehill Stakes Winner: Kallos

danehill Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Danehill Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 2, 2021. 

  1. #8 Kallos
  2. #2 General Beau
  3. #3 Bruckner

The James Cummings-trained Kallos ($12) is likely to target the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes after saluting down the Flemington straight with a two-length upset over General Beau in the 2021 Danehill Stakes results.

Danehill Stakes Betting 2021

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Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Danehill Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Danehill Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Danehill Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Danehill Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Danehill Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Danehill Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Danehill Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Danehill Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Danehill Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Danehill Stakes In 2021

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  1. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  2. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  3. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Danehill Stakes 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Danehill Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

which horse will win the danehill Stakes in 2021?

Deciding on which horse will win the Danehill Stakes comes down to a number of key form facts and statistics on the race including:

  • Straight Track- The race is run down the iconic Flemington straight and horses proven at the track make a good bet.
  • Lead-Ups – The Quezette Stakes and H.D.F. McNeil Stakes make good lead-up races into the Danehill Stakes.

Danehill Stakes 2021 Favourites

Early favourites in 2021 Danehill Stakes betting include the in-form Godolphin-raced Ingratiating presenting fit third-up and his last start conqueror in the Listed Poseidon Stakes Ranch Hand.

Dalasan ($2.60 in 2019) was the last Danehill Stakes favourite to win.

Danehill Stakes 2021 Field

The official Danehill Stakes 2021 field of final acceptors will be announced on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.

The 2021 Danehill Stakes final field features a smart line-up of Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes-bound three-year-olds led in betting by Godolphin’s Blue Diamond / Golden Slipper placegetter Ingratiating looking to turn the tables on his last start conqueror Ranch Hand.

Danehill Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #1 Ingratiating ($3.80 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #1 Ingratiating to salute for the punters (see above)

Best Roughie: #12 Gimmie Par ($7.50 at time of publish) 

Our insider Danehill Stakes 2021 tips will be available here the week of the race and a full Danehill Stakes betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Danehill Stakes 2021 race day

The Danehill Stakes takes place at Flemington Racecourse on October 2nd, 2021 as part of the Turnbull Stakes Day program. The other key Group status races on the card that day are the:

Danehill Stakes 2021 Nominations

Nominations close at 12 PM, Monday the 27th of September, 2021.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1x ACROBAT C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
2 30×11 BRUCKNER C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 86
3 12×1 CRYSTAL BOUND F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 86
4 1x16x ENTHAAR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 82
5 2x25x EXTREME WARRIOR C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 67
6 2x8x4 FORBES C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 65
7 12x115x251 GENERAL BEAU C 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 88
8 11×33 GENERATION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 73
9 2x1x1 GIMMIE PAR F 3 Peter G Moody 82
10 241 GROWL C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
11 2x21253x12 INGRATIATING C 3 James Cummings 96
12 138×1325 JIGSAW C 3 Cindy Alderson 74
13 442×1 KALLOS C 3 James Cummings
14 21×523 LLOYD’S CROWN G 3 Rebecca Waymouth 66
15 MIGHTY HERCULES C 3 John Salanitri
16 15x MIMOSAS G 3 Clayton Douglas 67
17 1 MORNINGTON GLORY C 3 Matt Laurie
18 1311 MYNUMEROUNO G 3 Nick Ryan 74
19 113×35 PARK AVENUE G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
20 135x200x1 RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller 81
21 2x1x2 RANVEER C 3 Matt Laurie 72
22 1x721610x5 SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Danehill Stakes 2021 Weights

The race is run at set weights, with penalties. Final weights will be declared by 4 PM, Monday the 27th of September, 2021 and will be published in our above Danehill Stakes Field section

Danehill Stakes 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM, Wednesday the 29th September, 2021 and will be published in our above Danehill Stakes Field section. 

Danehill Stakes 2021 Jockeys

Riders must be declared before 1 PM, Wednesday the 29th of September, 2021 and will be published in our above Danehill Stakes Field section. 

Danehill Stakes 2021 barrier draw

The 2021 Danehill Stakes barrier draw will be announced a few days out from the race and published in our above Danehill Stakes Field section.

Danehill Stakes 2021 Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM, Saturday the 2nd of October, 2021. 

danehill STAKES PRIZE MONEY 2021

The current Danehill Stakes prize money is set at a total of $300,000 with prize money paid from first to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $180,000
2nd $54,000
3rd $27,000
4th $13,500
5th $7,500
6th $6,000
7th $6,000
8th $6,000

Danehill Stakes Race Number 2021

The 2021 Danehill Stakes is set to run as Flemington Race 5 at 2:25pm (AEST) on Saturday the 2nd of October, 2021. There will be a total of nine races that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Danehill Stakes 2021 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Danehill Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


danehill STAKES LIVE 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Danehill Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Free-to-air television: Seven Network

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Stream Online: 7Live

Danehill Stakes Winners (Past Results)

See below for a list of past Danehill Stakes winners including the winning Danehill Stakes jockeys and trainers going back to 2000.

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2021 Kallos Fred Kersley James Cummings 1:04.31

(Over 1100m)

2020 Doubtland  William Pike Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1:09.51
2019 Dalasan  Raquel Clark Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 1:09.40
2018 Encryption Craig Williams James Cummings 1:10.64
2017 Catchy Regan Bayliss David Hayes 1:10.3
2016 Saracino Damien Oliver Murray Bake & Andrew Forsman 1:09.8
2015 Kinglike Glen Boss Peter Moody 1:09.0
2014 Rich Enuff Michael Rodd Ken Keys 1:08.1
2013 Charlie Boy Michael Rodd Gerald Ryan 1:10.0
2012 Snitzerland Damien Oliver Gerald Ryan 1.10.5
2011 Sepoy Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden 1:08.7
2010 Soul Mark Zahra Peter Snowden 1:11.6
2009 Black Caviar Luke Nolen Peter Moody 1:09.9
2008 Aichi Michael Rodd Peter Snowden 1:10.4
2007 Tan Tat de Lago Luke Nolen Peter Moody 1:10.9
2006 The One Greg Childs Paul Perry 1:10.4
2005 Jet Spur 1:09.5
2004 Fastnet Rock 1:09.2
2003 Abdullah 1:12.0
2002 Planchet 1:08.7
2001 Chongtong 1:09.0
2000 St Petersburg 1:10.4