CF Orr Stakes Tips & Betting Advice

CF Orr Stakes 2020

Date Saturday, February 8
Track Caulfield
Distance 1400m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight For Age
Prize Money $500,000
Age 3YO and Upwards


Our experts will have their pre-race predictions and CF Orr Stakes betting selections available for the Group 1 race.

Some key CF Orr Stakes pointers are:

  • Barriers 1-7 are the place to be
  • Favourites have an excellent record
  • Horses aged five have been the most successful in recent times


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The CF Orr Stakes (1400m) takes place at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse annually in February during the Melbourne Autumn Carnival and is run at weight-for-age conditions.

The CF Orr Stakes is the first Group 1 race of the year and takes part on one of the best days of racing the Melbourne Autumn Carnival has to offer.

Other races on the day include the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m), Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude 2YO F (1100m), Group 3 Geoffrey Belmaine Stakes (1200m), Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude 2YO C&G (1100m) and the Group 3 Carlyon Cup (1600m).

With a $500,000 prize fund, the race attracts the best horses in Australia as they gear up for their autumn campaigns.

The best lead-up race to the CF Orr Stakes is the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) held at Moonee Valley Racecourse two weeks earlier, however, the race is frequently won by mile, middle distance and staying types that are resuming from their successful spring campaigns.

Gallopers wanting to contest upcoming longer races such as the Group 2 St George Stakes (1800m) or the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1600m) at Caulfield are suited by the CF Orr Stakes.

First run in 1925, the CF Orr Stakes was won by The Night Patrol when the race was run over eight furlongs (approximately 1600m).

The illustrious honour roll lists some of the country’s best horses with the most recent winner of the CF Orr Stakes being won by Black Heart Bart.

Other former winners of the CF Orr Stakes include Heroic (1927), High Castle (1940), Flight (1946), Comic Court (1951), Rising Fast (1956), Lord (1959-60), Tobin Bronze (1967), Leilani (1975), Surround (1977), Hyperno (1978), Manikato (1979-81), Vo Rogue (1988-90), Let’s Elope (1992), Jeune (1995), Saintly (1997), Redoute’s Choice (2000), Lonhro (2004), Elvstroem (2005), El Segundo (2007), Malpian (2009), Typhoon Tracy (2010-11), Black Caviar (2012), All Too Hard (2013), Dissident (2015), Black Heart Bart (2017) and Hartnell (2018).

CF Orr Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2000 Redoute’s Choice
2001 Desert Sky
2002 Barkada
2003 Yell
2004 Lonhro
2005 Elvstroem
2006 Perfect Promise
2007 El Segundo
2008 Shinzig
2009 Maldivian
2010 Typhoon Tracy
2011 Typhoon Tracy
2012 Black Caviar
2013 All Too Hard
2014 Moment Of Change
2015 Dissident

2016 Suavito
2017 Black Heart Bart
2018 Hartnell
2019 Manuel
2020 Alabama Express


A fair course that provides most runners an even chance when the rail is True position. When the rail is out shifted our 6 metres or more it favours on pace runners and leaders.

The track’s unique triangular shaped layout comprises of three straights and all turns have a 4% to 6% banking which places less strain on horse’s joints.


The first Caulfield Cup was run in the autumn of 1879, and was transferred to the spring in 1881. The track was closed during the war and was used as an army camp, with the Caulfield Cup being run at Flemington.

Renovations to the track and grandstand have made it one of the premier racecourses in Australia with top class facilities for the horses, club members and the public.

The racecourse is located approximately eight kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, on the boundary of Caulfield and Caulfield East in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs.