Futurity Stakes 2022

Saturday February 26, 2022

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 $750,000 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.

Most recently, Sierra Sue improved on a lead-up fourth to score an upset win in the 2022 Futurity Stakes at $14.

The latest edition of the Futurity Stakes took place on Saturday February 26, 2022 and was won by Sierra Sue at 13/1. 

Futurity Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 26, 2022
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $750,000
  • First Run: 1897

2022 Futurity Stakes Results

The official Futurity Stakes Results 2022 and Finishing Order will be published below when the race is run and won on Saturday February 26, 2022.

  • 1st: #5 Sierra Sue ($14)
  • 2nd: #3 Mo’unga
  • 3rd: #4 Tofane

The spring’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner at the track/distance Sierra Sue ($14) ticked the WFA box with an upset second-up win in the Futurity Stakes 2022 results ahead of a potential run in the $5 million The All-Star Mile on March 19.

Futurity Stakes Betting

Futurity Stakes betting is normally dominated by horses coming off a win with all but four of the 13 Futurity Stakes winners from 2010-22 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 2010-2022 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 seven times from 2007-2022 – the latest being Probabeel (2021) and Sierra Sue (2022).

2022 Futurity Stakes Odds

The Futurity Stakes 2022 betting odds will be available below as soon as markets on the Blue Diamond Stakes Day support act are out.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 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.

2022 Futurity Stakes Field

The official Futurity Stakes 2022 final field and barriers will be released on the Wednesday of race week and detailed in full below.

The 2022 Futurity Stakes field features a small but class line-up of weight-for-age autumn hopefuls led by last start CF Orr Stakes champ at the same track and distance, Tofane, for Michael Moroney.

2022 Futurity Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Futurity Stakes 2022 close the Monday leading up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day with the full list of early entries to be published here.

The 2022 Futurity Stakes nominations attracted 18 hopefuls including Godolphin’s Doncaster Mile champion Cascadian, fellow The All-Star Mile-bound I‘m Thunderstruck and CF Orr Stakes winner at the track/distance last start Tofane.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3x545432x3 CASCADIAN (GB) G 7 James Cummings 112
2 0x521324x1 COASTWATCH G 3 Chris Waller 92
3 54x65118x2 COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 112
4 4872614213 EXCELIDA M 5 Ben & JD Hayes 87
5 361110×4 EXTREME FLIGHT C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 82
6 280x1215x2 FLYING MASCOT (NZ) M 4 Tom Dabernig 99
7 x1311311x5 I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 112
8 131112x5x6 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien 109
9 1232516×87 JUST FOLK G 5 Josh Julius 100
10 x55x111122 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 106
11 19x6414x40 LIGHTSABER C 3 Peter G Moody 95
12 107x12543x MO’UNGA (NZ) H 4 Annabel Neasham 112
13 14x46129x7 MR MOZART C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 83
14 00x1745x24 RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller 88
15 04117100×4 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 110
16 x2875483x5 STREETS OF AVALON G 7 Shane Nichols 108
17 211x3427x1 TOFANE (NZ) M 6 Michael Moroney 115
18 x321111x53 TURAATH (GB) M 5 Maddie Raymond 102

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 2022.

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.

2022 Futurity Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Futurity Stakes 2022 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: #4 Tofane ($2.80 at time of publish) 

Sticking with the favourite in the Futurity, Tofane, who was very good at this track/distance a fortnight back winning the CF Orr Stakes. Michael Moroney’s Ocean Park six-year-old faces just seven rivals as she chases the double and wouldn’t need to improve much to win again. This is her ideal distance, and she was dominant beating a bigger field with arguably some bigger names last time out.

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 four of the 13 winners from 2010 – 2022 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 12 years from 2010 – 2022

2022 Futurity Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Futurity Stakes 2022 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

YEAR WINNER SECOND THIRD
2022 Sierra Sue Mo’unga Tofane
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