Futurity Stakes

Futurity Stakes

Group One Betting Guide
When: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Location: Caulfield Racecourse – Victoria, Australia
Prize Money: $750,000
Distance: 1400m

The Group 1 Futurity Stakes is run over 1400m under weight-for-age conditions at Caulfield Racecourse in Victoria, Australia, and carries a purse of $750,000.

The race is run on the same day as the $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes and the Oakleigh Plate.

Past winners of the Futurity Stakes include Rubiton (1997), Vo Rogue (1998), Testa Rossa (2000) and Reset (2004).

2023 Futurity Stakes betting odds

Sierra Sue (NZ) ridden by John Allen wins the Futurity Stakes at Caulfield. (George Sal/Racing Photos)

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How to bet on the Futurity Stakes

If you don’t include the favourite in your exotics when betting on the Futurity Stakes you are making a big mistake, with seven favourites winning in the past ten years.

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2022 Futurity Stakes result

1stSierra Sue ($13.00)
2ndMo’unga ($1.55)
3rdTofane ($1.22)

Recent runnings of the Futurity Stakes

  • Having claimed the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes in the autumn, the Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained Sierra Sue destroyed her rivals when claiming the Futurity Stakes. Having gained a perfect run in transit behind Streets Of Avalon and Mr Mozart, the mare just needed a touch of luck in the home straight, as John Allen had a lapful of horse underneath him. Sierra Sue quickly punced on the leaders inside the final furlong and managed to stave off the challenge from Tofane inside the final 100m, before holding a length a half margin on Mo’unga. The win helped claim a Wild Card entry into the 2022 All Star Mile.
  • Despite being three wide the trip it was the Kiwi mare Probabeel, who showed plenty grit and determination to take out the Futurity Stakes. Having been in the cheap seats throughout the race, Probabeel had every right to surrender to key rival Arcadia Queen, but the Kiwi kept the WA mare at bay to help set up a mouth water clash in the All Star Mile. The win for Probabeel was her second in as many starts after taking out the Group 3 Geoffrey Bellmaine in similar circumstances.
  • It was a proven advantage to be up on speed throughout the day at Caulfield and Ben Melham made it his purpose to get Streets Of Avalon to the front from the get go. Despite using plenty of petrol to get to the front, it was the Shane Nichols trained that had the last laugh holding off race favourite Super Seth in remarkable fashion. It was Super Seth’s race for the taking with 200m to go, but Streets Of Avalon dug real deep to produce another effort to get off the canvas and claim the 2020 Futurity Stakes at $9.50
  • Alizee was the short-priced favourite heading into the 2019 Futurity and favourite backers would have had their hearts in their mouths when the Godolphin runner was caught extremely wide shortly after the jump. The horse looked like and also-ran entering the straight but he kept giving as the line approached, eventually taking the lead at the 50m mark before holding off all comers to record a fantastic win.
  • Brave Smash secured his maiden Group 1 crown, taking out the Futurity Stakes in barnstorming fashion. Camping just behind the early pacemaker Showtime, Craig Williams had to be patient, but as soon as the gap appeared he quickly raced Brave Smash to the front at the 100m to hold out the fast-finishing stablemate Tosen Stardom.
  • Black Heart Bart scored his fifth career group one when taking out the 2017 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield. The Darren Weir-trained gelding looked home around the final corner as it cantered up to the field, but stablemate Tosen Stardom burst through the middle to give it a real test. Black Heart Bart showed its true quality and scored with a bob of the head in the shadows of the post. The win extended the gelding’s superior Caulfield record to five wins from six starts. Read race report.
  • Turn Me Loose recorded his second Australian group 1 win, with a unique victory showing just how good he is. Instead of setting the pace, as he had done in previous starts, jockey Opie Bosson settled the horse just behind Hucklebuck, before taking the lead with about 100m to go. The $3.70 shot beat home Stratum Star ($17) and Suavito ($7), who was a long neck back in third.
  • A big-hearted performance netted Suavito the title after a blistering finish helped her overcome favourite Dissident. Despite Dissident jumping as short as $1.40 with some bookmakers, some money had come for Suavito, who firmed from $13 into $10 in the hours leading up to the race. Dissident made the early running with Driefontein, but the pair could not keep up with Suavitow, who won from Smokin’ Joey ($15) with the favourite back in third.
  • Moment Of Change made it successive group 1 victories with Luke Nolen giving the gelding a superb ride up front, managing to hold on right to the end. Moment Of Change and Nolen had won the CF Orr Stakes just weeks earlier. Sertorious was out of the gates horribly, but managed to run on for second, while Pinwheel defied age to finish third. Bull Point, who started favourite with Damien Oliver onboard, didn’t make an impact.
  • All Too Hard was scintillating in the 2013 running, just weeks after winning the CF Orr Stakes. Dwayne Dayne got All Too Hard out of the gates quickly and settled towards the front of the field, before swooping with about 500m to go to collar the leaders. Glass Harmonium was over three lengths back in second place, while King Mufhasa finished in third, a head behind second. All Too Hard was only a second outsidet he track record, held by Exceed And Excel, and paid $1.80 on the TAB.
  • Nash Rawiller was brilliant onboard King Mufhasa, who recorded a ninth group 1 victory in a glittering career. The $2.60 favourite lead from start to finish, to defeat Cox Plate winner Pinker Pinker ($3.60) and Adamantium ($10). New Zealander Stephen McKee was the victorious trainer with his horse finishing 1.6 seconds outside Exceed and Excel’s track record.

