CF Orr Stakes

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

2022 C.F. Orr Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Tofane
  • 2nd: #11 Lighthouse
  • 3rd: #2 Cascadian



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 $750,000 in prize money as of 2022.

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 2011-2021 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 2022 CF Orr Stakes took place on Saturday February 12, 2022 and was won by the Michael Moroney-trained Tofane ($7) first-up. 

CF Orr Stakes 2022
Date: Saturday February 12, 2022
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $750,000

2022 CF Orr Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Tofane ($7)
  • 2nd: #11 Lighthouse
  • 3rd: #2 Cascadian

Click here to read more on the brilliant all-the-way 2022 CF Orr Stakes win by Tofane.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 8 57kg $7
2 11 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 1.5L 2 57kg $10
3 2 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 1.7L 1 59kg $13
4 9 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 2L 7 57kg $15
5 1 I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 3.25L 11 59kg $7
6 10 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 3.35L 12 57kg $26
7 6 JUST FOLK Josh Julius Dean Holland 3.55L 4 59kg $151
8 7 SINAWANN (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Williams 4.8L 6 59kg $4.40
9 4 WILD PLANET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Thornton 5L 3 59kg $31
10 3 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Ms Jamie Kah 5.75L 9 59kg $4.20F
11 12 LIGHTSABER Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 8.25L 5 55.5kg $12
12 5 SECRET BLAZE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jordan Childs 13L 10 59kg $201

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 CF Orr Stakes Odds

The latest CF Orr Stakes 2022 betting odds provided by race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below complete with market links as soon as released.

2022 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 2022 CF Orr Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw will be published below as soon as released by Racing Victoria on February 9, 2022.

The CF Orr Stakes 2022 final field is now out with a dozen Group 1 hopefuls including Australia Stakes runner-up Sinawann drawn mid-field in barrier six, hulking South Australian sprint star Behemoth and the returning I’m Thunderstruck out wide in gate 11.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2022 CF Orr Stakes field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5x1311311x I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 11 59kg 112
2 13x545432x CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 1 59kg 112
3 43x7x116x2 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Ms Jamie Kah 9 59kg 114
4 81910x20x7 WILD PLANET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Thornton 3 59kg 106
5 27x055167x SECRET BLAZE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jordan Childs 10 59kg 100
6 01232516×8 JUST FOLK Josh Julius Dean Holland 4 59kg 100
7 2x343x61x2 SINAWANN (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Williams 6 59kg 108
8 7211x3427x TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 8 57kg 114
9 604117100x SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 7 57kg 110
10 1131112x5x INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 12 57kg 109
11 1x55x11112 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2 57kg 100
12 119x6414x4 LIGHTSABER Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 5 55.5kg 95

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 CF Orr Stakes Nominations

The 2022 CF Orr Stakes nominations are released the Monday before the race and will be published in full below as soon as available.

The CF Orr Stakes 2022 nominations feature 21 hopefuls looking to win the opening Australian Group 1 race of the year including returning Golden Eagle champion I’m Thunderstruck, the all-in favourite Sinawann coming off a Group 2 Australia Stakes second and Michael Moroney’s Tatt’s Tiara winning mare from last winter Tofane.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 43x7x116x2 BEHEMOTH G 6 David Jolly 114
2 21223x117x CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) G 5 Danny O’Brien 106
3 13x545432x CASCADIAN (GB) G 7 James Cummings 112
4 10x521324x COASTWATCH G 3 Chris Waller 92
5 454x65118x COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 112
6 4872614213 EXCELIDA M 5 Ben & JD Hayes 87
7 x4100x582x I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 106
8 5x1311311x I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 112
9 1131112x5x INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien 109
10 01232516×8 JUST FOLK G 5 Josh Julius 100
11 1x55x11112 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 100
12 119x6414x4 LIGHTSABER C 3 Peter G Moody 95
13 11103×0311 OPEN MINDED (NZ) G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 97
14 1140x846x1 OVERPASS C 3 Bjorn Baker 106
15 27x055167x SECRET BLAZE G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 100
16 38x552455x SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 104
17 604117100x SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 110
18 2x343x61x2 SINAWANN (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 108
19 7211x3427x TOFANE (NZ) M 6 Michael Moroney 114
20 x321111x53 TURAATH (GB) M 5 Maddie Raymond 102
21 81910x20x7 WILD PLANET G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 106

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
2022
CF Orr Stakes
1st Tofane 1 minute 22.75 seconds
2nd Lighthouse
3rd Cascadian
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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