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The Group 3 2017 How Now Stakes is run at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse in September each year. The race takes place as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The How Now Stakes is worth [cf “prize money”] in prize money and run over a distance of 1,200 metres. Run under set weights plus penalty conditions, the race is open to mares aged four years and older only. As a result, the How Now Stakes tends to attract a top quality field each year, with highly experienced mares from around the country targeting the event as part of their spring campaign. Often, Group 1 winning horses will contest the How Now Stakes.

The How Now Stakes was first run in 1999 when it was won by Snippets’ Lass. At that time, it was awarded Listed status and was not elevated to a Group 3 race until 2003. The How Now Stakes has been known by a variety of different names since its inception, including the Cranbourne Daihatsu Stakes, Dairy Farmers’ Mile Stakes and Dubai International Stakes. It is currently referred to as the Ladbrokes Odds Boost Stakes.

The How Now Stakes is often contested by horses that have experienced success in races earlier in the spring carnival, such as the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes or the Group 3 Cockram Stakes. Those mares that perform well in the How Now Stakes may then go on to run in races like the Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes or the Group 3 Champagne Stakes at Moonee Valley.

The How Now Stakes is run on Underwood Stakes Day and shares its day with the Group 1 Underwood Stakes and Group 3 Naturalism Stakes.

Notable How Now Stakes winners include Taimana (2002), Miss Judgement (2007), Valentine Miss (2010) and Sister Madly (2011).

2017 How Now Stakes Field

The event has grown ever popular lately. The 2017 How Now Stakes field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 21x242212x PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 1 58kg 101
2 431311214x KENEDNA Darren Weir John Allen 10 58kg 93
3 17731x1x71 SAVANNA AMOUR Chris Meagher Brad Rawiller 14 58kg 99
4 110x15028x LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) Stuart Webb Luke Currie 4 58kg 92
5 11410x21x7 FUHRYK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Beau Mertens (a) 6 57kg 95
6 2451x493x1 RAVI Peter & Paul Snowden 5 57kg 102
7 5x19242x14 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 15 56kg 107
8 430x10210x MISS GUNPOWDER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Dee 11 56kg 95
9 1122x2220x ELLICAZOOM Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 13 56kg 82
10 70x2766x74 I AM ZELADY Phillip Stokes Noel Callow 7 55kg 90
11 300x3097x0 MISS COVER GIRL Darren Weir Damian Lane 16 55kg 99
12 134x48x04x NOW OR LATER (IRE) Robert Smerdon Ryan Maloney 2 55kg 95
13 4x26x52x35 SELITA Mark Newnham Luke Nolen 12 55kg 81
14 101715763x DEJA BLUE Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 8 55kg 83
15 6x4651512x MOONLITES CHOICE Darren Weir Dean Yendall 3 55kg 78
16 23x2908x42 MODERN WONDER Leon & Troy Corstens Michael Walker 17 55kg 73
17e 7x1702134x SAVAJU (NZ) Shaun Dwyer Ms Nikita Beriman 9 55kg 71

2017 How Now Stakes Nominations

Referred to as the Sportingbet Sprint Series Heat 2 Stakes nominations, they will be released on Monday, September 18. The 2017 How Now Stakes nominations will be listed below.

How Now Stakes Results

Below you will find a list of How Now Stakes results since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2016 1 Secret Agenda 2 Every Faith 3 Exclusive Lass  1:12.2
2015 1 Politeness 2 Griante 3 Jessy Belle  1:10.7
2014 1 Girl Guide 2 A Time For Julia 3 Shamal Wind  1:10.3
2013 1 Catkins 2 Hi Belle 3 Flash Of Doubt  1:12.5
2012 1 Detours 2 Classy Chloe 3 Mrs Onassis  1:10.4
2011 1 Sister Madly 2 Valentine Miss 3 Lone Rock  1:10.3
2010 1 Valentine Miss 2 I’m A Hussy 3 Red Flair  1:09.3
2009 1 Velocitea 2 Neroli 3 Dollops  1:11.4
2008 1 Vivacious Spirit 2 Benatar 3 Vormista  1:10.5
2007 1 Miss Judgement 2 Juste Momente 3 Flying Object  1.09:8
2006 1 Queen Of The Hill 2 Megadeal 3 Nuclear Free  1:10.9
2005 1 Sarah Michelle =1 2 Brindabella =1 3 Little Chloe  1:13.9
2004 1 Strikeline 2 Solar Antiquity 3 Skewiff  1:10.5
2003 1 Lovely Jubly 2 Infinite Grace 3 Astaroth  1:09.0
2002 1 Taimana 2 Calming 3 Galapagos Girl  1:09.8
2001 1 Miss Power Bird 2 Purple Groove 3 Dynamic Love  1:11.3
2000 1 Piavonic 2 Nova Clause 3 Clemens Belle  1:10.3

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