Group One Records > C F Orr Stakes

C F Orr Stakes

1951 Orr Stakes winner, 5yo stallion COMIC COURT
Trainer: Jim Cummings
Jockey: Jack Purtell

C F Orr Stakes:

SNAPSHOT SUMMARY

  Race
  • The first edition of the C F Orr Stakes was conducted by the Williamstown Racing Club on Saturday, February 7, 1925.
  • The race was named in honour of Charles Orr, a pioneer of the shipwright and docking industry in Williamstown.
  • Orr became a Member of the Williamstown Racing Club in 1871, having always held a keen interest in racing. He became a Member of the Committee in 1872 and is credited with navigating the Club through troubled times, holding the position of Treasurer, Secretary and finally Chairman of the Club. He passed away in November, 1831 aged 85.
  • With stake-money of 500 pounds and conducted under Weight-for-Age conditions (with Penalties & Allowances), the 1925 Orr Stakes attracted just six starters and was race two on a six-race card on the picturesque Williamstown racecourse.
  • In 1940, the Club elected to shorten the Orr to 7 furlongs, the race having doubled in prizemoney to 1000 pounds. This meeting (held February 10, 1940) was to be the last ever staged at Williamstown.
  • Firstly, the military took over the track during the War, then post-war, the Government and VRC decided that there was a surplus of inner-city racecourses with Williamstown “on the outer”.
  • Much debate ensued until, in 1947, a suspicious fire destroyed the Members grandstand at the unused course. By 1948 the Club had no other option than to merge with the VTRA (Victorian Trotting Racing Association) to form the Melbourne Racing Club.
  • The race was conducted at Moonee Valley (over 8 furlongs) from 1941 to 1963, except for these exceptions:
    • 1943: at Flemington over 12 furlongs (in June)
    • 1945: at Flemington over 7 furlongs
    • 1946, 1955: at Caulfield over 8 furlongs
    • 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960: at Caulfield over 7 furlongs
  • In 1964 & 1965, Caulfield hosted the Orr (7 furlongs), the race being re-located to the newly built Sandown racecourse in 1966. Apart from 1986 (when the race was run at Caulfield), the Orr stayed at Sandown until 1996. It has been conducted continuously at Caulfield since 1997.
  • From 1925 to 1939, the weight scale used was WFA with Penalties & Allowances, however the Club elected to amend the Orr to a Quality Handicap from 1940 to 1945. From 1946 to the present day (aside from a Quality Handicap in 1958), the Orr has been conducted at Weight-For-Age.
  • When the Australian Group Race Classification system was established in 1979, the Orr Stakes was assigned Group Two status. In 1993, it was upgraded to Group One status and by this stage, total prizemoney for the race had reached $150,000.
  • In 2019, the Orr Stakes is a Group One $500,000 event.
  Milestones
  • 1925 – the first Orr Stakes, won by The Night Patrol, owned by the Governor of Victoria, the Earl of Stradbroke (George E.J.M. Rous, nephew of Admiral Rous, creator of the WFA Scale). Imported from Britain, The Night Patrol had won the 1924 Cox Plate, Cantala Stks & Linlithgow Stakes treble and broke the eight-furlong Williamstown track record in the Orr
  • 1927 – shortest priced winner, Heroic (1/7f)
  • 1930 – Gallopade becomes the first of only four three-year-old fillies to win the race, the others being Iva (1937), Surround (1977) & Grand Archway (1999)
  • 1951 – Comic Court becomes the first Melbourne Cup (1950) winner to win the Orr
  • 1960 – Lord becomes the first dual winner of the Orr Stakes, scoring the previous year (1959)
  • 1964 – longest priced winner, Havelock (33/1)
  • 1981 – Manikato breaks Lord’s consecutive record by scoring in 1979, 1980 & 1981
  • 1990 – Vo Rogue equals Manikato’s feat by winning the Orr in 1988, 1989 & 1990
  • 2011 – Typhoon Tracy becomes the first mare to win two editions (2010 & 2011)
  • 2018 – trainer James Cummings emulates his father J.B. (Bart) Cummings (1975/1992/1997) and grandfather J.M. (Jim) Cummings (1951) with Hartnell winning the Orr
  Multiple Winners
  • Manikato (1979/1980/1981)
  • Vo Rogue (1988/1989/1990)
  • Lord (1959/1960)
  • Typhoon Tracy (2010/2011)
  Trainers
  • 5 Wins: Ken Hilton, Peter Moody
  • 4 Wins: Colin Hayes, Geoff Murphy
   Jockeys
  • 5 Wins: Michael Clarke
  • 4 Wins: Roy Higgins, Geoff Lane, Luke Nolen, Bill Williamson

