CF Orr Stakes

The CF Orr Stakes kicks off Group 1 racing during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival in February.

2021 C.F. Orr Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Streets Of Avalon
  • 2nd: #6 Imaging
  • 3rd: #10 Crosshaven



The CF Orr Stakes is a Group 1 race, the first of the calendar year, held at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse in early to mid February. This Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival event is a weight-for-age race run over 1400m and is worth $500,000 in prize money.

The ideal lead-up race into the CF Orr Stakes field is Moonee Valley’s Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) that produced seven winners from 2011-201 including champion mare Black Caviar (2012) who did the double and Streets Of Avalon (2021) who was the last horse to win both races.

The next-up option for most CF Orr Stakes horses is a return to the same track and distance a fortnight later for the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m), a double last completed by Black Heart Bart (2017).

The 2021 CF Orr Stakes took place on Saturday February 6, 2021 and was won by the Australia Stakes winner Streets Of Avalon.  

CF Orr Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday February 6, 2021
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2021 CF Orr Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Streets Of Avalon
  • 2nd: #6 Imaging
  • 3rd: #10 Crosshaven

Streets Of Avalon became a dual Group 1 winner and the latest horse to do the Australia Stakes – CF Orr Stakes double with a gutsy victory in the opening Group 1 race of the year.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 7 59kg $8.50
2 6 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Craig Williams 0.5L 8 59kg $6.50
3 10 CROSSHAVEN Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 2.75L 4 55.5kg $3.10
4 1 HUMIDOR (NZ) Chris Waller Damian Lane 5.5L 9 59kg $26
5 7 BLAZEJOWSKI Greg Eurell Mark Zahra 5.6L 1 59kg $21
6 4 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 5.9L 6 59kg $51
7 2 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 9.9L 3 59kg $2.70F
8 9 SOVEREIGN AWARD Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 10.9L 5 57kg $19
9 8 ARCADIA PRINCE Amy McDonald Jordan Childs 14.4L 2 59kg $101
3 FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes John Allen 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 CF Orr Stakes Odds

The latest CF Orr Stakes 2021 betting odds provided by race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below complete with market links as soon as released.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2021 CF ORR STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2021 CF Orr Stakes Field

The CF Orr Stakes field attracts a star-studded line-up of early autumn weight-for-age horses, many graduates out of the Australia Stakes run the month prior at The Valley. After contesting the CF Orr Stakes, horses often head towards the Futurity Stakes and then the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on Super Saturday.

The 2021 CF Orr Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw will be published below as soon as released by Racing Victoria on February 3, 2021.

The Neds C.F. Orr Stakes 2021 field is down to nine starters with Fifty Stars an early scratching, updated markets dominated by the resuming Ladbrokes Cox Plate winning import Sir Dragonet.

  • Scratched: #3 Fifty Stars (6)

Click here to read more on the key horses in the 2021 CF Orr Stakes field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x085x1230x HUMIDOR (NZ) Chris Waller Damian Lane 10 59kg 109
2 x2x222x16x SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 3 59kg 115
3 x411x8352x FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes John Allen 6 59kg 112
4 5756x2593x ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 7 59kg 101
5 27050984×1 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 8 59kg 105
6 100x34303x IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Craig Williams 9 59kg 108
7 x161x57561 BLAZEJOWSKI Greg Eurell Mark Zahra 1 59kg 100
8 2111x740x5 ARCADIA PRINCE Amy McDonald Jordan Childs 2 59kg 95
9 0x1126111x SOVEREIGN AWARD Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 5 57kg 101
10 11x61141x CROSSHAVEN Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 4 55.5kg 100

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 CF Orr Stakes Nominations

The 2021 CF Orr Stakes nominations are released the Monday before the race and will be published in full below as soon as available.

