Top-class racehorse and stallion Naturalism has died at Meringo Stud on the NSW south coast aged 29.
‘‘He retired from racing in 1993 and stood at Segenhoe Stud before relocating to Meringo Stud,’’ Kylie Mercer from Meringo said.
‘‘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.
In a stellar career, Naturalism won three group 1 races, the AJC Derby, Rosehill Guineas and Caulfield Stakes, and another eight black-type races. He fell in the 1992 Cox Plate but recovered to run a close second in the Japan Cup later that year.