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.
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.
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.
|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|