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Former Top Galloper/Sire Naturalism Passes Away

By Mark Brassel

Former top-class racehorse and stallion Naturalism, 29, has died at Meringo Stud, Moruya, his home for the past 20 years.

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

"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 glittering career, Naturalism won three Group 1 races (AJC Derby, Rosehill Guineas and Caulfield Stakes) and another eight Stakes races.

He retired with a record of 34 starts for 12 wins and 12 placings for prizemoney of $3.3 million.

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 should have won Super Impose’s Cox Plate in 1992 (the horse fell at the 650m) and probably his greatest performance was his second in the Japan Cup as he wasn't really a 2400m horse."

One of the best of Naturalism's progeny was Natural Destiny, a four-time Stakes-winner.

 

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