Winners and Past Results for the (Perth Racing) Sires Produce Stakes
Among the black type events hosted by Perth Racing during the autumn racing carnival for two year old horses is the Group 3 Sires Produce Stakes.
Two year olds enter the field under set weight conditions and travel 1400 metres of the Ascot Racecourse for a major share of the $200,000 prize money.
The race attracts a field of handy gallopers rather than the top liners who travel to the east coast for other prestigious races like the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes in autumn. The Sires Produce Stakes in Perth is a key race during autumn, just like the Sires Produce Stakes held in capital cities on the east coast.
The Group 2 Karrakatta Plate held over 1200 metres on the same track in March has proved to be a handy form guide over the years. Roman Time in 2007 won the Karrakatta Plate/Sires Produce Stakes double. Brava Fortune repeated the feat in 2008 and Motion Pictures followed in 2010. Several horses have won or placed well in both events over the years, therefore, punters ought to keep a close watch on runners in the Karrakatta Plate when picking a winner for the Sires Produce Stakes. Most recently in 2011, Single Spice ran fourth in the Karrakatta Plate and then upped the pace to finish second in the Sires Produce Stakes.
Level weights often suit the above average galloper who can take advantage of the conditions. However, the race is usually the first attempt at an extended distance of 1400m so fitness and maturity play a major role in selecting a winner as well. Many of the two year olds may head for a spell after the Sires Produce Stakes in order to return fresh in August.
Bomber Bill is among the top talent to win the Sires Produce Stakes in 1998 followed by Paradise Park a year later. Hardrada triumphed in 2002, Covertly added the title to her resume in 2004 while God Has Spoken won in 2009. The Sires Produce Stakes has a rich history with the first event held back in 1911 as a principal race. It was promoted to Group 2 in 1980 but has remained in the Group 3 league since 1991.
|Year||Perth Racing Sires Produce Stakes Winners|
|2009||God Has Spoken|
|1989||Send A Sign|
|1963||Son O' Minx|
|1928||Dawn Of Youth|