C F Orr Stakes:

ARCHIVE

YearWinnerTrainerJockeyNo.Br.SPA/SLead-Up Form
1925THE NIGHT PATROLJ.SCOBIER.LEWIS1NA1-5f7H1st MV William Reid Stk
1926WHITTIERH.MCCALMANJ.TOOHEY2NA6-4ef6H2nd MV William Reid Stk
1927HEROICJ.HOLTH.CAIRNS141-7f5H1st MV William Reid Stk
1928SAILING HOMEE.O'DWYERW.SCANLON2967H2nd Aspendale 8f Hcp-4th Epsom 8f Hcp
1929GOTHICL.ROBERTSONH.CAIRNS121-5f6H1st MV William Reid Stk
1930GALLOPADER.SINCLAIRN.PERCIVAL647-23FFirst run back from a spell
1931BYRONB.PRICEW.DUNCAN5646G2nd Sand 6f Hcp-1st Caul 6f Hcp-3rd Williamstown 6f Hcp
1932GREENLINEJ.SCOBIER.WILSON179-2f7GUnp Rand 6f Hcp-1st Carrington Stk-2nd MV William Reid Stk
1933LIBERALF.FOULSHAMJ.MUNRO4253CFirst run back from a spell
1934GAINE CARRINGTONC.GODBYO.CALLINAN269-24HFirst run back from a spell
1935BREAK UPH.TELFORDH.OLSEN3174HUnp Caul 6f Hcp
1936CARDINALR.SHAWR.MCLEOD549-23C1st MV 6f 3YO Hcp-Unp VRC Standish Hcp
1937IVAH.GABELLE.PRESTON6373F2nd VRC 8f Wltr-2nd Caul 11f Hcp-3rd MV 10f Hcp
1938HUAJ.SCOBIER.WILSON367-43C1st MV William Reid Stk
1939MANOLIVEA.JAMIESONF.SHEAN122ef6H5th Caul 6f Hcp
1940HIGH CASTEJ.JAMIESONE.BARTLE5115-23C1st Challenge Stk
1941MILDURAF.GODBYN.CREIGHTON3945HUnp MV William Reid Stk
1942BURRABILW.O'DWYERO.PHILLIPS7567G3rd VRC Standish Hcp-Unp MV William Reid Stk
1943PRIMAVERAW.JEFFERYV.HARTNEY299-24M5th Mentone 10.5f Hcp-8th Easter Cup-1st VRC 12f Hcp
1944LAWRENCEL.ROBERTSONW.WILLIAMSON4105-2f3C1st MV 8f 3YO Hcp
1945DRUM NETS.MURPHYJ.PURTELL1113155H1st MV 8f Hwgt-2nd MV 8f Hwgt-Unp Mentone 10.5f Hcp
1946FLIGHTF.NOWLANDJ.O'SULLIVAN469-25MFirst run back from a spell
1947ATTLEYW.CUTLERJ.PURTELL465-24H10th MV William Reid Stk
1948ST FAIRYT.LEWISR.HEATHER5347G8th Mentone 6f Hcp-4th Mentone 10f Hcp-1st MV 8f Hcp
1949UNGARF.HOYSTEDA.BREASLEY528-11f3C1st MV 6f Hcp-2nd MV William Reid Stk
1950ST RAZZLES.FERGUSONL.LOTT6646G3rd MV William Reid Stk
1951COMIC COURTJ.M.CUMMINGSJ.PURTELL114-6f5H1st MV William Reid Stk
1952GREY BOOTSH.COOPERA.WARD412ef6G4th Rhil 6f Hcp
1953ELLERSLIEK.HILTONS.RALPH246-47GFirst run back from a spell
1954FLYING HALOO.MARSHALLR.HUTCHINSON1117-26H2nd MV 8f Hcp-2nd MV 10f Hcp-4th MV William Reid Stk
1955PRINCE CORTAULDM.MCCARTENS.RALPH4811-8f4H2nd AJC Challenge Stk
