Underwood Stakes

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Underwood Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Inaugurated 1924
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Hyland Race Colours (2015)
Race information
Distance 1,800 metres
Surface Turf
Qualification Three year old and older
Weight Weight for Age
Purse $400,000 (2015)
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, run over 1800 metres under weight-for-age conditions, held at Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia 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]

  • 2015 - Mourinho [3]
  • 2014 - Foreteller[4]
  • 2013 - It's a Dundeel [5]
  • 2012 - Ocean Park [6]
  • 2011 - Lion Tamer [7]
  • 2010 - So You Think [8]
  • 2009 - Heart Of Dreams [9]
  • 2008 - Weekend Hussler [10]
  • 2007 - Rubiscent [11]
  • 2006 - El Segundo [12]
  • 2005 - Perlin [13]
  • 2004 - Elvstroem [14]
  • 2003 - Mummify [15]
  • 2002 - Northerly [16]
  • 2001 - Northerly [17]
  • 2000 - Oliver Twist [18]
  • 1999 - Intergaze [19]
  • 1998 - Tie the Knot [20]
  • 1997 - Always Aloof [21]
  • 1996 - Octagonal [22]
  • 1995 - Sharscay[23]
  • 1994 - Jeune[24]
  • 1993 - Runyon[25]
  • 1992 - Prince Salieri[26]
  • 1991 - Dr. Grace[27]
  • 1990 - The Phantom[28]
  • 1989 - Almaarad[29]
  • 1988 - Authaal[30]
  • 1987 - Rubiton[31]
  • 1986 - Bonecrusher[32]
  • 1985 - Tristarc[33]
  • 1984 - Bounty Hawk[34]
  • 1983 - Trissaro[35]
  • 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 / 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
‡ Run in divisions

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. ^ "2015 Result – Hyland Colours Underwood Stks (held 26 September 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "2014 Result – Hyland Underwood Stakes (held 20 September 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "2013 Result – Hyland Underwood Stakes (held 21 September 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "2012 Result – Hyland Colours Underwood Stks (held 22 September 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "2011 Result – Underwood Stakes (held 17 September 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "2010 Result – Underwood Stakes (held 18 September 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "2009 Result – Underwood Stakes (held 19 September 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "2008 Result – Underwood Stakes (held 20 September 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "2007 Result – Underwood Stakes (held 22 September 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "2006 Result – Underwood Stks (held 23 September 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "2005 Result – Underwood Stks (held 17 September 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "2004 Result – Underwood Stks (held 19 September 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  15. ^ "2003 Result – Emirates Airline - Underwood (held 21 September 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  16. ^ "2002 Result – Underwood Stks (held 22 September 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  17. ^ "2001 Result – Underwood Stks (held 23 September 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  18. ^ "2000 Result – Underwood Stks (held 23 September 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  19. ^ "1999 Result – Underwood Stks (held 19 September 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  20. ^ "1998 Result – Underwood Stks (held 20 September 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  21. ^ "1997 Result – Underwood Stks (held 21 September 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  22. ^ "1996 Result – Underwood Stakes (held 22 September 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  23. ^ "1995 Result – Underwood Stks (held 23 September 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  24. ^ "1994 Result – Underwood Stks (held 17 September 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  25. ^ "1993 Result – Underwood Stks (held 23 September 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  26. ^ "1992 Result – Underwood Stks (held 24 September 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  27. ^ "1991 Result – Underwood Stks (held 26 September 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  28. ^ "1990 Result – Underwood Stks (held 27 September 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  29. ^ "1989 Result – Underwood Stks (held 28 September 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  30. ^ "1988 Result – Underwood Stks (held 22 September 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  31. ^ "1987 Result – Underwood Stks (held 24 September 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  32. ^ "1986 Result – Underwood Stks (held 25 September 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  33. ^ "1985 Result – Underwood Stks (held 26 September 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  34. ^ "1984 Result – Underwood Stks (held 27 September 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  35. ^ "1983 Result – Underwood Stks (held 22 September 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015.