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The CF Orr Stakes is a Group 1 Weight-for-age race held annually each February at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne during the the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres with prizemoney of $500,000. The 2016 CF Orr Stakes was won by Suavito from Lucky Hussler with Hucklebuck third.
CF Orr Stakes day is the second biggest race day of the autumn for the Melbourne Racing Club, second only to Blue Diamond Stakes day a fortnight later at the same track.
The CF Orr Stakes is a quality weight-for-age race that always attracts well above average gallopers and the honour roll over the years has seen many a top class horse on the winner's list, including champion mares Black Caviar (2012) and Typhoon Tracy (2009-10).
Other top class gallopers to win the CF Orr Stakes include All Too Hard (2013), El Segundo (2007), Lonhro (2004), Redoute's Choice (2000), Saintly (1997) and three-time winner Vo Rogue (1988-90), to show the quality of horse to salute in this event.
The Gr2 Australia Stakes over 1200m at Moonee Valley in January is a good lead up race for the CF Orr Stakes as the step up to 1400m of this race is a natural progression, plus it suits those gallopers wanting to contest upcoming longer races such as the Gr2 St George Stakes over 1800m at Caulfield.
Any capable three-year-olds contesting the CF Orr Stakes will generally head on to the Gr1 Australian Guineas at Flemington in March. Cox Plate winner Shamus Award (3rd in 2014) went on to win the Australian Guineas after running third in this race.
Suavito (2016) resumed from a lengthy spell before finishing strongly to win this event in quality style and recent CF Orr Stakes winners include Dissident (2015) and Moment Of Change (2014).
2016 CF Orr Stakes result
1. $15.00 Suavito 57.0 Luke Currie
2. $4.40 Lucky Hussler 59.0 Glen Boss
3. $15.00 Hucklebuck 59.0 Dom Tourneur
4. $3.80 Turn Me Loose 59.0 Opie Bosson
5. $15.00 Rebel Dane 59.0 Blake Shinn
6. $14.00 Boban 59.0 Douglas Whyte
7. $21.00 Stratum Star 59.0 Mark Zahra
8. $21.00 Trust In A Gust 59.0 Brad Rawiller
9. $31.00 Fenway 57.0 Damien Oliver
10. $91.00 Happy Trails 59.0 Ms Jamie Kah
11. $51.00 Rising Romance 57.0 Damian Lane
12. $151.00 Awesome Rock 59.0 Stephen Baster
13. $10.00 Bow Creek 59.0 Ben Melham
14. $21.00 Fawkner 59.0 Nicholas Hall
15. $31.00 Entirely Platinum 59.0 Dwayne Dunn
16. $81.00 Red Bomber 59.0 Craig Newitt
17. $26.00 Mourinho 59.0 Vlad Duric
18. $61.00 Messene 59.0 James Winks
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