The Red Anchor Stakes is a Group 3 event for three-year-olds that takes place at Moonee Valley racecourse during the Melbourne spring racing carnival each year in October. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weight plus penalty conditions and worth $150,000 in prize money. The 2019 Red Anchor Stakes was won by Sartorial Splendor from Condo's Express with Three Beans third.
Held on the same day as the feature event of the Moonee Valley Racing Club, the Group 1 WS Cox Plate, the Red Anchor Stakes race has been run as the 'Telstra PhoneWords Stakes' in recent years.
|Date:||Saturday 24th October 2020|
|Track:||Moonee Valley racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||3yo - Set Weights + Penalty|
|2019 Winner:||Sartorial Splendor|
The Red Anchor Stakes is run over the same trip as the Group 1 Manikato Stakes on Cox Plate eve but this race is for three-year-olds only. The set weight conditions of the race lends itself to the better 3yo gallopers engaged and previous history suggests the race will be taken out by an above average three-year-old rather than a top liner.
Held on on Moonee Valley's biggest race day of the year on Cox Plate day, the Red Anchor Stakes has grown into a nice little race for three-year-olds and compliments a top program of racing at the Valley.
Sartorial Splendor (2019) ran tird in a BM64 race over 955m at Moonee Valley before scoring a comfortable victory in this event for the John Sadler stable.
Recent Red Anchor Stakes winners include Charge (2018) and Eptimum (2017).
Winners of this race don't generally have much of an impact on the major spring races to come and the last galloper of note to win anything relevant was Avenue (2009) who went on to win & place in mutliple group races, while Sedation (1998) managed to win the Gr2 Sandown Guineas at his next start.
Lone Rock (3rd in 2010) won the Group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville the following autumn.
1. $3.30 Sartorial Splendor 57.0 Jamie Kah
2. $3.00 Condo's Express 58.0 Damien Oliver
3. $9.00 Three Beans 57.0 Dwayne Dunn
4. $12.00 Heyington Station 57.0 John Allen
5. $51.00 Truffle House 57.0 Luke Currie
6. $51.00 Mister Yu Shu 57.0 Clayton Douglas
7. $11.00 Cielo D'oro 57.0 Craig Williams
8. $7.00 Lucifer's Reward 57.0 Jamie Mott
9. $17.00 Viking Warrior 57.0 Mark Zahra
Margins: 1.75 len, 0.10 len
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|2019||Sartorial Splendor||Condo's Express||Three Beans||1:11.2|
|2016||Archives||Crafty||Big John Cannon||1:12.1|
|2013||Thermal Current||Not Listenin'tome||Selectify||1:11.3|
|2012||Hidden Warrior||Haussmann||Chosen Moment||1:11.2|
|2011||Karuta Queen||Miss Stellabelle||Amah Rock||1:10.6|
|2010||That's Not It||Happy Trails||Lone Rock||1:11.6|
|2008||Millbank||Gold In Dubai||Montana Flyer||1:11.1|
|2007||Royal Asscher||El Mandon||Wilsons Promontory||1:11.2|
|2006||Corton Charlemagne||Far Horizons||Evacuate||1:11.6|
|2005||Coronga||Facing The Breeze||Angkhasa||1:12.6|
|2002||Yell||Tycoon Ruler||Before Too Long||1:10.9|
|2000||Sound The Alarm||Wurabinda||Senet Pete||1:12.1|
|1996||Spartacus||Blazing Reality||Tarnpir Lane||1:13.1|
|1995||Captive||Tuscany Flyer||Aural Sculpture||1:10.3|
|1994||Cannibal King||Hunza Court||Danzero||1:11.1|
|1992||Snow Lord||Awesome Force||Simonstad||1:14.8|
|1991||Hula Grey||Laser Beam||Naturalism||1:14.0|
|1989||Hot Arch||Street Ruffian||Rechabite||1:09.9|
|1988||Clay Hero||Kingston Heritage||Candy Is Dandy||1:10.7|