The Sires Produce Stakes is run over 1400m at Royal Randwick and is the middle leg of the 2YO Triple Crown, the 1st leg being the 1200m G1 Golden Slipper and the final leg the G1 Champagne Stakes over 1600m. It is an opportunity for the 2YO’s to compete in Sydney in a Group 1 race at greater than 1200m for the first time in the season.
In 2016 the race is worth total stakes of $1,000,000 and the winner will receive $600,000. Held under the conditions of set weights, colts and geldings will carry 56.5kg with fillies to carry 54.5kg.
The race has a long history and dates back to 1867 when initially run over one mile. The last horse to successfully complete the Triple Crown was Pierro in 2012 and he is one of only 6 to have completed the unique treble. Past winners of this race include Sebring, Dance Hero, Octagonal, Luskin Star, Tulloch and Ajax.
The Sire Produce Stakes forms a part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Odds and previews are available for all the major Autumn Racing Carnival races at UBET's Autumn Racing Betting Hub.
|ATC Sire Produce Stakes Guide|
|Date:||Saturday 2nd April 2016|
|Race Time:||14:10 AEST|
|Race Type:||2YO Under Set Weights|
|2016 Winner:||Yankee Rose|
|2016 Sire Produce Stakes Odds|
|10||FARAWAY TOWN||3RD||$10.80 (pl)|
No established racing style with several two-year-olds in this race, many rising to 1400 metres for the first time. DETECTIVE may attempt to lead throughout again while ATTENTION and SPARKLE could settle handy to the speed from their inside draws.
SEABURGE won well on debut at Pakenham, beating Curvature who was runner-up to Valliano in the Inglis Premier (1200m) at Caulfield. Seaburge’s second start came a month later at Sandown Hillside, getting back in the field and hitting the line very strongly for second behind Revolving Door. It was the run of a coming winner. And he delivered on that promise in the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Flemington, coming from a midfield position on the fence to outsprint DETECTIVE who enjoyed a very easy time in the lead.
TELEPERION is the danger. He sat last in a field of five and won the Lonhro Plate stylishly. He then settled last in the Skyline and Golden Slipper, both over 1200 metres, and attacked the line for fourth both times. His final 400 metres of the Golden Slipper (22.46 seconds) was the best of the race. The son of Street Cry should eat up 1400 metres.
OMEI SWORD cost $675,000 from the sales and it wouldn’t shock if she wiped off that price tag on Saturday. Her debut win was impressive before getting too far back in the Magic Night Stakes (1200m) and finishing a close second to Godolphin’s Calliope. Omei Sword’s dam (Irish Lights) won the Thousand Guineas as a filly and can be expected to be hitting the line hard.
DETECTIVE had his chance to win last start in the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes. His efforts prior, beaten by Golden Slipper runners at each start, contained merit.
YANKEE ROSE almost did the impossible winning the Golden Slipper first up from a spell. Only Telperion and Extreme Choice had a faster last 600 metres. She’ll obviously have plenty of admirers but might not be as dynamic over 1400 metres.
Runner-up to Capitalist in the Golden Slipper, Yankee Rose has now scored 2 wins and a half-length 2nd from her 3 career starts. Opening her career back in October in a set weights and penalties 2YO, the David Vandyke trained filly defeated both Faraway Town and Telperion. 2nd up she took on the Rosehill Golden Gift over 1100m and finished strongly to win defeating Good Standing. Sent straight for a break she was 1st up in the G1 Golden Slipper in finishing 2nd. Hong Kong based Zac Purton retains the ride here at what will be the filly’s first race start at Randwick.
Opening a marginal 2nd favourite when the UBET market opened, Telperion eased slightly but is still a clear second elect. Starting his career in October the colt finished 3rd behind Yankee Rose on debut and was then sent for a break. Resuming in February in the Listed Lonhro Plate he was sent out the favoured runner and was never worried in recording a 1.3 length victory. At his next start he again started favourite in the G2 Skyline Stakes and after settling at the tail of the field, never really got into the contest after running about to an extent up the stretch, however he did knuckle down the least 75m. His next run in the Slipper was a real eye-catcher, after again settling at the rear he changed direction 3 times in the stretch and attacked the line to finish 4th.
Making his Sydney debut, the Hayes/Dabernig trained colt is a last start winner of the G2 VRC Sires at Flemington over 1400m. Jumping from the inside gate he hugged the paint all the way and when they entered the home straight he kept top the rails when the run opened to go on to score in good fashion. That was his 3rd career start after beginning with a win in a set weights maiden at Pakenham and then 2nd up finished 2nd at Sandown Hillside over 1300m in a 2YO handicap event. Mark Zahra rides again after partnering the colt at each of his 3 runs thus far and along with Attention are the only runners in the field to have won at greater than 1200m.
Making his debut back in November, the Snowden trained colt finished a narrow 2nd to Rafhas Choice in a set weights event at Rosehill. Going for a spell he was then given 2 trials in preparation for his race return, the 2nd trial finishing 2nd to Prized Icon who then finished 3rd in the G3 Black Opal behind Defcon. Tackling the G3 Pago Pago stakes 1st up, Attention settled at the rear of the field from his wide barrier and only ran home fairly in the stretch. 2nd up over 1400m in the G3 The Schweppervescence, he again drew a wide barrier, but this time was sent forward to race much closer to the speed and the move paid dividends with the colt fighting strongly to land the win. Starting from an inside barrier for the 1st time he is 1 from 1 at the distance.
The ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes is a Group 1 race that is for two-year-olds and is contested at set weight conditions. Taking place during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, it is part of Championship Day 1 and is raced alongside other Group 1 races such as the ATC Australian Derby, the TJ Smith Stakes and the Doncaster Mile. Held at the famous Royal Randwick Racecourse, it is contested over a distance of 1400m. Since its inception in 1867, the race has featured some first-class horses, such as Octagonal in 1995 and Sebring in 2008. This race is the middle leg of the Australian two-year-old “Triple Crown”, which also includes the Golden Slipper Stakes and the Champagne Stakes.
Only six horses have won the Triple Crown; Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Tierce (1991), Burst (1992), Dance Hero (2004) and Pierro (2012). Horses which generally run well over the seven-furlongs go on to the Champagne Stakes which is run over 1600m. Youngsters to complete the Sires’ Produce/Champagne double recently include; Guelph (2013), Pierro (2012), Dance Hero (2004), Hasna (2003), Victory Vein (2002), Viscount (2001) and Assertive Lad (2000).
|2016||YANKEE ROSE||ZAC PURTON||DAVID VANDYKE||01:24.3|
|2015||PRIDE OF DUBAI||HUGH BOWMAN||PETER SNOWDEN||01:25.7|
|2014||PEGGY JEAN||NASH RAWILLER||GERALD RYAN||01:27.6|
|2013||GUELPH||KERRIN MCEVOY||ANTHONY CUMMINGS||01:23.2|
|2012||PIERRO||NASH RAWILLER||GAI WATERHOUSE||01:21.4|
|2011||HELMET||KERRIN MCEVOY||PETER SNOWDEN||01:24.0|
|2010||YOSEI||MICHELLE PAYNE||STUART WEBB||01:23.5|
|2009||MANHATTAN RAIN||NASH RAWILLER||GAI WATERHOUSE||01:23.5|
|2008||SEBRING||BLAKE SHINN||GAI WATERHOUSE||01:25.9|
|2007||CAMARILLA||DARREN BEADMAN||JOHN HAWKES||01:25.1|
|2006||EXCITES||ZAC PURTON||GUY WALTER||01:23.9|