Scone Race Club Sires Produce Stakes 1948
Featured Image: The nomination form of the Sire of “Flying Queen” winner of the first “Sires’ Produce Stakes” run on “White Park Racecourse” – Scone
This much is typed running vertically on the bottom left hand corner of the nomination form.
One of the best initiatives by the nascent Scone Race Club 1947 was to implement the Scone Sires Produce Stakes at its Cup Meeting on Wednesday 19th May 1948. This became a prestige race for a number of years before falling into abeyance by the mid-1960s. Winning this race always featured prominently in catalogues for the sale of yearlings if they were related to the victor via their dams.
The race was modelled on similar races held at metropolitan tracks in the different States; the objectives including the promotion of Sires and also supplementary sponsorship contributing to the purse for the race by charging nomination fees for each sire. Progeny of stallions not nominated were ineligible to start. The owner of the Sire of the winner of the race received a prize of £25.
Golden Sovereign (Imp) was nominated by Herbert Thompson of Tarwyn Park Stud – Widden NSW