Naturalism Stakes Race Information

The Naturalism Stakes is a 2000 quality handicap race run by the Melbourne Racing Club in mid-September. It is held at Caulfield on Underwood Stakes day.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 2000 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $200,000
  • Date: Saturday 23 September 2023

Naturalism Stakes Race History

See the 2023 Naturalism Stakes Preview and results

See the 2022 MRC Foundation Cup Preview and results

See the 2021 Naturalism Stakes Preview and results

See the 2020 Naturalism Stakes Preview and results

The race was first run over 1600m at Caulfield in 1983 and was won by Mevron Boy. The distance was increased to 2000m in 1994 and in 2009 it was upgraded from a Listed race to a Group 3 race.

From 2007 onwards the winner of this race has been exempt from the Caulfield Cup ballot.

Naturalism Stakes Facts

Last mare to win; Jameka (2016)

Multiple winners: none

Fastest time (2000m): Harlem (2017) 2:00:43

Past winners of the Naturalism Stakes

Winners of past Naturalism Stakes include Harlem (2017), Jameka (2016), December Draw (2011), Douro Valley (2007), Zipping (2006), Sarrera (2005), Pentastic (2002), Inaflury (2001), Second Coming (1999), Skybeau (1997), Just A Dancer (1990), Sea Legend (1986) and Mapperley Heights (1984).

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Uncle Bryn Floating Artist Alaskan God
2022 Smokin’ Romans Uncle Bryn Gold Trip
2021 Nonconformist Delphi Tralee Rose
2020 Orderofthegarter Chapada Steel Prince
2019 Brimham Rocks So You Win Sikandarabad
2018 Night’s Watch Rising Red Odeon
2017 Harlem Samovare Stampede
2016 Jameka Gallante Berisha
2015 Magnapal The United States Genuine Lad
2014 Gris Caro Entirely Platinum Bonfire
2013 Mr O’Ceirin Kesampour Bit Of Hell
2012 Folding Gear Mr O’Ceirin Exceptionally
2011 December Draw At First Sight Lucky Eighty Eight
2010 Rainbow Styling Valdemoro Moudre
2009 Red Lord Light Vision Majestical
2008 Zagreb Light Vision Baughurst
2007 Douro Valley Maldivian Dolphin Jo
2006 Zipping Show Barry Growl
2005 Sarrera Emerald Jack Swift Tango
2004 Confectioner Evil Master Devastating
2003 Rose Archway Another Warrior Vicksburg
2002 Pentastic Spirit Of Westbury Thong Classic
2001 Inaflury Celestial Show Natch
2000 Celestial Show Ancient City Prince Iluka
1999 Second Coming Figurehead Ancient City
1998 Our Unicorn Kristalero Vitrinite
1997 Skybeau Waterford Road Dendy Park
1996 Peep On The Sly Centico Prince Calaf
1995 Campaign Warrior Native Zam Skliero
1994 Sugarstone Shatin Heights Paxmat Will