VRC Sires Produce Stakes

The VRC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) is a Group 2 race held at Flemington Racecourse in March on 'Super Saturday'.

2020 VRC Sires' Produce Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Lunar Fox
  • 2nd: #1 Larimer Street
  • 3rd: #2 Ole Kirk



The Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes is one of the races held on the exciting Super Saturday of Racing at the esteemed Flemington Racecourse in early-mid March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Australian Cup (2000m) are the two elite Group 1 races held at the meeting, while there are a host of other Group status support acts on the card including the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes.

The VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes is a 1400m sprint race four two-year-olds at set weights worth $200,000 in prize money. The young sprinters contesting the Sires Produce Stakes may have previously competed in the most prestigious race for two-year-olds at the carnival, the Group 1 $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) a fortnight earlier at Caulfield.

As the first two-year-old group race at a distance greater than 1200m during the carnival, the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes is commonly won by a quality galloper that has run strongly and proven themselves at the increased distance.

The VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2020 ran on Saturday March 7, 2020 and was won in a boilver by Lunar Fox. 

2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes
Date: Saturday March 7, 2020
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 2YO Open – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1862

2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Lunar Fox
  • 2nd: #1 Larimer Street
  • 3rd: #2 Ole Kirk

The VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2020 results saw the Terry & Karina O’Sullivan-trained colt Lunar Fox back-up from a tough win at Ballarat to score a big upset as an underrated $26 chance thanks to a gun ride by jockey Brett Prebble. Prebble and Terry O’Sullivan combined 17 years after their success in the same race when the event held Group 1 status.

Click here to read more on the good 2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes win by Lunar Fox.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 5 LUNAR FOX Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Brett Prebble 3 56.5kg $26
2 1 LARIMER STREET Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Williams 0.75L 6 56.5kg $4.80
3 2 OLE KIRK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 0.85L 4 56.5kg $4.60F
4 11 SUROOJ David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 2.1L 1 54.5kg $13
5 12 QUEEN OF ROCKS David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Daniel Stackhouse 2.85L 5 54.5kg $41
6 10 CLOUDBREAKER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 3.25L 7 54.5kg $13
7 6 MACCABEE Tony & Calvin McEvoy John Allen 3.45L 8 56.5kg $7.50
8 7 ALBUKHTURI (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 3.55L 11 56.5kg $13
9 3 HOLYFIELD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 4.3L 10 56.5kg $5
10 8 THE CATCH Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Michael Dee 6.55L 9 56.5kg $31
11 9 THE WATCHMAN Greg Eurell Glen Boss 7.8L 2 56.5kg $12
4 GLENFIDDICH Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 0

2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Betting Odds

The season’s latest VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2020 odds and betting market links on the two-year-old hopefuls will be found below the week of the race with prices provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Field

The annual VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes field attracts a smart line-up of promising two-year-olds showing the potential to stay 1400m – 1600m. Runners may be graduates of the Blue Diamond Stakes field and be Sydney-bound later in the autumn targeting the more lucrative $1 million Group 1 Inglis Sires’ (1400m) at Randwick during April’s ‘The Championships’.

The official 2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Field & Barrier Draw is set for release on Wednesday March 4, 2020 and will be published below.

A dozen two-year-olds make-up the 2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes field this ‘Super Saturday’ with narrow favourite Larimer Street drawn midfield in barrier six. The Team Hawkes’ Written Tycoon colt Ole Kirk looks the danger in barrier four after winning the Talindert Stakes last start at the track.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 23 LARIMER STREET Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Williams 6 56.5kg 67
2 1 OLE KIRK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 4 56.5kg 72
3 11 HOLYFIELD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 10 56.5kg 69
4 59×250 GLENFIDDICH Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 12 56.5kg 66
5 5×521 LUNAR FOX Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Brett Prebble 3 56.5kg 62
6 1 MACCABEE Tony & Calvin McEvoy John Allen 8 56.5kg 63
7 3 ALBUKHTURI (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 11 56.5kg 61
8 55 THE CATCH Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Michael Dee 9 56.5kg 59
9 4 THE WATCHMAN Greg Eurell Glen Boss 2 56.5kg 61
10 211 CLOUDBREAKER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 7 54.5kg 67
11 13 SUROOJ David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 1 54.5kg 63
12 3×37 QUEEN OF ROCKS David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Daniel Stackhouse 5 54.5kg 62

2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Nominations

The VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2020 nominations are taken by Racing Victoria the Monday leading-up to Super Saturday and will be available below.

