VRC Sires Produce Stakes

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

2022 VRC Sires' Produce Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Let'srollthedice
  • 2nd: #5 Man In The Mirror
  • 3rd: #8 Yaki Ishi



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 $300,000 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 2022 ran on Saturday March 12, 2022 and saw the favourite Let’srollthedice ($3.70F) salute for the punters. 

2022 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes
Date: Saturday March 12, 2022
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 2YO Open – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1862

2022 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Let’srollthedice ($3.70F)
  • 2nd: #5 Man In The Mirror
  • 3rd: #8 Yaki Ishi

The Danny O’Brien-trained Let’srollthedice ($3.70F) retained his undefeated status running up to Man In The Mirror and Yaki Ishi in a late surge to salute for the punters in the 2022 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 LET’SROLLTHEDICE Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 7 57kg $3.70F
2 5 MAN IN THE MIRROR Annabel Neasham James McDonald 0.75L 6 57kg $12
3 8 YAKI ISHI Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Craig Williams 1.05L 12 57kg $81
4 7 BROSNAN Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Ben Melham 1.15L 9 57kg $15
5 9 BESSMATI Annabel Neasham Jye McNeil 1.55L 4 55kg $26
6 12 DO IT LA Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 1.85L 11 55kg $41
7 1 MERCHANT PRINCE Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3.35L 8 57kg $11
8 10 SUMATRA James Cummings Damien Oliver 3.55L 5 55kg $7.50
9 11 QUEEN LATIFA Greg Eurell Thomas Stockdale (a) 3.65L 3 55kg $81
10 13 BONHEUR Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Nash Rawiller 3.85L 13 55kg (cd 55.5kg) $5.50
11 4 SIR BAILEY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Jamie Kah 5.1L 1 57kg $4.80
12 2 JAMARRA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 5.2L 2 57kg $26
13 3 NOBEL Annabel Neasham Mark Zahra 7.95L 10 57kg $51
16 SIRIUS PRINCESS Trevor J Andrews Craig Newitt 0
15 QUANG TRI Patrick Payne Kerrin McEvoy 0
14 MISS FABERGE John Sargent Michael Dee 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Betting Odds

The season’s latest VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2022 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.

Let’srollthedice ($3.70 in 2022) was the last favourite in VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2022 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 2022 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Field & Barrier Draw is set for release on Wednesday March 9, 2022 and will be published below.

The VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2022 final field features a line-up of promising juveniles led in betting by the rails-drawn Impending colt Sir Bailey coming off a win at Sandown, the Danny O’Brien-trained son of Dundeel Let’srollthedice who is a proven wet-tracker and Merchant Prince for Peter Moody.

Scratched:

  • #14 Miss Faberge (6)
  • #15  Quang Tri (3)
  • #16 Sirius Princess (16)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5127 MERCHANT PRINCE Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 10 57kg 64
2 6123 JAMARRA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 2 57kg 64
3 37x NOBEL Annabel Neasham Mark Zahra 12 57kg 64
4 31 SIR BAILEY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Jamie Kah 1 57kg 68
5 1×5 MAN IN THE MIRROR Annabel Neasham James McDonald 8 57kg 66
6 1 LET’SROLLTHEDICE Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 9 57kg 63
7 6 BROSNAN Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Ben Melham 11 57kg 61
8 4 YAKI ISHI Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Craig Williams 14 57kg 61
9 261 BESSMATI Annabel Neasham Jye McNeil 5 55kg 63
10 206 SUMATRA James Cummings Damien Oliver 7 55kg 64
11 23×3 QUEEN LATIFA Greg Eurell Thomas Stockdale (a) 4 55kg 62
12 1 DO IT LA Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 13 55kg 63
13 35 BONHEUR Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Nash Rawiller 15 55kg 64
14 74 MISS FABERGE John Sargent Michael Dee 6 55kg 62
15 5 QUANG TRI Patrick Payne Kerrin McEvoy 3 55kg 61
16 SIRIUS PRINCESS Trevor J Andrews Craig Newitt 16 55kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Nominations

The VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2022 nominations are taken by Racing Victoria the Monday leading-up to Super Saturday and will be available below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2144 EL PADRINO C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 57kg 72
2 148 COUNTTHEHEADLIGHTS C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2 57kg 72
3 61 LATVIAN C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman 3 57kg 66
4 37x NOBEL C 2 Annabel Neasham 4 57kg 64
5 51 BLONDE VENTURE F 2 Shane Nichols 5 55kg 65
6 5127 MERCHANT PRINCE C 2 Peter G Moody 6 57kg 64
7 6123 JAMARRA C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 7 57kg 64
8 261 BESSMATI F 2 Annabel Neasham 8 55kg 63
9 31 SIR BAILEY C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 57kg 68
10 6×34 KIKO F 2 Jim Conlan 10 55kg 64
11 1×5 MAN IN THE MIRROR C 2 Annabel Neasham 11 57kg 66
12 1 RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 12 55kg 66
13 206 SUMATRA F 2 James Cummings 13 55kg 64
14 23×3 QUEEN LATIFA F 2 Greg Eurell 14 55kg 62
15 1 LET’SROLLTHEDICE C 2 Danny O’Brien 15= 57kg 63
16 1 ZAMBORGHINI C 2 Matt Laurie 15= 57kg 64
17 1 DO IT LA F 2 Peter G Moody 15= 55kg 63
18 35 BONHEUR F 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 18 55kg 64
19 74 MISS FABERGE F 2 John Sargent 19 55kg 62
20 4 METALLICITY C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 20 57kg 62
21 6 BROSNAN C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 21 57kg 61
22 4 YAKI ISHI C 2 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 22 57kg 61
23 SKYPHIOS G 2 Rob Blacker 23= 57kg
24 5 QUANG TRI F 2 Patrick Payne 23= 55kg 61
25 SIRIUS PRINCESS F 2 Trevor J Andrews 23= 55kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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
2022
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Let’srollthedice 1 minute 24.25 seconds
2nd Man In The Mirror
3rd Yaki Ishi
2021
VRC Sires Produce Stakes
1st Lightsaber 1 minute 23.62 seconds
2nd Saif
3rd Micro
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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