Futurity Stakes

The 2017 Futurity Stakes will take place on Saturday 25th February 2017 at Caulfield Racecourse.

Futurity Stakes News

2017 Futurity Stakes Betting: Black Heart Bart Odds-On

2017 Futurity Stakes Betting: Black Heart Bart Odds-On

Black Heart Bart is being backed like a sure thing in Futurity Stakes 2017 betting for this weekend in Melbourne, the Darren Weir-trained champion at an odds-on price to post his fifth Group 1 win.

Four-time Group 1 winner Black Heart Bart will take some beating in Saturday’s Futurity Stakes 2017 at Caulfield Racecourse. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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The 2017 Futurity Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held at Caulfield Racecourse in late February on Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day each Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Run over a middle sprint distance of 1400m, the country’s best sprinters and milers compete for a chance to win $500,000 in prize money.

The Futurity Stakes makes up the first leg of the Asian Mile Challenge, which is a four race international series worth $12.5 million. The Futurity Stakes is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Japan Racing Association, the Melbourne Racing Club and the Dubai Racing Club.

There are three Group 1 races held at the meeting with the Futurity Stakes joined by the $1.5 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) – Victoria’s premier race for two-year-olds – and the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) for sprinters.

Many horses in the Futurity Stakes field come off an earlier autumn run at Caulfield a fortnight earlier in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m). The recent horse to complete the CF Orr – Futurity Stakes double include Moment Of Change (2014) and All Too Hard (2013).

The 2017 Futurity Stakes will run on Saturday the February 25, 2017 at Caulfield Racecourse.

Futurity Stakes
Date: February 25, 2017
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-For- Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2017 Futurity Stakes Odds

The latest Futurity Stakes 2017 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as markets on the Group 1 on Blue Diamond Stakes Day are released.

2017 Futurity Stakes Field

The Futurity Stakes field attracts a similar line-up of weight-for-age autumn hopefuls as the CF Orr Stakes contested at the same track and distance a fortnight earlier.

The 2017 Futurity Stakes field and barrier draw will be published below on the Wednesday before the race.

View the full 2017 Futurity Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw below – more info on the nine acceptors including Black Heart Bart and reigning Futurity Stakes winner Turn Me Loose found by following the link.

# 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

2017 Futurity Stakes Nominations

The 2017 Futurity Stakes nominations will be published here on the Monday before Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Check out the official 2017 Futurity Stakes Nominations below – following the link for more on the early entries led by CF Orr Stakes winner Black Heart Bart.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 2x12129x21 BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir 114
2 706116×113 ECUADOR (NZ) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 109
3 211x1110x8 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 108
4 129x791x70 LUCKY HUSSLER G 7 Darren Weir 111
5 x451008x44 PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir 111
6 0x51709x4x TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir 108
7 4160x88x72 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 112

Futurity Stakes History

Founded in 1897, the Futurity Stakes was first won by Resolute and has so far featured several champion horses including three time winner Ajax with victories in the 1938 to 1940 Futurity Stakes races. Racing legend Manikato managed one step better by winning the race four times in 1979 to 1981 and again in 1983. Prior to 2006, the Futurity Stakes was a 1400m race which was also held over 1800m in 1979.

The Futurity Stakes results dating back to 2000 are listed in the table below to help with your Futurity Stakes betting selections this season.

Recent Futurity Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Futurity Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
Futurity Stakes
1st Turn Me Loose 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Stratum Star
3rd Suavito
2015
Futurity Stakes
1st Suavito 1 minute 23.1 seconds
2nd Smokin’ Joey
3rd Dissident
2014
Futurity Stakes
1st Moment Of Change 1 minute 23.4 seconds
2nd Sertorius
3rd Pinwheel
2013
Futurity Stakes
1st All Too Hard 1 minute 23 seconds
2nd Glass Harmonium
3rd King Mufhasa
2012
Futurity Stakes
1st King Mufhasa 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd Pinker Pinker
3rd Adamantium
2011
Futurity Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 21.7 seconds
2nd Whobegotyou
3rd Dao Dao
2010
Futurity Stakes
1st Typhoon Tracy 1 minute 34.43 seconds
2nd Dao Dao
3rd Sniper’s Bullet
2009
Futurity Stakes
1st Niconero 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Light Fantastic
3rd Alamosa
2008
Futurity Stakes
1st Niconero 1 minute 34.8 seconds
2nd Cargo Cult
3rd Miss Finland
2007
Futurity Stakes
1st Aqua Damore 1 minute 35.7 seconds
2nd Seachange
3rd El Segundo
2006
Futurity Stakes
1st Fields Of Omagh 1 minute 34.2 seconds
2nd Red Dazzler
3rd Rosden
2005
Futurity Stakes
1st Regal Roller 1 minute 24.6 seconds
2nd Super Elegant
3rd Modem
2004
Futurity Stakes
1st Reset 1 minute 23.7 seconds
2nd Vocabulary
3rd Yell
2003
Futurity Stakes
1st Yell 1 minute 21.9 seconds
2nd Innovation Girl
3rd Roman Arch
2002
Futurity Stakes
1st Dash For Cash 1 minute 23 seconds
2nd Chattanooga
3rd Aquiver
2001
Futurity Stakes
1st Desert Sky (DH) 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd Mr Murphy (DH)
3rd Porto Roca
2000
Futurity Stakes
1st Testa Rossa 1 minute 23.7 seconds
2nd Miss Pennymoney
3rd Redoutes Choice