Looking for this year’s C.F. Orr Stakes betting odds, tips and form guide? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

CF Orr Stakes, Caulfield Racecourse

Run over 1,400 metres in early February, the C.F. Orr Stakes is the opening Group 1 race of the calendar year and Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival in Australia. 

The feature is currently run at Caulfield Racecourse and has held elite level status since 1993. It makes a key lead-up into the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) back at the same track and distance on Blue Diamond Stakes Day. Black Heart Bart (2017) was the last horse to complete the C.F. Orr – Futurity Stakes double.

A weight-for-age event, the C.F. Orr Stakes offers $750,000 in prize money and has been won by a host of very good horses since its inauguration in 1925 including Heroic (1927), Flight (1946), Lord (1959-60), Tobin Bronze (1967), triple hero Manikato (1979-81), fellow three-time winner Vo Rogue (1988-90), Redoute’s Choice (2000), and the super sprinter Black Caviar (2012).

In 2023 the CF Orr Stakes was won on protest by Jacquinot who had won the previous spring’s Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m).

For the first time in 2024 the C.F. Orr Stakes winner will also earn a guaranteed start in the $3.65 million The All-Star Mile race held in 2024 on March 16 at Caulfield Racecourse.

It is one of eight ‘Win and You’re In’ race for the 2024 All-Star Mile starting with the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) held on November 18, 2023.

The 2024 CF Orr Stakes winner was the odds-on favourite Mr Brightside, reigning All-Star Mile champion, who already holds a Wild Card position for an All-Star Mile title defence.

C.F. Orr Stakes 2024 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 10th, 2024
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Open
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $750,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1925
  • 2024 C.F. Orr Stakes Winner: Mr Brightside

c.F. orr stakes 2024 RESULTS

The official 2024 C.F. Orr Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday February 10, 2024. 

  1. #1 Mr Brightside
  2. #8 Pride Of Jenni
  3. #5 Buffalo River

Mr Brightside Flashes to Glory in Historic Orr Stakes! The odds-on favourite Mr Brightside ($1.95F) lived up to his name, sparkling in the final furlong to capture the prestigious 2024 CF Orr Stakes. This dominant victory marked his fifth Group 1 triumph and a remarkable eighth win for the Lindsay Park family in the race’s 100th edition.

C.F. Orr Stakes Betting 2024

There are many different ways to bet on the C.F. Orr Stakes, and we have included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s C.F. Orr Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s C.F. Orr Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s C.F. Orr Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the C.F. Orr Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the C.F. Orr Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the C.F. Orr Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the C.F. Orr Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the C.F. Orr Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the C.F. Orr Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The C.F. Orr Stakes in 2024

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on C.F. Orr Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

CF Orr Stakes 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 CF Orr Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Timezone: all times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time

Which Horse Will Win The C.F. Orr Stakes in 2024

The best way to pick which horse will win the C.F. Orr Stakes in 2024 is to take into account their lead-up form from the summer, any noted first-up performers resuming, past CF Orr Stakes contenders and proven Melbourne specialists. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the 2024 C.F. Orr Stakes winner include: 

  • Favourite Flair – The top seeded horse has taken the win more often in the past decade. 
  • Fairer Sex – A disproportionate number of mares have won this race in recent years.
  • Best Lead Up – The Australia Stakes is your best chance of a predictor for this race with Streets Of Avalon (2021) the last horse to do the double. 

C.F. Orr Stakes Favourites 2024

Early favourites in 2024 C.F. Orr Stakes betting include Lindsey Park’s four-time Group 1 winning weight-for-age champion Mr Brightside, recent Group 2 Australia Stakes winner Veight, and the Godolphin-raced Golden Eagle runner-up from the spring Pericles

Black Heart Bart ($3.20 in 2017) and Mr Brightside ($1.95 in 2024) are the latest C.F. Orr Stakes favourites to win.

C.F. Orr Stakes 2024 Field

The official 2024 C.F. Orr Stakes field of final acceptances is announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

Lindsay Park’s four-time Group 1 champ and reigning All-Star Mile hero, Mr Brightside, is the horse to beat first-up in Saturday’s CF Orr Stakes 2024 final field.

C.F. Orr Stakes 2024 Tips

Favourite: #1 Mr Brightside ($1.85 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #1 Mr Brightside to salute for the punters (see above) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #8 Pride Of Jenni ($6 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our exclusive 2024 C.F. Orr Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog – a link for which will be made available below once published.


C.F. Orr Stakes Race Day 2024

C.F. Orr Stakes Day 2024 takes place at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday February 10th, 2024. There are six Group status support acts on the card with the running of the: 

C.F. Orr Stakes Barrier Draw 2024

The 2024 C.F. Orr Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above C.F. Orr Stakes Field section.

