VRC Sires Produce Stakes 2020

Saturday March 7, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Talindert Stakes is the best guide to the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes

The VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes, formerly the Henry Bucks Sires’ Produce Stakes, is a Group 2 support act on ‘Super Saturday’ at Flemington Racecourse during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Open only to two-year-olds and run over 1400m at set weights, the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes runs on a Saturday in early to mid March and takes place at the same meeting as the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m).

The race offers a total of $200,000 in prize money including $120,000 to the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner. It was demoted from a Group 1 race to a Group 2 event in 2005 and remains the first two-year-old Group-status race over further than 1200m during the autumn carnival season.

The latest edition of the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes took place on Saturday March 7, 2020 and was won by $26 outsider Lunar Fox

VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 7, 2020
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 2YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1862

2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Results

The full 2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on 2020.

  • 1st: #5 Lunar Fox
  • 2nd: #1 Larimer Street
  • 3rd: #2 Ole Kirk

Progressive colt Lunar Fox was given the perfect ride by jockey Brett Prebble to score an upset 2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes win at $26 defeating the well-backed duo of Larimer Street (2nd) and a luckless Ole Kirk (3rd).

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 5 LUNAR FOX Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Brett Prebble 3 56.5kg $26
2 1 LARIMER STREET Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Williams 0.75L 6 56.5kg $4.80
3 2 OLE KIRK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 0.85L 4 56.5kg $4.60F
4 11 SUROOJ David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 2.1L 1 54.5kg $13
5 12 QUEEN OF ROCKS David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Daniel Stackhouse 2.85L 5 54.5kg $41
6 10 CLOUDBREAKER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 3.25L 7 54.5kg $13
7 6 MACCABEE Tony & Calvin McEvoy John Allen 3.45L 8 56.5kg $7.50
8 7 ALBUKHTURI (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 3.55L 11 56.5kg $13
9 3 HOLYFIELD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 4.3L 10 56.5kg $5
10 8 THE CATCH Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Michael Dee 6.55L 9 56.5kg $31
11 9 THE WATCHMAN Greg Eurell Glen Boss 7.8L 2 56.5kg $12
4 GLENFIDDICH Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 0

VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Odds & Betting

VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes betting markets are released after the final field is taken on the Wednesday before the race on ‘Super Saturday’. Two-year-olds with previous winning form often sit high up the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes odds, especially those with form in the Talindert Stakes.

In 2014 Marcado won the Talindert Stakes before his third in the Group 2 back at the track, and the following year Jameka (2015) improved off her Talindert Stakes fourth to win the Sires’ Produce.

The Talindert Stakes – VRC Sires’ Produce double was last achieved by All Too Hard (2012) who went on to win the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) in Sydney and run second in the Group 1 Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) to Pierro at Randwick that campaign.

2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Betting

The VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2020 odds on the progressive two-year-olds in the 1400m feature will be provided below once announced so stay tuned for the top Flemington Super Saturday racing markets.

VRC Sires Produce Stakes Field

VRC Sires' Produce Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au

Jameka (2015) is one of the most famous VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winners. Photo Credit: Adrienne Bicknell.

The VRC Sires Produce Stakes field has a capacity of 16 starters and attracts a field of promising young staying types that could be heading towards a mile run during this campaign or next. Juveniles come from a variety of different lead-up races including the Listed Talindert Stakes (1100m) at the track the month before.

Plenty of graduates out of the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes field are eyeing a Sydney run during April’s ‘The Championships’ in the Group 1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick. In 2017 the winner of the Melbourne race Sircconi ran a brave fourth in the Sydney Group 1, but Keepers (1983) was the last to do the double without another run in between.

VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Field

The official VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2020 field of two-year-olds will be published as of Wednesday March 4, 2020 ahead of Super Saturday’s Group 2 clash.

The VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes field for 2020 features a dozen young hopefuls with Inligs Millennium placegetter Larimer Street (6) and Talindert Stakes winner Ole Kirk (4) battling for top spot in betting.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 23 LARIMER STREET Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Williams 6 56.5kg 67
2 1 OLE KIRK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 4 56.5kg 72
3 11 HOLYFIELD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 10 56.5kg 69
4 59×250 GLENFIDDICH Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 12 56.5kg 66
5 5×521 LUNAR FOX Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Brett Prebble 3 56.5kg 62
6 1 MACCABEE Tony & Calvin McEvoy John Allen 8 56.5kg 63
7 3 ALBUKHTURI (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 11 56.5kg 61
8 55 THE CATCH Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Michael Dee 9 56.5kg 59
9 4 THE WATCHMAN Greg Eurell Glen Boss 2 56.5kg 61
10 211 CLOUDBREAKER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 7 54.5kg 67
11 13 SUROOJ David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 1 54.5kg 63
12 3×37 QUEEN OF ROCKS David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Daniel Stackhouse 5 54.5kg 62

2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Nominations

The early VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2020 nominations close on the Monday leading-up to Super Saturday at Flemington with the full list of nominees to be published below.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 23 LARIMER STREET C 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 1 56.5kg 67
2 1 OLE KIRK C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 2 56.5kg 72
3 211 CLOUDBREAKER F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 3 54.5kg 67
4 11 HOLYFIELD C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4 56.5kg 69
5 59×250 GLENFIDDICH C 2 Robbie Griffiths 5 56.5kg 66
6 354 AMISH BOY C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 56.5kg 64
7 5×521 LUNAR FOX C 2 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 7 56.5kg 62
8 13 SUROOJ F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 8 54.5kg 63
9 3×37 QUEEN OF ROCKS F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 9 54.5kg 62
10 1 MACCABEE G 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 10 56.5kg 63
11 445 TOSCANINI C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 11 56.5kg 61
12 48 SEA WITNESS C 2 Byron Cozamanis 12 56.5kg 61
13 3 ALBUKHTURI (NZ) C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 13 56.5kg 61
14 48 ART GLASS F 2 Grahame Begg 14 54.5kg 59
15 4 THE WATCHMAN G 2 Greg Eurell 15 56.5kg 61
16 55 THE CATCH C 2 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 16 56.5kg 59
17 4 OBLIGATORY C 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 17 56.5kg 61
18 98 STORM’S COLOURS G 2 Anthony Chibnall 18 56.5kg 60

VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Tips

Taking two-year-olds with previous winning form or off a good Talindert Stakes run down the Flemington straight in February are good VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes tips.

Single-figure fancies in betting have a gun recent record and so taking the favourite is another top VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes betting tip.

2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2020 betting tips on the two-year-olds to back and sack in the race will be detailed below heading up to the race so stay tuned.

VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Form Guide

The VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes form guide details all of the essential race information including the trainers, jockeys, barriers and lead-up form of the horses in the race. The VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes form has stacked up in tougher races in recent years including Jameka (2015) who went on to win the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) during the spring.

The 2014 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Zululand finished runner-up to Go Indy Go in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick two runs later. In 2013 Shamus Award ran second in the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes and won the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) that October.

2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Results

Two-year-olds starting under $10 in betting have dominated the VRC Sires Produce Stakes results in recent years. Since Running Tall ($10 in 2011) the only other double-figure winners have been Sircconi ($11 in 2017) and La Tene ($12 in 2019).

Notable recent VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winners include Jameka (2015), All Too Hard (2012) and Shamrocker (2010).

VRC Sires’ Produce Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Lunar Fox Larimer Street Ole Kirk 1:24.2
2019 La Tene Dalasan Fling 1:22.9
2018 Not A Single Cent Seberate Akkadian 1:23.4
2017 Sircconi Aspect Feng Chu 1:22.7
2016 Seaburge Detective Revolving Door 1:23.7
2015 Jameka Lazumba Sampeah 1:24.6
2014 Zululand Awesome Rock Marcado 1:24.3
2013 Twilight Royale Shamus Award Great Esteem 1:23.3
2012 All Too Hard Pronto Pronto Road Trippin 1:22.5
2011 Running Tall Decircles Grand Britannia 1:24.2
2010 Shamrocker Willow Creek Yosei 1:23.5
2009 Rostova Bombay Sling Gathering 1:23.4
2008 Von Costa De Hero Carnero Burgeis 1:23.7
2007 Incumbent Marching Below Zero 1:22.8
2006 De Lago Mist Ulfah Danever 1:22.4
2005 Danger Looms Under The Floor Ferocity 1:22.8
2004 Barely A Moment Big Poppa Pump Kylikwong 1:24.2
2003 Winestock Fresh Boy Hammerbeam 1:23.6
2002 Pillaging Delago Brom Tom Coureuse 1:22.2
2001 Spectatorial Tuscanos Valkyrian 1:25.3
2000 Preserve Ponton Flyer Happy Morning 1:23.5