Winterbottom Stakes

The Winterbottom Stakes runs at Ascot Racecourse on during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival each November.

2016 Winterbottom Stakes Results

  • 1st: Takedown
  • 2nd: Sheidel
  • 3rd: Rock Magic

Winterbottom Stakes News

Hong Kong Calls 2016 Winterbottom Stakes Winner Takedown

Hong Kong Calls 2016 Winterbottom Stakes Winner Takedown

December’s Hong Kong Sprint is the next major target for Sydney-trained sprinter Takedown after he handed horseman Gary Moore with his first Australian Group 1 win in the Winterbottom Stakes 2016 in Perth over the weekend.

2016 Winterbottom Stakes winner Takedown (pictured at Randwick) is heading overseas for the Hong Kong Sprint in December. Photo: Steve Hart.

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The Group 1 2016 Winterbottom Stakes is an exciting 1200m sprint held in late November annually at the scenic Ascot Racecourse in Perth. Run under weight-for-age conditions, the contenders aged three-years-old and up compete for the lucrative prize purse of $1 million. The event is conducted on day two of the major three-day summer racing carnival in Western Australia, which also features the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) the weekend before and the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) the following Saturday.

As the premier sprint event in Perth, entries are generally handy local sprinters and the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1200m) at the same track and distance a fortnight earlier is a key lead-up.

With the race growing in prize money and prestige,  interstate raiders are more commonly making the trip over to WA to take on the locals in the Winterbottom Stakes field.

Runners that do well in the Winterbottom Stakes may compete in the most prestigious weight-for-age event at the carnival, the Kingston Town Classic the following week. Horses, however, not quite up to the standard needed for the Kingston Town may continue on to contend other weight-for-age events in Perth including the Group 3 AJ Sachill Stakes (1400m) a fortnight later.

Winterbottom Stakes
Date: November 26, 2016
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1 million
Inaugurated: 1952

2016 Winterbottom Stakes Results

See below for the full Winterbottom Stakes 2016 Results – following the link for a full race rundown – where Sydney raider Takedown defeated former Perth-trained mare Sheidel, while the local Rock Magic finished off the trifecta.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tim Clark 8 58.5kg $9
2 11 SHEIDEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 0.25L 6 56.5kg $8.50
3 4 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 0.75L 3 58.5kg $13
4 6 FIRST AMONG EQUALS Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 1L 9 58.5kg $18
5 2 MALAGUERRA Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 1L 1 58.5kg $3.80
6 10 STATE SOLICITOR Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 1L 11 58.5kg $7
7 8 VEGA MAGIC Sean Casey Jake Casey (a) 1.5L 2 58.5kg $12
8 5 KEEN ARRAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Chris Parnham 2.75L 4 58.5kg $31
9 9 REGAL COMMANDER G Durrant & J Miller Peter Hall 5.5L 7 58.5kg $101
10 1 TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride J H Bowman 8.25L 5 58.5kg $3.50
11 7 BATTLE HERO Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 14.75L 10 58.5kg $81
12 12 MILITARY REIGN Darren Mcauliffe Corey Brown 15L 12 56.5kg $81

Winterbottom Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Winterbottom Stakes odds will be listed below on the sprinters facing off in the field each summer.

2016 Winterbottom Stakes Field

The Winterbottom Stakes field features some of the top horses out of Western Australia. It’s not unusual for some particularly talented horses to make the journey from the eastern seaboard to enter the Winterbottom Stakes field each summer.

The 2016 Winterbottom Stakes field was released by Perth Racing on Monday, November 21 and features a dozen sprinters led by Darley Classic winners Malaguerra (2016) and Terravista (2014).

See below for the official 2016 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Barrier Draw. 

