2021 NORTHAM STAKES - RACE HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
The Northam Stakes is a Group 3 race run under Set Weights and Penalty conditions for the sprinters at Northam conducted by the Northam Race Club.
The Northam Stakes is run over 1100m. It was first run in 2012 and was won by Barakey.
The race has only existed since 2012 but has been won by top WA sprinters.
The Northam Stakes was a Listed race to 2018 when it became a Group 3.
It is the lead up race to the Roma Cup at Belmont.
Barakey and Magnifisio both have won the G1 Winterbottom as well as this race.
Fabergino won in 2020 and then came to Melbourne. She contested harder races in the Spring but got going with wins over the summer period at Flemington.
The Northam Stakes was worth $150,000 in 2021.
Notable winners of the Northam Stakes include Fabergino (2020), First Among Equals (2017), Magnifisio (2014/2016), Dawn Approach (2015), Beach Express (2013) and Barakey (2012).
The 2020 Northam Stakes was won by Fabergino from Flirtini and Electric Light.