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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.

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

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.

Year Results Winning Time
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

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