Northwood Plume Stakes

The Northwood Plume Stakes is a Group 3 sprint race for mares contested in mid-October on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day.

2017 Northwood Plume Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Cool Passion
  • 2nd: #8 Pedrena
  • 3rd: #9 Princess Of Queens

Northwood Plume Stakes News

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The Northwood Plume Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Caulfield Racecourse.

Due to sponsorship arrangements, the race also known as the Cape Grim Beef Steaks and is a key follow-up race for mares out of earlier spring races including the Group 3 How Now Stakes and the Group 3 Cockram Stakes.

Raced over 1200m, the Northwood Plume Stakes race is held under set weights plus penalties conditions, which tends to ensure the stronger and more experienced mares run better. Worth $150,000, the event takes place as part of the bumper Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day program.

There is a massive 10 black-type events on the race program, including the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas, Group 1 Cadbrokes Caulfield Stakes, Group 1 Toorak Handicap, Group 1 Thousand Guineas, Group 2 Schillaci Stakes, Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes, Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes and two listed events.

The How Now Stakes and the Cockram Stakes are the obvious lead-up events, while the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes acts as another potential warmup.

Following a run in the Northwood Plume Stakes, the better mares tend to step things up and target more prestigious events. The Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m), while longer in distance, is often considered the next viable target for top performing mares the following weekend on Caulfield Cup Day.

The 2017 Northwood Plume Stakes ran on Saturday October 14, 2017.

Northwood Plume Stakes 2017
Date: Saturday October 14, 2017
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 Northwood Plume Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Cool Passion
  • 2nd: #8 Pedrena
  • 3rd: #9 Princess Of Queens
Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight
1 4 COOL PASSION Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 2 55kg
2 8 PEDRENA Mick Price Damien Oliver 0.3L 3 55kg
3 9 PRINCESS OF QUEENS Mick Price Beau Mertens (a) 0.4L 9 55kg
4 2 MISS GUNPOWDER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 0.7L 10 56kg
5 3 DESERT LASHES Shayne Cahill Shayne Cahill 2.45L 7 56kg
6 1 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) Stuart Webb Mark Zahra 3.45L 5 58kg
7 5 CHIAVARI Nick Harnett Ben Allen (a) 3.75L 1 55kg
8 7 OVERSTEP Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 3.95L 4 55kg
9 10 LEOTIE Henry Dwyer Chris Parnham 5.2L 8 55kg
10 11 RUN GYPSY RUN Mick Price Michael Walker 6.45L 6 55kg
6 IMPROVEMENT (NZ) Gary Portelli 0

2017 Northwood Plume Stakes Odds

The spring’s top Northwood Plume Stakes 2017 betting odds and Group 3 betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Caulfield Guineas Day event will be provided below for punters the week of the race.

2017 Northwood Plume Stakes Final Field

The Northwood Plume Stakes Final field usually features a range of mares coming off traditional lead-up runs in the Cockram Stakes and How Now Stakes. Politeness (2015) was the last mare to complete the How Now Stakes – Northwood Plume Stakes double.

Mares may continue onto tougher spring – summer sprints as was the case in 2016 when the winner Sheidel finished runner-up that November in Perth’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m). She also returned the following autumn and won Caulfield’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1000m). That year’s runner-up Silent Sedition also enjoyed elite level success the following autumn winning the 2017 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley.

The 2017 Northwood Plume Stakes final field will be announced below once released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to the race.

The Northwood Plume Stakes 2017 Field – known as the 2017 Cape Grim Beef Steaks Field – originally drew 11 fillies and mares, but 10 remain after the early scratching of the Gary Portelli-trained Improvement (10). Legless Veuvue leads the field & weights, the Stuart Webb-trained Pins mare coming off a How Now Stakes second.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 10x15028x2 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) Stuart Webb Mark Zahra 5 58kg 97
2 430x10210x MISS GUNPOWDER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 11 56kg 95
3 x1111x11x2 DESERT LASHES Shayne Cahill Shayne Cahill 7 56kg 87
4 x7218x6x03 COOL PASSION Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 2 55kg 87
5 345443×522 CHIAVARI Nick Harnett Ben Allen (a) 1 55kg 78
6 111845×624 IMPROVEMENT (NZ) Gary Portelli 10 55kg 82
7 x03541419x OVERSTEP Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 4 55kg 78
8 x10x12121x PEDRENA Mick Price Damien Oliver 3 55kg 77
9 6616×23133 PRINCESS OF QUEENS Mick Price Beau Mertens (a) 9 55kg 76
10 2110x9036x LEOTIE Henry Dwyer Chris Parnham 8 55kg 73
11 1224x100x RUN GYPSY RUN Mick Price Michael Walker 6 55kg 73

2017 Northwood Plume Stakes Nominations

The 2017 Northwood Plume Stakes nominations will be published here on the Monday leading-up to Caulfield Guineas Day.

The Northwood Plume Stakes 2017 early entries attracted 16 sprinting mares including Legless Veuve coming off a How Now Stakes second.

Northwood Plume Stakes History

Named after 1994 Thousand Guineas winner Northwood Plume, the Northwood Plume Stakes came about at a crucial time in Australian racing. Providing a much sought-after additional race for older mares, the Northwood Plume Stakes was an instant hit.

Although it has only existed in its current format for a short time, the Northwood Plume Stakes rapidly rose in prestige and importance. This was recognised in 2013 when the race was upgraded to Group 3 status. The Northwood Plume Stakes has been held at Caulfield Racecourse since 2007.

In the past this race has been known as the Le Tan Stakes and the Carlton Draught Northwood Plume Stakes.

Some of the notable winners of the Northwood Plume Stakes include Storm Signal (2007), Avenue (2010), Aerobatics (2013). Northwood Plume Stakes results since 2005 are below.

Northwood Plume Stakes Final Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Cool Passion 1 minute 9.67 seconds
2nd Pedrena
3rd Princess Of Queens
2016
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Sheidel 1 minute 9.0 seconds
2nd Silent Sedition
3rd A Lotta Love
2015
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Politeness 1 minute 9.74 seconds
2nd Wawail
3rd Bring Me The Maid
2014
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Griante 1 minute 9.98 seconds
2nd Girl Guide
3rd Shamal Wind
2013
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Aerobatics 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Assertive Eagle
3rd Counted
2012
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Serene Star 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Koonoomoo
3rd Miss Marx
2011
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Hinemoa 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Celts
3rd Lady Mahler
2010
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Avenue 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Red Flair
3rd Dorf Command
2009
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Our Lona 1 minute 9.4 seconds
2nd Tootsie
3rd Velocitea
2008
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Belong To Many 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Bel Mer
3rd Hanna Rossa
2007
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Storm Signal 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Soleil
3rd Paris Zero
2006
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Personal Ensign 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Pasikatera
3rd Storm Signal
2005
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Crimson Reign 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Aqua D’amore
3rd Unabated