The CF Orr Stakes is one of the feature WFA Sprint races in Melbourne, Australia held at Caulfield racecourse each year over 1400m. The race is at Group 1 level and boasts a total prize pool of $500,000.
The race is usually targeted by middle distance and staying horses first up who will be pressing on to further G1 Melbourne and Sydney G1’s however it is often won by specialist sprinters.
The main lead-up race is the Group 2 Australia Stakes although specialist sprinting horses going into the race fresh have a great record in recent years.
The 2019 CF Orr Stakes will be run on Saturday the 9th of February, 2019 at Caulfield racecourse.
* Usually an autumn starting starting point for some of the best WFA horses in the country.
* First run in 1925 at Williamstown over 1600 metres and won by The Night Patrol.
* Group Two until 1993.
* Held at Caulfield since 1997 when Saintly won.
* Heroic (1927), Gothic (1929), High Caste (1940), Flight (1946), Rising Fast (1956), Lord (1959-60), Tobin Bronze(1967), Leilani (1975), Surround (1977), Hyperno (1978), Manikato (1979-80-81), Vo Rogue (1988-89-90), Let’s Elope (1992), Jeune (1995), Saintly (1997), Lonhro (2004), El Segundo (2007), Typhoon Tracy (2010-11) and Black Caviar (2012), Dissident (2014)