Top 5 Futurity Stakes Winners
The Futurity Stakes (1400m) is a Group 1 race at Caulfield that has been won by some champion gallopers over the years. See who made our list of top 5 Futurity Stakes winners since 2000.
In modern times, the feature race has been taken out by some outstanding gallopers.
Top 5 Futurity Stakes winners.
1. TYPHOON TRACY (2010)
Typhoon Tracy collected the Futurity Stakes in 2010 when in the midst of a hot streak. The Peter Moody mare had claimed the Tristarc Stakes (1400m) and the Empire Rose Stakes(1600m) by five lengths in the spring of 2009 before returning in the autumn and winning the Orr Stakes (1400m), Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1500m). Her achievements saw her gain Horse Of The Year honours in 2010.
2. FIELDS OF OMAGH (2006)
Fields Of Omagh often played second fiddle to some of the absolute best but did manage to do what few have ever done by winning the Cox Plate (2040m) on two occasions, with those victories coming in 2003 and 2006. He was placed in a further eight Group 1 races and ran Northerly to a neck in the 2004 Caulfield Cup. The third of his Group 1 victories came in the Futurity Stakes of 2006 when he arrived in time to knock over Red Dazzler.
3. MORE JOYOUS (2011)
The champion from the Gai Waterhouse stable, More Joyous dominated the Sydney racing scene from her debut in 2009 until 2013. Unlike a number of gallopers from Sydney, she seemed to love Caulfield and won three of four at the unique circuit including this race in 2011. Her other wins at the venue came in the Toorak Handicap (1600m) of 2009 and the Tristarc Stakes (1400m) in 2010. Overall, she won eight Group 1 races, while she was crowned the Champion Middle Distance Racehorse in 2012.
4. TESTA ROSSA (2000)
Testa Rossa defeated a small but select field in the 2000 version of this race. The sparring partner of Redoute’s Choice was able to defeat that horse in 2000 with Miss Pennymoney splitting that pair. His victory came just a few weeks after he claimed the Lightning Stakes (1000m) that year, while other notable wins came in the Rupert Clarkes Stakes (1400m) of 1999 and the Cantala Stakes (1600m) of 2000.
5. BLACK HEART BART (2017)
The recently retired Black Heart Bart was a popular galloper from Western Australia that had a stint in Melbourne from 2016 until 2020. He picked up six Group 1 wins throughout his career, including the Orr Stakes/Futurity double in 2017. He loved Caulfield and claimed the Underwood Stakes on two occasions as well as the Memsie Stakes (1400m).