Futurity Stakes Horse Race

Last Updated 26 Jul 2021 | Commercial content | 18+

On February we’ll see the latest running of the Futurity Stakes race. The event is run at Caulfield on the same day as the Oakleigh Plate race, a race won in 2021 by Portland Sky (more information about horse races in Caulfield).

Oakleigh Plate betting is fierce, as it is for the Futurity Stakes on a day so important to the horse racing calendar in Australia. We have all you need to know about the race, including its history, past winners and barrier draw stats.

Race History

The Futurity Stakes race was first held way back in 1897. When World War II hit, it was moved to Flemington, home of the Melbourne Cup, but it really has its spiritual home at Caulfield.

These days the Futurity is staged on Blue Diamond Stakes Day. The race day is the biggest during the Autumn Carnival. There are three Group 1 races: the Blue Diamond Stakes, the Futurity Stakes, and the Oakleigh Plate.

Futurity Stakes Race Results 2021

Here’s how the result of the 2021 Futurity Stakes looked, featuring the first four past the line:

  1. Probabeel (J: Damian Lane, T: Jamie Richards)
  2. Arcadia Queen (J: William Pike, T: Grant and Alana Williams)
  3. Mr Quickie (J: Jamie Kah, T: Phillip Stokes)
  4. Behemoth (J: Damien Oliver, T: David Jolly)

Past Winners

Some nice types have won the Futurity Stakes race in the recent past. Here are the last ten winners of the event:

  • 2021 – Probabeel
  • 2020 – Streets Of Avalon
  • 2019 – Alizee
  • 2018 – Brave Smash
  • 2017 – Black Heart Bart
  • 2016 – Turn Me Loose
  • 2015 – Sauvito
  • 2014 – Moment Of Change
  • 2013 – All Too Hard
  • 2012 – King Mufhasa

Barrier Draw Statistics

The final field barrier draw for the Futurity Stakes is crucial in the make-up of the race. The field takes a couple of crucial turns over 1400 metres at Caulfield meaning a good gate is important.

Futurity Stakes Winners by Barrier

Over almost 40 years of the Futurity Stakes, we’ve garnered some great information. Here’s how well each barrier has done in the race during that period.

Barrier Wins
1 5
2 4
4 3
5 3
6 5
7 7
8 1
9 4
10 5
11 1
13 1

The fact that only one horse has won from barriers 8, 11 and 13 and none from 12 tells a story. A horse can win from out wide, but it’s that much more difficult as these stats show.

How to Live Stream the 2022 Futurity Stakes

All good major online bookmakers will show a live stream of the 2022 Futurity Stakes. This is the quickest and easiest way to stream the race.

Odds will be available nearer the time, with some firms requiring you to be involved in the betting in a small way in order to view the event. Many simply need you to have a funded account to watch in high quality.


All of your essential Futurity Stakes race questions answered.

When is the Futurity Stakes 2022?

The 2022 running of the Futurity Stakes takes place on Saturday, February 19th.

What is the prize money for the Futurity Stakes race?

Each horse in the Futurity Stakes is running for a total prize fund of $500,000.

How long is the Futurity Stakes?

The Futurity Stakes is staged over a trip of 1400 metres. This equates to seven furlongs in length.

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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