Winners and Past Results for the Dane Ripper Stakes
The Brisbane Racing Club offers $200,000 in prize money for the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes held at the Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland at the end of the autumn racing carnival or beginning of the winter racing carnival.
The 1350 meter race is for fillies and mares and is run under set weight plus penalty conditions.
While South Australian gallopers make up most of the field, an increasing number of interstate horses enter the fray since it achieved Group 2 status, on their way to bigger events. The Dane Ripper Stakes is held on the same day as the Group 1 Queensland Oaks, the highlight of the day's racing card.
The Dane Ripper Stakes serves as a form guide for the forthcoming Group 1 Winter Stakes for fillies and mares run over 1400 meters at the same track two weeks later although Tripping was the last to score a Dane Ripper/Winter Stakes double in 1996. Placed fourth in 2009, Russeting won the Dane Ripper Stakes, prior to finishing third in both, the Glenlogan Park Stakes at Doomben Racecourse and Silk Stocking Quality at Gold Coast.
2011 Dane Ripper Stakes winner, Hurtle Myrtle came into the race after a fifth spot in the Dark Jewel Classic at Scone. Earlier in April, she won the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes for fillies and mares over a distance of 1200 meters at Randwick Racecourse. Later in October, she also won the 1600 meters Myers Classic at Flemington Racecourse. Another horse to prove that fortunes can change is Set For Fame. The brown mare ran seventh in the Group 1 BTC Cup before winning the 2010 Dane Ripper Stakes followed by a fifth place in the Winter Stakes on the same track. Later in October she won the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint over 1100 meters at Caulfield Racecourse.
Although it began as a listed race in 2003, the Dane Ripper Stakes attracted a number of quality fillies and mares and was granted Group 3 status in 2006 and in quick succession to Group 2 in 2009.
In 2006, Countess Bathory won the listed Glenlogan Park Stakes before scoring an impressive victory in the Dane Ripper Stakes. The race is named after the Australian thoroughbred champion race horse Dane Ripper. The Bart Cummings trained mare finished with a career best of 12 wins from 29 starts, earning her connections over three million dollars in prize money.
|Year||Dane Ripper Stakes Winners|
|2010||Set For Fame|
|2005||Our Sweet Moss|
|2004||Ta Ta Tatiana|