VRC Sires Produce Stakes

VRC Sires Produce Stakes

Hosted by the Victorian Racing Club (VRC) on the highly respected “Super Saturday” at the stunning Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne the VRC Sires Produce Stakes forms part of the illustrious Melbourne Racing Carnival. The Group 2 event is raced over 1,400 metres by two-year-olds under set-weight conditions.  Taking place in March, the VRC Sires Produce Stakes runs alongside the Newmarket Handicap, Australian Cup and the Australian Guineas to make up the ultimate race day, and offers its entrants prize money of $200,000. A good race to check on entrant form in the lead-up to the VRC Sires Produce Stakes is the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes held a few weeks prior at the Caulfield Racecourse.


The VRC Sires Produce Stakes was first raced in 1862 over one mile and saw Musidora cross the line first. In 1864 the race became a six furlong event, and remained as such for 55 years until it became seven furlongs in 1920 which now converts to 1400m. For seven years, between 1866 and 1873, the VRC Produce Stakes was not held.

The race has changed names a few times over the years and was initially known as the Flemington Stakes. In 1868 it was the Sapling Stakes, and then in 1873 the Ascot Vale Stakes.

2017 VRC Sires Produce Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1×79 ASPECT Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 9 56.5kg 74
2 16 COLESBERG David Payne Hugh Bowman 5 56.5kg 68
3 3111 ESHTIRAAK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 1 56.5kg 71
4 2×65 ACE HIGH David Payne Damian Lane 2 56.5kg 65
5 2×4 GROUNDBREAK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 10 56.5kg 64
6 47×43 FENG CHU David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 3 56.5kg 63
7 1 TOGA PICTA John O’Shea Ben Melham 7 56.5kg 63
8 6×2 SIRCCONI Peter Morgan Ms Linda Meech 6 56.5kg 62
9 4 BLACK SAIL (NZ) Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 8 56.5kg 61
10 3 YUE FEI David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 11 56.5kg 61
11 22 UNDOUBTABLE MISS Robbie Griffiths Ryan Maloney 4 54.5kg 62

VRC Sires Produce Stakes Winners

Race Information

When – March

Where – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

Distance – 1400 metres

Status – Group 2

Race Type – 2YO Set Weights

Stakes – $200 000