Big names assembling for 2024 CF Orr Stakes

Caulfield hosts the first Group 1 offering of 2024.

Big races adorn the calendar in 2024 and the CF Orr Stakes is the first Group 1 offering at Caulfield

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  • The first Group 1 offering of 2024 is the CF Orr Stakes.
  • Caulfield plays host to one of the biggest contests on the calendar.
  • Owners, trainers, and jockeys are jostling for position ahead of the Group 1 clash on February 10th, 2024.
  • Previous winners of the race include Tofane and Black Caviar.

As the calendar turns over to 2024, the first Australian Group 1 race of the year is catching the attention with punters and online betting sites in equal measure. 

The CF Orr Stakes from Caulfield is always a fan favourite, and with A$750,000 in the prize pot, it should be another epic contest on February 10th 2024  

There is always an extra sense of gravitas and intrigue from any group 1 contest and the CF Orr Stakes is already attracting plenty of attention from punters and Aussie bookmakers 

First up in 2024 is the CF Orr Stakes from Caulfield, a race that has plenty of prestige in the Australian racing calendar and the big names are all looking to get their houses in order before the maiden group 1 race of the year. 
Caulfield Challenge 

As one of the biggest racecourses not only in the state of Victoria but across Australia as a whole, Caulfield hosts plenty of big contest throughout the year. 
Holding the first Group 1 contest across Australia each calendar year is an honour that has long been bestowed on Caulfield and the CF Orr Stakes has a long and stories history. 
Dating back to a first run in 1925, the CF Orr Stakes has taken on many guises over the generations, and it should be another epic encounter at Caulfield in 2024. 
Drama to continue 

The CF Orr Stakes holds its own in the congested world of Australian racing and the 2023 edition of the contest will live long in the memory of most online betting sites
Whilst the history books will always state that it was the Damian Lane ridden Jacquinot that won the 2023 CF Orr Stakes, that only tells half of a fascinating story. 
Lane and Jacquinot looked to have lost out to Gentleman Roy, who was first past the post and in celebratory mood under Mark Zahra. 
However, a stewards enquiry deemed that Zahra and Gentleman Roy had impeded Jacquinot and the result was overturned on review. 
Familiar faces in contention 

Whilst the field for the 2024 won’t be fully declared until early February, there are a whole host of usual stayers who will be chasing CF Orr Stakes glory in 2024. 
The manner of the defeat endured by Gentleman Roy is likely to give all associated with the flyer an incentive to challenge again here in at Caulfield. 
Whether Jacquinot is entered to defend its title remains to be seen but the likes of Tuvalu and Aegon are horses that certainly fit the bill in terms of profile to run in the 2024 CF Orr Stakes

Group 1 races always strike a nerve amongst Australian punters and betting apps and the first chase in that category comes from Caulfield on February 10th. 

The CF Orr Stakes is approaching its centenary year and following heaps of drama in 2023, it will be unmissable in 2024.