Looking for early info on this year’s Futurity Stakes? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,400 metres in late February as part of Blue Diamond Stakes Day, the Futurity Stakes is a Group 1 race, held at Caulfield Racecourse. With a half million dollar prize purse, 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 $1.5 million Neds 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) was the last runner to complete the CF Orr – Futurity Stakes double in the same year.
The best out of the Futurity Stakes may continue onto the newly created $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m) held at various racetracks throughout Melbourne in March.
Futurity Stakes 2021 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, February 20th, 2021
- 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: $500,000
- Inaugural Race: 1897
- 2021 Futurity Stakes Winner: Probabeel
futurity stakes 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Futurity Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday February 20th, 2021.
- #7 Probabeel
- #6 Arcadia Queen
- #3 Mr Quickie
Jamie Richards’ brilliant Kiwi-trained mare Probabeel was ultra-impressive saluting for the punters in the Futurity Stakes 2021 results, the Epsom Handicap winner having powered home to defeat the WA-trained Arcadia Queen (2nd) ahead of their rematch in the $5 million The All-Star Mile at The Valley on March 13.
Futurity Stakes Betting 2021
There are many different ways to bet on the Futurity Stakes, we’ve 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 2021
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- 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).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Futurity Stakes 2021 ODDS
Early market betting odds on the 2021 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.
Which Horse Will Win The Futurity Stakes in 2021
The best way to pick who will win the Futurity Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- CF Orr Stakes – The placegetters out of the CF Orr Stakes run a fortnight earlier make an excellent bet in the Futurity
- Last Start Winners – Horses coming off a lead-up win have dominated the recent Futurity Stakes results
- Barriers – Few Futurity Stakes winners have jumped from wider than barrier nine over the event’s history
Futurity Stakes Favourites 2021
Early favourites in 2021 Futurity Stakes betting the spring’s Memsie Stakes – Sir Rupert Clarke double winner Behemoth and Group 1 winning mare Probabeel coming off a Group 3 win first-up at the track.
Alizee ($2.80 in 2019) followed by Probabeel ($3.50EF in 2021) are the latest Futurity Stakes favourites to win.
Futurity Stakes 2021 Field
The official 2021 Futurity Stakes field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
The Futurity Stakes 2021 final field features a small but classy line-up of 10 runners led in betting by multiple Group 1 winner in Melbourne Behemoth coming off a win at home in Adelaide first-up.
Futurity Stakes 2021 Tips
Favourite: #1 Behemoth ($3.20 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #6 Arcadia Queen ($7 at time of publish) –
Best Roughie: #2 Streets Of Avalon ($10 at time of publish)
Our insider 2021 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 2021
The Futurity Stakes takes place at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday February 20, 2021 as part of the Neds 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 2021
The 2021 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 2021
Nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 15th of February, 2021.
The 2021 Futurity Stakes nominations have been extended until Tuesday morning after just 13 early entries were received led by Group 1 winners Behemoth and Probabeel who both won their first-up runs in easier grade.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||13x226x822||AMISH BOY||C||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||88|
|2||05x523151x||ARCADIA QUEEN||M||5||Grant & Alana Williams||115|
|4||11x61141x3||CROSSHAVEN||G||3||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||102|
|5||00x34303x2||IMAGING (GB)||G||6||Chris Waller||108|
|6||902x27106x||MR QUICKIE||G||5||Phillip Stokes||111|
|7||343x2211x3||OLE KIRK||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||109|
|8||228x2117x1||PROBABEEL (NZ)||M||4||Jamie Richards||112|
|9||411x21238x||RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE)||H||4||Danny O’Brien||113|
|10||453973410x||SO SI BON||G||7||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||107|
|11||20x22095x4||STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)||G||6||Chris Waller||107|
|12||7050984×11||STREETS OF AVALON||G||6||Shane Nichols||110|
|13||1110x2124x||TOO CLOSE THE SUN||G||5||Lindsey Smith||101|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Futurity Stakes Weights 2021
Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Monday, the 15th of February, 2021 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Futurity Stakes Field section.
Futurity Stakes Acceptances 2021
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 17th of February, 2021 and will be published in our above Futurity Stakes Field section.
Futurity Stakes Jockeys 2021
The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 17th of February, 2021 with jockeys to be published in our above Futurity Stakes Field section.
Futurity Stakes Scratchings 2021
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 20th of February, 2021.
Futurity Stakes Prize Money
The Futurity Stakes prize purse is worth $500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Futurity Stakes Race Number
The 2021 Futurity Stakes is set to run as Caulfield Race 6 at 3:35pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 20th of February, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.
Futurity Stakes Form Guide 2021
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for the 2021 Futurity Stakes has been released.
Futurity Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2021 Futurity Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Futurity Stakes Winners
Winners of the Futurity Stakes going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below.
|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|
|2000||Testa Rossa||Dean Lawson||Damien Oliver||55kg||1:23.73|