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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).
|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|