Sires' Produce Stakes facts and figures

By: Friday 3 April 2020

SIRES' PRODUCE STAKES

1400m, $500,000 Group One for two-year-olds at Randwick

* Prize money halved for this year because of coronavirus pandemic and reduced wagering income

HISTORY

* First run in 1867 when won by Glencoe

* Some greats of the Australasian turf have won the race including Furious (1921), Hall Mark (1933), Ajax (1937), Shannon (1944), Tulloch (1957), Fine And Dandy (1959), Wenona Girl (1960), Time And Tide (1963), Eskimo Prince (1964), Black Onyx (1968), Baguette (1970), Toy Show (1975), Luskin Star (1977), Snippets (1987), Octagonal (1995), Pierro (2012) and Yankee Rose (2016)

* Second leg of the Sydney two-year-old triple crown which also comprises the Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) and Champagne Stakes (1600m)

* Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Tierce (1991), Burst (1992), Dance Hero (2004) and Pierro (2012) have won the triple crown

* Gai Waterhouse has trained the most winners with seven. Her most recent winner was Pierro. Tulloch Lodge does not have a runner this year

* Shane Dye is the most successful jockey with six wins from 13 rides.

TALKING POINTS

* There will be no triple crown winner this year with Golden Slipper winner Farnan not running

* Three Golden Slipper runners backing up - Mamaragan (3rd) Prague (6th) King's Legacy (9th)

* Since 2000 Gai Waterhouse has trained seven winners, including Sebring and Pierro but she does not have a runner this year

WHAT CONNECTIONS ARE SAYING

"I'm happy to have all three horses there and all three have genuine winning chances" Peter Snowden, co-trainer of Aim, Bartley and King's Legacy

"The best lead-up form for the Sires' is always the Slipper and he's probably the horse that's come out of that that's done the best. So you'd probably say on form he's the one to beat" Mamaragan's trainer John Thompson

"The only time she has drawn well this preparation she ran third in the Sweet Embrace. Hopefully the barrier draw (4) helps. I think she's well over the odds" Dismissal's trainer Gary Portelli

"It wouldn't surprise me. He is my pick out of the three of them. It doesn't matter if it's wet or dry with him. He's a nice horse" Cultural Amnesia's trainer Gerald Ryan who also saddles Mission River and Return With Honour