VRC Sires Produce Stakes 2011

January 20th, 2011

The 2011 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes showdown is scheduled to take place at the iconic Flemington Racecourse on Saturday March 12 as one of the Group race features on the card for Newmarket Handicap Day.

The two premier events taking place at Flemington at the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival meet are the $1 million Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the $1 million Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) and leading online bookmaker Luxbet already have generous futures markets open on these races.

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One of the other highlights on the Newmarket Handicap Day programme is the $300,000 Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) open to two-year-olds and run under set weight conditions.

Juveniles contesting the 2011 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes may come via a number of earlier autumn races including the famous Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 26.

The best two-year-olds from the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes field may move on to tackle the richest race for their age group in the world, the $3.5million Group 1 Golden Slipper held this year at Rosehill on April 2.

Last year’s VRC Stakes runner-up behind Shamrocker, Willow Creek was coming off a gallant fourth place finish to Star Witness in the 2010 Blue Diamond Stakes and continued on to win the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill.

The 2011 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes final field of acceptances will be released on March 9.

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