CF Orr Stakes

CF Orr Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the CF Orr Stakes.

The CF Orr Stakes held at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne during the autumn racing carnival is a Group 1 race run under weight for age conditions.

The open race is hotly contested by some of the best sprinters over a distance of 1400 meters.

The event is hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club in February with prize money worth $500,000 at stake for the winners. The CF Orr Stakes is held on the second biggest day of the season along with the two Blue Diamond Preludes, Group 2 Autumn Stakes and Group 3 Geoffrey Belmaine Stakes, Hyderabad R.C. Stakes and the Rubiton Stakes.

Handy gallopers seem to have the upper hand in the weight for age race with several top class horses winning the trophy since its inception in 1925. The first to win the title was Night Patrol followed by other outstanding horses like Typhoon Tracy (2010-2011) who was the latest among the few to score back to back victories. Lord won two back to back titles in 1959-60 while Manikato and Vo Rogue held on to the CF Orr Stakes for three years in a row each, from 1979-81 and 1988-90 respectively.

Other outstanding horses to win etch their name on the Stakes include Wenona Girl in 1962, Hyperno in 1978, At Talaq in 1987, Durbridge in 1993, Desert Sky in 2001, and Lonhro in 2004.

Many horses enter the CF Orr Stakes via the Group 2 Australia Stakes held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in January. The race is held under the same weight for age conditions over a shorter distance of 1200 meters.

Typhoon Tracy had the perfect warm up in the Australia Stakes before lifting the CF Orr Stakes for the second time in 2011. In form horses have their eye on the Group 2 St. George Stakes over an extended distance of 1800 meters and Group 1 Futurity Stakes over 1600 meters on the Caulfield track in the weeks following the event.

The CF Orr Stakes became a Group 2 race in 1980 and was elevated to Group 1 in 1993. Prior to becoming a weight for age race, it was also a handicap race and run under weight for age with penalties as well.

The race attracts a number of Group 1 winners including the likes of Maldivian the winner in 2009. Interestingly, over the last two decades the CF Orr Stakes has eight horses winning the race first up after a spell, which includes Maldivian.

Year CF Orr Stakes Winners
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
1999 Grand Archway
1998 Special Dane
1997 Saintly
1996 Racer's Edge
1995 Jeune
1994 Primacy
1993 Durbridge
1992 Let's Elope
1991 Planet Ruler
1990 Vo Rogue
1989 Vo Rogue
1988 Vo Rogue
1987 At Talaq
1986 Delightful Belle
1985 Fine Offer
1984 Qubeau
1983 Torbek
1982 Lawman
1981 Manikato
1980 Manikato
1979 Manikato
1978 Hyperno
1977 Surround
1976 Plush
1975 Leilani
1974 All Shot
1973 Longfella
1972 Abdul
1971 Black Onyx
1970 Crewman
1969 Fileur
1968 Winfreux
1967 Tobin Bronze
1966 Rio
1965 Future
1964 Havelock
1963 Aquanita
1962 Wenona Girl
1961 Anonyme
1960 Lord
1959 Lord
1958 Highfire
1957 Golden Doubles
1956 Rising Fast
1955 Prince Cortauld
1954 Flying Halo
1953 Ellerslie
1952 Grey Boots
1951 Comic Court
1950 St. Razzle
1949 Ungar
1948 St. Fairy
1947 Attley
1946 Flight
1945 Drum Net
1944 Lawrence
1943 Primavera
1942 Burrabil
1941 Mildura
1940 High Caste
1939 Manolive
1938 Hua
1937 Iva
1936 Cardinal
1935 Break Up
1934 Gaine Carrington
1933 Liberal
1932 Greenline
1931 Byron
1930 Gallopade
1929 Gothic
1928 Sailing Home
1927 Heroic
1926 Whittier
1925 The Night Patrol
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