Looking for early this year’s Futurity Stakes betting odds, tips and field? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Futurity Stakes, Caulfield Racecourse

Run over 1,400 metres in late February as part of Blue Diamond Stakes Day, the Futurity Stakes is a Group 1 race, traditionally held at Caulfield Racecourse.

Offering a $750,000 prize purse as of 2023, the event is one of three elite level races at the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival meeting that is headlined by the two-year-olds running in the Group 1 $2 million Blue Diamond Stakes. 

The Futurity Stakes is a weight-for-age event and serves as a nice next-up option for horses out of the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes held at the same track and distance a fortnight earlier. Black Heart Bart (2017) and Mr Brightside (2024) are the latest runners to complete the CF Orr – Futurity Stakes double in the same year. 

The best out of the Futurity Stakes may continue onto the The All-Star Mile (1600m) held at various racetracks throughout Melbourne in March.

In 2023 the All-Star Mile was won by Mr Brightside who came off a second in the Futurity Stakes results and went on to win the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) in Sydney as well that autumn.

Mr Brightside won the 2024 Futurity Stakes on his way to a title defence in the All-Star Mile.

Futurity Stakes 2024 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 24th, 2024
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over (excluding maidens)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $750,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1897
  • 2024 Futurity Stakes Winner: Mr Brightside

futurity stakes 2024 RESULTS

The official 2024 Futurity Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday February 24th, 2024. 

  1. #1 Mr Brightside
  2. #2 Pericles
  3. #6 Buffalo River

Lindsay Park’s now six-time Group 1 champ Mr Brightside ($1.50F) saluted for the punters as the odds-on favourite after absorbing the mid-race pressure to fly past his rivals on the straight in an impressive 2024 Futurity Stakes performance on his way at a shot at back-to-back All-Star Mile titles.

Futurity Stakes Betting 2024

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Futurity 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 Futurity Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Futurity Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Futurity Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Futurity 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 Futurity 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 Futurity Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Futurity Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Futurity 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 Futurity Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Futurity Stakes in 2024

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Futurity Stakes Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Futurity Stakes 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Futurity 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 Futurity Stakes in 2024

The best way to pick which horse will win the Futurity Stakes in 2024 is to take into account their lead-up autumn racing form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry and look for past performers over the 1400m at the track. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Futurity Stakes winner include: 

  • CF Orr Stakes – The place-getters out of the CF Orr Stakes run a fortnight earlier make an excellent bet in the Futurity. Mr Brightside (2024) was the last horse to do the double over the 1400m at Caulfield. 
  • Last Start Winners – Horses coming off a lead-up win have dominated the recent Futurity Stakes results. Alligator Blood (2023) who won first-up having saluted in the Group 1 Champions Mile the spring prior followed by CF Orr winner Mr Brightside (2024) are the latest last start winners to take out the Futurity.
  • Barriers – Few Futurity Stakes winners have jumped from wider than barrier nine over the event’s history.

Futurity Stakes Favourites 2024

Early favourites in 2024 Futurity Stakes betting include last year’s runner-up Mr Brightside who went on to do the All-Star Mile – Doncaster Mile double that prep, Mitchell Freedman’s resuming Group 1 Toorak Handicap champ Attrition, and consistent Group 1 performer Nugget for Ciaron Maher. 

Alizee ($2.80 in 2019) followed by Probabeel ($3.50EF in 2021), Alligator Blood ($2.80 in 2023), and Mr Brightside ($1.50 in 2024) are the latest Futurity Stakes favourites to win.

Futurity Stakes 2024 Field

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

The Futurity Stakes 2024 final field features only eight acceptors led by odds-on elect Mr Brightside after his sixth Group 1 victory after a narrow win at the course and distance in the Orr fresh.

