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QTC Sires Produce Stakes

The QTC Sires Produce Stakes is a Group 2 race for two-year-olds held late May at Eagle Farm racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland. The race is run over a distance of 1350 metres and worth $250,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 QTC Sires Produce Stakes was won by Strasbourg from Accession with Garibaldi third.

Taking place on Group 1 Doomben 10,000 day on the final day of the three-day Doomben carnival, the QTC Sires Produce Stakes is one of the highlights on a huge day of racing.

QTC Sires Produce Stakes info

Date: Saturday 25th May 2019
Track: Eagle Farm racecourse, Brisbane
Distance: 1350 metres
Race Type: 2yo Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $250,000
2019 Winner: Strasbourg

The QTC Sires Produce Stakes is a natural progression for two-year-olds who previously contested the Gr2 Champagne Classic over 1200m earlier in the carnival at the same track, as it is raced under the same conditions, but rises 200 metres in distance. The last two-year-old to win the Champagne Classic & Sires Produce Stakes double was Sizzling (2012), while Pressday (2010) also managed the same feat two years earlier.

Horses such as Virage de Fortune (2005) & Lovely Jubly (2002) were good enough to win both races and the Champagne Classic is definitely a very good guide to who might perform best in this race. Interestingly enough, the first three placegetters of the the 2012 QTC Sires Produce Stakes finished in the same order in the Champagne Classic at their previous start.

Two-year-olds contesting the Sires will more than likely head on to the Gr1 TJ Smith over 1600m on Stradbroke Handicap day at Eagle Farm. Sizzling (2012) was the last two-year-old to claim the Sires Produce Stakes & TJ Smith double, while Benfica (6th in 2011) went on to win The TJ Smith after finishing sixth in this race. Hot Snitzel (2011), Fravashi (2008), Masked Assassin (2007) and Danleigh (2006) all ran placings in The TJ Smith.

After winning the Champagne Classic & Sires Produce Stakes, smart galloper Pressday (2010) claimed the two-year-old triple crown by taking out the The TJ Smith at his next start.

Strasbourg (2019) ran second in the Champagne Classic over 1200m at Doomben before proving too classy for his rivals in this event for the Peter & Paul Snowden.

Rrecent QTC Sires Produce Stakes winners include Lean Mean Machine (2018) and Melody Belle (2017).

2019 QTC Sires Produce Stakes result

1. $6.00 Strasbourg 57.0 Tommy Berry
2. $3.80 Accession 57.0 James McDonald
3. $26.00 Garibaldi 57.0 Jeff Lloyd

then followed
4. $4.40 Czarson 57.0 Blake Shinn
5. $151.00 Ballistic Boy 57.0 Mark Du Plessis
6. $4.20 Gem Of Scotland 55.0 James Orman
7. $11.00 Disruptor 57.0 Larry Cassidy
8. $21.00 Creator 57.0 Kerrin McEvoy
9. $201.00 Flybridge 57.0 Dale Smith
10. $101.00 Written With Ease 55.0 Michael Walker
11. $41.00 Oh Five Glory 55.0 Taylor Marshall
12. $16.00 Grand Scholar 55.0 Jamie Kah
13. $201.00 Sizzling Babe 55.0 Les Tilley

Margins: 0.30 len, 0.75 len
Time: 1:22.16

The Gr3 Grand Prix Stakes, Gr3 Lady Of The Turf Stakes and Gr3 Premiers Cup are other group races held alongside the Sires Produce Stakes.

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QTC Sires Produce Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Strasbourg Accession Garibaldi 1:22.1
2018 Lean Mean Machine Zousain Boomsara/Sizzling Ace 1:19.9
2017 Melody Belle Taking Aim Pierata 1:25.6
2016 Attention Dreams Aplenty Nikitas 1:19.0
2015 Look To The Stars Blueberry Hill Cylinder Beach 1:19.5
2014 Time For War Brazen Beau Looks Like The Cat 1:18.7
2013 Zoustar Vilanova Bound For Earth 1:20.5
2012 Sizzling Academus Dances On Stars 1:26.3
2011 Hot Snitzel Playtime Mahisara 1:23.3
2010 Pressday Jesse's Girl Levi's Choice 1:23.4
2009 Shoot Out Impulsive Dream Carrara 1:25.9
2008 Fravashi Rockdale Cat D Antibes 1:26.2
2007 Masked Assassin Diamond Deck Kyros 1:24.6
2006 Danleigh Gold Edition Upper Echelon 1:23.4
2005 Virage De Fortune Upilio Testafiable 1:21.5
2004 Star Shiraz Midnight City Rule Of Engagement 1:22.3
2003 Ambulance Sir Dex Bushland 1:23.6
2002 Lovely Jubly Sir Breakfast Saddlers Silk 1:21.4
2001 Juanmo Counter Agent Jar Jar Binks 1:21.9
2000 Reenact Adjudicator Rapid Man 1:22.5
1999 Abandoned
1998 Dracula St Clemens Belle Traditional 1:22.1
1997 Al Mansour Staging Snadame 1:27.2
1996 Anthems Flavour Regal Centre 1:22.5
1995 Shame Isolda Donar 1:22.3
1994 Aragen Chief De Beers Drum 1:22.4
1993 Mahogany Pimpala Son Santiago Belle 1:22.3
1992 Slight Chance Seawinne Mookta 1:23.6
1991 Chortle Lady Nickelii Baanya Boy 1:24.3
1990 The Guida Lycra Somalia 1:25.0
1989 Zamoff Prince Salieri Great Happiness 1:27.7