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.

2021 Futurity Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Probabeel
  • 2nd: #6 Arcadia Queen
  • 3rd: #3 Mr Quickie



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 $500,000 in prize money.

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 2021 Futurity Stakes ran on Saturday February 20, 2021 at Caulfield Racecourse and was won by classy New Zealand mare Probabeel. 

Futurity Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday February 20, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-For- Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2021 Futurity Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Probabeel
  • 2nd: #6 Arcadia Queen
  • 3rd: #3 Mr Quickie

New Zealand-trained winning mare Probabeel ($3.50EF) and the WA raider Arcadia Queen ($4.60) a half-length back second were impressive dominating the 2021 Futurity Stakes results ahead of their rematch in the $5 million The All-Star Mile at Moonee Valley next month.

Click here to read more on the impressive 2021 Futurity Stakes win by Probabeel. 

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Damian Lane 9 57kg $3.50EF
2 6 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 0.5L 8 57kg $4.60
3 3 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes Ms Jamie Kah 2.5L 4 59kg $17
4 1 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Damien Oliver 2.9L 2 59kg $3.50EF
5 4 SO SI BON Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 3.65L 5 59kg $81
6 2 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 4.4L 7 59kg $12
7 5 TOO CLOSE THE SUN Lindsey Smith Declan Bates 6.4L 3 59kg $101
8 8 OLE KIRK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 6.5L 1 55.5kg $8.50
9 10 CROSSHAVEN Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 6.6L 6 55.5kg $18
9 AMISH BOY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Futurity Stakes Odds

The latest Futurity Stakes 2021 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).

2021 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 2021 Futurity Stakes field and barrier draw will be published below on the Wednesday before the race.

David Jolly’s multiple Group 1 winner in Melbourne Behemoth racing second-up off a home win in Adelaide heads the 10-horse Futurity Stakes 2021 final field, which also features in-form mare Probabeel from New Zealand and the returning WA star Arcadia Queen.

  • Scratched: #9 Amish Boy (10)

Click here to read more on the key horses in the 2021 Futurity Stakes Field & Betting Market.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x14x1110x1 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Damien Oliver 2 59kg 114
2 7050984×11 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 7 59kg 110
3 902x27106x MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes Ms Jamie Kah 4 59kg 111
4 453973410x SO SI BON Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 5 59kg 107
5 1110x2124x TOO CLOSE THE SUN Lindsey Smith Declan Bates 3 59kg 101
6 05x523151x ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 8 57kg 115
7 228x2117x1 PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards D Lane 9 57kg 112
8 343x2211x3 OLE KIRK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 1 55.5kg 109
9 13x226x822 AMISH BOY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 10 55.5kg 88
10 11x61141x3 CROSSHAVEN Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 6 55.5kg 102

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Futurity Stakes Nominations

The 2021 Futurity Stakes nominations will be published here on the Monday before Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

The Futurity Stakes 2021 nominations have been extended until Tuesday morning after just 13 early entries were taken led David Jolly’s Memsie – Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes double winner from the spring Behemoth and the flying Group 1 winning mare Probabeel coming off a first-up Group 3 success at the track.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 13x226x822 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 88
2 05x523151x ARCADIA QUEEN M 5 Grant & Alana Williams 115
3 x14x1110x1 BEHEMOTH G 5 David Jolly 114
4 11x61141x3 CROSSHAVEN G 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 102
5 00x34303x2 IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 108
6 902x27106x MR QUICKIE G 5 Phillip Stokes 111
7 343x2211x3 OLE KIRK C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 109
8 228x2117x1 PROBABEEL (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards 112
9 411x21238x RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) H 4 Danny O’Brien 113
10 453973410x SO SI BON G 7 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 107
11 20x22095x4 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 107
12 7050984×11 STREETS OF AVALON G 6 Shane Nichols 110
13 1110x2124x TOO CLOSE THE SUN G 5 Lindsey Smith 101

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
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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