1956RISING FASTF.HOYSTEDW.WILLIAMSON5636G11th MV William Reid Stk
1957GOLDEN DOUBLESH.J.HOYSTEDG.LANE565-24H1st MV William Reid Stk
1958HIGHFIRER.SHAWW.WILLIAMSON541-1f3C1st VRC 7f 3CG Hcp-1st VRC 7f 3YO Hcp-4th MV William Reid Stk
1959LORDK.HILTONG.LANE3610-9f4GFirst run back from a spell
1960LORDK.HILTONG.LANE126-4f5GFirst run back from a spell
1961ANONYMEJIM PENGILLYG.LANE557-24G1st Caul 5.5f Hcp-2nd VRC 7f Hcp
1962WENONA GIRLM.MCCARTENDOUG WEIR467-24MFirst run back from a spell
1963AQUANITAR.SHAWF.MOORE1511-8f6G8th VRC 5f Hcp
1964HAVELOCKK.HILTONL.COLES21336G9th Caul 5.5f Hcp
1965FUTUREK.HILTONR.DAWKINS71164GFirst run back from a spell
1966RIOB.COURTNEYW.WILLIAMSON81064G3rd MV 6f Hcp-5th MV William Reid Stk
1967TOBIN BRONZEH.G.HEAGNEYJ.JOHNSON584-5f4H3rd MV William Reid Stk
1968WINFREUXJ.V.HODGEJ.JOHNSON538-11f6G1st MV William Reid Stk
1969FILEURC.S.HAYESJ.STOCKER5611-8f4G4th MV William Reid Stk
1970CREWMANA.ARMANASCOH.WHITE534-6f4H1st MV William Reid Stk
1971BLACK ONYXT.J.SMITHR.HIGGINS277-45H4th MV William Reid Stk
1972ABDULA.ARMANASCOR.HIGGINS4474H4th Sand 6f Hcp-7th Sand 6f Hcp-4th MV William Reid Stk
1973LONGFELLAG.MURPHYA.TREVENA10443C3rd Caul 1000m Hcp
1974ALL SHOTI.SAUNDERSP.JARMAN178-13f5G1st MV William Reid Stk
1975LEILANIJ.B.CUMMINGSR.HIGGINS926-4f4MFirst run back from a spell
1976PLUSHG.MURPHYA.TREVENA4194H1st VRC 1200m Wltr-1st Caul 1200m Wltr-7th MV William Reid Stk
1977SURROUNDG.MURPHYA.TREVENA868-11f3FFirst run back from a spell
1978HYPERNOG.MURPHYR.MCCARTHY38204G3rd MV William Reid Stk
1979MANIKATOR.E.HOYSTEDG.WILLETTS1354-6f3G1st MV William Reid Stk
1980MANIKATOR.E.HOYSTEDG.WILLETTS12122-9f4G1st MV William Reid Stk
1981MANIKATOR.E.HOYSTEDG.WILLETTS174-11f5G1st MV William Reid Stk
1982LAWMANG.HANLONR.HIGGINS249-45GFirst run back from a spell (91 days)
1983TORBEKW.WALTERSP.ALDERMAN4811-4f7G3rd Caul Xmas Stk-1st MV 1600m Hcp-2nd MV William Reid Stk
1984QUBEAUE.LAINGM.CLARKE579-10f5H2nd MV 1000m Hcp-1st MV William Reid Stk
1985FINE OFFERC.S.HAYESM.CLARKE8129-10f4H1st VRC 1200m Wltr-2nd MV William Reid Stk
1986DELIGHTFUL BELLEC.S.HAYESM.CLARKE752f4M7th MV William Reid Stk
1987AT TALAQC.S.HAYESM.CLARKE1246HFirst run back from a spell (95 days)
1988VO ROGUEV.RAILC.SMALL949-44G1st MV William Reid Stk
