Naturalism (horse)

Naturalism (19 October 1988 – 13 July 2018) was a New Zealand-bred Australian-trained thoroughbred racehorse.

SirePalace Music
GrandsireThe Minstrel
DamZephyr Souba
DamsireZephyr Bay
Foaled(1988-10-19)19 October 1988
Died13 July 2018(2018-07-13) (aged 29)
CountryNew Zealand
OwnerS. P. & K. M. Silk, J. W. Collins, D B Dimattina, D. M. Tricarico & C. P. Koch
TrainerLee Freedman
Record34: 12-9-3
Major wins
BMW Vase (1991)
Alister Clark Stakes (1992)
Australian Derby (1992)
J. 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


Foaled in New Zealand on 19 October 1988,[1] 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 sire) 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 careerEdit

Naturalism's wins included three Group One races.[2]

According to the Freedman brothers website, Lee Freedman rated Naturalism as 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."[3]

Naturalism died at Meringo Stud, New South Wales, Australia, on 13 July 2018.[4]


  1. ^ "Naturalism (NZ) 1988". New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Inc. 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  2. ^ Australia, Racing and Sports Pty Ltd - 9 January 2008
  3. ^ Freedman brothers website
  4. ^ Eddy, Andrew (13 July 2018). "Naturalism dies at 29". Retrieved 14 July 2018.