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.

2020 Futurity Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Streets Of Avalon
  • 2nd: Super Seth
  • 3rd: Melody Belle



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 2020 Futurity Stakes ran on Saturday February 22, 2020 at Caulfield Racecourse and was won in an upset by Streets Of Avalon. 

Futurity Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday February 22, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-For- Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2020 Futurity Stakes Results

      • 1st: #3 Streets Of Avalon
      • 2nd: #8 Super Seth
      • 3rd: #7 Melody Belle

There was an upset Futurity Stakes 2020 result this autumn with the Shane Nichols-trained Streets Of Avalon breaking through for his maiden Group 1 win at his 43rd career start, the gutsy front runner leading all-the-way to defeat the Caulfield Guineas winning three-year-old Super Seth by a neck, while 10-time Group 1 winning Kiwi mare Melody Belle ran a credible first-up third ahead of the $5 million The All-Star Mile.

Click here to read more on the impressive 2020 Futurity Stakes win by All-Star Mile bound Streets Of Avalon.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 3 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Ben Melham 7 59kg $9.50
2 8 SUPER SETH Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 0.2L 4 55.5kg $2.60F
3 7 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 2.45L 3 57kg $4.20
4 4 WILD PLANET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 3.45L 1 59kg $15
5 1 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Boss 5.95L 5 59kg $4.40
6 2 BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 6.15L 8 59kg $26
7 5 KAZIO Colin Little Brett Prebble 7.9L 6 59kg $101
8 6 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 9.65L 2 58.5kg $19

2020 Futurity Stakes Odds

The latest Futurity Stakes 2020 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.

2020 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 2020 Futurity Stakes field and barrier draw will be published below on the Wednesday before the race.

A small line-up of just eight runners make-up this season’s Futurity Stakes 2020 final field but it looks a top race featuring 10-time Group 1 winning Kiwi mare Melody Belle, the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas champ Super Seth and the Chris Waller-trained Kolding.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Futurity Stakes Field & Odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 111x5111x4 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Boss 5 59kg 114
2 870x80129x BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 8 59kg 113
3 5040189×32 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Ben Melham 7 59kg 103
4 1132x231x7 WILD PLANET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1 59kg 86
5 1423×53353 KAZIO Colin Little Brett Prebble 6 59kg 82
6 14083x100x CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 2 58.5kg 110
7 11x411112x MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 3 57kg 115
8 113x1651x1 SUPER SETH Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 4 55.5kg 109

2020 Futurity Stakes Nominations

The 2020 Futurity Stakes nominations will be published here on the Monday before Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

The Futurity Stakes 2020 nominations drew just a dozen early entries in what is shaping up as an intriguing edition of the WFA feature. Star Kiwi-trained mare Melody Belle is early favourite to secure her incredible 11th Group 1 victory and second on Aussie soil. Super Seth looks the danger looking to further frank that stellar Caulfield Guineas form from last spring with a second-up win on the back of his resuming Manfred Stakes success.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 111x5111x4 KOLDING (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 1 59kg 114
2 870x80129x BLACK HEART BART G 9 Lindsey Smith 2 59kg 113
3 11x411112x MELODY BELLE (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards 3 57kg 115
4 113x1651x1 SUPER SETH C 3 Anthony Freedman 4 55.5kg 109
5 14083x100x CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 5 58.5kg 110
6 0x125040x8 SO SI BON G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6 59kg 104
7 7x004130x5 SPANISH REEF M 6 Ken Keys 7 57kg 104
8 5040189×32 STREETS OF AVALON G 5 Shane Nichols 8 59kg 103
9 1x2517x11 ALABAMA EXPRESS C 3 Michael Moroney 9 55.5kg 110
10 1132x231x7 WILD PLANET G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10 59kg 86
11 1423×53353 KAZIO G 6 Colin Little 11 59kg 82
12 113x HEART OF PUISSANCE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 12 55.5kg 72

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
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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