Futurity Stakes 2017

February 25, 2017

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

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.

The Futurity Stakes track record of 1:21.20 belongs to Exceed And Excel from his 2003 win and the time-honoured event was inaugurated in 1898 and won by Resolute.

This autumn’s edition of the Futurity Stakes took place on Saturday February 25, 2017.

2017 Futurity Stakes Results

  • 1st: Black Heart Bart
  • 2nd: Tosen Stardom
  • 3rd: Ecuador

Futurity Stakes Race Info

  • Date: February 25, 2017
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1897

Futurity Stakes Field

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 three times since 2010 with Typhoon Tracy (2010), All Too Hard (2013) and Moment Of Change (2014).

Futurity Stakes odds on 2014 winner Moment Of change were short

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

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

2017 Futurity Stakes Field

The Futurity Stakes 2017 field and barrier draw is officially released on Wednesday February 22, 2017 and will be published below.

The official 2017 Futurity Stakes Final Field attracted nine hopefuls for the weight-for-age Group 1 led by the Darren Weir-trained CF Orr Stakes winner Black Heart Bart. Weir is also represented in the Futurity Stakes field by Lucky Hussler and Palentino, while Peter & Paul Snowden accepted for late entry Attention.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2x12129x21 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 6 59kg 114
2 129x791x70 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Damian Lane 4 59kg 111
3 4160x88x72 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Kerrin McEvoy 5 59kg 112
4 0x51709x4x TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Craig Williams 2 59kg 108
5 34623036×7 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 8 59kg 103
6 x451008x44 PALENTINO Darren Weir Mark Zahra 7 59kg 111
7 706116×113 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 1 59kg 109
8 211x1110x8 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 3 59kg 108
9 x710210x52 ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 9 55.5kg 86

Futurity Stakes Betting & Odds

Futurity Stakes betting is normally dominated by horses coming off a win with all six Futurity Stakes winners from 2010-15 having won their last Group race lead-up.The CF Orr Stakes is the best guide to Futurity Stakes odds and favourites in the markets have a nice recent record with four saluting for the punters since 2010.

In-form mares also usually sit high up the Futurity Stakes betting markets with four mares beating home the boys since 2007.

2017 Futurity Stakes Odds

The Futurity Stakes 2017 betting odds will be available below as soon as markets on the Blue Diamond Stakes Day support act are out.h

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 five winners between 2010 and 2015.

Trainers Peter Moody, Gai Waterhouse and David Hayes have all won multiple editions of the race in the past 10 years so Futurity Stakes tips often feature runners prepared by these stables.

2017 Futurity Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Futurity Stakes 2017 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned.

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 nine winners of the latter coming out of the earlier Caulfield clash since 2001.

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 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 one of the seven winners from 2010 – 2016 coming off a win
  • No Futurity Stakes winner has jumped 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 five times in the seven years from 2010 – 2016

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 Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

The results also show the successful Futurity Stakes exotics like quinella and trifecta combinations.

2017 Futurity Stakes Results

The official Futurity Stakes results 2017 will be published below when the race is run and won on February 25, 2017.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 1 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 6 59kg $1.90F
2 4 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Craig Williams 0.1L 2 59kg $17
3 7 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 0.6L 1 59kg $10
4 9 ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 0.9L 9 55.5kg $41
5 2 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Damian Lane 1.65L 4 59kg $17
6 6 PALENTINO Darren Weir Mark Zahra 2.15L 7 59kg $8
7 8 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 2.55L 3 59kg $26
8 3 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Kerrin McEvoy 2.95L 5 59kg $6.50
9 5 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 3.7L 8 59kg $81

Recent Futurity Stakes Winners

YEAR WINNER SECOND THIRD
2018 TBD TBD TBD
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