How Now Stakes

Group 3

  • row1
    Date: Sep 19, 2020
  • row2
    Racecourse: Caulfield
  • row3
    Race Distance: 1,200m
  • row4
  • row5
    Prize Money: $160,000

The How Now Stakes is a 1200m Group 3 race for mares aged four years and older which is held at Caulfield Racecourse. It is raced with set weights and penalties and has a total prize pool of $160,000.

In 2019 the James Cummings-trained Manicure claimed victory in the How Now Stakes, beating out Angelic Ruler and Dawn Dawn. Manicure failed to win another race in the spring, but earlier in 2020 competed in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes.

Racing Sharks VIP Tips Package:

Click here for free horse racing tips

The How Now Stakes is named after the filly of the same name who won the Underwood Stakes back in 1976. The race was first run as the Cranbourne Daihatsu Stakes and was won by Snippets’ Lass. No horse has ever won the How Now Stakes in consecutive years, however in 2005, there was a dead heat between Sarah Michelle and Brindabella.

Last year’s winner Manicure won in 1:10.41 with Rachel King on board. However, it is Lovely Jubly that holds the fastest race time of the last 20 years, clocking 1:09.01 in 2003.

2020 How Now Stakes Field

1Spanish Whisper (9)J: Jye Mcneil 58kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes$13.00$3.70
2Humma Humma (13)J: Jamie Mott 57kg T: John Mcardle$6.00$2.25
3In Good Time (2)J: Michael Rodd 56kg T: T J Bartley$41.00$7.50
4Broadwayandfourth (1)J: Ben Melham 56kg T: Mitchell Freedman$21.00$5.00
5I Am Eloquent (8)J: Damien Oliver 56kg T: T Busuttin & N Young$21.00$5.00
6Lyre (3)J: Luke Currie 55kg T: A & S Freedman$2.60$1.35
7Fiesta (10)J: Michael Walker 55kg T: C J Waller$20.00$5.00
8Missile Mantra (7)J: Damian Lane 55kg T: P & P Snowden$10.00$3.20
9She’s A Thief (6)J: Daniel Stackhouse 55kg T: M D Moroney$17.00$4.50
10Our Campana (5)J: Luke Nolen 55kg T: P G Moody$34.00$6.50
11Jentico (4)J: Billy Egan 55kg T: T & C Mcevoy$34.00$6.50
12Felicia (12)J: Craig Williams 55kg T: D Binaisse$4.80$1.90
13Bons Abroad (11)J: Craig Newitt 55kg T: K L Corstens$26.00$6.00



2019 – Manicure (1:10.41)
2018 – Winter Bride (1:09.94)
2017 – Savanna Amour (1:09.42)
2016 – Secret Agenda (1:12.29)
2015 – Politeness (1:10.76)
2014 – Girl Guide (1:10.25)
2013 – Catkins (1:12.50)
2012 – Detours (1:10.42)
2011 – Sister Madly (1:10.36)
2010 – Valentine Miss (1:09.37)