Underwood Stakes

  • Date: Saturday September 24, 2016
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1,800m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Underwood Stakes News

He Or She to be ridden quiet in Kingston Town Classic

He Or She to be ridden quiet in Kingston Town Classic

The Lindsay Park trained He Or She will be ridden quiet in the Group 1 $1m Peters Investments-Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday in a bid to break the stable’s run of Group 1 placings.

He Or She, above, will be ridden quiet in the Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. Photo …

The 2016 Underwood Stakes is a Group 1 race that is held on the first day of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival each year.

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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.

Year Results Winning Time
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