Sires Produce History

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Apr

The WA Sires Produce Stakes was first run in 1911 and won by Florabel, a daughter of Carbineer who was ridden by A.Audas.
The WA Sires Produce Stakes held Group 2 status for a decade: 1980 to 1990 and has raced at Group 3 level since 1991.
Notable winners include Eurythmic (1919), Chestillion (1960), Nicopolis (1962), Bomber Bill (1998), Covertly (2004) and God Has Spoken (2009).
13 horses have completed the Karrakatta Plate-Sires Produce double: Welkin Queen (Karrakatta 1914, Sires 1915), Eurythmic (Karrakatta 1918, Sires 1919), Dawn Of Youth (Karrakatta 1927, Sires 1928), Riveret (Karrakatta 1931, Sires 1932), Loyalist (Karrakatta 1938, Sires 1939), Ruby (Karrakatta 1940, Sires 1941), Nanna Tale (Karrakatta 1964, Sires 1965), Haze (Karrakatta 1965, Sires 1966), rare Sovereign (Karrakatta 1977, Sires 1978), Bomber Bill (1998), Roman Time (2007), Brava Fortune (2008), Motion Pictures (2010) and Luke’s Luck (2012).
4 horses have completed the Perth Stakes-Karrakatta Plate double: Send A Sign (1989), Snooping (1997), Bomber Bill (1998) and Paradis Park (1999).
3 horses have won the Gimcrack Stakes Karrakatta Plate double: Diamond Dash (2003), Paris Petard (2006) and Camporella (2013).
1 horse has won the Karrakatta Plate-Supremacy Stakes double: Denmarket (2005).
36 fillies have won the Sires Produce Stakes with the last Showy Chloe (2015).
Racing Machine (1999) was first past the post but lost on protest to Paradise Park.
Frank ‘Tiger’ Moore and Paul Harvey have ridden six winners each. Moore won his first aboard Winker (1952), second on Nicopolis (1962), the first of three in a row with Nannatale (1965), then Haze (1966) and Super Sam (1967) before partnering Red Crescent (1970).
22 years after Moore competed his final Sires victory, Harvey won his first after piloting Rapid Tripper (1992). He later scored on Snooping (1997), Miss Vandal (2001), Hardrada (2002), Denmarket (2005) and God Has Spoken (2009).
Frank Treen rode five winners: Aldon Queen (1955), Sanvista (1957), Geike (1961), Hispano (1968) and Roman Hills (1969).
The father and son combination of Peter Knuckey Snr and Peter Knuckey Jnr have each recorded one Sires success.
Knuckey Snr teamed up with Little Roderick (1964) while son Peter combined with Fred Kersley’s Roman Time (2007).
The Treffone brothers combined for eight wins in total.
Eric rode Gay Prince (1938), Knight Brook (1940) and Blue Stream (1946).
Reg piloted two winners as a jockey: Skyro (1942) and Westralian (1947) and prepared three as a trainer: Red Crescent (1970), Farranfore (1975) and Rolera (1977).
Reg Treffone’s grandson, Jason Brown, added his name to the Sires honour roll after saluting on Paradise Park (1999) for trainer, Len Morton.
Morton’s son, Dan, also shares a Sires with his father after Camporella won in 2013.
Hall of Fame trainer, Albert Jordan, has trained a record seven Sires’ winners: Maniana (1954), Fairflow (1956), Countess Blanche (1958), Kuantan (1959), Chestillion (1960), Nannatale (1965) and Hispano (1968).
Lou Luciani holds the next best record with four: Rapid Tripper (1992), Marooned Lady (1995), Snooping (1997) and Hardrada (2002).
The most successful barrier since 1990 has been gate eight with four wins.
Barriers one, three, five, and 12 have three wins apiece.
The least successful barriers are gates seven, 13, 15 and 16.

RWWA: Julio Santarelli