Horse Racing | Zeditave Stakes

The Group 3 Zedative Stakes is held on Blue Diamond Stakes Day, the premier event during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. The race is contested by three-year-old colts and geldings and is run over the 1200m distance at set weights plus penalties. The event is held annually at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse in late February/early March. The Zeditave Stakes is often contested by handy young males which have competed in Group races earlier in the autumn. The Manfred Stakes and Autumn Stakes are popular lead-ins to this event, while horses also tend to use the CS Hayes Stakes as a stepping-stone.

Talented jockey Dwayne Dunn certainly enjoys riding in the Zeditave Stakes, guiding home three winners between 2008 and 2013. Originally a Listed Race, the Zedative was elevated to Group 3 in 2014. The event is named in honour of late 1980s glamour juvenile Zedative which won the 1988 Blue Diamond Stakes. The honour roll includes Denman (2010), Haradsun (2007), Not A Single Doubt (2005), Hurrican Sky (1995) and Almurtajaz (1989).



PREVIOUS ZEDITAVE STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS ZEDITAVE STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 SANTA ANA LANE BEN MELHAM LEE & ANTHONY FREEDMAN 01:09.5
2015 ROMMEL CHRIS PARNHAM NEVILLE PARNHAM 01:10.3
2014 NOT LISTENING'TOME JAMES MCDONALD GARY MOORE 01:09.2
2013 HAPPY GALAXY DWAYNE DUNN GARY MOORE 01:10.6
2012 INSTINCTION CRAIG NEWITT PAUL MESSARA 01:09.3
2011 ECLAIR MYSTIC CHRIS SYMONS ROBERT SMERDON 01:10.6
2010 DENMAN KERRIN MCEVOY PETER SNOWDEN 01:08.7
2009 TIME THIEF DWAYNE DUNN LEE FREEDMAN 01:10.0
2008 BUNDLE O’ GOLD DWAYNE DUNN PAUL SEATER 01:09.7
2007 HARADASUN NASH RAWILLER AIDEN O’BRIEN 01:09.5
2006 MINSON STEPHEN BROWN CRAIG WILLIAMS 01:10.9