The VRC Sires Produce Stakes is a Group 2 race for two-year-olds held each year in March at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres under set weight conditions and has prizemoney of $200,000. The 2019 VRC Sires Produce Stakes was won by La Tene from Dalasan with Fling third.
The VRC Sires Produce Stakes takes place on the Victoria Racing Club's premier race day of the autumn, Super Saturday of Racing at Flemington, headlined by the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap and Group 1 Australian Cup.
|Date:||Saturday 7th March 2020|
|Track:||Flemington racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||2yo - Set Weights|
|2019 Winner:||La Tene|
The VRC Sires Produce Stakes is a classic event for two-year-olds that gives young horses their first test at greater than 1200m in a group race during the autumn. Youngsters who have previously contested the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield a couple of weeks earlier are best suited to tackle this event.
The race suits horses who run on strongly in the Blue Diamond Stakes which indicates the extra distance of this race may be of benefit. The VRC Sires Produce Stakes is typically won by an above average galloper and interestingly enough, Shamus Award (2nd in 2013) went on to win the Gr1 WS Cox Plate during the Melbourne spring racing carnival as a maiden three-year-old.
The Sydney autumn racing carnival can often be on the agenda for 2yo gallopers competing in this event and Von Costa De Hero (2008) managed to run second in the Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill in April after winning this race.
Classy gallopers Rostova (2009) & All Too Hard (2012) finished third & second respectively in the Gr1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes at Randwick after taking out this race, while Yosei (3rd in 2010) managed to win the ATC Sires Produce Stakes after finishing third in this event. Willow Creek (2nd in 2010) won the Gr2 Magic Night Stakes at Rosehill after running second here.
La Tene (2019) took out a 2YO Handicap race over 1400m at Sandown before leading all the way to win this event for the James Cummings stable.
Recent VRC Sires Produce Stakes winners include Not A Single Cent (2018) and Sircconi (2017).
1. $12.00 La Tene 54.5 Dwayne Dunn
2. $3.80 Dalasan 56.5 Craig Williams
3. $31.00 Fling 54.5 Jye McNeil
4. $5.00 Really Discreet 54.5 Ms Kayla Crowther
5. $12.00 Outlandos 56.5 Damian Lane
6. $51.00 Power Scheme 56.5 Brett Prebble
7. $51.00 Serengeti 56.5 Rhys McLeod
8. $4.40 She Shao Fly 54.5 Luke Currie
9. $21.00 Whykayoh 56.5 Barend Vorster
10. $51.00 Staredown 56.5 John Allen
11. $5.00 Hawker Hurricane 56.5 Mark Zahra
Margins: 0.2 len, 0.3 len
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|2013||Twilight Royale||Shamus Award||Great Esteem||1:23.3|
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|2011||Running Tall||Decircles||Grand Britannia||1:24.2|
|2008||Von Costa De Hero||Carnero||Burgeis||1:23.7|
|2006||De Lago Mist||Ulfah||Danever||1:22.4|
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|1998||Coup De Grace||Special Edition||Admired||1:26.1|
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|1992||King Marauding||Just Juan||Apopka||1:23.7|
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