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Red Anchor Stakes

The Red Anchor Stakes is a Group 3 event for three-year-olds that takes place at Moonee Valley racecourse during the Melbourne spring racing carnival each year in October. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weight plus penalty conditions and worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2016 Red Anchor Stakes was won by Archives from Crafty with Big John Cannon third.

Held on the same day as the feature event of the Moonee Valley Racing Club, the Gr1 WS Cox Plate, the Red Anchor Stakes race has been run as the 'Telstra PhoneWords Stakes' in recent years.

2017 Red Anchor Stakes info

Date: Saturday 28th October 2017
Track: Moonee Valley racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: 3yo - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2016 Winner: Archives

The Red Anchor Stakes is run over the same trip as the Gr1 Manikato Stakes on Cox Plate eve but this race is for three-year-olds only. The set weight conditions of the race lends itself to the better 3yo gallopers engaged and previous history suggests the race will be taken out by an above average three-year-old rather than a top liner.

Held on on Moonee Valley's biggest race day of the year on Cox Plate day, the Red Anchor Stakes has grown into a nice little race for three-year-olds and compliments a top program of racing at the Valley.

Archives (2016) ran second in the Gr2 Danehill Stakes over 1200m at Flemington before proving too strong for his rivals in this event recent Red Anchor Stakes winners have been Holler (2015) and Galaxy Pegasus (2014).

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Spring Carnival Guide

Winners of this race don't generally have much of an impact on the major spring races to come and the last gallopers of note to win anything relevant was Avenue (2009) who went on to win & place in mutliple group races, while Sedation (1998) managed to win the Gr2 Sandown Guineas at his next start.

Lone Rock (3rd in 2010) won the Gr1 Goodwood at Morphettville the following autumn.

2016 Red Anchor Stakes result

1. $2.10 Archives 57.0 James McDonald
2. $19.00 Crafted 56.0 Vlad Duric
3. $31.00 Big John Cannon 56.0 Michael Walker

then followed
4. $26.00 The Veal Thing 54.0 Ms Katelyn Mallyon
5. $3.00 Dam Ready 56.0 Luke Currie
6. $6.50 Palladian 56.0 Dwayne Dunn

Margins: 0.10 len, 1.75 len
Time: 1:12.14

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Red Anchor Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2016 Archives Crafty Big John Cannon 1:12.1
2015 Holler Brockhoff Demonstrate 1:09.8
2014 Galaxy Pegasus Law Nicoscene 1:09.9
2013 Thermal Current Not Listenin'tome Selectify 1:11.3
2012 Hidden Warrior Haussmann Chosen Moment 1:11.2
2011 Karuta Queen Miss Stellabelle Amah Rock 1:10.6
2010 That's Not It Happy Trails Lone Rock 1:11.6
2009 Avenue Governance Broken 1:10.0
2008 Millbank Gold In Dubai Montana Flyer 1:11.1
2007 Royal Asscher El Mandon Wilsons Promontory 1:11.2
2006 Corton Charlemagne Far Horizons Evacuate 1:11.6
2005 Coronga Facing The Breeze Angkhasa 1:12.6
2004 Oratorio Kingify World Peace 1:14.8
2003 Youth Flagmentation Happy Strike 1:11.3
2002 Yell Tycoon Ruler Before Too Long 1:10.9
2001 Deprave Firm La Lagune 1:12.5
2000 Sound The Alarm Wurabinda Senet Pete 1:12.1
1999 Prizefighter Dandy Kid Sudurka 1:13.9
1998 Sedation Tarot Star Marstic 1:11.1
1997 Towkay Classic Day Umrum 1:11.8
1996 Spartacus Blazing Reality Tarnpir Lane 1:13.1
1995 Captive Tuscany Flyer Aural Sculpture 1:10.3
1994 Cannibal King Hunza Court Danzero 1:11.1
1993 Sequalo Alacqua Sparkling Bletch 1:14.7
1992 Snow Lord Awesome Force Simonstad 1:14.8
1991 Hula Grey Laser Beam Naturalism 1:14.0
1990 Begone Muraroa Nonpareils 1:11.3
1989 Hot Arch Street Ruffian Rechabite 1:09.9
1988 Clay Hero Kingston Heritage Candy Is Dandy 1:10.7