The 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 ran on Saturday the February 25, 2017 at Caulfield Racecourse.
|Date:||February 25, 2017|
|Race Type:||Weight-For- Age|
2017 Futurity Stakes Results
Check out the full Futurity Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order below – the race narrowly won by the odds-on favourite Black Heart Bart over stablemate Tosen Stardom in a fighting finish.
|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|
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|
|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
|1st||Black Heart Bart||1 minute 22.96 seconds|
|1st||Turn Me Loose||1 minute 22.2 seconds|
|1st||Suavito||1 minute 23.1 seconds|
|1st||Moment Of Change||1 minute 23.4 seconds|
|1st||All Too Hard||1 minute 23 seconds|
|1st||King Mufhasa||1 minute 23.8 seconds|
|1st||More Joyous||1 minute 21.7 seconds|
|1st||Typhoon Tracy||1 minute 34.43 seconds|
|1st||Niconero||1 minute 36.4 seconds|
|1st||Niconero||1 minute 34.8 seconds|
|1st||Aqua Damore||1 minute 35.7 seconds|
|1st||Fields Of Omagh||1 minute 34.2 seconds|
|1st||Regal Roller||1 minute 24.6 seconds|
|1st||Reset||1 minute 23.7 seconds|
|1st||Yell||1 minute 21.9 seconds|
|1st||Dash For Cash||1 minute 23 seconds|
|1st||Desert Sky (DH)||1 minute 22.8 seconds|
|2nd||Mr Murphy (DH)|
|1st||Testa Rossa||1 minute 23.7 seconds|