How Now Stakes

  • Date: September 17th
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1,200m
  • Conditions: 4YO&UP Mares SWP
  • Prize Money: $150,000

2016 How Now Stakes News

Ocean Embers Storms Home Late In Ladbrokes Cockram Stakes

Ocean Embers Storms Home Late In Ladbrokes Cockram Stakes

Ocean Embers stormed home from the tail of the field to record a very impressive victory in the 2016 Ladbrokes Cockram Stakes at Caulfield this afternoon.

Ocean Embers finished over the top of her rivals to win the Ladbrokes Cockram Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Ocean Embers was settled towards …

The Group 3 2016 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.

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The How Now Stakes is worth 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).

2016 How Now Stakes Field

The event has grown ever popular lately. The 2016 How Now Stakes field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 7317x340x4 MY POPPETTE Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 3 58kg 84
2 20x411L0x5 MISS PROMISCUITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 8 57kg 102
3 0x0x653331 VIBRANT ROUGE Michael Kent Luke Nolen 1 57kg 91
4 221x27024x SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Damien Oliver 6 57kg 96
5 5080x70x36 ATMOSPHERICAL Robert Smerdon Nicholas Hall 10 56kg 95
6 2114160×86 SHAKESPEAREAN LASS Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 5 56kg 92
7 016x24088x EXCLUSIVE LASS Nigel Blackiston Michael Walker 9 56kg 85
8 55x581804x EVERY FAITH Robert Smerdon Ryan Maloney 4 55kg 84
9 1×51832150 A LOTTA LOVE Sam Pritchard-Gordon Chris Parnham 2 55kg 87
10 110×149914 ANDRASSY Allison Sheehan Ben Melham 11 55kg 84
11 2x2422x11 AMERISTRALIA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Patrick Moloney 7 55kg 65

2016 How Now Stakes Nominations

Referred to as the Sportingbet Sprint Series Heat 2 Stakes nominations, they will be released on Monday, September 14. The 2015 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