The 2016 Naturalism Stakes is a Group 3 race that takes place at Caulfield racecourse in September each year.
Run over a distance of 2,000 metres, the Naturalism Stakes is run as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The Naturalism Stakes is run under open quality handicap conditions and is worth [cf “prize_money”] in prize money.
The Naturalism Stakes was first run in 2000 when it was won by Celestial Show. Because it is a relatively young race, the Naturalism Stakes hasn’t had decades to develop a prestigious reputation like so many other races at Caulfield. Even so, the Naturalism Stakes has developed a following as a genuine test of skill for milers and stayers.
The Naturalism Stakes tends to attract horses who are well into the swing of their spring campaign and may be seeking a good step-up race before challenging greater distances such as 2400m events.
The race was originally run as a Listed race until 2009 when it was granted its Group 3 status. The Naturalism Stakes is usually a great guide to races such as the Yalumba Stakes, Group 1 Caulfield Cup, Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup or Group 1 Cox Plate.
Notable Naturalism Stakes winners include Sarrera (2005), Zipping (2006) and December Draw (2011).
2016 Naturalism Stakes Field
The 2016 Naturalism Stakes field will be publicly released on Wednesday, September 16th. Expect to see some top quality talent included in the 2016 Naturalism Stakes field as this year’s top runners ramp up their spring campaigns. When it becomes available, the 2015 Naturalism Stakes field will be published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||x0069x031x||GALLANTE (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Damien Oliver||5||58.5kg||107|
|2||101x9065x8||ALMOONQITH (USA)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||17||57.5kg||105|
|3||72217x20x9||EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Mark Zahra||4||57.5kg||105|
|4||33132114×2||REAL LOVE||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||10||57kg||108|
|5||x708757x56||TAIYOO||Darren Weir||Harry Coffey||3||56kg||102|
|6||1x45324x47||JAMEKA||Ciaron Maher||Nicholas Hall||1||55.5kg||105|
|7||x11120x984||MAGNAPAL||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||Luke Currie||13||55.5kg||101|
|8||0x25305x93||SET SQUARE||Ciaron Maher||Luke Nolen||18||55.5kg||105|
|9||4821x7x000||TALL SHIP (IRE)||Darren Weir||Michael Dee (a)||9||54kg||98|
|10||11x8331x07||BERISHA||Robert Smerdon||Chris Parnham||19||54kg||97|
|11||5400070711||GREAT ESTEEM||Stuart Webb||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||8||54kg||97|
|12||1x0x0730x5||OBSERVATIONAL (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Ben Melham||15||54kg||97|
|13||0171x110x2||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Glen Boss||2||54kg||97|
|14||2157134×64||SWACADELIC (GER)||Aaron Purcell||Ryan Maloney||7||54kg||94|
|15||35x8421x74||GABELLA (FR)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||20||54kg||93|
|16||1122x323x5||SECOND BULLET||Danny O’Brien||Damian Lane||11||54kg||93|
|17e||2x0071x070||ZANTECA (NZ)||Darren Weir||Craig Newitt||14||54kg||93|
|18e||673x7689x0||MANNDAWI (FR)||Darren Weir||–||16||54kg||92|
|19e||x976144x36||MASTER ZEPHYR (GB)||Darren Weir||–||6||54kg||87|
|20e||10x81642x4||THE BANDIT (JPN)||John Sadler||–||12||54kg||78|
2016 Naturalism Stakes Nominations
Due to be released on Monday September 14, the 2015 Naturalism Stakes nominations usually features a number of standout performers. The 2016 Naturalism Stakes nominations will be listed below.
Naturalism Stakes Results
Below you will find a list of Naturalism Stakes results and winning times since its inception in 2000.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Jameka||2 Gallante||3 Berisha||2:03.9|
|2015||1 Magnapal||2 The United States||3 Genuine Lad||2:02.7|
|2014||1 Gris Caro||2 Entirely Platinum||3 Bonfire||2:02.7|
|2013||1 Mr O’Ceirin||2 Kesampour||3 Bit Of Hell||2:07.2|
|2012||1 Folding Gear||2 Mr O’Ceirin||3 Exceptionally||2:03.1|
|2011||1 December Draw||2 At First Sight||3 Lucky Eighty Eight||2:02.2|
|2010||1 Rainbow Styling||2 Valdemoro||3 Moudre||2:01.6|
|2009||1 Red Lord||2 Light Vision||3 Majestical||2:04.0|
|2008||1 Zagreb||2 Light Vision||3 Baughurst||2.03.7|
|2007||1 Douro Valley||2 Maldivian||3 Dolphin Jo||2.01.3|
|2006||1 Zipping||2 Show Barry||3 Growl||2.01.8|
|2005||1 Sarrera||2 Emerald Jack||3 Swift Tango||2.06.9|
|2004||1 Confectioner||2 Evil Master||3 Devastating||2.05.1|
|2003||1 Rose Archway||2 Another Warrior||3 Vicksburg||2.03.5|
|2002||1 Pentastic||2 Spirit Of Westbury||3 Thong Classic||2.03.0|
|2001||1 Inaflury||2 Celestial Show||3 Natch||2.02.0|
|2000||1 Celestial Show||2 Ancient City||3 Prince Iluka||2.02.1|