Futurity Stakes

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

2019 Futurity Stakes Results

  • 1st: #11 Alizee
  • 2nd: #5 Malaguerra
  • 3rd: #1 Hartnell



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 Group 1 $1.5 million Ladbrokes 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 2019 Futurity Stakes runs on Saturday February 23, 2019 at Caulfield Racecourse.

Futurity Stakes 2019
Date: Saturday February 23, 2019
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-For- Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2019 Futurity Stakes Results

    • 1st: #11 Alizee
    • 2nd: #5 Malaguerra
    • 3rd: #1 Hartnell
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 11 ALIZEE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 11 57kg
2 5 MALAGUERRA Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 0.5L 5 59kg
3 1 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Dwayne Dunn 1L 8 59kg
4 7 LAND OF PLENTY Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 1.1L 10 59kg
5 9 MANUEL Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 1.2L 7 59kg
6 4 REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 1.4L 3 59kg
7 3 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) Kris Lees Michael Walker 1.8L 2 59kg
8 2 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Damien Oliver 1.9L 12 59kg
9 6 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 2.1L 4 59kg
10 12 RINGERDINGDING Chris Waller John Allen 2.2L 9 55.5kg
11 10 MAGIC CONSOL Paul Preusker Jordan Childs 4.7L 6 59kg
LP 8 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 1 59kg

2019 Futurity Stakes Tips

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2019 Futurity Stakes Form Guide

2019 Futurity Stakes Odds

The latest Futurity Stakes 2019 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.

2019 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 2019 Futurity Stakes field and barrier draw will be published below on the Wednesday before the race.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 04x24120x5 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Dwayne Dunn 8 59kg 116
2 32x17242x2 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Damien Oliver 12 59kg 115
3 x332818x94 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) Kris Lees Michael Walker 2 59kg 113
4 11x00x0x57 REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 3 59kg 116
5 70x730x038 MALAGUERRA Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 5 59kg 110
6 1x111x32x6 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 4 59kg 110
7 1x21314x32 LAND OF PLENTY Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 10 59kg 110
8 8x713211x5 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 1 59kg 108
9 x361221x71 MANUEL Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 7 59kg 109
10 5214411x1x MAGIC CONSOL Paul Preusker Jordan Childs 6 59kg 105
11 3x16041x11 ALIZEE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 11 57kg 116
12 59218311×3 RINGERDINGDING Chris Waller John Allen 9 55.5kg 95

The official Futurity Stakes 2018 Final Field attracted just 11 hopefuls including the Darren Weir-trained trio of Brave Smash, Humidor and Tosen Stardom. Mighty Boss is the other standout in the Futurity Stakes field for 2018, Mick Price’s three-year-old racing in the event second-up before a quick back-up into the Australian Cup at Flemington over a mile Saturday week.

2019 Futurity Stakes Nominations

The 2019 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

Year Place Horse Time
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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