A chestnut son of Sea Anchor (IRE) from the mare Decoy Girl (GB) by Decoy Boy, he was foaled in 1981 in New Zealand and was trained by trainer Tommy Smith after originally being trained by Paul Sutherland.
His promising career was cut short by injury and he was retired from racing during his three-year-old season.
In 1985 he was awarded the Australian Horse of the Year award.
Red Anchor died in 2001.
14 starts - 9 wins, 4 seconds, 1 third
Red Anchor won the following major races:
- 1984 AJC Champagne Stakes – (1,600m) – G1
- 1984 MVRC W.S. Cox Plate – (2,040m) – G1
- 1984 VATC Caulfield Guineas – (1,600m) – G1
- 1984 VRC Victoria Derby – (2,500m) – G1
- 1984 MVRC Moonee Valley Stakes – (1,600m) – G2
- 1984 QTC Sires’ Produce Stakes – (1,400m) – G2
- 1984 Tatt’s NSW Roman Consul Stakes – (1,200m) – Listed
- 1985 AJC Apollo Stakes – (1,400m) – G2
- ↑ Digby, John; "Thoroughbred Families and Sires of Australian and New Zealand", AJC & VRC, 2002