Naturalism Stakes

Naturalism Stakes

Group Three Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024
Location: Caulfield Racecourse – Melbourne, Victoria
Prize Money: $200,000
Distance: 2000m

The Group 3 Naturalism Stakes is a 2000m event held at Caulfield Racecourse in September each year.

As of 2024, the Naturalism Stakes is run for $200,000 and is often used as a catapult towards runs in a Caulfield Cup (2400m) or Melbourne Cup (3200m).

The race is currently run as the MRC Foundation Cup, but is registered as the Naturalism Stakes.

First run in 1993, the Naturalism Stakes is named after the Lee Freedman-trained superstar Naturalism who claimed Group 1 glory in races like the Australian Derby (2400m) and Caulfield Stakes (2000m).

The winner of the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes receives ballot exemption in the Caulfield Cup.

Jameka (2016) is the only horse to complete the Naturalism Stakes/Caulfield Cup double.

2024 Naturalism Stakes Betting Odds

Odds for the 2024 Naturalism Stakes are currently unavailable.

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The Naturalism Stakes 2023 Final Field

HorseBetting will update this page when the 2024 Naturalism Stakes final field is released.

Previous Naturalism Stakes Field

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
    Blake Shinn
    2 Silks
    Mike Moroney
    Jye McNeil
    3 Silks
    Floating Artist
    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
    Mark Zahra
    4 Silks
    Regal Power
    John Leek (Jnr)
    Beau Mertens
    5 Silks
    Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
    Jordan Childs
    6 Silks
    Daqiansweet Junior
    Phillip Stokes
    Daniel Stackhouse
    7 Silks
    Chris Waller
    Damien Oliver
    8 Silks
    Uncle Bryn
    Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
    John Allen
    9 Silks
    Virtuous Circle
    Liam Howley
    Billy Egan
    10 Silks
    Bear Story
    Clinton McDonald
    Blaike McDougall
    11 Silks
    Mike Moroney
    Patrick Moloney
    12 Silks
    Berkeley Square
    Dan O’Sullivan
    Harry Coffey
    13 Silks
    Hasta La War
    Sue Murphy
    Linda Meech
    14 Silks
    The Summit
    Ben, Will & JD Hayes
    Michael Dee
    15 Silks >Timour
    Chris Waller
    Craig Williams
    16 Silks
    Future History
    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
    Carleen Hefel
    17 Silks
    Alaskan God (1E)
    Daniel Morton
    Jamie Kah
    18 Silks
    Reo (2E)
    Richard Laming
    Craig Newitt
    19 Silks
    Brayden Star (3E)
    Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
    Craig Newitt
    20 Silks
    She’s Fit (4E)
    Daniel Morton
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks Gold Trip Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 6 60kg
    2 Silks Earlswood Maddie Raymond Damian Lane 15 58kg
    3 Silks Grand Promenade Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 3 57kg
    4 Silks Sheraz Chris Waller Damien Oliver 14 57kg
    5 Silks Elephant Emma-Lee & David Browne Jordan Childs 10 56.5kg
    6 Silks Chapada Mike Moroney Daniel Stackhouse 9 56kg
    7 Silks Daqiansweet Junior Phillip Stokes Jamie Kah 7 56kg
    8 Silks Crystal Pegasus Chris Waller Craig Williams 8 55.5kg
    9 Silks Midnight Blue Danny O’Brien Damien Thornton 4 54.5kg
    10 Silks Lunar Flare Grahame Begg Michael Dee 11 54kg
    11 Silks Emissary Mike Moroney Jye McNeil 2 54kg
    12 Silks Aleas Chris Waller Brett Prebble 13 54kg
    13 Silks Smokin’ Romans Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ethan Brown 12 54kg
    14 Silks Uncle Bryn Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 1 54kg
    15 Silks The Amazonian Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Patrick Moloney 5 54kg

2023 Naturalism Stakes result

1stUncle Bryn (+2500)
2ndFloating Artist (-142.86)
3rdAlaskan God (+180)

