Underwood Stakes

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Underwood Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Caulfield Racecourse
Inaugurated 1924
Race type Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance 1,800 metres
Surface Turf
Qualification Three-year-old and older
Weight weight for age
Purse $400,000 (2014)
This article is about Australian horse race. For American horse race with similar name, see Vernon O. Underwood Stakes.

The Underwood Stakes is a Melbourne Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race, held at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne Australia. It is run over 1800 metres under weight-for-age conditions in late September each year. Total prize money for the race is A$400,000 with the winner receiving $240,000.[1]


Race History[edit]

It has been won by notable champions of the past such as Heroic, Phar Lap, Ajax, Tobin Bronze, Octagonal and Northerly.

Prior to 1994 the race was held on Royal Melbourne Show Day which used to be observed on the Thursday in the last full week of September as a public holiday. [2]

Race venue[edit]

  • 1924–1947 held by Williamstown Racing Club at Williamstown Racecourse.
  • 1948 onwards held at Caulfield Racecourse.

Race grade[edit]

  • 1924–1978 - Principal Race
  • 1979 onwards Group 1

Race distance[edit]

  • 1924–1948 - 1 mile (~1600m)
  • 1943 - 7 furlongs (~1400m)
  • 1949–1953 held over 118 miles (~1800m)
  • 1954–1971 held over 114 miles (~2000m)
  • 1972–1993 held over 2000m
  • 1994 onwards held over 1800m.
  • Note: two runnings in 1944.

The winners[edit]

  • 2014 - Foreteller
  • 2013 - It's a Dundeel [3]
  • 2012 - Ocean Park [4]
  • 2011 - Lion Tamer [5]
  • 2010 - So You Think [6]
  • 2009 - Heart Of Dreams [7]
  • 2008 - Weekend Hussler [8]
  • 2007 - Rubiscent [9]
  • 2006 - El Segundo [10]
  • 2005 - Perlin [11]
  • 2004 - Elvstroem [12]
  • 2003 - Mummify [13]
  • 2002 - Northerly [14]
  • 2001 - Northerly [15]
  • 2000 - Oliver Twist [16]
  • 1999 - Intergaze [17]
  • 1998 - Tie the Knot [18]
  • 1997 - Always Aloof [19]
  • 1996 - Octagonal [20]
  • 1995 - Sharscay
  • 1994 - Jeune
  • 1993 - Runyon
  • 1992 - Prince Salieri
  • 1991 - Dr. Grace
  • 1990 - The Phantom
  • 1989 - Almaarad
  • 1988 - Authaal
  • 1987 - Rubiton
  • 1986 - Bonecrusher
  • 1985 - Tristarc
  • 1984 - Bounty Hawk
  • 1983 - Trissaro
  • 1982 - Fearless Pride
  • 1981 - Sovereign Red
  • 1980 - †My Brown Jug / Waitangirua
  • 1979 - Valley Of Georgia
  • 1978 - So Called
  • 1977 - Denise's Joy
  • 1976 - How Now
  • 1975 - Taras Bulba
  • 1974 - Frozen Section
  • 1973 - Scotch And Dry
  • 1972 - Sobar
  • 1971 - Gay Icarus
  • 1970 - Big Philou
  • 1969 - Rain Lover
  • 1968 - Lowland
  • 1967 - Future
  • 1966 - Tobin Bronze
  • 1965 - Future
  • 1964 - Contempler
  • 1963 - Havelock
  • 1962 - Aquanita
  • 1961 - Aquanita
  • 1960 - Lord
  • 1959 - Trellios
  • 1958 - Lord
  • 1957 - Syntax
  • 1956 - Ray Ribbon
  • 1955 - Cromis
  • 1954 - Flying Halo
  • 1953 - Flying Halo
  • 1952 - Ellerslie
  • 1951 - Laurie Hussar
  • 1950 - Beau Gem
  • 1949 - Beau Gem
  • 1948 - Royal Gem
  • 1947 - Attley
  • 1946 - Attley
  • 1945 - St. Fairy
  • 1944 - Amana
  • 1944 - Tea Cake
  • 1943 - Gay Revelry
  • 1942 - race not held
  • 1941 - Sun Valley
  • 1940 - Ajax
  • 1939 - Ajax
  • 1938 - Ajax
  • 1937 - Young Idea
  • 1936 - Peter Fils
  • 1935 - Young Idea
  • 1934 - Hall Mark
  • 1933 - Hall Mark
  • 1932 - Liberal
  • 1931 - Phar Lap
  • 1930 - Waterline
  • 1929 - Highland
  • 1928 - Highland
  • 1927 - Royal Charter
  • 1926 - Heroic
  • 1925 - Whittier
  • 1924 - Whittier

† Deadheat

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners and Past Results for the Underwood Stakes". Progroupracing.com (Aus). 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Detailed History". Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  3. ^ 2013 result
  4. ^ 2012 result
  5. ^ 2011 result
  6. ^ 2010 result
  7. ^ 2009 result
  8. ^ 2008 result
  9. ^ 2007 result
  10. ^ 2006 result
  11. ^ 2005 result
  12. ^ 2004 result
  13. ^ 2003 result
  14. ^ 2002 result
  15. ^ 2001 result
  16. ^ 2000 result
  17. ^ 1999 result
  18. ^ 1998 result
  19. ^ 1997 result
  20. ^ 1996 result