The ATC Sires Produce Stakes is a 1400 metre set weight race for two-year-olds run by the Australian Turf Club. The race is held in April at Randwick on the same day as the ATC Australian Derby.
- Race Type: Group 1, 2YO Set Weights
- Distance: 1,400 metres
- Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
- Date: Saturday 1 April 2017
The ATC Sires Produce Stakes has a long history and was first run in 1867 when it was won by Glencoe. It is the first opportunity for the two-year-olds to run over distances over 1200 metres and is a race for up-and-coming youngsters with middle distance and staying potential. Under set weights the colts and geldings carry 56.5kg and the fillies carry 54.5kg.
Horses that ran in the Group 1 Golden Slipper over 1200 metres often go on to run in the Sires Produce and their next race is usually the Champagne Stakes over 1600 metres on the last day of the Randwick Autumn Carnival. These three races are the two-year-old Triple Crown in Sydney.
ATC Sires Produce Stakes Final Field & Odds 2017
See below for early markets for this years ATC Sires Produce Stakes.‘Odds not currently available’
ATC Sires Produce Stakes Preview & Tips 2017
Track: Soft Weather: Overcast
There is a capacity field of 16 plus four emergencies for the $1,000,000 Inglis Sires Produce Stakes, and eight of them had their last start in the Golden Slipper. The early favourite is Frolic who ran home strongly for 2nd in the Slipper after winning the Inglis Classic and the Reisling. Second favourite is Tulip who was 3rd on protest in the Slipper following a good win in the Magic Night. Third in the market is Menari who was 3rd over the line in the Slipper but was relegated to 4th for causing interference.
Gunnison looks a strong contender as he has won both his starts, including the Todman, and has won a recent trial. Summer Passage is a beautifully-bred colt from New Zealand who has won his last 2 starts there with the latest a Group 1 win. Invader was a close 2nd in the Todman and looks suited by the extra 200m. Trapeze Artist won the Black Opal Stakes before 6th in the Slipper. The others runners are currently at 16 to 1 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|15 Tulip||15 Tulip||14 Frolic|
|14 Frolic||14 Frolic||15 Tulip|
|9 Summer Passage||6 Gunnison||9 Summer Passage|
|6 Gunnison||13 Astoria||6 Gunnison|
Past winners of the ATC Sires Produce Stakes:
Only a handful of horses have won all three legs of the Triple Crown and these were Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Tierce (1991), Burst (1992), Dance Hero (2004) and Pierro (2012).
In 2010 Michelle Payne became the first female jockey to win a Group 1 race at Randwick when she steered Yosei to victory in the Sires Produce. Another female, trainer Gai Waterhouse, has dominated this race since 2000 with winners Assertive Lad (2000), Hasna (2003), Dance Hero (2004), Fashions Afield (2005), Sebring (2008), Manhattan Rain (2009) and Pierro (2012).
Some of Australia’s top gallopers have won this race early in their careers such as Tulloch, Ajax, Furious, Eskimo Prince, Tontonan, Luskin Star, Snippets and Octagonal. After Octagonal won in 1995 he went on to win the 1995 WS Cox Plate (as a three-year-old), then the Sydney three-year-old autumn triple crown of the Randwick Guineas, Rosehill Guineas and the AJC Australian Derby plus several more Group 1 races. When Pierro won in 2012 his time of 1.21.47 broke the record set by Luskin Star that had stood since 1977.
|2017||Invader||Summer Passage||Trapeze Artist|
|2016||Yankee Rose||Telperion||Faraway Town|
|2015||Pride Of Dubai||Odyssey Moon (dead heat 2nd)||Rageese (dead heat 2nd)|
|2014||Peggy Jean||Scratch Me Lucky||Cornrow|
|2012||Pierro||All Too Hard||Limes|
|2011||Helmet||Uate||Pane In The Glass|
|2009||Manhattan Rain||Phelan Ready||Tickets|
|2008||Sebring||Samantha Miss||Love And Kisses|
|2006||Excites||Down The Wicket||My Middi|
|2004||Dance Hero||Wager||Fastnet Rock|
|2003||Hasna||Bushland||Al Jameel (NZ)|
|2001||Viscount||Royal Courtship||Ha Ha|