CF Orr Stakes 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: Look for horses that ran top three in their CF Orr Stakes lead-up run.

The C.F. Orr Stakes is the opening Group 1 race of the calendar year and an early highlight of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Currently contested at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-February the weight-for-age race is run over 1400m and offers a total of $750,000 in prize money plus prime betting opportunities for the punters.

2022 CF Orr Stakes Winner Tofane

2022 CF Orr Stakes winner Tofane. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

A race dominated by the favourites in recent years the CF Orr Stakes is traditionally contested by middle-distance hopes that come out of the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley in January.

CF Orr Stakes runners usually back-up at the same track and distance in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m). The race has been won by a host of turf greats and notable recent CF Orr Stakes winners include Hartnell (2018), Black Heart Bart (2017), Dissident (2015), Moment Of Change (2014), All Too Hard (2013), and mighty mare Black Caviar (2012).

The last horse to complete the Australia Stakes – CF Orr Stakes double was Streets Of Avalon (2021) – the first since Black Caviar (2012) – while the popular CF Orr Stakes – Futurity Stakes double was last achieved by the likes of All Too Hard (2013), Moment Of Change (2014) and Black Heart Bart (2017) who improved on a lead-up second in the Australia Stakes. Backing the CF Orr Stakes winner to run top three in the Futurity Stakes is a great autumn racing tip.

In 2023 the CF Orr Stakes ran in Melbourne on the same day Sydney hosts the $2 million Restricted Listed Inglis Millennium (1100m) and was won on protest by the spring’s Golden Rose winning colt Jacquinot.

For the first time in 2024 the C.F. Orr Stakes winner will also earn a guaranteed start in the $4 million The All-Star Mile race held in 2024 on March 16 at Caulfield Racecourse.

It is one of eight ‘Win and You’re In’ race for the 2024 All-Star Mile starting with the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) held on November 18, 2023.

Mr Brightside won the 2024 CF Orr Stakes as the odds-on favourite having already been named as one of the All-Star Mile wild cards for his title defence in the event.

The latest edition of the CF Orr Stakes took place on Saturday February 10, 2024 as the opening Group 1 of 2024 in Australia and was won in a fast-finishing flash by the top fancy Mr Brightside ($1.95F) for Lindsay Park. 

2024 CF Orr Stakes Results

The 2024 C.F. Orr Stakes results and finishing order are revealed on Saturday February 10, 2024 when the classic runs as the sole Group 1 race on the Melbourne card that day. The CF Orr Stakes winner, trifecta and margins are just some of the details you’ll find listed below.

2024 CF Orr Stakes winner Mr Brightside

2024 CF Orr Stakes winner Mr Brightside saluted as the odds-on favourite first-up at his pet Caulfield track. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #1 Mr Brightside
  • 2nd: #8 Pride Of Jenni
  • 3rd: #5 Buffalo River

Mr Brightside ($1.95F) was too good for his rivals fresh at his pet Caulfield track with the Lindsay Park-trained weight-for-age star charging home over the final stages to reel in his rivals and salute as the odds-on favourite first-up in the 2024 CF Orr Stakes results.

2024 CF Orr Stakes Odds

All-in CF Orr Stakes 2024 betting opens about a month out from the race and the updated Orr Stakes odds for the autumn will be provided below.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 CF Orr Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

CF Orr Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 10, 2024
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $750,000
  • First Run: 1925
  • 2024 Edition: 100th

CF Orr Stakes Betting

C.F. Orr Stakes betting markets are traditionally dominated by fit horses coming out of the Australia Stakes three weeks before.

Favourites topping the CF Orr Stakes odds have a gun recent record in the classic with the six winners from 2010 – 2015 all jumping as the favourite, before a 2016 upset by Suavito and then a return to form for the favourites with Black Heart Bart (2017) saluting for the punters.

In the 2018 CF Orr Stakes betting markets, Tosen Stardom was the favourite but only managed to run 11th to Hartnell ($6) who was second favourite. The 2019 CF Orr Stakes saw one of the biggest upsets in recent times with Manuel saluting at $21 over the $2.50 favourite Kementari (2nd). There was another upset in 2020 with Alabama Express ($11) beating home the older horses as a three-year-old at double-figures.

