Futurity Stakes

The Futurity Stakes is a Group 1 WFA race run at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Stakes Day a fortnight after the CF Orr Stakes.

2022 Futurity Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Sierra Sue
  • 2nd: #3 Mo'unga
  • 3rd: #4 Tofane



The Futurity Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held at Caulfield Racecourse in late February on 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 $750,000 in prize money as of 2022.

There are three Group 1 races held at the meeting with the Futurity Stakes joined by the Group 1 $1.5 million 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). Recent horses to complete the CF Orr – Futurity Stakes double include Black Heart Bart (2017), Moment Of Change (2014) and All Too Hard (2013).

The Futurity Stakes winner is now also granted entry into the Special Condition $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m).

The 2022 Futurity Stakes ran on Saturday February 26, 2022 at Caulfield Racecourse and was won in an upset by Sierra Sue ($14). 

Futurity Stakes 2022
Date: Saturday February 26, 2022
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-For- Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $750,000

2022 Futurity Stakes Results

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

Sierra Sue ($14) became a dual Group 1 winner over the 1400m at Caulfield with her upset victory over a fast-finishing Mo’unga ($4.40) and the beaten favourite Tofane ($2.30F) in the 2022 Futurity Stakes results.

Click here to read more on the 2022 Futurity Stakes win by potential The All-Star Mile-bound Sierra Sue.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 1 57kg $14
2 3 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Ms Jamie Kah 1.25L 4 59kg $4.40
3 4 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 2L 3 57kg $2.30F
4 6 TURAATH (GB) Maddie Raymond Damian Lane 2.2L 2 57kg $9
5 1 I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 2.95L 7 59kg $5.50
6 2 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Brett Prebble 3.35L 6 59kg $26
7 7 EXTREME FLIGHT Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 6.35L 5 55.5kg $21
8 8 MR MOZART Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Oliver 7.1L 8 55.5kg $61

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Futurity Stakes Odds

The latest Futurity Stakes 2022 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.

The latest favourites in Futurity Stakes betting to win were Alizee ($2.80 in 2019) and fellow mare Probabeel ($3.50EF in 2021).

2022 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.

Horses may back-up from the Futurity Stakes field later in the autumn and contest the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington, a double completed by Niconero in 2009.

The 2022 Futurity Stakes field and barrier draw will be published below on the Wednesday before the race.

The Futurity Stakes 2022 final field features just eight runners including last start CF Orr Stakes winning mare at the track / distance Tofane and the spring’s $7.5 million Golden Eagle champ I’m Thunderstruck.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2022 Futurity Stakes field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x1311311x5 I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 7 59kg 112
2 x2875483x5 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Brett Prebble 6 59kg 108
3 107x12543x MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Ms Jamie Kah 4 59kg 112
4 211x3427x1 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 3 57kg 115
5 04117100×4 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 1 57kg 110
6 x321111x53 TURAATH (GB) Maddie Raymond Damian Lane 2 57kg 102
7 361110×4 EXTREME FLIGHT Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 5 55.5kg 82
8 14x46129x7 MR MOZART Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8 55.5kg 83

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Futurity Stakes Nominations

The 2022 Futurity Stakes nominations will be published here on the Monday before Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

The Futurity Stakes 2022 nominations attracted 18 hopefuls including the latest confirmed The All-Star Mile horse Cascadian, Michael Moroney’s CF Orr Stakes winning mare Tofane and the luckless Lightsaber scratched at the barriers from last weekend’s Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes.

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 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
2022
Futurity Stakes
1st Sierra Sue 1 minute 22.36 seconds
2nd Mo’unga
3rd Tofane
2021
Futurity Stakes
1st Probabeel 1 minute 22.76 seconds
2nd Arcadia Queen
3rd Mr Quickie
2020
Futurity Stakes
1st Streets Of Avalon 1 minute 21.90 seconds
2nd Super Seth
3rd Melody Belle
2019
Futurity Stakes
1st Alizee 1 minute 22.48 seconds
2nd Malaguerra
3rd Hartnell
2018
Futurity Stakes
1st Brave Smash 1 minute 23.16 seconds
2nd Tosen Stardom
3rd Showtime
2017
Futurity Stakes
1st Black Heart Bart 1 minute 22.96 seconds
2nd Tosen Stardom
3rd Ecuador
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

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