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 at Caulfield Racecourse.
|Date:||February 25, 2017|
|Race Type:||Weight-For- Age|
Futurity Stakes Field
The Futurity Stakes field and barrier draw will be published below on the Wednesday before the race.
Futurity Stakes Nominations
The Futurity Stakes nominations will be published here on the Monday before Blue Diamond Stakes Day.
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||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|