Futurity Stakes 2024 Tips

Favourite: #1 Mr Brightside ($1.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

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

Best Roughie: #5 Nugget ($9 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our insider 2024 Futurity Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race with a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Futurity Stakes Race Day 2024

The 2024 Futurity Stakes takes place at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday February 24, 2024 as part of the Blue Diamond Stakes Day program. Eight Group status races run at the meeting including a trio of Group 1 events with the Futurity Stakes joined on the line-up by the:

Futurity Stakes Barrier Draw 2024

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

Futurity Stakes Nominations 2024

2024 Futurity Stakes nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 19th of February, 2024.

Nominations extended until 10:00am (AEDT) – 20/02/2024

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1152x5201x ATTRITION H 4 Mitchell Freedman 108
2 x901410x33 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 8 Michael Moroney 105
3 1823x2319x DOM TO SHOOT G 6 Sean & Jake Casey 110
4 1x111222x1 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 118
5 7x128x3017 MUNHAMEK (GB) G 8 Nick Ryan 106
6 13553x404x NUGGET (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher 105
7 292x1132x6 PERICLES G 4 James Cummings 108

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Futurity Stakes Weights 2024

Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final 2024 Futurity Stakes weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Monday, the 19th of February, 2024 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Futurity Stakes Field section. 

Futurity Stakes Acceptances 2024

Final 2024 Futurity Stakes acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 21st of February, 2024 and will be published in our above Futurity Stakes Field section. 

Futurity Stakes Jockeys 2024

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 21st of February, 2024 with the official 2024 Futurity Stakes jockeys to be published in our above Futurity Stakes Field section. 

Futurity Stakes Scratchings 2024

2024 Futurity Stakes scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 24th of February, 2024. 

Futurity Stakes Prize Money 2024

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

Place Prize Money
1st $450,00
2nd $135,000
3rd $67,500
4th $33,750
5th $18,750
6th $15,000
7th $15,000
8th $15,000

Futurity Stakes Race Number 2024

The 2024 Futurity Stakes race number is TBC for Saturday the 24th of February, 2024. There are ten races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Futurity 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 Futurity Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Futurity Stakes Live 2024

You can watch or listen to the 2024 Futurity Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing.com

Mobile: Neds App

Futurity Stakes Winners

Winners of the Futurity Stakes going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. To view a more complete list of past Futurity Stakes winners from 1988 – the present visit our winners page here

Year Winner Trainer/s Jockey Weight Time
2024 Mr Brightside Ben, Will & JD Hayes Craig Williams 59kg 1:17.76
2023 Alligator Blood Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 59kg 1:23.13
2022 Sierra Sue Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 57kg 1:22.36
2021 Probabeel Jamie Richards Damian Lane 57kg 1:22.76
2020 Streets Of Avalon Shane Nichols Ben Melham 59kg 1:21.90
2019 Alizee James Cummings Hugh Bowman 57kg 1:22.48
2018 Brave Smash Darren Weir Craig Williams 59kg 1:23.16
2017 Black Heart Bart Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 59kg 1:22.96
2016 Turn Me Loose Murray Baker Opie Bosson 59kg 1:22.21
2015 Suavito Nigel Blackiston Damien Oliver 57kg 1:23.05
2014 Moment Of Change Peter Moody Luke Nolen 59kg 1:23.44
2013 All Too Hard Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 55.5kg 1:23.03
2012 King Mufhasa Stephen McKee Nash Rawiller 59kg 1:23.82
2011 More Joyous Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 57kg 1:21.79
2010 Typhoon Tracy Peter Moody Luke Nolen 57kg 1:34.43
2009 Niconero David Hayes Craig Williams 59kg 1:36.40
2008 Niconero David Hayes Craig Williams 59kg 1:34.77
2007 Aqua D’amore Gai Waterhouse Stephen Baster 56.5kg 1:35.71
2006 Fields Of Omagh David Hayes Steven King 58kg 1:34.28
2005 Regal Roller Clinton McDonald Mark Flaherty 58kg 1:24.67
2004 Reset Graeme Rogerson Danny Nikolic 54.5kg 1:23.79
2003 Yell John Hawkes Darren Gauci 55kg 1:21.90
2002 Dash For Cash Rick Hore-Lacy Kerrin McEvoy 55kg 1:23.02
2001 Mr. Murphy

desert Sky

Lee Freedman

Mathew Ellerton

Damien Oliver

Darren Gauci



2000 Testa Rossa Dean Lawson Damien Oliver 55kg 1:23.73