Underwood Stakes Winners, Past Results & Latest News

Underwood Stakes run at the Caulfield Racecourse. Winners and past results of the Underwood Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the Underwood Stakes.

One of the important races considered a preparation for the Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup during the Melbourne spring racing carnival is the Group 1 Underwood Stakes hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club held in September each year.

Horses three years old and over travel 1800 metres of Caulfield Racecourse under weight for age conditions in a bid to prove their ability to conquer middle distances over the season. The race is worth $750,000 in prize money. The race is held on the same day as the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

The Underwood Stakes is the first Group 1 race in Melbourne during the spring carnival. Other major races of the day include the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes, Thousand Guineas Prelude, and How Now Stakes. The race is the ideal event for trainers to test their horses for their ability to stretch over the mile and step up to longer distances up to 2400 metres over the season. For punters, horses that tackle the Underwood Stakes ought to be watched closely over the season with the potential to become Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate winners and place getters. The Yalumba Stakes is also another likely race than many horses may tackle after the Underwood Stakes.

Some of the finest gallopers to claim the Underwood Stakes in earlier times include Heroic, Phar Lap, Ajax, Big Philou, Lord, Tobin Bronze, and Rain Lover. Rubiton followed suit in 1987 while Octagonal and Tie The Knot won in 1996 and 1998 respectively. Northerly scored back to back victories in 2001-02 while Elvstroem won in 2004 and Weekend Hussler triumphed in 2008.

The Underwood Stakes was held in 1924 as a principal race with Whittier winning two consecutive titles. It became a Group 1 race in 1979 and has enjoyed the status ever since.

From 1948 the race was moved to Caulfield Racecourse, the 8 furlong was increased to 9 furlongs (approx. 1800m). This was until 1954 when it was once again increased by another furlong. Eventually in 1994 the race became a definite 1800 metre race.

YearUnderwood Stakes Winners
2021Zaaki
2020Russian Camelot
2019Black Heart Bart
2018Homesman
2017Bonneval
2016Black Heart Bart
2015Mourinho
2014Foreteller
2013It's A Dundeel
2012Ocean Park
2011Lion Tamer
2010So You Think
2009Heart Of Dreams
2008Weekend Hustler
2007Rubiscent
2006El Segundo
2005Perlin
2004Elvstroem
2003Mummify
2002Northerly
2001Northerly
2000Oliver Twist
1999Intergaze
1998Tie The Knot
1997Always Aloof
1996Octagonal
1995Sharscay
1994Jeune
1993Runyon
1992Prince Salieri
1991Dr. Grace
1990The Phantom
1989Almaarad
1988Authaal
1987Rubiton
1986Bonecrusher
1985Tristarc
1984Bounty Hawk
1983Trissaro
1982Fearless Pride
1981Sovereign Red
1980My Brown Jug
Waitangirua
1979Valley Of Georgia
1978So Called
1977Denise's Joy
1976How Now
1975Taras Bulba
1974Frozen Section
1973Scotch And Dry
1972Sobar
1971Gay Icarus
1970Big Philou
1969Rain Lover
1968Lowland
1967Future
1966Tobin Bronze
1965Future
1964Contempler
1963Havelock
1962Aquanita
1961Aquanita
1960Lord
1959Trellios
1958Lord
1957Syntax
1956Ray Ribbon
1955Cromis
1954Flying Halo
1953Flying Halo
1952Ellerslie
1951Laurie Hussar
1950Beau Gem
1949Beau Gem
1948Royal Gem
1947Attley
1946Attley
1945St. Fairy
1944Amana
1944Tea Cake
1943Gay Revelry
1942not held
1941Sun Valley
1940Ajax
1939Ajax
1938Ajax
1937Young Idea
1936Peter Fils
1935Young Idea
1934Hall Mark
1933Hall Mark
1932Liberal
1931Phar Lap
1930Waterline
1929Highland
1928Highland
1927Royal Charter
1926Heroic
1925Whttier
1924Whittier

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