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Northwood Plume Stakes

The Northwood Plume Stakes is a Group 3 race for mares held in October each year at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weights & penalties conditions and worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Northwood Plume Stakes was won by Cool Passion from Pedrena with Princess Of Queens third.

Run most recently as the 'Cape Grim Beef Steaks', the Northwood Plume Stakes was upgraded to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season and takes place on Group 1 Caulfield Guineas day at Caulfield.

Other feature races on the day include the Group 1 Thousand Guineas, Group 1 Toorak Handicap and Group 1 Caulfield Stakes.

2017 Northwood Plume Stakes info

Date: Saturday 14th October 2017
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: Mares - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2017 Winner: Cool Passion

The Northwood Plume Stakes is a mares only sprint race over 1200 metres that takes place on the first day of the three-day Caulfield spring racing carnival. It's typically a tough affair for punters with many capable mares engaged, making the form a little hard to predict at times.

A race like the Gr3 How Now Stakes, held the previous month on Gr1 Underwood Stakes day, provides the ideal lead-up race to the Northwood Plume Stakes as it is run under the same conditons. Politeness (2015) is the last mare to claim the How Now Stakes and Northwood Plume Stakes double.

Mares from this event looking to tackle longer distance events might head on to the Gr2 Tristarc Stakes the following week at the same track on Gr1 Caulfield Cup day.

Cool Passion (2017) ran third in the Listed Wylie Stakes over 1100m at Morphettville in Adelaide before heading to Melbourne to score a stylish victory in this event. Recent Northwood Plume Stakes winners include Sheidel (2016) and have been Griante (2014).

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Sheidel (2016) went on to win the Gr3 Begonia Belle Stakes over 1100m at Flemington on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

2017 Northwood Plume Stakes result

1. $10.00 Cool Passion 55.0 Luke Currie
2. $6.00 Pedrena 55.0 Damien Oliver
3. $8.50 Princess Of Queens 55.0 Beau Mertens

then followed
4. $7.00 Miss Gunpowder 56.0 Dwayne Dunn
5. $6.50 Desert Lashes 56.0 Shayne Cahill
6. $3.20 Legless Veuve 58.0 Mark Zahra
7. $41.00 Chiavari 55.0 Ben Allen
8. $14.00 Overstep 55.0 Glyn Schofield
9. $51.00 Leotie 55.0 Chris Parnham
10. $21.00 Run Gypsy Run 55.0 Michael Walker

Margins: 0.3 len, 0.1 len
Time: 1:09.67

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Northwood Plume Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Cool Passion Pedrena Princess Of Queens 1:09.6
2016 Sheidel Silent Sedition A Lotta Love 1:09.0
2015 Politeness Wawail Bring Me The Maid 1:09.7
2014 Griante Girl Guide Shamal Wind 1:09.9
2013 Aerobatics Assertive Eagle Counted 1:10.3
2012 Serene Star Koonoomoo Miss Marx 1:09.7
2011 Hinemoa Celts Lady Mahler 1:09.8