Group One Betting Guide
|When:||Saturday, February 24, 2024|
|Location:||Caulfield Racecourse – Victoria, Australia|
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.
Past winners of the Futurity Stakes include Rubiton (1997), Vo Rogue (1998), Testa Rossa (2000) and Reset (2004).
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2024 Futurity Stakes Final Field
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Previous Futurity Stakes Fields
Many a Group 1 superstar has used the Futurity Stakes to kick off their autumn campaigns.
No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 I’m Thunderstruck Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Jamie Kah 3 59kg 2 Alligator Blood Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 4 59kg 3 Mr Brightside Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 5 59kg 4 Laws Of Indices Annabel Neasham Ben Melham 8 59kg 5 Aegon Andrew Forsman Michael Dee 6 59kg 6 My Oberon Annabel Neasham Ethan Brown 7 59kg 7 Mr Mozart Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Oliver 1 59kg 8 Nugget Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 2 59kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 I’m Thunderstruck Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Jye McNeil 7 59kg 2 Streets Of Avalon Shane Nichols Brett Prebble 6 59kg 3 Mo’unga Annabel Neasham Jamie Kah 4 59kg 4 Tofane Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 3 57kg 5 Sierra Sue Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 1 57kg 6 Turaath Maddie Raymond Damian Lane 2 57kg 7 Extreme Flight Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 5 55.5kg 8 Mr Mozart Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Oliver 8 55.5kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Behemoth David Jolly Damien Oliver 2 59kg 2 Streets Of Avalon Shane Nichols Zac Spain 7 59kg 3 Mr Quickie Phillip Stokes Jamie Kah 4 59kg 4 So Si Bon Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 5 59kg 5 Too Close The Sun Lindsey Smith Declan Bates 3 59kg 6 Arcadia Queen Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 8 57kg 7 Probabeel Jamie Richards Damian Lane 9 57kg 8 Ole Kirk Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 1 55.5kg 9 Amish Boy Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 10 55.5kg 10 Crosshaven Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 6 55.5kg
2023 Futurity Stakes result
Recent runnings of the Futurity Stakes
- Alligator Blood took out the Group 1 Futurity Stakes on his racetrack return over 1400m at Sandown, defeating the fast finishing Mr Brightside and I’m Thunderstruck by just over a length. With Nugget taking up the lead, Blake Shinn chose to sit on his girth and settle in second in front of I’m Thunderstruck, who raced further forward on the day with the change of tactics. As the field rounded the home turn, Shinn and “The Gator” put Nugget and John Allen to the sword and kicked clear by over two lengths with 200m to go and held that margin until he switched off late in the final 50m with the win all but sewn up.
- 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
|Futurity Stakes Past Winners|
|2023||Alligator Blood||Blake Shinn||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|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
|Futurity Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000|
|1935||Heros / Synagogue|
|1921||Race Not Held|
|1915||Flash Of Steel|