CF Orr Stakes 2021

Saturday February 6, 2021

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. Contested at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-February the weight-for-age race is run over 1400m and offers a total of $500,000 in prize money plus prime betting opportunities for the punters.

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.

This autumn’s CF Orr Stakes took place on Saturday February 6, 2021 and saw Streets Of Avalon enjoy a second Group 1 success. 

CF Orr Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 6, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1925

2021 CF Orr Stakes Results

The 2021 C.F. Orr Stakes results and finishing order are revealed on Saturday February 6, 2021 when the classic runs as the sole Group 1 race on the Caulfield card that day. The CF Orr Stakes winner, trifecta and margins are just some of the details you’ll find listed below.

  • 1st: #5 Streets Of Avalon
  • 2nd: #6 Imaging
  • 3rd: #10 Crosshaven

The Shane Nichols-trained Streets Of Avalon backed-up from his Group 2 Australia Stakes success to enjoy a hard-fought victory in the C.F. Orr Stakes 2021 results, the second Group 1 win for the horse and first for jockey Zac Spain. 

CF Orr Stakes Betting & Odds

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 Caulfield 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.

2021 CF Orr Stakes Odds

All-in CF Orr Stakes 2021 betting opens about a month out from the race and the updated Orr Stakes odds for the autumn will be provided below.

cf orr stakes 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 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 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.

2012 CF Orr Stakes winner Black Caviar

Black Caviar (2012) is one of the most famous CF Orr Stakes winners. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

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. 

The nominations close the Monday leading up to CF Orr Stakes Day before the official 2021 CF Orr Stakes field & barrier draw is released on the Wednesday before the race.

2021 C.F. Orr Stakes Field

The official C.F. Orr Stakes 2021 Final Field will be available below once announced on Wednesday February 3, 2021 so stay tuned to see what autumn weight-for-age hopefuls make the cut.

Resuming Ladbrokes Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet headlines the 2021 Neds C.F. Orr Stakes field, which is down to only nine starters with the early scratching of Fifty Stars. 

  • Scratched: #3 Fifty Stars (6) 

2021 C.F. Orr Stakes Nominations

The early C.F. Orr Stakes 2021 Nominations close on Monday February 3, 2020 with the full list of entries to be published below.

The 2021 C.F. Orr Stakes nominations attracted 20 early entries chasing the opening Group 1 of the year including the reigning Ladbrokes Cox Plate champion Sir Dragonet

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x085x1230x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 1 59kg   109
2 5x5x8017x2 MYSTIC JOURNEY M 5 Adam Trinder 2 57kg   111
3 x2x222x16x SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 59kg   115
4 x411x8352x FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 6 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 4 59kg   112
5 5756x2593x ANGEL OF TRUTH G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 5 59kg   101
6 27050984×1 STREETS OF AVALON G 6 Shane Nichols 6 59kg   105
7 9265x765x6 WIDGEE TURF G 7 Patrick Payne 7 59kg   97
8 46×4510211 NEUFBOSC (FR) G 6 Neville Parnham 8 59kg   102
9 413x226x82 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 55.5kg   88
10 100x34303x IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 10 59kg   108
11 11x61141x CROSSHAVEN G 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 11 55.5kg   100
12 x161x57561 BLAZEJOWSKI G 6 Greg Eurell 12 59kg   100
13 0x1126111x SOVEREIGN AWARD M 5 Danny O’Brien 13 57kg   101
14 1121x3719x NONCONFORMIST G 4 Grahame Begg 14 59kg   101
15 1x3112x1 LA MEXICANA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 15 53.5kg   81
16 517x4230x GRANDSLAM C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 16 55.5kg   92
17 214811688x MAHAMEDEIS G 6 Nick Ryan 17 59kg   98
18 253734×131 REGARDSMAREE G 4 Nick Ryan 18 59kg   76
19 2111x740x5 ARCADIA PRINCE G 6 Amy McDonald 19 59kg   95
20 6133x JET PROPULSION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 20 55.5kg   76

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).

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.

2021 CF Orr Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive CF Orr Stakes 2021 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: #5 Streets Of Avalon ($7.50 at time of publish) 

Tipping an upset from the in-form Streets Of Avalon. Not the classiest horse in the race, but coming off a big win fresh in the Group 2 Australia Stakes at The Valley. Not a great second-up record, but goes well at Caulfield and the ideal distance in an open edition. 

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.

CF Orr Stakes Form Facts

  • From 2006 – 2021 six of the CF Orr Stakes winners came off a last-start win
  • From 2011 – 2021 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)
  • Five CF Orr winners from 2010 – 2021 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 eight wins from 2006 – 2021
  • Seven three-year-olds have won the CF Orr Stakes with Alabama Express (2020) the latest

2021 CF Orr Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive CF Orr Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

CF Orr Stakes Results

The CF Orr Stakes 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) and Black Heart Bart (2017).

Recent CF Orr Stakes Winners

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