Horse Racing | VRC Sires' Produce Stakes

The Sires' Produce Stakes is a classic race for two-year-olds under set weights conditions. Taking place during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival, it is part of Australian Cup Day and is staged alongside some of the best Group 1 races on the Australian racing calendar, including the Australian Cup and the Newmarket Handicap. Held at the famous Flemington Racecourse, this Group 2 covers a distance of 1400m and offers $200,000 in prize money. Originally a Principal Race, it reached Group 3 status in 1979, before becoming a Group 2 race in 2005.

It has gone by many names over the years, from the Flemington Stakes (1866-1867) to the Ascot Vale Stakes (1873). The Sires Produces has been won by many classy horses over the years, including All To Hard (2012), Shamrocker (2010), Testa Rossa (1999), Vain (1969), Wenona Girl (1960) and Tulloch (1957). Quite often the youngsters who do well in this event progress to Sydney Autumn Carnival, as All Too Hard (2012) and Rostova (2009) did.



PREVIOUS VRC SIRES' PRODUCE STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS VRC SIRES' PRODUCE STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 SEABURGE MARK ZAHRA DAVID HAYES 01:23.7
2015 JAMEKA NICHOLAS HALL CIARON MAHER 01:24.6
2014 ZULULAND STEPHEN BASTER DAVID HAYES 01:24.3
2013 TWILIGHT ROYALE MICHAEL RODD BJORN BAKER 01:23.3
2012 ALL TOO HARD DWAYNE DUNN JOHN HAWKES 01:22.5
2011 RUNNING TALL BEN MELHAM DANNY O’BRIEN 01:24.2
2010 SHAMROCKER GLEN BOSS DANNY O’BRIEN 01:23.5
2009 ROSTOVA STEVEN KING STEVE RICHARDS 01:23.4
2008 VON COSTA DE HERO CRAIG WILLIAMS DAVID HAYES 01:23.7
2007 INCUMBENT DAMIEN OLIVER GRAEME ROGERSON 01:22.8
2006 DE LAGO MIST PAUL GATT DAVID HAYES 01:22.4