The 2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes nominations attracted 18 juveniles including the progressive Brazen Beau colt Larimer Street out to break his maiden status after a third in the Inglis Millennium last start.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 23 LARIMER STREET C 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 1 56.5kg 67
2 1 OLE KIRK C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 2 56.5kg 72
3 211 CLOUDBREAKER F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 3 54.5kg 67
4 11 HOLYFIELD C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4 56.5kg 69
5 59×250 GLENFIDDICH C 2 Robbie Griffiths 5 56.5kg 66
6 354 AMISH BOY C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 56.5kg 64
7 5×521 LUNAR FOX C 2 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 7 56.5kg 62
8 13 SUROOJ F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 8 54.5kg 63
9 3×37 QUEEN OF ROCKS F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 9 54.5kg 62
10 1 MACCABEE G 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 10 56.5kg 63
11 445 TOSCANINI C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 11 56.5kg 61
12 48 SEA WITNESS C 2 Byron Cozamanis 12 56.5kg 61
13 3 ALBUKHTURI (NZ) C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 13 56.5kg 61
14 48 ART GLASS F 2 Grahame Begg 14 54.5kg 59
15 4 THE WATCHMAN G 2 Greg Eurell 15 56.5kg 61
16 55 THE CATCH C 2 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 16 56.5kg 59
17 4 OBLIGATORY C 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 17 56.5kg 61
18 98 STORM’S COLOURS G 2 Anthony Chibnall 18 56.5kg 60

VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes History

The VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes is one of the oldest races held at Flemington, first run in 1862 when Musidora was victorious. It was originally run over 1 mile (1600m) until 1919 when the race distance was changed to six furlongs. From 1920 the event was held over the increased length of seven furlongs and was converted to 1400m in 1972.

The VRC Sires Produce Stakes race was demoted from a Group 1 to a Group 2 event in 2005. The race has previously been known as the Flemington Stakes, Sapling Stakes and the Ascot Vale Stakes.

Notable VRC Sires Produce Stakes winners from recent years include All Too Hard (2012) and a subsequent Caulfield Cup winning mare in Jameka (2015).

Recent VRC Sires Produce Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Lunar Fox 1 minute 24.29 seconds
2nd Larimer Street
3rd Ole Kirk
2019
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st La Tene 1 minute 22.92 seconds
2nd Dalasan
3rd Fling
2018
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Not A Single Cent 1 minute 23.40 seconds
2nd Seberate
3rd Akkadian
2017
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Sircconi 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Aspect
3rd Feng Chu
2016
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Seaburge 1 minute 23.7 seconds
2nd Detective
3rd Revolving Door
2015
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Jameka 1 minute 24.6 seconds
2nd Lazumba
3rd Sampeah
2014
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Zululand 1 minute 24.3 seconds
2nd Awesome Rock
3rd Marcado
2013
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Twilight Royale 1 minute 23.35 seconds
2nd Shamus Award
3rd Great Esteem
2012
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st All Too Hard 1 minute 22.5 seconds
2nd Pronto Pronto
3rd Road Trippin
2011
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Running Tall 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Decircles
3rd Grand Britannia
2010
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Shamrocker 1 minute 23.54 seconds
2nd Willow Creek
3rd Yosei
2009
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Rostova 1 minute 23.4 seconds
2nd Bombay Sling
3rd Gathering
2008
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Von Costa De Hero 1 minute 23.7 seconds
2nd Carnero
3rd Burgeis
2007
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Incumbent 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd Marching
3rd Below Zero
2006
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st De Lago Mist 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Ulfah
3rd Danever
2005
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Danger Looms 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd Under The Floor
3rd Ferocity
2004
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Barely A Moment 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Big Poppa Pump
3rd Kylikwong
2003
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Winestock 1 minute 23.6 seconds
2nd Fresh Boy
3rd Hammerbeam
2002
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Pillaging 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Delago Brom
3rd Tom Coureuse
2001
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Spectatorial 1 minute 25.3 seconds
2nd Tuscanos
3rd Valkyrian
2000
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Preserve 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Ponton Flyer
3rd Happy Morning

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