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CF Orr Stakes

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ALABAMA EXPRESS winning the CF Orr Stakes.
ALABAMA EXPRESS winning the CF Orr Stakes. Picture: Racing and Sports

The CF Orr Stakes is a Group 1 race for open class sprinters conducted by the Melbourne Racing Club at Caulfield.
The CF Orr Stakes was first run in 1925 and was won by The Night Patrol.
The CF Orr Stakes is run over 1400m under Weight For Age conditions. It was worth $500,000 in 2020.
It was a Principal race up to 1979, then Group 2 to 1992 before being upgraded to G1 from 1993 and beyond.
Has been run at all of Victoria's racecourses at one stage or another. Sandown conducted it the most before heading to Caulfield in 1997.
The race has been won some champion sprinters like Black Caviar as well as Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup horses coming back to the races like At Talaq.
That said the last Cox Plate winner to return to win this was Maldivian in 2009 and Saintly the last Cup winner in 1997.
Black Caviar's only start beyond 1200m in her 25 run career came in the CF Orr Stakes when she won easily.
Peter Moody won 5 times in 6 years from 2010.
Females have only won 8 times in nearly 40 years but taken 4 of the last 11.
3yos won six times in a row from '98 to '03 but it took All Too Hard to get them back on board in 2013. Alabama Express added to the list in 2020.
In the 2018 running, it saw 3.5L from first to last in a field of 13 with the first seven less than length away.
Notable winners of the CF Orr Stakes include Heroic (1927), Gothic (1929), Mildura (1941), Flight (1946), Comic Court (1951), Rising Fast (1956), Lord (1959/1960), Wenona Girl (1962), Aquanita (1963), Tobin Bronze (1967), Winfreux (1968), Black Onyx (1971), All Shot (1974), Leilani (1975), Surround (1977), Hyperno (1978), Manikato (1979/1980/1981), At Talaq (1987), Vo Rogue (1988/1989/1990), Let's Elope (1992), Durbridge (1993), Primacy (1994), Jeune (1995), Saintly (1997), Redoute's Choice (2000), Lonhro (2004), Elvstroem (2005), El Segundo (2007), Maldivian (2009), Typhoon Tracy (2010/2011), Black Caviar (2012), All Too Hard (2013), Moment Of Change (2014), Dissident (2015), Black Heart Bart (2017) and Hartnell (2018).
The 2020 CF Orr Stakes was won by Alabama Express from Fierce Impact and Kings Will Dream.
Racing and Sports

Previous CF Orr Stakes Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
ALABAMA EXPRESS (AUS) 3C
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - LAGO OVATION (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
MICHAEL DEE 55.5 MICHAEL MORONEY 10
MANUEL (AUS) 5G
COMMANDS (AUS) - GIRL HUSSLER (AUS) HUSSONET (USA)
L CURRIE 59.0 TONY MCEVOY 3
HARTNELL (GB) 7G
AUTHORIZED (IRE) - DEBONNAIRE (GB) ANABAA (USA)
C WILLIAMS 59.0 JAMES CUMMINGS 11
BLACK HEART BART (AUS) 6G
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) - SISTER THERESA (AUS) AT TALAQ (USA)
B RAWILLER 59.0 DARREN WEIR 11
SUAVITO (NZ) 5M
THORN PARK (AUS) - QUEEN CHA CHA (NZ) HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE)
L CURRIE 57.0 NIGEL BLACKISTON 1
DISSIDENT (AUS) 4H
SEBRING (AUS) - DIANA'S SECRET (AUS) ANABAA (USA)
B MELHAM 59.0 PETER MOODY 7
MOMENT OF CHANGE (AUS) 5G
BARELY A MOMENT (AUS) - EUROPIUM (AUS) METAL STORM (FR)
L NOLEN 59.0 PETER MOODY 5
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) 3C
CASINO PRINCE (AUS) - HELSINGE (AUS) DESERT SUN (GB)
D DUNN 55.5 MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES 9
BLACK CAVIAR (AUS) 5M
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - HELSINGE (AUS) DESERT SUN (GB)
L NOLEN 57.0 PETER MOODY 5
TYPHOON TRACY (AUS) 5M
RED RANSOM (USA) - TRACY'S ELEMENT (AUS) LAST TYCOON (GB)
L NOLEN 57.0 PETER MOODY 11
TYPHOON TRACY (AUS) 4M
RED RANSOM (USA) - TRACY'S ELEMENT (AUS) LAST TYCOON (GB)
L NOLEN 57.0 PETER MOODY 1
MALDIVIAN (NZ) 6G
ZABEEL (NZ) - SHYNZI (USA) DANZIG (USA)
M RODD 59.0 MARK KAVANAGH 2
SHINZIG (AUS) 6H
DANEHILL (USA) - SHINDIG (NZ) STRAIGHT STRIKE (USA)
S BASTER 59.0 MICK PRICE 12
EL SEGUNDO (NZ) 5G
PINS (AUS) - PALOS VERDES (NZ) OAK RIDGE (FR)
D OLIVER 59.0 COLIN LITTLE 4
PERFECT PROMISE (SAF) 6M
CAESOUR (USA) - MERETRICIOUS (SAF) DANCING CHAMP (USA)
C NEWITT 55.5 D L FREEDMAN 7
ELVSTROEM (AUS) 4H
DANEHILL (USA) - CIRCLES OF GOLD (AUS) MARSCAY (AUS)
N RAWILLER 58.0 TONY VASIL 15
LONHRO (AUS) 5H
OCTAGONAL (NZ) - SHADEA (NZ) STRAIGHT STRIKE (USA)
D BEADMAN 58.0 JOHN HAWKES 6
YELL (AUS) 3G
ANABAA (USA) - VOCALIST (AUS) BLUEBIRD (USA)
D GAUCI 54.5 JOHN HAWKES 6
BARKADA (AUS) 3G
SPECTRUM (IRE) - BISCOTTE (AUS) MARSCAY (AUS)
S SEAMER 54.5 D L FREEDMAN 1
DESERT SKY (AUS) 3G
HURRICANE SKY (AUS) - DESERT ORCHID (NZ) WESTERN SYMPHONY (USA)
D GAUCI 54.5 MATHEW ELLERTON 1
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) 3C
DANEHILL (USA) - SHANTHA'S CHOICE (AUS) CANNY LAD (AUS)
D BEADMAN 54.5 RICK HORE-LACY 5

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