CF Orr Stakes 2022

Saturday February 12, 2022

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.

The latest edition of the CF Orr Stakes took place on Saturday February 12, 2022 as the opening Group 1 of 2022 in Australia and was won by the classy Michael Moroney-trained mare Tofane ($7). 

CF Orr Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 12, 2022
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $750,000
  • First Run: 1925

2022 CF Orr Stakes Results

The 2022 C.F. Orr Stakes results and finishing order are revealed on Saturday February 12, 2022 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: #8 Tofane ($7)
  • 2nd: #11 Lighthouse
  • 3rd: #2 Cascadian

Michael Moroney’s Tatt’s Tiara winner Tofane ($7) enjoyed a second career Group 1 with an eye-catching first-up victory leading all-the-way to dominate the 2022 CF Orr Stakes results in what is likely to be her final racing season before going up for sale.

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 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.

2022 CF Orr Stakes Odds

All-in CF Orr Stakes 2022 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 2022 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 2022 CF Orr Stakes field & barrier draw is released on the Wednesday before the race.

2022 C.F. Orr Stakes Field

The official C.F. Orr Stakes 2022 Final Field will be available below once announced on Wednesday February 9, 2022 so stay tuned to see what autumn weight-for-age hopefuls make the cut.

The 2022 CF Orr Stakes field features 12 hopefuls including Australia Stakes runner-up Sinawann with the fitness edge second-up and the returning Golden Eagle champion I’m Thunderstruck.

2022 C.F. Orr Stakes Nominations

The early C.F. Orr Stakes 2022 Nominations close on Monday February 7, 2022 with the full list of entries to be published below.

Twenty-one horses make-up the 2022 CF Orr Stakes nominations as Group 1 racing returns for the year and all-in markets are dominated by Sinawann coming off a second in the Group 2 Australia Stakes first-up at The Valley.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 43x7x116x2 BEHEMOTH G 6 David Jolly 114
2 21223x117x CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) G 5 Danny O’Brien 106
3 13x545432x CASCADIAN (GB) G 7 James Cummings 112
4 10x521324x COASTWATCH G 3 Chris Waller 92
5 454x65118x COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 112
6 4872614213 EXCELIDA M 5 Ben & JD Hayes 87
7 x4100x582x I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 106
8 5x1311311x I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 112
9 1131112x5x INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien 109
10 01232516×8 JUST FOLK G 5 Josh Julius 100
11 1x55x11112 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 100
12 119x6414x4 LIGHTSABER C 3 Peter G Moody 95
13 11103×0311 OPEN MINDED (NZ) G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 97
14 1140x846x1 OVERPASS C 3 Bjorn Baker 106
15 27x055167x SECRET BLAZE G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 100
16 38x552455x SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 104
17 604117100x SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 110
18 2x343x61x2 SINAWANN (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 108
19 7211x3427x TOFANE (NZ) M 6 Michael Moroney 114
20 x321111x53 TURAATH (GB) M 5 Maddie Raymond 102
21 81910x20x7 WILD PLANET G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 106

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.

2022 CF Orr Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive CF Orr Stakes 2022 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: #3 Behemoth ($6 at time of publish) 

A great race and looks pretty open with the resuming runners facing off against a few with the fitness edge. One of the latter, David Jolly’s big SA sprint star Behemoth is second-up after going down for a second as the beaten odds-on favourite at home last month. He’s got a good second-up record (8:3-1-0) and a 50% winning strike rate at Caulfield with three wins at the track from six previous starts including the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) last August.

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 – 2022 six of the CF Orr Stakes winners came off a last-start win
  • From 2011 – 2022 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 – 2022 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 – 2022
  • Seven three-year-olds have won the CF Orr Stakes with Alabama Express (2020) the latest

2022 CF Orr Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive CF Orr Stakes 2022 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

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