The Naturalism Stakes is a Group 3 open handicap race held at Caulfield Racecourse. It is worth $160,000, raced over 2000m and is also known as the MRC Foundation Cup.
In 2020 the Naturalism Stakes will be run on Saturday, September 19, which is the same day as the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.
Michael Walker rode Brimham Rocks to victory in the 2019 Naturalism Stakes, with So You Win and Sikandarabad making up the places. Those who backed the gelding were rewarded in a big way as the runner had a starting price of $21.
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The Naturalism Stakes was first run in 1983 as the VATC Royal Show Handicap and was won by Mevron Boy. Since then a number of top horses have claimed victory in the race, including Zipping, Jameka and Harlem.
The race is named after star horse Naturalism who took home wins in races such as the Australian Derby, Turnbull Stakes, Rosehill Guineas and Caulfield Stakes.
2019 winner Brimham Rocks took home the win in 2:02.39, and although it was a solid time it wasn’t close to the quickest race time of the past 20 years. That honour belongs to Harlem, who in 2017 rocketed home in 2:00.43.
2020 Naturalism Stakes Field
|1||Mirage Dancer (13)J: Ben Melham 61kg T: T Busuttin & N Young||$12.00||$3.80||Bet Now|
|2||Cape Of Good Hope (5)J: Jamie Mott 60.5kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes||$126.00||$26.00||Bet Now|
|3||Dr Drill (6)J: Craig Williams 59kg T: C Maher & D Eustace||$5.00||$2.00||Bet Now|
|4||Haky (15)J: Declan Bates 59kg T: Archie Alexander||$21.00||$6.00||Bet Now|
|5||Shared Ambition (9)J: Unknown 59kg T: C J Waller||$0.00||$0.00|
|6||Steel Prince (3)J: Jye Mcneil 58.5kg T: A & S Freedman||$34.00||$8.00||Bet Now|
|7||Mahamedeis (1)J: Rhys Mcleod 57.5kg T: Nick Ryan||$14.00||$4.20||Bet Now|
|8||Gallic Chieftain (7)J: Damian Lane 56.5kg T: Archie Alexander||$61.00||$16.00||Bet Now|
|9||Orderofthegarter (4)J: Damien Oliver 56kg T: D T O’brien||$4.20||$1.80||Bet Now|
|10||In Good Health (17)J: Luke Nolen 55kg T: P G Moody||$21.00||$6.00||Bet Now|
|11||Chapada (8)J: Daniel Stackhouse 55kg T: M D Moroney||$21.00||$6.00||Bet Now|
|12||Dabiyr (2)J: Michael Walker 55kg T: C J Waller||$13.00||$4.00||Bet Now|
|13||Polly Grey (12)J: John Allen 55kg T: C J Waller||$20.00||$5.50||Bet Now|
|14||Game Keeper (10)J: Luke Currie 55kg T: T & C Mcevoy||$7.00||$2.50||Bet Now|
|15||Think We’re Due (16)J: William Pike 55kg T: Andrew Noblet||$26.00||$6.50||Bet Now|
|16||Djukon (19)J: Unknown 55kg T: C J Waller||$0.00||$0.00|
|17||The King (20)J: Dean Yendall 55kg T: L Smith||$91.00||$21.00||Bet Now|
|18||Kinane (14)J: Michael Dee 55kg T: C J Waller||$7.00||$2.50||Bet Now|
|19||Super Girl (11)J: Billy Egan 55kg T: Joshua Julius||$51.00||$12.00||Bet Now|
|20||Shandy (18)J: Unknown 55kg T: M Ellerton & S Zahra||$10.00||$3.30||Bet Now|
NATURALISM STAKES WINNERS
2019 – Brimham Rocks (2:02.39)
2018 – Night’s Watch (2:02.19)
2017 – Harlem (2:00.43)
2016 – Jameka (2:03.97)
2015 – Magnapal (2:02.78)
2014 – Gris Caro (2:02.67)
2013 – Mr O’Ceirn (2:07.23)
2012 – Folding Gear (2:03.16)
2011 – December Draw (2:02.28)
2010 – Rainbow Styling (2:01.68)