- Date: Saturday September 24, 2016
- Racecourse: Caulfield
- Race Distance: 1,800m
- Conditions: Weight For Age
- Prize Money: $500,000
2016 Underwood Stakes News
Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir has decided to bypass the Group 1 $600,000 Schweppes All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday with Black Heart Bart because of the prospect of another rain affected track.
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The 2016 Underwood Stakes is a Group 1 race that is held on the first day of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival each year.
Run over a stayer’s distance of 1,800 metres, the Underwood Stakes takes place at Caulfield Racecourse and is worth $500,000 in prize money.
Run under weight-for-age conditions, the Underwood Stakes is run annually in September on the same day as the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. The Underwood Stakes is open only to horses aged three years and older.
The Underwood Stakes is often used as a lead up race for horses that will be looking for longer distances of 2,000 metres or 2,400 metres during the rest of the spring carnival. The race is a reasonable guide for the upcoming Group 1 Caulfield Cup and the Group 1 Cox Plate. So You Think went on to win the Cox Plate after winning the Underwood Stakes in 2010, as did El Segundo (2006). Both Mummify (2003) and Elvstroem (2004) won the Underwood Stakes before claiming victory in the Caulfield Cup later that year.
The Underwood Stakes was first held in 1924 when it was won by Whittier. The race was first held at Werribee Racecourse before moving to its current home at Caulfield in 1948. The Underwood Stakes began as an eight furlong (1600m) race, with the distance changing five times until it was made an 1,800 metre race in 1994. The race was run twice in 1944 when it was won by both Tea Cake and Amana.
2016 Underwood Stakes Field
The 2016 Underwood Stakes field will be publicly announced on Wednesday, 21 September.
The 2016 Underwood Stakes field will be below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||55821x2x06||PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ)||Darren Weir||John Allen||8||59kg||113|
|2||2x21212x12||BLACK HEART BART||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||7||59kg||114|
|3||230x5501x5||OUR IVANHOWE (GER)||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Kerrin McEvoy||3||59kg||112|
|4||5x21377x05||THE CLEANER||Peter Gelagotis||Steven Arnold||11||59kg||109|
|5||475×118284||JACQUINOT BAY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damian Lane||4||59kg||104|
|6||21x0420x01||AWESOME ROCK||Leon & Troy Corstens||Stephen Baster||2||59kg||109|
|7||15x2018x73||HE OR SHE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||1||59kg||104|
|8||31x4214x80||TARZINO (NZ)||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||10||58kg||109|
|9||2113061×0||TAVAGO (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Nicholas Hall||9||58kg||108|
|10||12111134×0||HOWARD BE THY NAME||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||5||58kg||98|
|11||48915x41x4||LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ)||Kris Lees||Damien Oliver||6||57kg||114|
2016 Underwood Stakes Nominations
The 2016 Underwood Stakes nominations will be made public on Monday, September 12.
The 2016 Underwood Stakes nominations will be below.
|#||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||55821x2x06||PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ)||G||7||Darren Weir||1||59kg||113|
|2||48915x41x4||LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ)||M||6||Kris Lees||2||57kg||114|
|3||2x21212x12||BLACK HEART BART||G||6||Darren Weir||3||59kg||114|
|4||31x4214x80||TARZINO (NZ)||H||4||Mick Price||4||58kg||109|
|5||2113061×0||TAVAGO (NZ)||G||4||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||5||58kg||108|
|6||230x5501x5||OUR IVANHOWE (GER)||H||7||Lee & Anthony Freedman||6||59kg||112|
|7||5x21377x05||THE CLEANER||G||9||Peter Gelagotis||7||59kg||109|
|8||4x8xD21x00||SIGNOFF (IRE)||G||7||Darren Weir||8||59kg||107|
|9||486x8222x3||BIG MEMORY (FR)||G||7||Tony McEvoy||9||59kg||98|
|10||21x0420x01||AWESOME ROCK||H||5||Leon & Troy Corstens||10||59kg||109|
|11||12111134×0||HOWARD BE THY NAME||H||4||Darren Weir||11||58kg||98|
|12||15x2018x73||HE OR SHE||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||12||59kg||104|
|13||475×118284||JACQUINOT BAY||G||9||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||13||59kg||104|
|14||57x0955x30||ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ)||G||7||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||14||59kg||102|
|15||10x81642x4||THE BANDIT (JPN)||H||5||John Sadler||15||59kg||78|
|16||1457029×96||TRANSFER ALLOWANCE||G||7||Peter Roche||16||59kg||72|
Underwood Stakes Winners & Results
Underwood Stakes has been won by some of the country’s most notorious horses throughout the years, including Heroic (1926), Phar Lap (1931), Ajax (1938-40), Royal Gem (1948), Lord (1958), Tobin Bronze (1966), Rain Lover (1969), Rubiton (1987), Octagonal (1996), Tie The Knot (1998), Northerly (2001-02) and Weekend Hussler (2008).
The Underwood Stakes has been won by some of the best horses Australia has to offer, and below you will find a list of recent winners since the year 2000.
|2016||1 Black Heart Bart||2 He Or She||3 Lucia Valentina||1:50.6|
|2015||1 Mourinho||2 Fawkner||3 The Cleaner||1:48.8|
|2014||1 Foreteller||2 Happy Trails||3 Crackerjack King||1:50.3|
|2013||1 It’s A Dundeel||2 Atlantic Jewel||3 Dear Demi||1:54.7|
|2012||1 Ocean Park||2 Voila Ici||3 December Draw||1:51.4|
|2011||1 Lion Tamer||2 Southern Speed||3 Midas Touch||1:50.03|
|2010||1 So You Think||2 Dariana||3 Metal Bender||1:49.5|
|2009||1 Heart Of Dreams||2 Whobegotyou||3 Predatory Pricer||1:49.5|
|2008||1 Weekend Hussler||2 Pompeii Ruler||3 Littorio||1:49.8|
|2007||1 Rubiscent||2 Miss Finland||3 Marasco||1:49.0|
|2006||1 El Segundo||2 Polar Bear||3 Molotov||1.49.5|
|2005||1 Perlin||2 Our Smoking Joe||3 Shes Justa Tad||1.52.7|
|2004||1 Elvstroem||2 Shes Archie||3 Delzao||1.50.0|
|2003||1 Mummify||2 Grey Song||3 Aint Seen Nothing||1.49.5|
|2002||1 Northerly||2 Magical Miss||3 Don Eduardo||1.48.9|
|2001||1 Northerly||2 Universal Prince||3 Kaapstad Way||1.50.2|
|2000||1 Oliver Twist||2 Skoozi Please||3 Kaapstad Way||1.47.6|