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CF Orr Stakes

The CF Orr Stakes is a Group 1 Weight-for-age race held in February each year at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. This race is run over a distance of 1400 metres with prize money of $500,000. The 2020 CF Orr Stakes was won by Alabama Express from Fierce Impact with Kings Will Dream third.

CF Orr Stakes day is the Melbourne Racing Club's second biggest race day of the Melbourne autumn racing carnival, second behind Blue Diamond Stakes day, which takes place two weeks later at the same track.

CF Orr Stakes info

Date: Saturday 8th February 2020
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1400 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000
2020 Winner: Alabama Express
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The CF Orr Stakes is a quality weight-for-age race that always attracts well above average gallopers. Many top class horses have etched their name on the honour roll winner's list over the years, including champion mares Black Caviar (2012) and Typhoon Tracy (2009-10).

Other stars 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 horses saluting in this event.

Classy three-year-old Alabama Express (2020) became just the seventh three-year-old to win the CF Orr Stakes, when he defeated Fierce Impact in an exciting edition. The colt's win came twenty years after the slashing victory of his sire, champion galloper and stallion Redoute's Choice.

The Group 2 Australia Stakes over 1200m at Moonee Valley in January is a good lead up race to the CF Orr Stakes. The step up to 1400m of this race provides a natural progression, and it also suits those gallopers aiming to contest upcoming longer races such as the Group 2 St George Stakes over 1800m at Caulfield.

Any capable three-year-olds contesting the CF Orr Stakes will generally head on to the Group 1 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.

Alabama Express (2020) took out a 3YO Handicap race over 1100m at Flemington before producing a slashing late run to win this event in quality style for trainer Michael Moroney.

Recent CF Orr Stakes winners include Manuel (2019) and Hartnell (2018).

2020 CF Orr Stakes result

1. $11.00 Alabama Express 55.5 Michael Dee
2. $8.00 Fierce Impact 59.0 Craig Williams
3. $16.00 Kings Will Dream 59.0 Mark Zahra

then followed
4. $41.00 Fifty Stars 59.0 Jye McNeil
5. $5.00 Avilius 59.0 Damian Lane
6. $2.80 Scales Of Justice 59.0 Dean Yendall
7. $15.00 Begood Toya Mother 59.0 Declan Bates
8. $31.00 So Si Bon 59.0 Luke Nolen
9. $9.00 Hey Doc 59.0 Luke Currie
10. $19.00 Ringerdingding 59.0 John Allen
11. $31.00 Night's Watch 59.0 James McDonald
12 .$41.00 Mirage Dancer 59.0 Ben Melham

Margins: 0.3 len, 0.1 len
Time: 1:22.07

A number of group races are held on Orr Stakes day including the Group 2 Autumn Stakes, Group 3 Rubiton Stakes, Group 3 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes, Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G), Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude (F), Group 3 Carlyon Cup & Group 3 Boronia Stakes.

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CF Orr Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Alabama Express Fierce Impact Kings Will Dream 1:22.0
2019 Manuel =2 Kementari =2 Land Of Plenty 1:24.4
2018 Hartnell Single Gaze Brave Smash 1:24.7
2017 Black Heart Bart Turn Me Loose Ecuador 1:22.6
2016 Suavito Lucky Hussler Hucklebuck 1:23.4
2015 Dissident Entirely Platinum Mourinho 1:23.3
2014 Moment Of Change Eurozone Shamus Award 1:23.0
2013 All Too Hard Mawingo Mr Moet 1:22.8
2012 Black Caviar Southern Speed Playing God 1:25.1
2011 Typhoon Tracy Heart Of Dreams Ortensia 1:22.7
2010 Typhoon Tracy Heart Of Dreams Sirmione 1:23.4
2009 Maldivian Alamosa Theseo 1:24.0
2008 Shinzig Niconero Rubiscent 1:23.8
2007 El Segundo Marasco Aqua Damore 1:23.2
2006 Perfect Promise Lad Of The Manor Fields Of Omagh 1:22.3
2005 Elvstroem Savabeel Lad Of The Manor 1:22.8
2004 Lonhro Vocabulary Sound Action 1:21.9
2003 Yell Fields Of Omagh Innovation Girl 1:22.5
2002 Barkada Northerly Cent Home 1:24.6
2001 Desert Sky Skoozi Please Hit The Roof 1:21.6
2000 Redoutes Choice Miss Pennymoney Intergaze 1:24.1
1999 Grand Archway Bezeal Bay Istidaad 1:24.0
1998 Special Dane Al Mansour Might And Power 1:22.5
1997 Saintly Cut Up Rough Star Dancer 1:25.6
1996 Racers Edge Count Rivas Circles Of Gold 1:26.4
1995 Jeune Hurricane Sky Schillaci 1:21.1
1994 Primacy Asian Incline Fraar 1:23.7
1993 Durbridge Jolly Old Mac Corndale 1:21.9
1992 Lets Elope Prince Salieri Braashee 1:22.0
1991 Planet Ruler Ark Regal Vo Rogue 1:23.0
1990 Vo Rogue Super Impose Kings High 1:23.3
1989 Vo Rogue Super Impose Marwong 1:23.3
1988 Vo Rogue King Phoenix Groucho 1:24.3