Recent Naturalism Stakes results

  • Jockey John Allen took out back-to-back Group 3 features at Caulfield, as Uncle Bryn ($31.00) proved too good in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m). The Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained gelding has taken dramatic improvement after being well-beaten in the Listed Heatherlie Stakes (1700m) three weeks ago, courtesy of a tremendous steer by John Allen. He box-seated the entire journey aboard the lightly raced five-year-old, and once he pushed the button, managed to put a margin on his rivals, signifying the 2400m journey of a Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) might be right up his ally. The son of Sea The Stars coasted through the line in the end, while race favourite Floating Artist ($2.80) didn’t lose any admirers running into the quinella spot, with Alaskan God ($7.00) running boldly into third.
  • Smokin’ Romans has qualified for the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) with a gritty on-speed performance to win the Group 3 MRC Foundation Cup (2000m) at Caulfield in the hands of Ethan Brown. The New Zealand-bred son of Ghibellines leapt from 57th in order of entry to be free from the ballot for a Caulfield Cup start after staving off the challenge of Uncle Bryn ($7.50) and stablemate Gold Trip ($3.80) to score by three-quarters of a length. It was the eighth career victory for the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained stayer who was a firmer in the market in the rain-softened conditions, eventually starting at $8. Having gained a relatively uncontested lead, Brown upped the tempo from the 700m mark, where he had his rivals chasing, with Smokin’ Romans having enough left in the tank to fend off his rivals.
  • Nonconformist booked his way into the Caulfield Cup after a narrow win in the 2021 MRC Foundation Cup at Caulfield. Starting a $4.20 favourite in the Group 3, Nonconformist fended off the challenge from Delphi ($8) to claim the victory in the 2000m race which offers ballot exemption into the Caulfield Cup. Trained by Grahame Begg, the five-year-old son of Rebel Raider nearly won his way into the Caulfield Cup when second to Mount Popa in the Mornington Cup in March, with Begg calling his Group 3 win “second time lucky”. Nonconformist’s win was the gelding’s third win at Caulfield, which includes a 3.75 length romp on debut and a victory in the Group 3 Coongy Cup, which also offered ballot exemption to the Caulfield Cup but Begg elected to bypass the race 12 months ago. After two promising first-up runs in the PB Lawrence Stakes and Feehan Stakes, the five-year-old was set to peak third-up and did so in style.
  • The Danny O’Brien-trained Orderofthegarter rocketed into Caulfield Cup favouritism after winning a golden ticket into the race with his 2020 victory in the Naturalism Stakes. Jockey Damien Oliver said Orderofthegarter had snuck into next month’s Group One race with a light weight and would be a great chance with just 50kg. O’Brien said it was a great ride from Oliver, who placed him where they had planned pre-race which was just behind the speed. It was 30 years ago at the corresponding meeting that Oliver recorded his first win at Group One level when he took out the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes on Submariner. Oliver won’t be able to ride the 50kg allotted to Orderofthegarter and O’Brien suggested that Daniel Moor could snare the plum mount. Orderofthegarter ($2.90) defeated Chapada ($21) by three-quarters of a length with Steel Prince ($11) a short-head away third.
  • Master trainer Chris Waller managed to train the quinella in the 2019 Naturalism Stakes when Brimham Rocks ($21) beat home stablemate So You Win ($12) in an upset result. Before the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes, Waller’s Fastnet Rock six-year-old Brimham Rocks was 75th on the Caulfield Cup order of entry with 52kg but when winning the Naturalism was ballot-exempt from the $5 million feature. Brimham Rocks had two unplaced runs first and second-up in the Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury and then the Chelmsford Stakes before returning to the winners’ stall in the Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield. It was the import’s first win in over 700 days with Brimham Rocks previously a maiden down under, his last victory being at York in October of 2017.

Naturalism Stakes winners

Naturalism Stakes Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2022 Uncle Bryn John Allen Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
2022 Smokin’ Romans Ethan Brown Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2021 Nonconformist Jordan Childs Grahame Begg
2020 Orderofthegarter Damien Oliver Danny O’Brien
2019 Brimham Rocks Michael Walker Chris Waller
2018 Night’s Watch Damian Lane Darren Weir
2017 Harlem Dwayne Dunn David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2016 Jameka Nicholas Hall Ciaron Maher
2015 Magnapal Luke Currie Terry & Karina O’Sullivan
2014 Gris Caro Ben Melham Jake Stephens
2013 Mr O’Ceirin Glen Boss Ciaron Maher
2012 Folding Gear Ben Melham Lee & Shannon Hope
2011 December Draw Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh
2010 Rainbow Styling Chris Munce Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
2009 Red Lord Damien Oliver Anthony Cummings
2008 Zagreb Craig Williams David Hayes
2007 Douro Valley Darren Beadman Danny O’Brien
2006 Zipping Steven Arnold Graeme Rogerson
2005 Sarrera Greg Childs Mike Moroney
2004 Confectioner Nash Rawiller Tony McEvoy
2003 Rose Archway Damien Oliver Clarry Conners
2002 Pentastic Brett Prebble David Hall
2001 Inaflury Steven Arnold Cliff Brown
2000 Celestial Show Jason Brown Len Morton

Naturalism Stakes winners pre-2000

Naturalism Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
1999 Second Coming
1998 Our Unicorn
1997 Skybeau
1996 Peep On The Sly
1995 Campaign Warrior
1994 Top Rating
1993 Golden Serpent
1992 Three Pals
1991 Newbury Star
1990 Just A Dancer
1989 Tiendi
1988 Ebeli Show
1987 Tristram
1986 Sea Legend
1985 Top Banner
1984 Mapperley Heights
1983 Mevron Boy
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