C.F. Orr Stakes Nominations 2024

2024 C.F. Orr Stakes nominations close at 12 PM on Monday, the 5th of February, 2024.

The CF Orr Stakes 2024 nominations attracted a star-studded line-up of potential autumn stars led by the Lindsay Park champion, Mr Brightside, chasing his fifth Group 1 success.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11x111222x MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 1 59kg 118
2 298x62611x PRIDE OF JENNI M 6 Ciaron Maher 2 57kg 115
3 16Px52021x ATISHU (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 3 57kg 114
4 1292x1132x PERICLES G 4 James Cummings 4 59kg 109
5 1152x5201x ATTRITION H 4 Mitchell Freedman 5 59kg 108
6 17x12121x RIFF ROCKET G 3 Chris Waller 6 55.5kg 107
7 0113×75144 BUSTLER G 4 Neville Parnham 7 59kg 107
8 17x128x301 MUNHAMEK (GB) G 8 Nick Ryan 8 59kg 106
9 13553x404x NUGGET (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher 9 59kg 105
10 114x1525x1 VEIGHT C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 10 55.5kg 104
11 x578x17601 AYRTON (NZ) G 6 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 11 59kg 104
12 5121215×21 SEMANA M 4 Ciaron Maher 12 57kg 100
13 9x901410x3 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 8 Michael Moroney 13 59kg 100
14 21626×4111 VAGRANT M 4 Mitchell Freedman 14 57kg 95
15 3127x228x FOXY CLEOPATRA M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 15 57kg 92
16 1129×2 SOUTHPORT TYCOON C 3 Ciaron Maher 16 55.5kg 90
17 2x1144x MOLLYNICKERS F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 17 53.5kg 78

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

C.F. Orr Stakes Weights 2024

Weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final 2024 C.F. Orr Stakes weights are announced at 4 PM on Monday, the 5th of February, 2024 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above C.F. Orr Stakes Field section.

C.F. Orr Stakes Acceptances 2024

2024 C.F. Orr Stakes final acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 7th of February, 2024 and will be published in our above C.F. Orr Stakes Field section.

C.F. Orr Stakes Jockeys 2024

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 7th of February, 2024 with the official 2024 C.F. Orr Stakes jockeys to be published in our above C.F. Orr Stakes Field section.

C.F. Orr Stakes Scratchings 2024

2024 C.F. Orr Stakes scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 10th of February, 2024. 

C.F. Orr Stakes Prize Money 2024

The 2024 C.F. Orr Stakes prize purse is worth $750,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $450,000
2nd $135,000
3rd $67,500
4th $33,750
5th $18,750
6th $15,000
7th $15,000
8th $15,000

C.F. Orr Stakes Race Number 2024

The 2024 C.F. Orr Stakes race number is TBC for Saturday February 10th, 2024. There are ten races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

C.F. Orr Stakes Form Guide 2024

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2024 C.F. Orr Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


C.F. Orr Stakes Live 2024

You can watch or listen to the 2024 C.F. Orr Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Free-to-air television: Channel 78 (and 68 in regional areas)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing.com

Mobile: Neds App

C.F. Orr Stakes Winners

Winners of the C.F. Orr Stakes going back to the year 2001 are displayed in the table below. For a complete list of past CF Orr Stakes winners from the race’s inauguration to the present day – click here

Year Winner Trainer/s Jockey Weight Time
2024 Mr Brightside Ben, Will & JD Hayes Craig Williams 59 kgs 1:22.27
2023 Jacquinot (on protest) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 55.5 kgs 1:22.54
2022 Tofane Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 57 kgs 1:22.75
2021 Streets Of Avalon Shane Nichols Zac Spain 59 kgs 1:22.62
2020 Alabama Express Michael Moroney Michael Dee 55.5 kgs 1:22.07
2019 Manuel Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 59 kgs 1:24.47
2018 Hartnell James Cummings Craig Williams 59 kgs 1:24.79
2017 Black Heart Bart Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 59 kgs 1:22.55
2016 Suavito Nigel Blackiston Luke Currie 57 kgs 1:22.64
2015 Dissident Peter Moody Ben Melham 59 kgs 1:23.38
2014 Moment Of Change Peter Moody Luke Nolen 59 kgs 1:23.00
2013 All Too Hard Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 55.5 kgs 1:22.83
2012 Black Caviar Peter Moody Luke Nolen 57 kgs 1:25.14
2011 Typhoon Tracy Peter Moody Luke Nolen 57 kgs 1:22.72
2010 Typhoon Tracy Peter Moody Luke Nolen 57 kgs 1:24.04
2009 Maldivian Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 59 kgs 1:23.49
2008 Shinzig Mick Price Stephen Baster 59 kgs 1:23.77
2007 El Segundo Colin Little Damien Oliver 59 kgs 1:23.24
2006 Perfect Promise Lee Freedman Craig Newitt 55.5 kgs 1:22.36
2005 Elvstroem Tony Vasil Nash Rawiller 58 kgs 1:22.85
2004 Lonhro John Hawkes Darren Beadman 58 kgs 1:21.97
2003 Yell John Hawkes Darren Gauci 54.5 kgs 1:22.58
2002 Barkada Lee Freedman Scott Seamer 54.5 kgs 1:24.61
2001 Desert Sky Mathew Ellerton Darren Gauci 54.5 kgs 1:21.64

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