Naturalism (horse)

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Sire Palace Music
Grandsire The Minstrel
Dam Zephyr Souba
Damsire Zephyr Bay
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1988
Country New Zealand
Colour Bay
Owner S. P. & K. M. Silk, J. W. Collins, D B Dimattina, Mrs D. M. Tricarico & C. P. Koch
Trainer Lee Freedman
Record 34: 12-9-3
Earnings A$3,285,626
Major wins
BMW Vase (1991)
Alister Clark Stakes (1992)
Australian Derby (1992)
John F. Feehan Stakes (1992)
Memsie Stakes (1992)
Rosehill Guineas (1992)
Turnbull Stakes (1992)
Apollo Stakes (1993)
Canterbury Cup (1993)
Caulfield Stakes (1993)
Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse
Last updated on 17 April 2010

Naturalism (foaled 1988) was a New Zealand-bred Australian-trained Thoroughbred racehorse.


Naturalism was a bay stallion sired by Palace Music, a Kentucky-bred, French-trained racehorse who won the Champion Stakes in 1984. At stud, Palace Music (Naturalism's Father} was best known as the sire of the American champion Cigar. Naturalism was purchased as a yearling for A$35,000 by Anthony Freedman.

Racing career[edit]

Naturalism's wins included three Group One races.[1]

According to the Freedman brothers website, Lee Freedman rated Naturalism was one of the five best horses he ever trained. The website also says that "Probably his greatest performance was his second in the Japan Cup, as he wasn't really a 2400m horse."[2]