Futurity stakes 2022 race guide
The Group 1 Futurity Stakes takes place annually at Caulfield Racecourse in February and is a standard weight-for-age race.
The race offers $500,000 in prizemoney and attracts a quality line up of sprinter-milers.
Our Futurity Stakes race guide will provide up to date nominations, barrier draw, tips and more information so you don’t miss out on anything to do with the 1400m weight-for-age feature.
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Horses with a strong 1400m record at Caulfield should also be considered in the Futurity Stakes.
Often, fitness can outshine class, and our expert analysis will give you the lowdown on how each runner profiles.
Our experts assess all the Futurity Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2021 tips to help you back the winner.
Tipster Aaron Hamilton will provide his 2022 Futurity Stakes tips following the barrier draw.
We preview the recent form of every 2022 Futurity Stakes runner and give you the low down on their winning chances.
Below is a preview of our 2021 assessment:
2021 Futurity Stakes Horses
1. BEHEMOTH $3.20
The South Australian galloper comes in with some similar form as to when he took out the Memsie Stakes (1400m) in the spring and is one of the key chances in what shapes as one of the better editions of the Futurity Stakes in recent times. The David Jolly-trained galloper was a comfortable three-length winner ahead of Kempalpasa in the Durbridge Stakes (1100m) at Morphettville on January 30. He took out the Spring Stakes (1200m) at that track in the spring before his success in the Memsie and then the Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m). With Damien Oliver on board from barrier 2, he is the one to beat.
2. STREETS OF AVALON $11
Streets Of Avalon will be out to become the first back-to-back winner of this race since Niconero achieved that feat in 2008/2009. The Shane Nichols-trained galloper capitalised on a leader dominated track last year to defeat Super Seth but has proved that was not a fluke with his recent success in the CF Orr Stakes (1400m). He will settle in the first few and we can expect him to be in the thick of the action for a long way.
3. MR QUICKIE $14
The Phillip Stokes-trained galloper has produced some excellent performances over the 1400m-1600m distance range in the past and is not to be discounted at his first run back from a spell. At his last campaign he was runner-up behind Behemoth in the Memsie Stakes before winning the Toorak Handicap (1600m) by two lengths when carrying 59kg at his third run. A top three contender.
Nominations for the 2022 Futurity Stakes Stakes takes place at 12pm on February 14, 2022.
Click here to see the 2021 Futurity Stakes Nominations
The final field and barrier draw for the 2022 Futurity Stakes will be released at 9:30am February 16, 2022.
Click here to see the 2021 Futurity Stakes Barrier Draw & Final Field assessment
2021 Futurity Stakes Barrier Draw and Final Field
|1||BEHEMOTH||David Jolly||Damien Oliver||2||59kg|
|2||STREETS OF AVALON||Shane Nichols||Zac Spain||7||59kg|
|3||MR QUICKIE||Phillip Stokes||Ms Jamie Kah||4||59kg|
|4||SO SI BON||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||Luke Nolen||5||59kg|
|5||TOO CLOSE THE SUN||Lindsey Smith||Declan Bates||3||59kg|
|6||ARCADIA QUEEN||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||8||57kg|
|7||PROBABEEL (NZ)||Jamie Richards||D Lane||9||57kg|
|8||OLE KIRK||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Kerrin McEvoy||1||55.5kg|
|9||AMISH BOY||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||TBA||10||55.5kg|
|10||CROSSHAVEN||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||Daniel Stackhouse||6||55.5kg|
|1st||Probabeel||Damian Lane||Jamie Richards||9||57kg||$3.50|
|2nd||Arcadia Queen||William Pike||Grant and Alana Williams||8||57kg||$4.60|
|3rd||Mr Quickie||Jamie Kah||Phillip Stokes||4||59kg||$17|
|4th||Behemoth||Damien Oliver||David Jolly||2||59kg||$3.50|
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The Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) takes place annually in February during the Melbourne Autumn Carnival and is weight-for-age race for milers/middle distance horses.
It attracts some high quality gallopers and is part of a fantastic day of racing that includes the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m), Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m), Group 2 St George Stakes (1800m), Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m) and the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m).
The race is the first leg of the Asian Mile Challenge which is a four-race international series with prizemoney totalling $12.5 million; the four races in the challenge are the Futurity Stakes, the The Dubai Duty Free in Dubai, The Champions Mile in Hong Kong and the The Yasuda Kinen in Japan.
The most reliable lead-up race in recent times is the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) held two weeks earlier at the same track, with eight of the past 13 Futurity winners coming through the CF Orr.
The Futurity Stakes was first run in 1897 when won by Resolute and has since been won by some of Australia’s most famous and talented horses.
Some of the country’s best gallopers have won the race during its illustrious history, including Amounis (1929), Phar Lap (1930), Ajax (1938-40), Bernborough (1946), Todman (1960), Gunsynd (1972), Manikato (1979-83 & 1984), Rubiton (1987), Vo Rogue (1988), Schillaci (1993 & 1995), Reset (2004), Fields Of Omagh (2006), Typhoon Tracy (2010), More Joyous (2011), All Too Hard (2013), Black Heart Bart (2017) and Brave Smash (2018).
|2020||Streets Of Avalon|
|2017||Black Heart Bart|
|2016||Turn Me Loose|
|2014||Moment Of Change|
|2013||All Too Hard|
|2006||Fields Of Omagh|
|2002||Dash For Cash|
|2001||Desert Sky and Mr Murphy|
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