Futurity Stakes 2021

Saturday February 20, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: Look for horses coming out of the CF Orr Stakes at the same track and distance a fortnight earlier for your Futurity Stakes betting.

The Futurity Stakes is one of three Group 1 Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival features held at Caulfield Racecourse on Blue Diamond Stakes Day in late February each year. The weight-for-age feature runs over 1400m and offers $500,000 in total prize money.

There are three elite level races at the meeting, which is headlined by the two-year-olds facing off in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m).

The traditional lead-up race into the Futurity Stakes is the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) conducted at the same track and distance a fortnight earlier. From 2013-20 five of the Futurity Stakes winners came off a CF Orr Stakes run, including Black Heart Bart (2017) who did the double and the also Darren Weir-trained Brave Smash (2018) who improved on a lead-up third on the Orr Stakes.

The latest edition of the Futurity Stakes took place on Saturday February 20, 2021 and was won in style by the Epsom Handicap winning mare Probabeel.  

Futurity Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 20, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1897

2021 Futurity Stakes Results

The official Futurity Stakes Results 2021 and Finishing Order will be published below when the race is run and won on Saturday February 20, 2021.

  • 1st: #7 Probabeel
  • 2nd: #6 Arcadia Queen
  • 3rd: # 3 Mr Quickie 

Jamie Richards’ Epsom Handicap winning mare from the spring, Probabeel ($3.50EF), was brilliant second-up in the 2021 Futurity Stakes results with her half-length win over fellow star mare Arcadia Queen. The duo will face off again at The Valley on March 13 in the $5 million The All-Star Mile. 

Futurity Stakes Betting & Odds

Futurity Stakes betting is normally dominated by horses coming off a win with all but three of the 12 Futurity Stakes winners from 2010-21 not having won their lead-up race. Probabeel (2021) was the latest when she backed-up from a Group 3 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes success to take out the feature. 

The CF Orr Stakes is the best guide to Futurity Stakes odds and favourites in the markets have a nice recent record with nine saluting for the punters from 2010-2021 most recently Alizee ($2.80 in 2019) and fellow mare Probabeel ($3.50EF in 2021). 

In-form mares also usually sit high up the Futurity Stakes betting markets with the mares beating home the boys six times from 2007-2021 – the latest being Probabeel (2021). 

2021 Futurity Stakes Odds

The Futurity Stakes 2021 betting odds will be available below as soon as markets on the Blue Diamond Stakes Day support act are out.

Futurity Stakes 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Futurity Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Futurity Stakes Field
Futurity Stakes odds on 2014 winner Moment Of change were short

Moment Of Change (2014) is a recent winner of the CF Orr Stakes – Futurity Stakes double. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Futurity Stakes field limit is 16 starters, but the weight-for-age classic has only run at capacity once since 1983 back in 1986 when the Bart Cummings-trained three-year-old Campaign King won.

The race usually attracts horses of all ages however the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) also run at Caulfield two weeks earlier is the traditional lead-up.

Many horses target the CF Orr Stakes – Futurity Stakes double and the double has been achieved four times since 2010 with Typhoon Tracy (2010), All Too Hard (2013), Moment Of Change (2014) and Black Heart Bart (2017).

Nominations are taken the Monday before the race with the final Futurity Stakes field of acceptances released on the Wednesday.

2021 Futurity Stakes Field

The official Futurity Stakes 2021 final field and barriers will be released on the Wednesday of race week and detailed in full below.

The 2021 Futurity Stakes field features a star-studded line-up of 10 hopefuls led by Behemoth who won the Group 1 Memsie Stakes – Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes double at the same track/distance in the spring. 

Scratched: #9 Amish Boy (10)

2021 Futurity Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Futurity Stakes 2021 close the Monday leading up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day with the full list of early entries to be published here.

