VRC Sires Produce Stakes 2021

Saturday March 6, 2021

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 6, 2021 and was won by the Peter Moody-trained Lightsaber. 

VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 6, 2021
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 2YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1862

2021 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Results

The full 2021 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on 2021.

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

Zoustar colt Lightsaber ($5) from the stables of returned trainer Peter Moody extended his winning streak to three on the trot with a strong victory by one and a half lengths in the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2021 results.

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.

2021 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Betting

The VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2021 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 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 VRC Sires' Produce Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

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.

2021 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Field

The official VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2021 field of two-year-olds will be published as of Wednesday March 4, 2020 ahead of Super Saturday’s Group 2 clash.

Peter Moody’s in-form Zoustar colt Lightsaber chasing a third win on the trot heads the 14-horse 2021 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes field of two-year-olds at Flemington on ‘Super Saturday’.

2021 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Nominations

The early VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2021 nominations close on the Monday leading-up to Super Saturday at Flemington with the full list of nominees to be published 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 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.

2021 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2021 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.

  • To Win: #6 Saif ($18 at time of publish) 

Going for an upset in the Sires’ this weekend and think Saif at nearly $20 is overrated. This Hawkes Racing-trained Pride Of Dubai gelding has had just the one start when narrowly saluting on debut at Ballarat. Hard to do the form on that, but he did a few things wrong there being slow to start and wide on the turn and still managed to win on the wet track. Natural improvement and hopefully a better run in transit at Flemington, with less weight here and he’s a chance.

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.

The 2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes form was franked when the third placegetter Ole Kirk went on to take out that spring’s Group 1 Golden Rose – Caulfield Guineas double.

The 2020 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Lunar Fox meanwhile made history the following autumn becoming the country’s longest-priced Group 1 winner at 300/1 in the 2021 Australian Guineas.

2021 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2021 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
2021 Lightsaber Saif Micro 1:23.6
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