Red Anchor Stakes

The Red Anchor Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day.

2021 Red Anchor Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Generation
  • 2nd: #2 Scissor Step
  • 3rd: #6 Sudoko



The Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes is a 1200m sprint held at Moonee Valley Racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival in late October on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day.

Held under set weights with penalties conditions, the Red Anchor Stakes is restricted to three-year-old sprinters and offers $200,000 in prize money.

The Red Anchor Stakes is held on Cox Plate Day alongside a host of other Group status spring features. These include the renowned Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m), the Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m), Group 2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m), Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m), Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) and Group 3 Tesio Stakes (1600m).

Classier types tend to perform well under the set weights plus penalties conditions of the Red Anchor Stakes. Some fairly decent young horses have gotten up over Group 1 types in recent years, so when punting don’t be too quick to immediately jump on the well known horses.

Horses tend to target the Red Anchor Stakes following runs in races with similar conditions and similar distances including the Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) over the Caulfield Cup Carnival.

Following the Red Anchor Stakes, some runners may go on to the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m), run a week later at Flemington Racecourse on VRC Derby Day.

The 2020 Red Anchor Stakes form was later franked with the winner Portland Sky winning the following autumn’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate.

The 2021 Red Anchor Stakes ran on Saturday October 23, 2021 and was won by the well-backed favourite Generation ($2.20).

Red Anchor Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday October 23, 2021
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YOs SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Red Anchor Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Generation
  • 2nd: #2 Scissor Step
  • 3rd: #6 Sudoko

Jockey James McDonald timed his ride to perfection aboard the well-backed favourite Generation ($2.20F) who chased the hot speed before tackling the leader Dosh before the turn and holding off the fast-finishing Scissor Step to win the 2021 Red Anchor Stakes results by a half-length.

Click here to read more on the brave win by Generation in the Red Anchor Stakes 2021.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 GENERATION Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 5 57kg $2.20F
2 2 SCISSOR STEP Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 0.5L 7 57kg $16
3 6 SUDOKO Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 3.5L 2 57kg $6.50
4 5 ATHELRIC James Cummings Damien Oliver 3.7L 1 57kg $9
5 1 HE’S XCEPTIONAL Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 5.95L 4 58kg $16
6 9 DOSH Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 10.95L 6 56.5kg $6
7 8 MORNINGTON GLORY Matt Laurie Luke Currie 11.7L 3 57kg $8
3 DAILY BUGLE Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jamie Mott 0
7 TADWEER Ben & JD Hayes Luke Nolen 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Red Anchor Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Red Ancho Stakes 2021 betting odds will be listed below with links to the full markets at Ladbrokes.com.au to lock in your tips on the three-years-old sprint on Cox Plate Day at the best price.

Generation ($2.20 in 2021) was the last favourite in Red Anchor Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Red Anchor Stakes Field

The Red Anchor Stakes field tends to attract three year olds who have had fairly extensive preparations already that season. Horses that run in the Red Anchor Stakes field usually do so following several black type races already that season including Sydney’s Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) or Caulfield’s Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m) in September.

The 2021 Red Anchor Stakes field and barriers are released on the Wednesday leading-up to Cox Plate Day and will be published in full below.

The Red Anchor Stakes 2021 final field features a small but quality line-up of three-year-olds led in betting by last start Group 2 Schillaci Stakes runner-up Dosh.

  • Scratched: #3 Daily Bugle (6); #7 Tadweer (1)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x1225x143 HE’S XCEPTIONAL Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 5 58kg 76
2 3133×514 SCISSOR STEP Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 9 57kg 70
3 20160×4530 DAILY BUGLE Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jamie Mott 6 57kg 73
4 11×33 GENERATION Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 7 57kg 73
5 48x441x325 ATHELRIC James Cummings Damien Oliver 2 57kg 69
6 13×1 SUDOKO Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 3 57kg 68
7 11 TADWEER Ben & JD Hayes Luke Nolen 1 57kg 67
8 15 MORNINGTON GLORY Matt Laurie Luke Currie 4 57kg 65
9 1x1x32 DOSH Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 8 56.5kg 90

