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.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | TipsNominations | Field and Barrier Draw | Results and Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

CF Orr Stakes

2023 CF Orr Stakes Schedule & Info

Date Saturday, February 11
Track Caulfield
Distance 1400m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight For Age
Prize Money $750,000
Age 3YO and Upwards

CF Orr Stakes Tips

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.

CF Orr Stakes Nominations

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

Horse Trainer
1 BEHEMOTH David Jolly
2 CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) Danny O’Brien
3 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings
4 COASTWATCH Chris Waller
5 COLETTE 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
14 OVERPASS Bjorn Baker
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

 

CF Orr Stakes Final Field

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:

Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
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

2022 CF Orr Stakes Results & Replay

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Barrier Weight
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

CF Orr Stakes Betting Odds 2023

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmerbet will have all the latest 2023 CF Orr Stakes betting odds and markets available.

CF Orr Stakes History

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).

CF Orr Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2022 Tofane (NZ)
2021 Streets Of Avalon
2020 Alabama Express
2019 Manuel
2018 Hartnell
2017 Black Heart Bart
2016 Suavito
2015 Dissident
2014 Moment Of Change
2013 All Too Hard
2012 Black Caviar
2011 Typhoon Tracy
2010 Typhoon Tracy
2009 Maldivian
2008 Shinzig
2007 El Segundo
2006 Perfect Promise
2005 Elvstroem
2004 Lonhro
2003 Yell
2002 Barkada
2001 Desert Sky
2000 Redoute's Choice

TOP 5 CF Orr Stakes Winners

See our list of out Top 5 CF Orr Stakes Winners.

CF Orr Stakes Live Stream

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2023 CF Orr Stakes free of charge courtesy of their Sky Racing vision.

TAB will be streaming the action from every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live after linking up with Sky Racing to broadcast Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central.

As well as watching every race in all three racing codes, you can also check the form and bet on them too at TAB via Desktop or the impressive App.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

Watch the 2023 CF Orr Stakes with TAB.

CF Orr Stakes Bonus Bets

Australia’s leading bookmakers offer horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week and the offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races.

From Double Your WinningsCash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

Caulfield Racecourse: Everything You Need to Know

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