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Futurity Stakes

The 2018 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).

2018 Futurity Stakes Field

The 2018 Futurity Stakes field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2x536181x0 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 5 59kg 115
2 2x6813520x HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 2 59kg 115
3 44x2123x53 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) Darren Weir Craig Williams 9 59kg 108
4 415x66x165 LORD OF THE SKY Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 7 59kg 106
5 x15314270x SOVEREIGN NATION David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 4 59kg 100
6 11x1220x28 MR SNEAKY Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 8 59kg 100
7 6822063×34 WYNDSPELLE (NZ) Michael Kent Beau Mertens 6 59kg 98
8 173x54630x SNITZSON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 1 59kg 98
9 4010x731x0 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Dee 11 57kg 110
10 0x12741x7 MIGHTY BOSS Mick Price Michael Walker 3 55.5kg 105
11 42x21510x2 SHOWTIME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 10 55.5kg 92

2018 Futurity Stakes Nominations

The 2018 Futurity Stakes nominations will be published here.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 2x536181x0 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 1 59kg 115
2 2x6813520x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 2 59kg 115
3 44x2123x53 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) H 5 Darren Weir 3 59kg 108
4 0x12741x7 MIGHTY BOSS C 3 Mick Price 4 55.5kg 105
5 415x66x165 LORD OF THE SKY H 7 Robbie Laing 5 59kg 106
6 4010x731x0 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 6 57kg 110
7 x15314270x SOVEREIGN NATION G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 7 59kg 100
8 12x2316x1 BOOKER F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 8 53.5kg 101
9 11x1220x28 MR SNEAKY G 4 Anthony Freedman 9 59kg 100
10 6822063×34 WYNDSPELLE (NZ) H 4 Michael Kent 10 59kg 98
11 4581111329 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 5 Tony McEvoy 11 59kg 100
12 173x54630x SNITZSON H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 12 59kg 98
13 42x21510x2 SHOWTIME C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 13 55.5kg 92

Past Winners & Results

Here you will find a list of winners of the Futurity Stakes since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 Brave Smash 2 Tosen Stardom 3 Showtime 1:23.1
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

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