Held at the breathtaking Doomben Racecourse, found about eight kilometres from Brisbane’s City Centre, the Queensland Sires Produce Stakes brings spectators from all over the state. Held by the Brisbane Race Club every May the BRC Sires Produce Stakes showcases top up-and-comers in Australian horseracing with two-year-olds competing at set weights. With prize money on offer just over $250,000 the Group 2 event is competed over 1,350 metres.
The BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes is held on Doomben 10,000 Day alongside several other black-type events:
- $750,000 Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) WFA
- $175,000 Group 2 The Roses (2200m) 3YO Fillies SW
- $150,000 Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) SW
- $150,000 Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) F&M SWP
- $125,000 Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) 3YO SW
- $125,000 Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup (1600m) WFA
- $125,000 Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2200m) Quality
- $100,000 Listed Ascot Handicap (1200m) Quality
BRC Sires Produce Stakes History
One of the more historically rich Queensland race the BRC Sires Produce Stakes was first run in 1882 and saw Goldfinder cross the finishing line first. Originally held as a Principal race and spanning seven furlongs the distance of the race had not changed since its inception other than converting to the official metric distance of 1400m in 1973. However, when the race location was changed to Doomben in 2013, the distance was shortened to 1350m.
In 1980 the BRC Sires Produce Stakes was recognised as a Group 2 race and between 1997 and 2005 was raced as a Group 1 event. However since 2006 it has been competed as a Group 2 race. From 1942 to 1945 the race was not held due to the war.
When – May 28, 2016
Where – Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane
Distance – 1350 metres
Status – Group 2
Race Type – 2YO Set Weights
Stake – $250,000