CF Orr Stakes 2023 Tips, Field & Race Guide
The CF Orr Stakes is the first Group 1 race of the calendar year and offers $750,000 in prizemoney.
Held at Caulfield Racecourse, the 2023 CF Orr Stakes will be run on Saturday, February 11.
Our CF Orr Stakes race guide will provide you with up to date nominations, barrier draw, tips and more information so you don’t miss out on anything to do with the 1400m feature event.
|Date||Saturday, February 11|
|Race Type||Weight For Age|
|Age||3YO and Upwards|
Finding the winner of the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) can be a difficult task with many horses resuming from a spell as they prepare for arduous autumn campaigns.
Our experts assess all the key lead up races and anticipate first-up efforts of fresh horses based on previous database ratings.
Our 2023 CF ORR Stakes Tips & Preview will be available following the barrier draw.
Nominations for the 2023 CF Orr Stakes will take place at 12pm on February 6, 2023.
Below are last year’s nominations.
2022 CF Orr Stakes Nominations
|2||CALLSIGN MAV (NZ)||Danny O’Brien|
|3||CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings|
|6||EXCELIDA||Ben & JD Hayes|
|7||I AM SUPERMAN (IRE)||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|8||I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)|
|9||INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ)||Danny O’Brien|
|10||JUST FOLK||Josh Julius|
|11||LIGHTHOUSE (USA)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|12||LIGHTSABER||Peter G Moody|
|13||OPEN MINDED (NZ)||Anthony & Sam Freedman|
|15||SECRET BLAZE||Tony & Calvin McEvoy|
|16||SHARED AMBITION (IRE)||Chris Waller|
|17||SIERRA SUE (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|18||SINAWANN (IRE)||Anthony & Sam Freedman|
|19||TOFANE (NZ)||Michael Moroney|
|20||TURAATH (GB)||Maddie Raymond|
|21||WILD PLANET||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
The final field and barrier draw for the 2023 CF Orr Stakes will be released at 9:30am February 8, 2023.
Below are last year’s final field and barrier draw results.
2022 CF Orr Stakes Barrier Draw:
|I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Jye McNeil||11||59kg|
|CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings||Damien Oliver||1||59kg|
|BEHEMOTH||David Jolly||Ms Jamie Kah||9||59kg|
|WILD PLANET||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Damien Thornton||3||59kg|
|SECRET BLAZE||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Jordan Childs||10||59kg|
|JUST FOLK||Josh Julius||Dean Holland||4||59kg|
|SINAWANN (IRE)||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Craig Williams||6||59kg|
|TOFANE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Mark Zahra||8||57kg|
|SIERRA SUE (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||John Allen||7||57kg|
|INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Damian Lane||12||57kg|
|LIGHTHOUSE (USA)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||2||57kg|
|LIGHTSABER||Peter G Moody||Blaike McDougall||5||55.5kg|
|1st||TOFANE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Mark Zahra||8||57kg|
|2nd||LIGHTHOUSE (USA)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ben Allen||2||57kg|
|3rd||CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings||Damien Oliver||1||59kg|
|4th||SIERRA SUE (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||John Allen||7||57kg|
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The CF Orr Stakes is a Group 1 event which is run at Caulfield in February each year during the Autumn Carnival in Melbourne.
The race is run under weight-for-age conditions over 1400 metres and carries prizemoney of $750,000.
The race also has its own claim to fame as being the first Group 1 race of the calendar year and shares the program at Caulfield with the Rubiton Stakes, Carlyon Cup and Blue Diamond Preludes.
It is contested by some of the best sprinter/milers in the country with the balance of the field made up of stayers resuming from their previous spring campaigns. Many of the runners enter the race fresh which makes it an interesting betting event.
The race was first run in 1925 over eight furlongs (1600m) as a Group 3 event and was won by The Night Patrol. It remained over that distance until 1957 when it was reduced to seven furlongs (1400m).
It was upgraded to Group 2 status in 1980 before becoming a Group 1 affair in 1993, the year Durbridge saluted the judge.
The winners’ list includes great names such as Black Caviar (2012), Typhoon Tracy (2010 & 2011), Lonhro (2004) and Redoute’s Choice (2000). Other past greats to have won the event include Surround (1977), Tobin Bronze (1967), Wenona Girl (1962) and Lord (1959 and 1960) and the 2018 winner Hartnell.
In the races history, two horses have won the event in three consecutive years – Manikato (1979, 1980, 1981) and Vo Rogue (1988, 1989, 1990).
While the sprinters have dominated the race over time, many good stayers have also tasted victory. Over the years, the list of stayers winning the event makes up a who’s who of Melbourne Cup fame. Saintly (1997), Jeune (1995), Let’s Elope (1992) and At Talaq (1987) are most recent examples and the list also includes former Cup winners such as Hyperno (1978), Rising Fast (1956) and Comic Court (1951).
|2021||Streets Of Avalon|
|2017||Black Heart Bart|
|2014||Moment Of Change|
|2013||All Too Hard|
See our list of out Top 5 CF Orr Stakes Winners.
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