The 2017 Futurity Stakes is a Group 1 race held at Caulfield Racecourse annually in late February or early March.
Run under weight-for-age conditions, the Futurity Stakes is worth a total of $500,000 in prize money and is run over a distance of 1,400 metres.
The Futurity Stakes is held on the same day as the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes, Group 1 Oakleigh Plate, Group 2 Peter Young Stakes, Group 2 Caulfield Autumn Classic, Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes Group 3 Zeditave Stakes and Group 3 Mannerism Stakes.
The first Futurity Stakes was run in 1897 when it was won by a horse called Resolute. The Futurity Stakes was run over a distance of 1,800 metres for one year in 1979. The race was also modified to a 1,600 metre race from 2006-2010 in order to be part of the Asian Mile Challenge. The Futurity Stakes reverted back to its original 1,400 metres in 2011.
Horses that compete in the Futurity Stakes often come via avenues such as the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes in February. Typhoon Tracy (2010) was one horse who completed the CF Orr Stakes and Futurity Stakes double. Horses that perform well in the Futurity Stakes will often go on to compete in the Group 1 Australian Cup at Flemington in March. Niconero (2009) was one horse to achieve the sought-after Futurity Stakes and Australian Cup double.
Many great horses have won the Futurity Stakes, including The Hawk (1923), Amounis (1929), Phar Lap (1930), Ajax (1938-40), Lord (1959), Sky High (1961), Wenona Girl (1963), Gunsynd (1972), Manikato (1979-81, 83), Rubiton (1987), Vo Rogue (1988), Redelva (1991), Reset (2004), Typhoon Tracy (2010), More Joyous (2011).
2017 Futurity Stakes Field
The 2017 Futurity Stakes field will be provided below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||2x12129x21||BLACK HEART BART||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||6||59kg||114|
|2||129x791x70||LUCKY HUSSLER||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||4||59kg||111|
|3||4160x88x72||TURN ME LOOSE (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Kerrin McEvoy||5||59kg||112|
|4||0x51709x4x||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||2||59kg||108|
|5||34623036×7||FAST ’N’ ROCKING||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||8||59kg||103|
|6||x451008x44||PALENTINO||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||7||59kg||111|
|7||706116×113||ECUADOR (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||1||59kg||109|
|8||211x1110x8||HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||3||59kg||108|
|9||x710210x52||ATTENTION||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||9||55.5kg||86|
2017 Futurity Stakes Nominations
The 2017 Futurity Stakes nominations will be published here.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|1||2x12129x21||BLACK HEART BART||G||6||Darren Weir||114|
|2||706116×113||ECUADOR (NZ)||G||7||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||109|
|3||211x1110x8||HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ)||G||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||108|
|4||129x791x70||LUCKY HUSSLER||G||7||Darren Weir||111|
|6||0x51709x4x||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||H||6||Darren Weir||108|
|7||4160x88x72||TURN ME LOOSE (NZ)||H||5||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||112|
Past Winners & Results
Here you will find a list of winners of the Futurity Stakes since 2000.
|2017||1 Black Heart Bart||2 Tosen Stardom||3 Ecuador||1:22.9|
|2016||1 Turn Me Loose||2 Stratum Star||3 Suavito||1:22.2|
|2015||1 Suavito||2 Smokin’ Joey||3 Dissident||1:23.1|
|2014||1 Moment Of Change||2 Sertorius||3 Pinwheel||1:23.4|
|2013||1 All Too Hard||2 Glass Harmonium||3 King Mufhasa||1:23.0|
|2012||1 King Mufhasa||2 Pinker Pinker||3 Adamantium||1:23.8|
|2011||1 More Joyous||2 Whobegotyou||3 Dao Dao||1:21.7|
|2010||1 Typhoon Tracy||2 Dao Dao||3 Sniper’s Bullet||1:34.4|
|2009||1 Niconero||2 Light Fantastic||3 Alamosa||1:36.4|
|2008||1 Niconero||2 Cargo Cult||3 Miss Finland||1:34.8|
|2007||1 Aqua Damore||2 Seachange||3 El Segundo||1:35.7|
|2006||1 Fields Of Omagh||2 Red Dazzler||3 Rosden||1:34.2|
|2005||1 Regal Roller||2 Super Elegant||3 Modem||1:24.6|
|2004||1 Reset||2 Vocabulary||3 Yell||1:23.7|
|2003||1 Yell||2 Innovation Girl||3 Roman Arch||1:21.9|
|2002||1 Dash For Cash||2 Chattanooga||3 Aquiver||1:23.0|
|2001||1 Desert Sky||2 Porto Roca||3 Mr Murphy||1:22.8|
|2000||1 Testa Rossa||2 Miss Pennymoney||3 Redoutes Choice||1:23.7|