1989VO ROGUEV.RAILC.SMALL111-4f5G2nd MV William Reid Stk
1990VO ROGUEV.RAILC.SMALL147-4f6G4th MV William Reid Stk
1991PLANET RULERD.HAYESM.CLARKE7546GFirst run back from a spell (98 days)
1992LET'S ELOPEJ.B.CUMMINGSS.KING749-10f4MFirst run back from a spell (95 days)
1993DURBRIDGED.L.FREEDMAND.OLIVER175-2f5G1st Caul 1100m Wltr
1994PRIMACYD.HAYESL.DITTMAN5111-4f4G3rd MV William Reid Stk
1995JEUNED.HAYESW.HARRIS1111-26HFirst run back from a spell (76 days)
1996RACER'S EDGEG.A.RYANM.PAY44124H4th MV William Reid Stk
1997SAINTLYJ.B.CUMMINGSD.BEADMAN551-1f4GFirst run back from a spell (95 days)
1998SPECIAL DANEB.MAYFIELD-SMITHG.CHILDS74143C2nd Rubiton Stk-5th MV William Reid Stk
1999GRAND ARCHWAYG.ROGERSONR.DYE1033ef3F1st MV William Reid Stk
2000REDOUTE'S CHOICER.HORE-LACYD.BEADMAN1057-4f3C2nd MV William Reid Stk
2001DESERT SKYM.ELLERTOND.GAUCI141$173G1st Brat 1200m 3YO C3-1st VRC 1400m 3YO Hcp-1st MRC Autumn Stk
2002BARKADAD.L.FREEDMANS.SEAMER91$63G1st Caul 1000m 3CG Hcp-1st Zeditave Stk-2nd Aust Day Vase
2003YELLJ.HAWKESD.GAUCI66$4.603G1st MV Wootton Stk
2004LONHROJ.HAWKESD.BEADMAN16$1.90f5HFirst run back from a spell (105 days)
2005ELVSTROEMA.VASILN.RAWILLER115$3.804HFirst run back from a spell (102 days)
2006PERFECT PROMISED.L.FREEDMANC.NEWITT157$116MFirst run back from a spell (133 days)
2007EL SEGUNDOC.LITTLED.OLIVER34$2.90f5G1st MV Wootton Stk
2008SHINZIGM.PRICES.BASTER1112$266HFirst run back from a spell (77 days)
2009MALDIVIANM.KAVANAGHM.RODD22$76GFirst run back from a spell (106 days)
2010TYPHOON TRACYP.MOODYL.NOLEN101$1.40f4MFirst run back from a spell (98 days)
2011TYPHOON TRACYP.MOODYL.NOLEN1411$2f5M3rd MV Australia Stk
2012BLACK CAVIARP.MOODYL.NOLEN85$1.05f5M1st MV Australia Stk
2013ALL TOO HARDM. W. & J.HAWKESD.DUNN99$2.30f3CFirst run back from a spell (105 days)
2014MOMENT OF CHANGEP.MOODYL.NOLEN35$2.35f5G2nd MV Australia Stk
2015DISSIDENTP.MOODYB.MELHAM27$2.80f4H3rd MV Australia Stk
2016SUAVITON.BLACKISTONL.CURRIE171$155MFirst run back from a spell (313 days)
2017BLACK HEART BARTD.WEIRB.RAWILLER111$3.20f6G2nd MV Australia Stk
2018HARTNELLJAMES CUMMINGSC.WILLIAMS111$67GFirst run back from a spell (95 days)
2019MANUELTONY MCEVOYL.CURRIE113$215G7th MV Australia Stk