VRC Sires Produce Stakes

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

2021 VRC Sires' Produce Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Lightsaber
  • 2nd: #6 Saif
  • 3rd: #7 Micro



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 2021 ran on Saturday March 6, 2021 and was won by the in-form Peter Moody-trained Lightsaber. 

2021 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes
Date: Saturday March 6, 2021
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 2YO Open – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1862

2021 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Lightsaber
  • 2nd: #6 Saif
  • 3rd: #7 Micro

The Peter Moody-trained Zoustar colt Lightsaber made it a hat-trick of wins with a 1.5 length victory in the 2021 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes results on ‘Super Saturday’.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 LIGHTSABER Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3 57kg $5
2 6 SAIF Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Craig Williams 1.5L 9 57kg $18
3 7 MICRO James Cummings Ms Jamie Kah 1.6L 1 57kg $21
4 4 CHEERFUL LEGEND John Sadler Michael Dee 1.8L 4 57kg $15
5 1 READILY AVAILABULL John Sargent Michael Walker 2.55L 14 57kg $21
6 10 HITOTSU Wendy Kelly Craig Newitt 3.55L 5 57kg $12
7 2 PAULELE James Cummings Damien Oliver 3.65L 7 57kg $5.50
8 12 FORGOT YOU (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 3.85L 2 57kg $61
9 9 KOOLED Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 3.95L 10 57kg $4.60F
10 8 POUNDING Peter G Moody Dean Yendall 4.05L 11 57kg $21
11 5 DAILY BUGLE Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Luke Currie 4.15L 13 57kg $17
12 14 WOLVES Greg Eurell Jye McNeil 4.45L 12 55kg $14
13 11 ALEGRON James Cummings Damian Lane 5.95L 8 57kg $51
14 13 GUARDIAN SPIRIT Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 6.95L 6 57kg $26

Table Credit:Racing Australia. 

2021 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Betting Odds

The season’s latest VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2021 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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2021 VRC SIRES’ PRODUCE STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2021 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 2021 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Field & Barrier Draw is set for release on Wednesday March 3, 2021 and will be published below.

Fourteen promising two-year-olds make-up the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2021 field this ‘Super Saturday’ with the in-form Peter Moody-trained Zoustar colt Lightsaber the favourite in gate three looking for his third win on the trot.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1×6 READILY AVAILABULL John Sargent Michael Walker 14 57kg 66
2 11×6 PAULELE James Cummings Damien Oliver 7 57kg 73
3 211 LIGHTSABER Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3 57kg 71
4 441 CHEERFUL LEGEND John Sadler Michael Dee 4 57kg 66
5 12 DAILY BUGLE Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Luke Currie 13 57kg 64
6 1 SAIF Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Craig Williams 9 57kg 63
7 3452 MICRO James Cummings Ms Jamie Kah 1 57kg 62
8 645 POUNDING Peter G Moody Dean Yendall 11 57kg 60
9 2 KOOLED Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 10 57kg 62
10 70 HITOTSU Wendy Kelly Craig Newitt 5 57kg 61
11 5x ALEGRON James Cummings Damian Lane 8 57kg 60
12 3 FORGOT YOU (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 2 57kg 61
13 4 GUARDIAN SPIRIT Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 6 57kg 61
14 539 WOLVES Greg Eurell Jye McNeil 12 55kg 66

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Nominations

The VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2021 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 1×6 READILY AVAILABULL C 2 John Sargent 1 57kg 66
2 11×6 PAULELE C 2 James Cummings 2 57kg 73
3 211 LIGHTSABER C 2 Peter G Moody 3 57kg 71
4 441 CHEERFUL LEGEND C 2 John Sadler 4 57kg 66
5 12 DAILY BUGLE C 2 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 5 57kg 64
6 539 WOLVES F 2 Greg Eurell 6 55kg 66
7 1 SAIF G 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 7 57kg 63
8 3452 MICRO C 2 James Cummings 8 57kg 62
9 5×3 SON OF MERCURY C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 57kg 61
10 2 KOOLED C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10 57kg 62
11 645 POUNDING C 2 Peter G Moody 11 57kg 60
12 70 HITOTSU C 2 Wendy Kelly 12 57kg 61
13 5x ALEGRON C 2 James Cummings 13 57kg 60
14 3 FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 14 57kg 61
15 4 GUARDIAN SPIRIT C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman 15 57kg 61

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
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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