Futurity Stakes

  • Date: Saturday February 25, 2017
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1,400m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Futurity Stakes News

No Black Heart Bart in All Aged Stakes

No Black Heart Bart in All Aged Stakes

Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir has decided to bypass the Group 1 $600,000 Schweppes All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday with Black Heart Bart because of the prospect of another rain affected track.

Black Heart Bart, above, will bypass the All Aged Stakes and head to Adelaide for the Goodwood at Morphettville. Photo …

The 2017 Futurity Stakes is a Group 1 race held at Caulfield Racecourse annually in late February or early March.

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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
5 x451008x44 PALENTINO H 4 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.

Year Results Winning Time
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