ATC Sires Produce Stakes

The prestigious Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival runs from February to the end of April every year and is the most exciting and highly anticipated event on the New South Wales racing calendar. Hosting an impressive number of elite race days, the carnival is host to some of the elite Group races in Australia including the ATC Sires Produce Stakes. Subsequent to the 2011 merger of the AJC and the STC, the AJC Sires Produce Stakes is known as the ATC Sires Produce Stakes. The ATC Sires Produce Stakes is held on The Championships Day 1.

Run over 1,400 metres, the ATC Sires Produce is raced by the countries up-and-coming two-year-old horses at set weights. It is the first opportunity for trainers to test their young horses at a distance over 1,200 metres in the autumn season, and often establishes the future racing champions. Some of Australia’s best gallopers have won this race early in their careers including Dance Hero (2004), Victory Vein (2002), Encounter (1997) and Octagonal (1995). Octagonal is one of the most notable winners, as he went on to have an impressive career that included victories in the W S Cos Plate in 1995, the Rosehill Guineas in 1996, The Australian Derby in 1996 and the Australian Cup in 1997. The ATC Sires Produce is often the next stop for horses that ran in the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill the previous fortnight, so check out the winner there for a guide to this slightly longer distanced race.

2017 ATC Sires Produce Stakes Field

The 2017 ATC Sires Produce Stakes field is below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 13259 CHAUFFEUR Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 20 56.5kg
2 1254 MENARI Gerald Ryan Corey Brown 11 56.5kg
3 2×17 DIAMOND TATHAGATA Mark Newnham Glyn Schofield 18 56.5kg
4 1×1238 VERANILLO John O’Shea Joao Moreira 6 56.5kg
5 1416 TRAPEZE ARTIST Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 3 56.5kg
6 11 GUNNISON Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 14 56.5kg
7 22310 SINGLE BULLET Gary Portelli Ben Melham 7 56.5kg
8 4×2512 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 4 56.5kg
9 211 SUMMER PASSAGE Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Zac Purton 13 56.5kg
10 1×792 ASPECT Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 12 56.5kg
11 6×21 SIRCCONI Peter Morgan Stephen Baster 10 56.5kg
12 04×2341 THE MISSION Paul Perry Damian Lane 9 56.5kg
13 12 ASTORIA John O’Shea James Doyle 19 56.5kg
14 22112 FROLIC Michael Freedman Tommy Berry 16 54.5kg
15 12413 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 2 54.5kg
16 151 ONE MORE HONEY John P Thompson Jay Ford 15 54.5kg
17e 47×433 FENG CHU David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 5 56.5kg
18e 2×23 MEMENTO Anthony & Edward Cummings Sam Clipperton 17 54.5kg
19e 1 MERCHANT NAVY Ciaron Maher 1 56.5kg
20e 9×5 SPENCER Anthony & Edward Cummings 8 56.5kg

ATC Sires Produce Stakes Results

2017 Sires Produce Stakes Winner & Full Results

  • 1st – TBD
  • 2nd – TBD
  • 3rd – TBD

The Championships Day 1

Inaugurated in 2014, The Championships is a two day series of top quality racing held at Sydney’s prestigious Royal Randwick Racecourse. Boasting an impressive eight Group 1 events, The Championships is a racing extravaganza of immense proportions. Excepting the Sires Produce Stakes, the other events held on The Championships Day 1 are:

ATC Sires Produce Stakes History

One of the longest running races of the Autumn Carnival, the ATC Sires Produce Stakes was first run in 1867 when Glencoe claimed victory. Starting off as a Principal race run over seven furlongs, the ATC Sires Produce Stakes was upgraded to its Group 1 status in 1980. The race is held on the Doncaster Handicap Day, which is one of the most lucrative and important of all the meetings and the second last race day of the Autumn Carnival. The Group 1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes, worth $1 million, shares the Randwick racecourse meet with other esteemed races including the Doncaster Handicap, TJ Smith Stakes and the ATC Australian Oaks.

ATC Sires Produce Stakes Betting

The ATC Sires Produce Stakes is an excellent race for punters to watch in anticipation of the Group 1 Champagne Stakes. The Champagne Stakes is held a week later on the final race day of the Randwick autumn carnival, and many a winner or placegetter in the ATC Sires Produce has continued their success at the Champagne Stakes; including runners-up Samantha Miss (2003) and Meurice (2007) both continuing on to win the Champagne Steaks. A popular and well paying wager is the Sires Produce/Champagne Stakes double and horses to win both races in the same season include Dance Hero (2004), Hasna (2003), Victory Vein (2002), Viscount (2001), and Assertive Lad (2000). So make sure you check out the odds open on this double for a great way to increase the excitement in the last week of the carnival!

Another fantastic betting opportunity for punters is the two-year-old Triple Crown, of which the ATC Sires Produce is the middle race. The Golden Slipper Stakes and the Champagne Stakes are the other two events to make up this triple wager, and to select a horse to win all three races successfully is one of the most lucrative bets on the market!

ATC Sires Produce Stakes Winners

Race Information

When – Mid April

Where – Randwick Racecourse, Sydney

Distance – 1400 metres

Status – Group 1

Race Type – 2YO Open Set Weights

Weights – Colts & Geldings 56.5kg / Fillies 54.5kg

Stakes – $1 million

Get involved in one of the Sydney Autumn Carnival’s most enthralling race days and place a bet on your favourite two-year-old for the ATC Sires Produce Stakes!