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    Posted: 13 Jul 2018 at 2:20pm
Passed away overnight aged 29
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Was he retired at the stud down near Moruya still ? 
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Top-class racehorse and stallion Naturalism has died at Meringo Stud on the NSW south coast aged 29.

"He retired from racing in 1993 and stood at Segenhoe Stud before relocating to Meringo Stud," Kylie Mercer from Meringo said.

"Naturalism served mares up until 2010 and had been enjoying his retirement at our stud.

"He was a favourite of all at Meringo Stud and we feel privileged to have looked after him.

"He was also a favourite of the Freedman brothers and they were here not long ago paying him a visit. He will be missed by all."

In a stellar career, Naturalism won three Group One races, the AJC Derby, Rosehill Guineas and Caulfield Stakes and another eight black-type races.

He fell in the 1992 Cox Plate but recovered to run a close second in the Japan Cup later that year.

Naturalism retired with 12 wins and 12 placings from 34 starts.

Lee Freedman rated Naturalism as one of the five best horses he ever trained.

"He was a brilliant horse and had the ability to run sensational sectionals," he said..

"He should have won Super Impose's Cox Plate in 1992 and probably his greatest performance was his second in the Japan Cup as he wasn't really a 2400 metre horse."

Freedman's trainer brother Richard posted a tribute on Twitter.

"I'm so sad to say that Naturalism - perhaps my favourite horse ever - died today at Meringo Stud. He was 29. I saw him only a month or two ago and he seemed so happy and vital. He was pound for pound the best horse I've laid a hand on. RIP old mate." he said.
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His battles with Veandercross and his loss in the Victoria Derby will live long in my memory.

Probably the only time Steve King out rode Oliver. 


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Meringo Stud, thats the place.  Tony Hartnell,s stud.   Thanks.

I heard somewhere that Strategic has also passed away at Cootamundra, about 22 I think.
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We used to see him every morning, walk and a pick in the arvo's, he was Ab Fab, Lovely tweet from his old mate Richard too, RIP and enjoy the company of your buddy Super!
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One of my favourite races to call is the 1992 Caulfield Stakes where the two Phantom brothers were in front, and Naturalism drove through in between to get up and win right on the line.

Even though I backed the NZ brothers, it was one of his best performances, as the brothers were high quality, group 1 gallopers!

Great memories and I hope he has a great paddock in the sky, he deserves it!
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Originally posted by VOYAGER VOYAGER wrote:

One of my favourite races to call is the 1992 Caulfield Stakes where the two Phantom brothers were in front, and Naturalism drove through in between to get up and win right on the line.

Even though I backed the NZ brothers, it was one of his best performances, as the brothers were high quality, group 1 gallopers!

Great memories and I hope he has a great paddock in the sky, he deserves it!


My vhs of that racing year no longer works unfortunately.....one of my favourite finishes of all time and an awesome call by Greg Miles.  Wish i could find it on youtube...
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It's always good when a WA horse does well in the Eastern States or abroad.
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