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Some facts about the Orr Stakes


Some facts about the Group One $400,000 weight-for-age CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday:-

jockey riding a horse at caulfield_2 * First run in 1925 when won by The Night Patrol.
* Was Group Two until 1993.
* Manikato won the race three times from 1979 to 1981 and Vo Rogue is the only other triple winner with successive victories from 1988 to 1990.
* Notable winners include Maldivian (2009); El Segundo (2007); Elvstroem (2005); Lonhro (2004); Redoute’s Choice (2000); Grand Archway (1999); Saintly (1997); Jeune (1995); Durbridge (1993); Let’s Elope (1992); Vo Rogue (1988-89-90); At Talaq (1987); Manikato (1979-80-81); Hyperno (1978); Surround (1977); Leilani (1975); Winfreux (1968); Tobin Bronze (1967); Aquanita (1963); Wenona Girl (1962); Lord (1959-60) Rising Fast (1956); Comic Court (1951); Flight (1946); Heroic (1927).
* Winning trainers with runners this year: Mark Kavanagh – Shocking (Maldivian 2009); Bart Cummings – Viewed, Sirmione (Leilani 1975, Let’s Elope 1992, Saintly 1997); Mick Price – Heart Of Dreams (Shinzig 2008).
* Winning jockeys riding in the race this year: Michael Rodd – Shocking (Maldivian 2009); Nash Rawiller – Sniper’s Bullet (Elvstroem 2005); Craig Newitt – Heart Of Dreams (Perfect Promise 2006); Steven King – Raffaello(Let’s Elope 1992).
* Three-year-olds won the race six times in a row from 1998 – Special Dane (1998), Grand Archway (1999), Redoute’s Choice (2000), Desert Sky (2001), Barkada (2002), Yell (2003). There are no three-year-olds in this year’s race.
* The last mare to win the Orr was Perfect Promise in 2006. Typhoon Tracy will represent the mares in this year’s race.
* The last horse to win the Orr and go on to take the Australian Cup (2000m) in the same year was Lonhro in 2004.