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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
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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|
|Race Type:||Weight-For- Age|
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.
|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|
|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
|1st||Streets Of Avalon||1 minute 21.90 seconds|
|1st||Alizee||1 minute 22.48 seconds|
|1st||Brave Smash||1 minute 23.16 seconds|
|1st||Black Heart Bart||1 minute 22.96 seconds|
|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|