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.
Horse receive set weights, along with accrued penalties, and compete for total prize money worth [cf “prize_money”].
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|
|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.
|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|