CF Orr Stakes betting is also usually dominated by gallopers that ran top three in their lead-up run with the latest winners to come off a finish worse than third being perfect Promise (Epsom Handicap 6th) back in 2006, Hartnell (2018) who improved on a 20th in the previous spring’s Melbourne Cup results and Manuel (2019) who came off a seventh in the Group 2 Australia Stakes.

In 2023 Jacquinot was elevated to the CF Orr Stakes winner on protest and came off a first-up win in the Group 3 Manfred Stakes.

Mr Brightside ($1.95 in 2024) was the last CF Orr Stakes favourite to salute for the punters. 

CF Orr Stakes Field

The C.F. Orr Stakes field traditionally attracts between 10 and 16 starters, horses keen to kick off their autumn campaigns with the year’s first elite level title.

Proven weight-for-age types make up the CF Orr Stakes field each autumn and the traditional lead-up is Moonee Valley’s Australia Stakes that has produced recent winners including Manuel (7th in 2019), Black Heart Bart (2nd in 2017), Dissident (3rd in 2015) and Moment Of Change (2nd in 2013).

In 2021, Streets Of Avalon (1st) became the latest horse to complete the Australia Stakes – CF Orr Stakes double.

Following a run in the C.F. Orr Stakes field horses may target The All-Star Mile which in 2024 takes place back at Caulfield Racecourse on March 16 and offers a reduced $3.65 million total prize money.

The nominations close the Monday leading up to CF Orr Stakes Day before the official 2024 CF Orr Stakes field & barrier draw is released on the Wednesday before the race.

2024 C.F. Orr Stakes Field

The official C.F. Orr Stakes 2024 Final Field will be available below once announced on Wednesday February 7, 2024 so stay tuned to see what autumn weight-for-age hopefuls make the cut.

The 2024 C.F. Orr Stakes field features a small but quality nine-horse line-up dominated by four-time Group 1 champ Mr Brightside from the Lindsay Park operation.

2024 C.F. Orr Stakes Nominations

The early C.F. Orr Stakes 2024 Nominations close on Monday February 5, 2024 with the full list of entries to be published below.

Four-time Group 1 hero Mr Brightside headlines the official 2024 CF Orr Stakes nominations for the opening Group 1 of the season.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11x111222x MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 1 59kg 118
2 298x62611x PRIDE OF JENNI M 6 Ciaron Maher 2 57kg 115
3 16Px52021x ATISHU (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 3 57kg 114
4 1292x1132x PERICLES G 4 James Cummings 4 59kg 109
5 1152x5201x ATTRITION H 4 Mitchell Freedman 5 59kg 108
6 17x12121x RIFF ROCKET G 3 Chris Waller 6 55.5kg 107
7 0113×75144 BUSTLER G 4 Neville Parnham 7 59kg 107
8 17x128x301 MUNHAMEK (GB) G 8 Nick Ryan 8 59kg 106
9 13553x404x NUGGET (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher 9 59kg 105
10 114x1525x1 VEIGHT C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 10 55.5kg 104
11 x578x17601 AYRTON (NZ) G 6 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 11 59kg 104
12 5121215×21 SEMANA M 4 Ciaron Maher 12 57kg 100
13 9x901410x3 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 8 Michael Moroney 13 59kg 100
14 21626×4111 VAGRANT M 4 Mitchell Freedman 14 57kg 95
15 3127x228x FOXY CLEOPATRA M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 15 57kg 92
16 1129×2 SOUTHPORT TYCOON C 3 Ciaron Maher 16 55.5kg 90
17 2x1144x MOLLYNICKERS F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 17 53.5kg 78

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

CF Orr Stakes Tips

C.F. Orr Stakes tips are based on the recent race history and statistics that reveal the hot streak of favourites in the race.

Along with backing the favourite another CF Orr Stakes betting tip is to look at horses that finished in the money in their lead-up.

Mares also have a top record making them a favourite in CF Orr Stakes tipping with the most recent to win being Suavito (2016) followed by Tofane (2022).

Horses drawn in double digit barriers have a poor recent record in the race, so another good tip for picking the CF Orr Stakes winner is to look for the WFA horses with a good gate.

2024 CF Orr Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive CF Orr Stakes 2024 tips will be found below the week of the race so stay tuned for what gallopers to back and sack this Melbourne Festival of Racing.

