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VRC Sires Produce Stakes

The 2018 VRC Sires Produce Stakes is a Group 2 event run at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne every March. It is an event specifically for two year olds and has equivalent events in pretty much every other state in the country.

The Sires Produce Stakes format is well proven and the VRC edition is no different. The race stretches for 1400m around the circuit and weighting is done at a set level. The race is worth $200,000 in overall prize money.

The event is run on Flemington’s Super Saturday of racing, the biggest in Melbourne over the autumn. Alongside the Group 2 VRC Sires Produce Stakes is the Group 2 Kewney Stakes worth $500,000 as well as the two million dollar Group 1’s, The Newmarket Handicap and the Australian Cup.

The VRC Sires Produce Stakes is an important journey for juvenile horses as it’s the first time they are likely to have stepped out over 1200m at Group level.

It comes on the back of the Blue Diamond Stakes series meaning stamina and fitness play a big role in determining the winner.

For the horses in the best shape Sydney is the obvious option with their top class two year old series leading right through to the world’s richest juvenile race, the Group 1 Golden Slipper.

Other Group 1’s on the cards up in New South Wales are the AJC Sores Produce Stakes and the Champagne Stakes towards the end of the carnival.

A VRC Sires Produce Stakes title is a huge boost to the prospects of a horse going to stud and can springboard a top level racing career.

Horses to come through this race and win include Canny Lad in 1990 and My Duke in 1996.

After that Testa Rossa won in 1999 and Pillaging in 2002.

More modern winners include Group 1 champion Shamrocker in 2010 and Running Tall in 2011.

2018 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11×350 RUN NAAN Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 12 56.5kg 74
2 2512 SANCTIMONIOUS Tony McEvoy Craig Williams 10 56.5kg 70
3 7×21 OUTRAGEOUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 14 56.5kg 64
4 2×10 MORE THAN EXCEED (NZ) Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 3 56.5kg 65
5 414 SEBERATE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 11 56.5kg 65
6 21 TIN HAT James Cummings Damian Lane 4 56.5kg 63
7 546×4 AKKADIAN Matt Cumani Jordan Childs 5 56.5kg 60
8 14 SYD’S COIN Ken Keys Michael Dee 9 56.5kg 63
9 3×6 TOULOUSE David Payne Ben Melham 7 56.5kg 61
10 62 TITAN BLINDERS Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 6 56.5kg 63
11 3 FIRSTCLASS DREAMER Matthew Brown Luke Nolen 8 56.5kg 61
12 5 NOT A SINGLE CENT Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 1 56.5kg 61
13 3×3326 ARISTOCRATIC MISS Tony McEvoy Jamie Kah 13 54.5kg 66
14 211 NASAAYIM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 2 54.5kg 69

2018 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 546×4 AKKADIAN C 2 Matt Cumani 60
2 3×3326 ARISTOCRATIC MISS F 2 Tony McEvoy 66
3 3 FIRSTCLASS DREAMER C 2 Matthew Brown 61
4 2×10 MORE THAN EXCEED (NZ) C 2 Phillip Stokes 65
5 211 NASAAYIM F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 69
6 5 NOT A SINGLE CENT C 2 Aaron Purcell 61
7 7×21 OUTRAGEOUS C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 64
8 14×7 QAFILA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 72
9 11×350 RUN NAAN C 2 Tony McEvoy 74
10 2512 SANCTIMONIOUS C 2 Tony McEvoy 70
11 414 SEBERATE C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 65
12 14 SYD’S COIN C 2 Ken Keys 63
13 21 TIN HAT C 2 James Cummings 63
14 62 TITAN BLINDERS C 2 Leon & Troy Corstens 63
15 3×6 TOULOUSE C 2 David Payne 61

VRC Sires Produce Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the VRC Sires Produce Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 Not A Single Cent 2 Seberate 3 Akkadian 1:23.4
2017 1 Sircconi 2 Aspect 3 Feng Chu 1:22.7
2016 1 Seaburge 2 Detective 3 Revolving Door 1:23.7
2015 1 Jameka 2 Lazumbah 3 Sampeah 1:12.6
2014 1 Zululand 2 Awesome Rock 3 Marcado 1:24.3
2013 1 Twilight Royale 2 Shamus Award 3 Great Esteem 1:23.4
2012 1 All Too Hard 2 Pronto Pronto 3 Road Trippin 1:22.5
2011 1 Running Tall 2 Decircles 3 Grand Britannia 1:24.2
2010 1 Shamrocker 2 Willow Creek 3 Yosei 1:23.5
2009 1 Rostova 2 Bombay Sling 3 Gathering 1:23.4
2008 1 Von Costa De Hero 2 Carnero 3 Burgeis 1:23.7
2007 1 Incumbent 2 Marching 3 Below Zero 1:22.8
2006 1 De Lago Mist 2 Ulfah 3 Danever 1:22.4
2005 1 Danger Looms 2 Under The Floor 3 Ferocity 1:22.8
2004 1 Barely A Moment 2 Big Poppa Pump 3 Kylikwong 1:24.2
2003 1 Winestock 2 Fresh Boy 3 Hammerbeam 1:23.6
2002 1 Pillaging 2 Delago Brom 3 Tom Coureuse 1:22.2
2001 1 Spectatorial 2 Tuscanos 3 Valkyrian 1:25.3
2000 1 Preserve 2 Ponton Flyer 3 Happy Morning 1:23.5

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