Underwood Stakes 2024 Tips, Field & Race Guide

Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2024 Underwood Stakes, which will take place on Saturday, September 21, at Caulfield Racecourse.

The Underwood Stakes is run over 1800 metres and attracts many of the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup hopefuls using the Group 1 as a lead-up race for the big prizes.

We provide you with Underwood Stakes tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live Underwood Stakes stream to watch the race unfold.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips & Trends | How To Bet | NewsNominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

Underwood Stakes


Date September 21
Track Caulfield
Distance 1800m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight-For-Age
Prizemoney $1 million
Age 3YO & Upwards


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When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield, keeping some important factors on your side can help you

Our experts assess all the Underwood Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2024 Underwood Stakes tips to help you back the winner.

Favourites have a pretty poor record in the race. Will those towards the head of the betting come unstuck once again?

Our expert tipsters will provide 2024 Underwood Stakes tips and selections following the barrier draw.


There are plenty of betting options available on Underwood Stakes Day, and for those punters waiting for the big event, you’ll need to be patient as the feature race is run at the backend of the Sandown card.

Betting options include:

Win Bets

Exactly as it sounds, a Win bet is betting on a single horse to win the race.

Place Bets

Betting for the place generally pays around one quarter of the win odds and covers three placings with your horse having to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd to be successful.

Each-Way Bets

Half your stake on the Win and half your stake on the Place is an each-way bet. For example: $20 each-way gives you $10 on the win and $10 on the Place.

Quinella & Exacta

Picking the first two horses past the post will give you the Quinella or Exacta. The difference between the two is with a Quinella, your horses can finish in any order, and in an Exacta, your two runners must finish in the exact order you selected – unless you box them.


The first three horses past the post. You can select three horses in order or you can box three horses meaning they can finish in any order. Flexi Trifectas also give you the option to add more than three horses in any combination for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The cost of a flexi Trifecta is calculated by the amount of runners you have in each placing.

First 4

The first four horses past the past. Same rules apply as Trifectas with straight out First 4 in order, Boxed First 4 or Flexi First 4.

Same Race Multi

Some bookmakers give the option for a same race multi where you can select certain runners to finish 1st, Top 2, Top 3 and Top 4. Odds are displayed next to each horse for each betting option, and odds are combined in a multi bet. The best bookmakers to bet on the Underwood Stakes for Same Race Multis include: Ladbrokes & Neds.


The ‘Quaddie’ is one of the hardest bet types to land but can be very rewarding with massive returns. All Quaddie wagers go into a pool, and the money is shared out among winners. The bigger the odds of each winning leg, the more likely the Quaddie will pay more as more people are knocked out of the pool. To land the Quaddie, you need to select four winning horses in four selected races. You can have one runner per leg or multiple runners, but the more runners you have, the more it costs to place the Quaddie bet. Flexi options allow punters to place large Quaddies but take a smaller percentage for a smaller outlay.


Underwood Stakes Nominations

See below for the final field and barrier draw

Underwood Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

This page will be updated following the Underwood Stakes barrier draw on September 18, 2024 .

2023 Underwood Stakes Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1 ALLIGATOR BLOOD Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damien Oliver 8 59kg $3.60
2 TUVALU Lindsey Smith Ms Jamie Kah 12 59kg $7
3 DUAIS Edward Cummings Craig Williams 7 57kg $26
4 SOULCOMBE (GB) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 5 59kg $7.50
5 RIGHT YOU ARE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 2 59kg $12
6 WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 10 59kg $4.60
7 NONCONFORMIST Grahame Begg Harry Coffey 6 59kg $41
8 LINDERMANN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 58kg $12
9 BANK MAUR Richard Laming Jye McNeil 1 58kg $51
10 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Billy Egan 4 59kg $201
11 ALENQUER (FR) Michael Moroney Declan Bates 9 59kg $151
12 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Jamie Mott 15 59kg $41
13 ATTRITION Mitchell Freedman Ben Melham 14 58kg $9
14 SMOKIN’ ROMANS (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 13 59kg $71
15 LUNAR FLARE Grahame Begg Michael Dee 11 57kg $151
ALASKAN GOD Daniel Morton   0
DUKE DE SESSA (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ethan Brown 0



See more Underwood Stakes Results & Replays here.


Leading bookmakers Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmberbet will be among those offering the earliest betting odds on the 2024 Underwood Stakes. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race following the release of the final field and barrier draw.


The Underwood Stakes is a set weight for age race open to horses three-years-old and upwards and takes place at Caulfield during the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

The Group 1 event is run over 1800 metres, carries prizemoney of $400,000 and attracts many of the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup hopefuls.

Read more about the History of the Underwood Stakes.

Underwood Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2023 Alligator Blood
2022 Alligator Blood
2021 Zaaki
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
2009 Heart Of Dreams
2008 Weekend Hussler
2007 Rubiscent
2006 El Segundo
2005 Perlin
2004 Elvstroem
2003 Mummify
2002 Northerly
2001 Northerly
2000 Oliver Twist


Check out our Top 5 Underwood Stakes Winners and see which champion gallopers made the cut.

Underwood Stakes Bonus Bets

Australia’s leading bookmakers offer horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week and the offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races

From Double Your Winnings, Cash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

Click below to see Underwood Stakes promos

Free Caulfield Betting Tips

Follow the link to find our free Caulfield best bets and racing tips for each and every meeting. Our Caulfield tipster previews each meeting and highlights a Best Bet, Next Best & Best Value.