Futurity Stakes Tips & Betting Advice

Futurity Stakes 2020

Date Saturday 22 February
Track Caulfield Racecourse
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 Futurity Stakes betting selections available for the Group 1 race.

Some key Futurity Stakes pointers are:

  • The CF Orr Stakes is the key lead up race to follow
  • A last start win is not crucial


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The Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) takes place annually in February during the Melbourne Autumn Carnival and is weight-for-age race for milers/middle distance horses.

It attracts some high quality gallopers and is part of a fantastic day of racing that includes the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m), Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m), Group 2 St George Stakes (1800m), Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m) and the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m).

The race is the first leg of the Asian Mile Challenge which is a four-race international series with prizemoney totalling $12.5 million; the four races in the challenge are the Futurity Stakes, the The Dubai Duty Free in Dubai, The Champions Mile in Hong Kong and the The Yasuda Kinen in Japan.

The most reliable lead-up race in recent times is the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) held two weeks earlier at the same track, with eight of the past 13 Futurity winners coming through the CF Orr.

The Futurity Stakes was first run in 1897 when won by Resolute and has since been won by some of Australia’s most famous and talented horses.

Some of the country’s best gallopers have won the race during its illustrious history, including Amounis (1929), Phar Lap (1930), Ajax (1938-40), Bernborough (1946), Todman (1960), Gunsynd (1972), Manikato (1979-83 & 1984), Rubiton (1987), Vo Rogue (1988), Schillaci (1993 & 1995), Reset (2004), Fields Of Omagh (2006), Typhoon Tracy (2010), More Joyous (2011), All Too Hard (2013), Black Heart Bart (2017) and Brave Smash (2018).

Futurity Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2000 Testa Rossa
2001 Desert Sky and Mr Murphy
2002 Dash For Cash
2003 Yell
2004 Reset
2005 Regal Roller
2006 Fields Of Omagh
2007 Aqua D’Amore
2008 Niconero
2009 Niconero
2010 Typhoon Tracy
2011 More Joyous
2012 King Mufhasa
2013 All Too Hard
2014 Moment Of Change
2015 Suavito
2016 Turn Me Loose
2017 Black Heart Bart
2018 Brave Smash
2019 Alizee

2020 Streets Of Avalon


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.