Red Anchor Stakes

  • Date: Saturday October 22, 2016
  • Racecourse: Moonee Valley
  • Race Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3yo, Set Weights w Penalties
  • Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Red Anchor Stakes News

Archives Returns To Winning Form In The Red Anchor Stakes

Archives Returns To Winning Form In The Red Anchor Stakes

He did not make it look easy, but Archives was able to return to winning form in an unusual edition of the 2016 Red Anchor Stakes at Moonee Valley this afternoon.

Archives and Crafted fought out the finish in the final stages of the 2016 Red Anchor Stakes. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

James McDonald …

The 2016 Red Anchor Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Moonee Valley Racecourse each year during the Melbourne spring racing carnival. Taking place in October, the Red Anchor Stakes is for three year olds and run over a trip of 1200m.

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Horse receive set weights, along with accrued penalties, and compete for total prize money worth $150,000.

It is held on the same card as the Group 1 Cox Plate, the biggest day every year for the Moonee Valley Racing Club and one of the biggest anywhere in the country.

The Red Anchor Stakes has also been known as the ‘1300 Australia Stakes’ and the ‘Telstra Phonewords Stakes’ in recent years.

Being a set weight sprint event this race attracts the best talent in work at the time.

It can be a handy lead in to some of the bigger events held later over the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes would be the number one goal for many, raced down the Flemington straight in November.

In terms of events leading up to it the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes would be a good one across 1000m at Caulfield.

Karuta Queen choose that path in 2011 and ran second to Black Caviar before winning here.

Previous Red Anchor Stakes winners include Yell in 2002, Avenue in 2009 and That’s Not It in 2010.

2016 Red Anchor Stakes Field

The Red Anchor Stakes field usually contains a fairly high number of talented sprinters. Although only holding Group 3 status, the Red Anchor Stakes field usually exceeds expectations. It is rare for a year to go by without at least one future Group 1 winner in the Red Anchor Stakes field.

The 2016 Red Anchor Stakes field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1124 KEN’S DREAM Darren Weir Mark Zahra 10 57kg 74
2 31×29 ARCHIVES John O’Shea James McDonald 9 57kg 79
3 7x765x4762 DALRADIAN Darren Weir 12 56kg 76
4 20212×2207 HIGHLAND BEAT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 7 56kg 73
5 414×253 DAM READY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Currie 3 56kg 66
6 26×221 PALLADIAN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 4 56kg 63
7 11 MATTY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Andrew Mallyon 1 56kg 67
8 3×120 INVINCIBLE JOY Clinton McDonald 11 56kg 62
9 4×12 TERINDAH Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil (a) 8 56kg 63
10 32 CRAFTED John Hyam Vlad Duric 5 56kg 60
11 6 BIG JOHN CANNON Jim Conlan Michael Walker 6 56kg 59
12 434221 THE VEAL THING Michael Cornish & Donna Gaskin Ms Katelyn Mallyon 2 54kg 62

2016 Red Anchor Stakes Nominations

The Red Anchor Stakes nominations regularly feature some of the classier three year olds on the racing circuit. While it is only a Group 3 event, it isn’t unusual to find some top quality amongst the Red Anchor Stakes nominations, with many of the successful runners going onto careers filled with black type placings.

The 2016 Red Anchor Stakes nominations will be provided below.

Red Anchor Stakes Results

Red Anchor Stakes results, winners and winning times since 2000 are displayed below.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Archives 2 Crafted 3 Big John Cannon  1:12.1
2015 1 Holler 2 Brockhoff 3 Demonstrate  1:09.8
2014 1 Galaxy Pegasus 2 Law 3 Nicoscene  1:09.9
2013 1 Thermal Current 2 Not Listenin’tome 3 Selectify  1:11.3
2012 1 Hidden Warrior 2 Haussmann 3 Chosen Moment  1:11.2
2011 1 Karuta Queen 2 Miss Stellabelle 3 Amah Rock  1:10.6
2010 1 That’s Not It 2 Happy Trails 3 Lone Rock  1:11.6
2009 1 Avenue 2 Governance 3 Broken  1:10.0
2008 1 Millbank 2 Gold In Dubai 3 Montana Flyer  1:11.1
2007 1 Royal Asscher 2 El Mandon 3 Wilsons Promontory  1:11.2
2006 1 Corton Charlemagne 2 Far Horizons 3 Evacuate  1:11.6
2005 1 Coronga 2 Facing The Breeze 3 Angkhasa  1:12.6
2004 1 Oratorio 2 Kingify 3 World Peace  1:14.8
2003 1 Youth 2 Flagmentation 3 Happy Strike  1:11.3
2002 1 Yell 2 Tycoon Ruler 3 Before Too Long  1:10.9
2001 1 Deprave 2 Firm 3 La Lagune  1:12.5
2000 1 Sound The Alarm 2 Wurabinda 3 Senet Pete  1:12.1