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt.
1 x173x296x2 TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride J H Bowman 5 58.5kg
2 1x11619x21 MALAGUERRA Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 1 58.5kg
3 43120×1125 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tim Clark 8 58.5kg
4 x63x322112 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 3 58.5kg
5 x083x21147 KEEN ARRAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Chris Parnham 4 58.5kg
6 2513×11207 FIRST AMONG EQUALS Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 9 58.5kg
7 x422120x30 BATTLE HERO Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 10 58.5kg
8 1x21111x91 VEGA MAGIC Sean Casey Jake Casey (a) 2 58.5kg
9 1x15113x46 REGAL COMMANDER G Durrant & J Miller Peter Hall 7 58.5kg
10 4x1111x11 STATE SOLICITOR Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 11 58.5kg
11 4127×42115 SHEIDEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 6 56.5kg
12 12311221×8 MILITARY REIGN Darren Mcauliffe Corey Brown 12 56.5kg

2016 Winterbottom Stakes Nominations

Winterbottom Stakes nominations usually feature a fairly talented range of horses from stables right across the country including more and more visitors from the eastern states.

The original 2016 Winterbottom Stakes nominations features 57 early entries. The latest round of scratchings has revealed the below 13 hopeful sprinters.

# Horse Weight Rating Jockey Trainer
1 SMOKO 58.5kg 90 TBA Ross Price
2 REGAL COMMANDER 58.5kg 84 TBA G Durrant & Jason Miller
3 SILVERSTREAM 56.5kg 82 TBA Grant & Alana Williams
4 BATTLE HERO 58.5kg 100 TBA Grant & Alana Williams
5 SHEIDEL 56.5kg 98 Damien Oliver David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig
6 FIRST AMONG EQUALS 58.5kg 102 Brad Parnham Simon A. Miller
7 STATE SOLICITOR 58.5kg 76 TBA Grant & Alana Williams
8 ROCK MAGIC 58.5kg 103 Jarrad Noske Chris Gangemi
9 MILITARY REIGN 56.5kg 95 Corey Brown Darren McAuliffe
10 VEGA MAGIC 58.5kg 91 TBA Sean Casey
11 KEEN ARRAY 58.5kg Chris Parnham David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig
12 TERRAVISTA 58.5kg Hugh Bowman Joesph Pride
13 MALAGUERRA 58.5kg Ben Melham Peter Gelagotis

Winterbottom Stakes History

The Winterbottom Stakes began as a principal race run over seven furlongs and was first run in 1952 when Raconteur claimed victory. In 1973 the race distance was converted to 1400m and the event gained Group 2 status in 1979. The length was decreased to its current 1200m sprint distance in 1993.

A number of high quality horses have claimed victory in the Winterbottom Stakes including Takeover Target (2008), Miss Andretti (2005) and Ellicorsam (2004) who holds the current race record of 1:08.6.

Since 2011 the Winterbottom Stakes has run as a Group 1 feature, having achieved elite level status.

Winterbottom Stakes results since 2000 can be found below.

Winterbottom Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Winterbottom Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Takedown 1 minute 10.27 seconds
2nd Sheidel
3rd Rock Magic
2015
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Buffering 1 minute 8.1 seconds
2nd Waterman’s Bay
3rd Fast ‘N’ Rocking
2014
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Magnifisio 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Watermans Bay
3rd Shining Knight
2013
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Buffering 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Moment Of Change
3rd Watermans Boy
2012
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Barakey 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Power Princess
3rd Spirit Of Boom
2011
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Ortensia 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Rarefied
3rd Grand Nirvana
2010
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Hadabeclorka 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd King Cool Cat
3rd Whitefriars
2009
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Ortensia 1 minute 8.56 seconds
2nd Idyllic Prince
3rd Black In Time
2008
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Takeover Target 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Apache Cat
3rd Marasco
2007
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Glory Hunter 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Charlie Beau
3rd Dark Target
2006
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Marasco 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd Grasspatch Girl
3rd Electric General
2005
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Miss Andretti 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Avenida Madero
3rd Rescuer
2004
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Ellicorsam 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd Redwoldt
3rd Modem
2003
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Hardrada 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Irish Pride
3rd Golden Delicious
2002
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Hardrada 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Kaprats
3rd Fair Alert
2001
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Fair Alert 1 minute 11.5 seconds
2nd Old Fashion
3rd Corporate Bruce
2000
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Noble Sky 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Star System
3rd Victory Trump