Red Anchor Stakes News

Eleven runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Red Anchor Stakes (1200m); offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Ken’s Dream remains an outright $3.10 favourite for success in 2016 Red Anchor Stakes betting markets at…


Red Anchor Stakes

The Red Anchor Stakes is a Group 3 thoroughbred horse race run over a distance of 1,200 metres. It is for three-year-olds under set weight plus penalties conditions. The race offers a $150,000 purse and takes place at the Moonee Valley racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Carnival. While the name was briefly changed to the Australia Stakes in 2009, it changed back to the Red Anchor Stakes prior to the 2012 event. The Red Anchor Stakes is now sometimes referred to as the Telstra Phonewords Stakes.

The 2016 Red Anchor Stakes will be held on Saturday, October 22nd.

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The Red Anchor Stakes shares the Cox Plate Day race card with a number of major races. These include:

Red Anchor Stakes Betting

The race is held on Cox Plate Day. As the Cox Plate is one of the two major races to be held before the Melbourne Cup, it generally draws the majority of the betting action. Nevertheless, the Red Anchor Stakes still generates a fair amount of attention as it has developed a reputation for being a race for a high class of three-year-old contenders. Punters who include smaller races such as this one in their betting strategy usually have a better chance of finishing the day with a profit. Keep this in mind when you’re trying to decide if the Red Anchor Stakes is worth placing a bet.

If you are looking to place a wager on the Red Anchor Stakes choose a horse of a higher calibre as these types will fare better because of the set weight with penalties conditions. In fact, past winners have been above-average gallopers. You will often find the best odds on the Presentation Stakes on sites such as Ladbrokes.com.au and bookmaker.com.au. In addition to the best odds, these sites allow punters to read up on the race with such helpful betting tools as form guides, the latest field, and even a few betting tips.

Red Anchor Stakes Field

The race doesn’t normally have much influence when it comes to the bigger carnival races, so look to other events for insight on potential Melbourne and Caulfield Cup winners. As mentioned above, this race tends to favour above average three-year-olds due to the set weight conditions. While future Melbourne Cup stars aren’t the norm in the Red Anchor Stakes, Sedation (1998 winner) did go on to take a win in the Sandown Guineas.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW