CF Orr Stakes Horse Race

Last Updated 26 Jul 2021 | Commercial content | 18+

The CF Orr Stakes race is a massive Group 1 horse race in Caulfield. Staged at Caulfield in February, the next edition promises to be one of the biggest races in Victoria outside of the Melbourne Cup.

We have information on this history of the race, barrier stats, previous winners and much more.

Race History

The CF Orr Stakes race has been on the calendar since 1925. It was named to honor Charles F. Orr, a prominent businessman from Melbourne.

The race was run at Williamstown from 1925 to 1940 when the track was needed for the war effort. It has taken place intermittently at Moonee Valley, Flemington and Sandown too. From 1949 to 1966, then from 1997 onwards, it has taken place at Caulfield Racecourse.

The race distance of the CF Orr Stakes has changed too. From 1925 to 1956 and again from ’61 to 63 it was staged over a mile. Between 1959 and 1963, then again from 1973 to this day it has been run over seven furlongs or 1400 meters.

CF Orr Stakes Results 2021

In 2021, Streets Of Avalon was up with the pace the whole way before striking for a half-length win. Here’s how the final four showed up:

  1. Streets Of Avalon (J: Zac Spain, T: Shane Nichols)
  2. Imaging (J: Craig Williams, T: Chris Waller)
  3. Crosshaven (J: Daniel Stackhouse, T: T Dabernig & B Hayes)
  4. Humidor (J: Damian Lane, T: Chris Waller)

Past Winners

Some real racing favourites have won the CF Orr Stakes, including the great Black Caviar. The 1400-metre trip suits several different types of horses. These are the past ten winners of the race:

  • 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

Barrier Draw Statistics

Across the 1400 metres of the CF Orr Stakes race, the runners take two crucial tight turns. Because of that, the barrier draw is all-important. The draw helps to shape the betting market for this race, many people basing their horse racing tips on the CF Orr Stakes around what barrier each horse starts from.

CF Orr Stakes Winners by Barrier

This is how the barrier draw has worked out for winners of the CF Orr Stakes since 1983:

Barrier Wins
1 7
2 2
3 2
4 6
5 6
6 2
7 5
8 1
9 1
10 1
11 2
12 2
15 1

Clearly, being drawn on the inside is an advantage. 79% of all winners listed above have started from barriers 1-7.

How to Live Stream the 2022 CF Orr Stakes

The best way to live stream racing, including the CF Orr Stakes, is with your online bookmaker. As well as offering odds on the race, many top bookies show high-quality live streams.

Some firms will want you to place a small bet on the race first. Others will simply require you to have a funded account, so check out the T&C’s. Each bookmaker live stream will include a full commentary of the race from Caulfield.


The major questions answered on the CF Orr Stakes.

When is the CF Orr Stakes 2022?

The 2022 edition is staged on Saturday, February 5th, 2022.

What is the Prize Money for the CF Orr Stakes?

The overall purse for the CF Orr Stakes is $500,000.

How Long is the CF Orr Stakes?

The race is staged over 1,400 meters with the field taking two crucial left-hand turns.

Learn more about other Group 1 races in Caulfield, Melbourne

If you are looking for other group 1 horse races held in Caulfield racecourse, read the pages listed below to get more information.

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