The 2016 [cf “race_name”] is the final event in the three race Sportingbet Sprint Series. Officially registered as the Northwood Plume Stakes, this race is referred to as the [cf “race_name”] due to a sponsorship agreement.
Raced over 1200m (like the rest of the series), the [cf “race_name”] is a set weights with penalties contest for mares aged four years and older. Because of the race conditions, you can usually expect the classier types to come out on top.
The [cf “race_name”] is worth $150,000, with a $50,000 bonus to the winner if they previously won one of the two heats.
Held on Caulfield Guineas Day, the [cf “race_name”] sits on an absolutely massive racing program. A total of ten black-type events are held on the day, which include the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, Group 1 Caulfield Stakes, Group 1 Thousand Guineas, Group 1 Toorak Handicap, Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes, Group 2 Schillaci Stakes, Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes, Listed Debutant Stakes and Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes.
The How Now Stakes and Cockram Stakes are two of the more popular lead up races to the [cf “race_name”]. The Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) held at Rosehill is another viable option.
After the [cf “race_name”], the classier mares often progress onto fairly prestigious events such as the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes.
Originally, the Northwood Plume Stakes was named after the horses of the same name, who took out the Thousand Guineas in 1994. In 2013, the [cf “race_name”] was recognised with an upgrade to Group 3 status. The race, along with the other two events in the series, provides an important opportunity for mares to showcase their skills.
The [cf “race_name”] has gone by a few different labels prior to the current sponsorship, including the Carlton Draught Northwood Plume Stakes and the Le Tan Stakes.
Notable [cf “race_name”] winners include Crimson Reign (2005), Belong To Many (2008) and Serene Star (2012).
2016 [cf “race_name”] Field
The [cf “race_name”] field usually contains a fairly classy set of mares. Those horses which make it into the final [cf “race_name”] field usually have fairly decent black-type experience and can stand up against some of the better colts and geldings.
The 2016 [cf “race_name”] field is now published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||118x227x43||MISS GUNPOWDER||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||11||58kg||85|
|2||21x27024x1||SECRET AGENDA||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||10||57kg||100|
|3||234x11212x||SILENT SEDITION||Andrew Noblet||Craig Williams||6||57kg||85|
|4||1x34127x42||SHEIDEL||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||James McDonald||9||56kg||102|
|5||16x24088x3||EXCLUSIVE LASS||Nigel Blackiston||Michael Walker||13||56kg||88|
|6||90x561324x||FORGERESS||Quinton Scott||Nicholas Hall||2||55kg||86|
|7||x518321504||A LOTTA LOVE||Sam Pritchard-Gordon||Craig Newitt||8||55kg||87|
|8||122225×602||MOSSIN’ AROUND||Grahame Begg||Hugh Bowman||3||55kg||76|
|9||312x3286x5||JALAN JALAN||Colin Little||Luke Nolen||4||55kg||78|
|10||1x321x11x2||RAVI||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||14||55kg||87|
|11||44×9583244||FRILL SEEKING||Matthew Smith||Damian Lane||1||55kg||80|
|12||0337×85341||NOT A HAPPY CAMPER||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Ben Melham||12||55kg||77|
|13||28416×1921||LAKE COMO (NZ)||Pat Hyland||Corey Brown||7||55kg||74|
|14||2x2422x111||AMERISTRALIA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||5||55kg||70|
2016 [cf “race_name”] Nominations
The [cf “race_name”] nominations are usually a fairly inclusive list of the top mares currently in the midst of their racing campaign. Mares target the [cf “race_name”] nominations following decent runs earlier in the spring, and as a result there’s usually a bit of form for punters to look to.
The 2016 [cf “race_name”] nominations will be published here on Monday, October 5th.
[cf “race_name”] Results
[cf “race_name”] results and winning times since 2005 are listed below.
|2016||1 Sheidel||2 Silent Sedition||3 A Lotta Love||1:09.04|
|2015||1 Politeness||2 Wawall||3 Bring Me The Maid||1:09.74|
|2014||1 Griante||2 Girl Guide||3 Shamal Wind||1:09.98|
|2013||1 Aerobatics||2 Assertive Eagle||3 Counted||1:10.4|
|2012||1 Serene Star||2 Koonoomoo||3 Miss Marx||1:09.7|
|2011||1 Hinemoa||2 Celts||3 Lady Mahler||1:09.8|
|2010||1 Avenue||2 Red Flair||3 Dorf Command||1:09.2|
|2009||1 Our Lona||2 Tootsie||3 Velocitea||1:09.4|
|2008||1 Belong To Many||2 Bel Mer||3 Hanna Rossa||1.10.7|
|2007||1 Storm Signal||2 Soleil||3 Paris Zero||1:10.5|
|2006||1 Personal Ensign||2 Pasikatera||3 Storm Signal||1:09.9|
|2005||1 Crimson Reign||2 Aqua D’amore||3 Unabated||1:10.7|