Futurity Stakes

  • Date: Saturday February 27, 2016
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1,400m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Futurity Stakes News

Dual Group 1 Winning Mare Suavito Retired

Dual Group 1 Winning Mare Suavito Retired

After a mediocre start to the spring connections of the Nigel Blackiston-trained dual Group 1 winning mare Suavito have pulled the pin on her racing career with the daughter of Thorn Park stud-bound.

Dual Group 1 winner Suavito has been retired to serve as a broodmare in New Zealand. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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The 2016 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).

2016 Futurity Stakes Field

The 2016 Futurity Stakes field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 0x12x149x6 BOBAN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 2 59kg 115
2 x60x123x35 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Damien Oliver 8 59kg 110
3 31x62111x4 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) Murray Baker Opie Bosson 9 59kg 113
4 6x111x0x43 HUCKLEBUCK Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 4 59kg 109
5 111x2x7x58 TRUST IN A GUST Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 10 59kg 110
6 2x731310x7 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Mark Zahra 5 59kg 110
7 460x2357x0 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James Winks 7 59kg 105
8 229x15450x SCISSOR KICK Paul Messara Craig Williams 6 59kg 104
9 x0x122610x THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ms Michelle Payne 11 59kg 104
10 N311x117x1 SUAVITO (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Luke Currie 3 57kg 112
11 000x1112x2 POLITENESS Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 1 57kg 109

2016 Futurity Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Futurity Stakes nominations will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 0x12x149x6 BOBAN G 6 Chris Waller 1 59kg 115
2 7x46136x12 LUCKY HUSSLER G 6 Darren Weir 2 59kg 113
3 x60x123x35 REBEL DANE H 6 Gary Portelli 3 59kg 110
4 N311x117x1 SUAVITO (NZ) M 5 Nigel Blackiston 4 57kg 112
5 31x62111x4 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker 5 59kg 113
6 000x1112x2 POLITENESS M 5 Robert Smerdon 6 57kg 109
7 6x111x0x43 HUCKLEBUCK G 5 Phillip Stokes 7 59kg 109
8 111x2x7x58 TRUST IN A GUST H 5 Darren Weir 8 59kg 110
9 120x281x22 SOLICIT M 5 Gerald Ryan 9 57kg 106
10 2x731310x7 STRATUM STAR H 4 Darren Weir 10 59kg 110
11 460x2357x0 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 11 59kg 105
12 229x15450x SCISSOR KICK H 4 Paul Messara 12 59kg 104
13 x0x122610x THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 6 Robert Hickmott 13 59kg 104
14 34x30721x0 AWESOME ROCK H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 14 59kg 96
15 140×1 PURITAN G 3 Jason Warren 15 55.5kg 82
16 550x43510x TRISTRAM’S SUN (NZ) G 7 Robbie Laing 16 59kg 94
17 0x4098035x DON DOREMO (NZ) G 5 Robbie Laing 17 59kg 90

Past Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
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