News About 2016 Naturalism Stakes

Caulfield Cup Berth for Naturalism Stakes Winner Jameka

Caulfield Cup Berth for Naturalism Stakes Winner Jameka

Jameka has secured ballot-free entry into the Group 1 Caulfield Cup with an easy win over a classy field in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield this afternoon. A Group 1 winner having taken out last year’s edition of the Crown Oaks (2500m), Jameka had steadily built to the task through two starts…

2016 Naturalism Stakes Tips & Betting Preview

2016 Naturalism Stakes Tips & Betting Preview

A talented and capacity field of stayers has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) (MRC Foundation Cup) in Melbourne; offering its winner ballot-free exemption into the Caulfield Cup 2016. Tom Melbourne remains a clear $4 favourite in 2016 Naturalism Stakes betting markets with , ahead of Jameka ($5.50) and Real Love…

2016 Naturalism Stakes Field & Odds: Tom Melbourne Favourite

2016 Naturalism Stakes Field & Odds: Tom Melbourne Favourite

After the notable non-acceptance of The United States in Saturday’s Naturalism Stakes 2016 field the early betting markets on the Caulfield Cup lead-up are firmly led by the Lee & Anthony Freedman-trained Tom Melbourne. Connections of the Robert Hickmott-trained The United States opted not to run the galloper second-up in the $150,000 Group 3 Naturalism…

Great Esteem Late George Main Stakes 2016 Entry

Great Esteem Late George Main Stakes 2016 Entry

The addition of Stuart Webb’s in-form Victorian visitor Great Esteem has boosted the total number of 2016 George Main Stakes nominations to eight ahead of the Sydney Group 1 at Royal Randwick on Saturday. On Monday Racing NSW received just seven original entries for the $500,000 Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) before extending nominations…

The United States Leads 2016 Naturalism Stakes Nominations

The United States Leads 2016 Naturalism Stakes Nominations

Early co-favourite for the Caulfield Cup The United States is the headline stayer among the Naturalism Stakes 2016 nominations for this weekend in Melbourne. Two Group races highlight the Caulfield Racecourse program on Saturday including the $150,000 Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) that offers a ballot exemption for the winner into the $3 million Group…

Natural Stepping Stone for Tavago into Caulfield Cup 2016

Natural Stepping Stone for Tavago into Caulfield Cup 2016

The Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained ATC Derby winning Kiwi Tavago will have a second-up run over 2000m in Melbourne on way to the 2016 Caulfield Cup this spring. Original plans for the Tavistock four-year-old were to run him first-up in the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) and second-up in the Group…

Caulfield Cup Hope Provocative Set for Heatherlie Stakes

Caulfield Cup Hope Provocative Set for Heatherlie Stakes

New Zealand horseman Tony Pike is pleased with the recent Melbourne work of his Queensland Oaks winning filly Provocative who kicks off her 2016 Caulfield Cup campaign in the Heatherlie Stakes this weekend. The Zabeel mare has won four of her seven career starts to date, a consistent record the now four-year-old will be out…

2016 Caulfield Cup Tally Up for O’Shea

2016 Caulfield Cup Tally Up for O’Shea

Trainer John O’Shea hopes to win his first Caulfield Cup in 2016 with a stronger and more mature Tally to be set towards the mile and a half classic this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. O’Shea has saddled-up two previous runners in the $3 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) without success, something he hopes can…