The opening Group 1 race of the autumn, the CF Orr Stakes 2021 nominations have drawn 20 entries including the spring’s Cox Plate hero Sir Dragonet, classy Tasmanian mare Mystic Journey and smart three-year-old Crosshaven.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x085x1230x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 1 59kg 109
2 5x5x8017x2 MYSTIC JOURNEY M 5 Adam Trinder 2 57kg 111
3 x2x222x16x SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 59kg 115
4 x411x8352x FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 6 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 4 59kg 112
5 5756x2593x ANGEL OF TRUTH G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 5 59kg 101
6 27050984×1 STREETS OF AVALON G 6 Shane Nichols 6 59kg 105
7 9265x765x6 WIDGEE TURF G 7 Patrick Payne 7 59kg 97
8 46×4510211 NEUFBOSC (FR) G 6 Neville Parnham 8 59kg 102
9 413x226x82 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 55.5kg 88
10 100x34303x IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 10 59kg 108
11 11x61141x CROSSHAVEN G 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 11 55.5kg 100
12 x161x57561 BLAZEJOWSKI G 6 Greg Eurell 12 59kg 100
13 0x1126111x SOVEREIGN AWARD M 5 Danny O’Brien 13 57kg 101
14 1121x3719x NONCONFORMIST G 4 Grahame Begg 14 59kg 101
15 1x3112x1 LA MEXICANA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 15 53.5kg 81
16 517x4230x GRANDSLAM C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 16 55.5kg 92
17 214811688x MAHAMEDEIS G 6 Nick Ryan 17 59kg 98
18 253734×131 REGARDSMAREE G 4 Nick Ryan 18 59kg 76
19 2111x740x5 ARCADIA PRINCE G 6 Amy McDonald 19 59kg 95
20 6133x JET PROPULSION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 20 55.5kg 76

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

CF Orr Stakes History

Two horses have managed to win the CF Orr Stakes three consecutive times, Vo Rogue from 1988 to 1990 and Manikato from 1979 to 1981.

From 1925, when The Night Patrol won the first CF Orr Stakes, until 1992 the event possessed Group 2 status. Between 1925 and 1942, the CF Orr Stakes was a weight-for-age race with penalties however this was then changed to handicap conditions until 1945.

Originally an eight furlong race (approx. 1600m); the CF Orr Stakes also underwent various location changes. Between 1925 and 1940, the race was held at Williamstown Racecourse. In the 1940s, it was switched between Moonee Valley and Flemington and in 1966 and 1996, it took place at Sandown Racecourse.

Seven three-year-olds have won the CF Orr Stakes with Alabama Express (2020) the latest, the colt emulating his sire Redoute’s Choice (2000) from 20 years earlier.

Recent CF Orr Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
CF Orr Stakes
1st Streets Of Avalon 1 minute 22.62 seconds
2nd Imaging
3rd Crosshaven
2020
CF Orr Stakes
1st Alabama Express 1 minute 22.07 seconds
2nd Fierce Impact
3rd Kings Will Dream
2019
Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes
1st Manuel 1 minute 24.47 seconds
2nd Land Of Plenty
3rd Kementari
2018
Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes
1st Hartnell 1 minute 24.79 seconds
2nd Single Gaze
3rd Brave Smash
2017
Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes
1st Black Heart Bart 1 minute 22.55 seconds
2nd Turn Me Loose
3rd Ecuador
2016
CF Orr Stakes
1st Suavito 1 minute 22.6 seconds
2nd Lucky Hussler
3rd Hucklebuck
2015
CF Orr Stakes
1st Dissident 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Entirely Platinum
3rd Mourinho
2014
CF Orr Stakes
1st Moment Of Change 1 minute 23.0 seconds
2nd Eurozone
3rd Shamus Award
2013
CF Orr Stakes
1st All Too Hard 1 minute 22.83 seconds
2nd Mawingo
3rd Mr Moet
2012
CF Orr Stakes
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 25.14 seconds
2nd Southern Speed
3rd Playing God
2011
CF Orr Stakes
1st Typhoon Tracy 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Heart Of Dreams
3rd Ortensia
2010
CF Orr Stakes
1st Typhoon Tracy 1 minute 24.04 seconds
2nd Heart Of Dreams
3rd Sirmione
2009
CF Orr Stakes
1st Maldivian 1 minute 23.4 seconds
2nd Alamosa
3rd Theseo
2008
CF Orr Stakes
1st Shinzig 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd Niconero
3rd Rubiscent
2007
CF Orr Stakes
1st El Segundo 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Marasco
3rd Aqua Damore
2006
CF Orr Stakes
1st Perfect Promise 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Lad Of The Manor
3rd Fields Of Omagh
2005
CF Orr Stakes
1st Elvstroem 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd Savabeel
3rd Lad Of The Manor
2004
CF Orr Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 21.9 seconds
2nd Vocabulary
3rd Sound Action
2003
CF Orr Stakes
1st Yell 1 minute 22.5 seconds
2nd Fields Of Omagh
3rd Innovation Girl
2002
CF Orr Stakes
1st Barkada 1 minute 24.6 seconds
2nd Northerly
3rd Cent Home
2001
CF Orr Stakes
1st Desert Sky 1 minute 21.6 seconds
2nd Skoozi Please
3rd Hit The Roof
2000
CF Orr Stakes
1st Redoutes Choice 1 minute 24.1 seconds
2nd Miss Pennymoney
3rd Intergaze

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