  • To Win: #1 Mr Brightside ($1.85 at time of publish) – BET NOW

No value in Mr Brightside, but the odds-on elect and four-time Group 1 champ for Lindsay Park is impossible to tip against first-up. He was fifth in the race last year but has gone on to prove his superstar status especially at WFA over the past 12 months. Won last year’s All-Star Mile and the Doncaster before a supercharged spring. He is three-from-three at the Orr track and distance including winning the Group 2 PB Lawrence first-up last time in by a big margin. Memsie – Makybe Diva Stakes double followed. Three impressive if not frustrating second placings at his latest trio of runs, including that heart-breaking Cox Plate performance. Fires fresh and is ready to continue his flawless 1400m record here.

CF Orr Stakes Form Guide

The C.F. Orr Stakes form guide reveals all the crucial information punters need to place a well-informed bet on the first Group 1 of the season. The traditional info found on the CF Orr Stakes form includes saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, weights and barriers.

Also listed are the track and distance records of the horses in the CF Orr Stakes field as well as their recent lead-up form. The CF Orr Form that has stacked-up in recent years is that out of the Australia Stakes, Moonee Valley graduates and the favourites.

The CF Orr Stakes form from 2022 was franked with the winning mare Tofane continuing on to run third next-up in that autumn’s Futurity Stakes results. Tofane also went on to finish runner-up behind the CF Orr third place-getter Cascadian in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes. Cascadian further franked the Orr Stakes form with a successful spring campaign later that year.

The 2022 CF Orr Stakes second-placed mare Lighthouse meanwhile went on to run second in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes next-up and take out Sydney’s Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m).

CF Orr Stakes Form Facts

  • From 2006 – 2024 seven of the CF Orr Stakes winners came off a last-start win most recently protest champion Jacquinot (2023).
  • From 2011 – 2024 seven of the winners had their final lead-up in the Australia Stakes.
  • The Australia Stakes – CF Orr Stakes double was last achieved by Streets Of Avalon (2021) and Black Caviar (2012).
  • Six CF Orr winners from 2010 – 2024 were mares.
  • From 2010 – 2015 trainer Peter Moody prepared five winners including Typhoon Tracy (2010-11) and Black Caviar (2012).
  • Typhoon Tracy (2010-11) was the first back-to-back CF Orr Stakes winner since Vo Rogue (1988-90) who won three on the trot.
  • CF Orr Stakes favourites have a gun recent record with nine wins from 2006 – 2024.
  • Eight three-year-olds have won the CF Orr Stakes with Alabama Express (2020) and protest winner Jacquinot (2023) the latest.

2024 CF Orr Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive CF Orr Stakes 2024 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

CF Orr Stakes Results

The CF Orr Stakes race results from the past 30 years have been dominated by the favourites and those coming off a lead-up run at Moonee Valley.

Some of the most notable CF Orr Stakes winners include triple champion Vo Rogue (1988-90), Saintly (1997), Lonhro (2004), Black Caviar (2012), Black Heart Bart (2017), winner on protest Jacquinot (2023), and champion WFA star Mr Brightside (2024).

Tofane (2022) was the last C.F. Orr Stakes winning mare.

Protest winner Jacquinot (2023) was the last C.F. Orr Stakes winning three-year-old.

Recent CF Orr Stakes Winners

Past C.F. Orr Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2006 are detailed in the below table.

2024 Mr Brightside Pride Of Jenni Buffalo River
2023 Jacquinot (on protest) Gentleman Roy (relegated) Nugget
2022 Tofane Lighthouse Cascadian
2021 Streets Of Avalon Imaging Crosshaven
2020 Alabama Express Fierce Impact Kings Will Dream
2019 Manuel Kementari Land Of Plenty
2018 Hartnell Single Gaze Brave Smash
2017 Black Heart Bart Turn Me Loose Ecuador
2016 Suavito Lucky Hussler Hucklebuck
2015 Dissident Entirely Platinum Mourinho
2014 Moment Of Change Eurozone Shamus Award
2013 All Too Hard Mawingo Mr Moet
2012 Black Caviar Southern Speed Playing God
2011 Typhoon Tracy Heart Of Dreams Ortensia
2010 Typhoon Tracy Heart Of Dreams Sirmione
2009 Maldivian Alamosa Theseo
2008 Shinzig Niconero Rubiscent
2007 El Segundo Marasco Aqua D’amore
2006 Perfect Promise Lad Of The Manor Fields Of Omagh