underwood stakes, topsport podcast episode 9

The Underwood Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race over 1800 metres, run at Caulfield Racecourse during the Spring Carnival. Current prizemoney is $750,000.

The Underwood Stakes was first run all the way back in 1924, at the Williamstown Racing Club. After a number of racing club mergers in Melbourne, it found its current home at Caulfield in 1948. It has been a Group 1 event since 1979.

The race is a traditional early spring run for horses on the way to the major Spring Carnival races. Some of the biggest names to have won the Underwood Stakes are Phar Lap, Ajax, Big Philou, Bonecrusher, Octagonal, Tie The Knot, Northerly and So You Think.

Underwood Stakes

Caulfield Racecourse, 1800m
Group 1 weight-for-age
$750,000

Underwood Stakes 2020

The 2020 Underwood stakes was won by hot favourite Russian Camelot, which was ridden by Damien Oliver and trained by Danny O’Brien. The Caulfield track was rated a Soft 6. Humidor, trained by Chris Waller and ridden by Craig Williams, ran second. Grant and Alana Williams’ Arcadia Queen ran third, ridden by William Pike.

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 Russian Camelot Damien Oliver Danny O’Brien 1:50.85 8 56.5 $1.55
2 Humidor Craig Williams Chris Waller 1.75 3 59 $17
3 Arcadia Queen William Pike Grant & Alana Williams 2.25 1 57 $5.50

Underwood Stakes: past winners

2020 Russian Camelot
2019 Black Heart Bart
2018 Homesman
2017 Bonneval
2016 Black Heart Bart
2015 Mourinho
2014 Foreteller
2013 It’s a Dundeel
2012 Ocean Park
2011 Lion Tamer
2010 So You Think

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