The 2021 Futurity Stakes nominations (extended until Tuesday morning) attracted 13 early entries including Group 1 winners Behemoth and Probabeel both coming off first-up wins in easier company. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 13x226x822 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 88
2 05x523151x ARCADIA QUEEN M 5 Grant & Alana Williams 115
3 x14x1110x1 BEHEMOTH G 5 David Jolly 114
4 11x61141x3 CROSSHAVEN G 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 102
5 00x34303x2 IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 108
6 902x27106x MR QUICKIE G 5 Phillip Stokes 111
7 343x2211x3 OLE KIRK C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 109
8 228x2117x1 PROBABEEL (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards 112
9 411x21238x RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) H 4 Danny O’Brien 113
10 453973410x SO SI BON G 7 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 107
11 20x22095x4 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 107
12 7050984×11 STREETS OF AVALON G 6 Shane Nichols 110
13 1110x2124x TOO CLOSE THE SUN G 5 Lindsey Smith 101

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Futurity Stakes Tips

The best Futurity Stakes tips are to look for horses coming off a Group race win especially the CF Orr Stakes winner at the same track and distance a fortnight before and to look for horses drawn in barriers 4 – 6 as those gates produced six winners between 2010 and 2021.

Other good Futurity Stakes betting tips include backing the favourite and steering away from runners that didn’t have their final lead-up in a Melbourne race. That said, in 2019 Alizee saluted for the punters on the back of a lead-up Group 2 Expressway Stakes win in Sydney.

2021 Futurity Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Futurity Stakes 2021 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the gallopers to back and sack in the autumn Group 1.

  • To Win: #6 Arcadia Queen ($6.50 at time of publish) 

Multiple Group 1 champ at the track/distance, no doubt Behemoth will take some beating second-up, but for value like the Each Way chances of this star WA-trained mare Arcadia Queen. She’s probably better over 2000m as shown by her victories in the Group Caulfield Stakes and Mackinnon Stakes last time in, but fresh over 1400m she can perform. A great first-up performer in an intriguing race. 

Futurity Stakes Form Guide

The Futurity Stakes form guide shows punters the trainers, jockeys, barriers and other crucial information on the horses in the field. The guide shows the CF Orr Stakes is the best form to follow into the Futurity Stakes field each year with 10 winners of the latter coming out of the earlier Caulfield clash from 2005-2020.

Other important Futurity Stakes form guide facts to consider include the solid form of three-year-olds over the past two decades, the strong record of trainer David Hayes and the winning strike rate in the race of jockey Damien Oliver who boasts four wins to date.

Futurity Stakes Form Facts

  • Last start winners dominate recent the recent Futurity Stakes results with all but three of the 12 winners from 2010 – 2021 coming off a win
  • Alizee (11 of 12 in 2019) is the only Futurity Stakes winner to jump from a double-digit barrier draw since Niconero (10 of 12 in 2008)
  • The CF Orr Stakes has produced more Futurity Stakes champions than any other lead-up in the past two decades
  • Favourites in Futurity Stakes betting saluted for the punters nine times in the 11 years from 2010 – 2021

2021 Futurity Stakes Form Guide

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

Futurity Stakes Results

The Futurity Stakes results and finishing order showing the placings of all the runners in the field along with the winning margins, trainer, jockey and time are out when the race runs at Caulfield Racecourse as part of Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

The results also show the successful Futurity Stakes exotics like quinella and trifecta combinations. Favourites have dominated the Futurity Stakes results over the past decade as have last start winners and notable champions of the race include More Joyous (2011), All Too Hard (2013), Black Heart Bart (2017), Alizee (2019) and Probabeel (2021).

Recent Futurity Stakes Winners

2021 Probabeel Arcadia Queen Mr Quickie
2020 Streets Of Avalon Super Seth Melody Belle
2019 Alizee Malaguerra Hartnell
2018 Brave Smash Tosen Stardom Showtime
2017 Black Heart Bart Tosen Stardom Ecuador
2016 Turn Me Loose Murray Baker Opie Bosson
2015 Suavito Smokin’ Joey Dissident
2014 Moment Of Change Sertorius Pinwheel
2013 All Too Hard Glass Harmonium King Mufhasa
2012 King Mufhasa Pinker Pinker Adamantium
2011 More Joyous Whobegotyou Dao Dao
2010 Typhoon Tracy Dao Dao Sniper’s Bullet
2009 Niconero Light Fantastic Alamosa
2008 Niconero Cargo Cult Miss Finland
2007 Aqua D’amore Seachange El Segundo
2006 Fields Of Omagh Red Dazzler Rosden