The 2016 Zeditave Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.
Usually taking place around late January, and in recent years on Australia Day, the Zeditave Stakes is a popular target for in-form three year olds.
Held over 1200m under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Zeditave Stakes pays $150,000 prize money. It is a fairly lucrative race for that time of year, and is often employed as a leadup race to the autumn carnival at Caulfield. With so many major races following it, many trainers direct their better three year olds towards this race.
Prior to the Zeditave Stakes, there are few lead-up races to consider. Many horses contest the Zeditave Stakes first up or near enough to as part of their return to racing following a break after the spring racing carnival.
The 2016 Zeditave Stakes will be run on February 27th at Eagle Farm.
|Zeditave Stakes 2016|
|Date:||February 27th, 2016|
|Conditions:||3YO Set Weights + Penalties|
2016 Zeditave Stakes Field
Amongst the Zeditave Stakes field you can usually find some of the better three year olds who are currently on the racing circuit. Because of its convenient location in the racing calendar, the Zeditave Stakes field often features horses that will continue to race throughout February and March.
The 2016 Zeditave Stakes field is provided here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||11x60x||PRINCE OF BROOKLYN||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||1||58kg||75|
|2||3826x3550x||ODYSSEY MOON||Robert Smerdon||Mark Zahra||10||57kg||77|
|3||140×1||PURITAN||Jason Warren||Nicholas Hall||8||57kg||82|
|4||210×02||WELL SPRUNG||Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor||Chris Symons||5||57kg||74|
|5||15x163x||BASSETT (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Daniel Stackhouse||9||55kg||75|
|6||24x1x125x||MOGADOR||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||12||55kg||78|
|7||1212243x||EL GRECO||Peter G Moody||Glen Boss||2||55kg||73|
|8||8x152x1||BROCKHOFF||Ciaron Maher||Damien Oliver||7||55kg||73|
|9||11||POPOVICH (NZ)||Robert Smerdon||Dwayne Dunn||4||55kg||69|
|10||x6444236x9||STAR PLANET||John Sadler||Patrick Moloney (a)||3||55kg||63|
|11||114x||SANTA ANA LANE||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Ben Melham||6||55kg||67|
|12||1×24||TUSCANY HERO||Wendy Kelly||Luke Currie||11||55kg||62|
2016 Zeditave Stakes Nominations
Usually released on the Monday prior to the race, the Zeditave Stakes nominations feature a number of top quality three year olds looking to return to black-type racing following a spell. Many of the horses in the Zeditave Stakes nominations will be looking to employ the race as a leadup event to many of the features held during the autumn.
The 2016 Zeditave Stakes nominations are published below.
|2||ARMADA||Peter G Moody||71|
|4||FAST CASH||Wendy Kelly||74|
|5||GALAXY PEGASUS||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||80|
|6||NOSTRADAMUS||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||86|
|7||ONEROUS||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||70|
|12||ULMANN||Peter G Moody||65|
Zeditave Stakes History
The Zeditave Stakes was a listed event prior to 2013, when it received an upgrade to Group 3 status. It became a feature event for the first time in 2014, having previously been held on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.
The race is named after the 1988 winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes and renowned sprinter Zeditave.
Previously restricted to colts and geldings, the Zeditave Stakes is now an open event, allowing many horses to employ it as a leadup event.
Notable Zeditave Stakes winners include Almurtajaz (1989), Blaze The Turf (1998), Not A Single Doubt (2005) and Not Listenin’tome (2014). Zeditave Stakes results and winning times are listed below.
Zeditave Stakes Results
|1st||Santa Ana Lane||1 minute 9.5 seconds|
|1st||Rommel||1 minute 10.3 seconds|
|1st||Not Listenin’tome||1 minute 9.2 seconds|
|1st||Happy Galaxy||1 minute 10.6 seconds|
|1st||Instinction||1 minute 9.3 seconds|
|1st||Eclair Mystic||1 minute 10.6 seconds|
|3rd||Po Ching King|
|1st||Denman||1 minute 8.7 seconds|
|1st||Time Thief||1 minute 10.03 seconds|
|1st||Bundle O’ Gold||1 minute 9.7 seconds|
|1st||Haradasun||1 minute 9.5 seconds|
|1st||Minson||1 minute 10.9 seconds|
|3rd||Thin And Crispy|
|1st||Not A Single Doubt||1 minute 10.0 seconds|
|1st||St Elmo’s Fire||1 minute 10.0 seconds|