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Red Anchor Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Red Anchor Stakes in 2021 close the Monday leading-up to the race and will be made available below once confirmed.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1x ACROBAT C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
2 2301332×37 ASHEMA F 3 Annabel Neasham
3 48x441x325 ATHELRIC C 3 James Cummings 69
4 7x9x0x1632 BEAUDACITY G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 62
5 30×113 BRUCKNER C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 86
6 20160×4530 DAILY BUGLE C 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 73
7 1x1x32 DOSH F 3 Grahame Begg 90
8 11×33 GENERATION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 73
9 0x1225x143 HE’S XCEPTIONAL G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 76
10 138×13250 JIGSAW C 3 Cindy Alderson 74
11 3x567x1 MARINE ONE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 64
12 15 MORNINGTON GLORY C 3 Matt Laurie
13 2×41 NICCOLITE F 3 Grahame Begg 62
14 3133×514 SCISSOR STEP G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 70
15 x721610x57 SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller 90
16 13×1 SUDOKO G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
17 11 TADWEER G 3 Ben & JD Hayes
18 18x210x VOLCANIC ROCK G 3 Michael & Luke Cerchi
19 2x ZARASTRO C 3 Chris Waller

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Red Anchor Stakes History

The Red Anchor Stakes was inaugurated in 1985, with Seiger taking out the first edition. Since then, the Red Anchor Stakes has provided classy three year olds with an opportunity to showcase their skills against other horses of similar levels of skill.

The Red Anchor Stakes has always been held over 1200m. Between the years of 1990 and 2005 the race ran as the CS Hayes Stakes. Between 2006 and 2011 it was referred to as the City Pacific Finance Stakes. Following that, it adopted the name Telstra Phonewords Stakes.

Notable Red Anchor Stakes winners include Rubiton (1986), Sequalo (1993), Yell (2002), Royal Asscher (2007) and Karuta Queen (2011). Red Anchor Stakes results and winning times are listed below.

Red Anchor Stakes History

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Generation 1 minute 10.89 seconds
Scissor Step
3rd Sudoko
2020
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Portland Sky 1 minute 12.95 seconds
2nd Bella Nipotina
3rd Valaquenta
2019
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Sartorial Splendor 1 minute 11.22 seconds
2nd Condo’s Express
3rd Three Beans
2018
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Charge 1 minute 10.00 seconds
2nd Sunset Watch
3rd Ringerdingding
2017
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Eptimum 1 minute 09.98 seconds
2nd Single Bullet
3rd Trekking
2016
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Archives 1 minute 12.14 seconds
2nd Crafted
3rd Big John Cannon
2015
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Holler 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Brockhoff
3rd Demonstrate
2014
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Galaxy Pegasus 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Law
3rd Nicoscene
2013
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Thermal Current 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Not Listenin’tome
3rd Selectify
2012
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Hidden Warrior 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Haussmann
3rd Chosen Moment
2011
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Karuta Queen 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Miss Stellabelle
3rd Amah Rock
2010
Red Anchor Stakes
1st That’s Not It 1 minute 11.6 seconds
2nd Happy Trails
3rd Lone Rock
2009
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Avenue 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Governance
3rd Broken
2008
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Millbank 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Gold In Dubai
3rd Montana Flyer
2007
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Royal Asscher 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd El Mandon
3rd Wilsons Promontory
2006
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Corton Charlemagne 1 minute 11.6 seconds
2nd Fair Horizons
3rd Evacuate
2005
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Coronga 1 minute 12.6 seconds
2nd Facing The Breeze
3rd Angkhasa
2004
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Oratorio 1 minute 14.8 seconds
2nd Kingify
3rd World Peace
2003
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Youth 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Flagmentation
3rd Happy Strike
2002
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Yell 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Tycoon Ruler
3rd Before Too Long
2001
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Deprave 1 minute 12.5 seconds
2nd Firm
3rd La Lagune
2000
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Sound The Alarm 1 minute 12.1 seconds
2nd Wurabinda
3rd Senet Pete

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