Futurity Stakes past winners

Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2022 Sierra Sue John Allen Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
2021 Probabeel Damian Lane Jamie Richards
2020 Streets Of Avalon Ben Melham Shane Nichols
2019 Alizee Hugh Bowman James Cummings
2018 Brave Smash Craig Williams Darren Weir
2017 Black Heart Bart Brad Rawiller Darren Weir
2016 Turn Me Loose Opie Bosson Murray Baker
2015 Suavito Damien Oliver Nigel Blackiston
2014 Moment Of Change Luke Nolen Peter Moody
2013 All Too Hard Dwayne Dunn Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
2012 King Mufhasa Nash Rawiller Stephen McKee
2011 More Joyous Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse
2010 Typhoon Tracy Luke Nolen Peter Moody
2009 Niconero Craig Williams David Hayes
2008 Niconero Craig Williams David Hayes
2007 Aqua D’amore Stephen Baster Gai Waterhouse
2006 Fields Of Omagh Steven King David Hayes
2005 Regal Roller Mark Flaherty Clinton McDonald
2004 Reset Danny Nikolic Graeme Rogerson
2003 Yell Darren Gauci John Hawkes
2002 Dash For Cash Kerrin McEvoy Rick Hore-Lacy
2001 Desert Sky / Mr Murphy Darren Gauci / Damien Oliver Mathew Ellerton / Lee Freedman
2000 Testa Rossa Damien Oliver Dean Lawson
Futurity Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000
1999 Rustic Dream
1998 Encounter
1997 Mouawad
1996 Star Dancer
1995 Schillaci
1994 Primacy
1993 Schillaci
1992 Mannerism
1991 Redelva
1990 Ark Regal
1989 Zeditave
1988 Vo Rogue
1987 Rubiton
1986 Campaign King
1985 Vite Cheval
1984 Red Tempo
1983 Manikato
1982 Galleon
1981 Manikato
1980 Manikato
1979 Manikato
1978 Always Welcome
1977 Bonfield
1976 King’s Helmet
1975 Martindale
1974 Idolou
1973 Idolou
1972 Gunsynd
1971 Silver Spade
1970 Crewman
1969 Magic Ruler
1968 Prince Romantic
1967 Cendrillon
1966 Star Affair
1965 Sir Dane
1964 Future
1963 Wenona Girl
1962 Aquanita
1961 Sky High
1960 Todman
1959 Lord
1958 Zariba
1957 Parvo
1956 The Orb
1955 Prince Cortauld
1954 Sir Isfahan
1953 Bob Cherry
1952 San Domenico
1951 Iron Duke
1950 St. Razzle
1949 St. Razzle
1948 Royal Gem
1947 Attley
1946 Bernborough
1945 Drum Net
1944 Counsel
1943 Zonda
1942 Burrabil
1941 High Caste
1940 Ajax
1939 Ajax
1938 Ajax
1937 Gold Rod
1936 Regular Bachelor
1935 Heros / Synagogue
1934 Waltzing Lily
1933 Winooka
1932 Ammon Ra
1931 Phar Lap
1930 Amounis
1929 Mollison
1928 Gothic
1927 Waranton
1926 Top Gallant
1925 Father’s Voice
1924 The Hawk
1923 Salatis
1922 Eurythmic
1921 Race Not Held
1920 Gold Tie
1919 Lucknow
1918 Wedge
1917 Balarang
1916 Maharajah
1915 Flash Of Steel
1914 Brattle
1913 Eudorus
1912 Popinjay
1911 Blairgour
1910 Comedy King
1909 Soultline
1908 Antonio
1907 Corroboree
1906 Gladsome
1905 Gladsome
1904 Playaway
1903 Sir Leonard
1902 Sir Foote
1901 Aurous
1900 Palmer
1899 Bobadil
1898 Resolute

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