Futurity Stakes

Futurity Stakes, Caulfield Racecourse

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 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 26th, 2022
  • 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
  • 2022 Futurity Stakes Winner: Sierra Sue

futurity stakes 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Futurity Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday February 26th, 2022. 

  1. #5 Sierra Sue
  2. #3 Mo’unga
  3. #4 Tofane

A potential run in the $5 million The All-Star Mile on March 19 at Flemington could be calling for dual Group 1 winning mare over the 1400m at Caulfield, Sierra Sue ($14), after her impressive upset in the Futurity Stakes 2022 results.

Futurity Stakes Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

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 2022

  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 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 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 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the Futurity Stakes in 2022 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 Caulfield. 

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

  • 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 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Futurity Stakes betting include the spring’s $7.5 million Golden Eagle champion I’m Thunderstruck and last start C.F. Orr Stakes winner Tofane

Alizee ($2.80 in 2019) followed by Probabeel ($3.50EF in 2021) are the latest Futurity Stakes favourites to win.

Futurity Stakes 2022 Field

The official 2022 Futurity Stakes field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

A diminutive but impressive Futurity Stakes 2022 final field is gathered for Saturday headed by Michael Moroney’s last start CF Orr Stakes winner Tofane chasing back-to-back Group 1 wins over the 1400m at Caulfield.

Futurity Stakes 2022 Tips

Favourite: #4 Tofane ($2.80 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #4 Tofane to salute for the punters (see above)

Best Roughie: #3 Mo’unga ($5 at time of publish)

Our insider 2022 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 2022

The 2022 Futurity Stakes takes place at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday February 26, 2022 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 2022

The 2022 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 2022

Nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 21st of February, 2022.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3x545432x3 CASCADIAN (GB) G 7 James Cummings 112
2 0x521324x1 COASTWATCH G 3 Chris Waller 92
3 54x65118x2 COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 112
4 4872614213 EXCELIDA M 5 Ben & JD Hayes 87
5 361110×4 EXTREME FLIGHT C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 82
6 280x1215x2 FLYING MASCOT (NZ) M 4 Tom Dabernig 99
7 x1311311x5 I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 112
8 131112x5x6 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien 109
9 1232516×87 JUST FOLK G 5 Josh Julius 100
10 x55x111122 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 106
11 19x6414x40 LIGHTSABER C 3 Peter G Moody 95
12 107x12543x MO’UNGA (NZ) H 4 Annabel Neasham 112
13 14x46129x7 MR MOZART C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 83
14 00x1745x24 RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller 88
15 04117100×4 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 110
16 x2875483x5 STREETS OF AVALON G 7 Shane Nichols 108
17 211x3427x1 TOFANE (NZ) M 6 Michael Moroney 115
18 x321111x53 TURAATH (GB) M 5 Maddie Raymond 102

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Futurity Stakes Weights 2022

Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Monday, the 21st of February, 2022 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Futurity Stakes Field section. 

Futurity Stakes Acceptances 2022

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 23rd of February, 2022 and will be published in our above Futurity Stakes Field section. 

Futurity Stakes Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 23rd of February, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Futurity Stakes Field section. 

Futurity Stakes Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 26th of February, 2022. 

Futurity Stakes Prize Money 2022

The 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 2022

The 2022 Futurity Stakes is set to run as Caulfield Race 6 at 3:45pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 26th of February, 2022. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Futurity Stakes Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Futurity Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Futurity Stakes Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Futurity Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing.com

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 Jockey Weight Time
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