Winterbottom Stakes

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

2019 Winterbottom Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Hey Doc
  • 2nd: #10 Vital Silver
  • 3rd: #4 Rock Magic



The Group 1 2019 Winterbottom Stakes is 1200m sprint held in late November or early December annually at 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 2 of the major Perth 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 with Melbourne races producing seven of the Winterbottom Stakes winners from 2011-2019 most recently Viddora (2017) who improved on a lead-up fourth in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley, Voodoo Lad (2018) who ran eighth in the Manikato before winning that year’s Winterbottom and comeback galloper Hey Doc (2019) who finished third in Sandown’s Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes.

Runners that do well in the Winterbottom Stakes may stay on for other weight-for-age events in Perth including the Group 3 AJ Sachill Stakes (1400m) a fortnight later.

The 2019 Winterbottom Stakes ran on Saturday November 30, 2019 and was won in an upset by all-the-way hero Hey Doc. 

Winterbottom Stakes 2019
Date: Saturday November 30, 2019
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1 million
Inaugurated: 1952

2019 Winterbottom Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Hey Doc
  • 2nd: #10 Vital Silver
  • 3rd: #4 Rock Magic

The Winterbottom Stakes 2019 results saw a return to form for comeback galloper Hey Doc who celebrated his first win since the 2017 Manikato Stakes. Racing second-up off an injury-enforced break, the now six-year-old led all the way from the wide barrier to charge home over two lengths ahead of the track specialist Vital Silver (2nd) and veteran 10-year-old Rock Magic (3rd).

Read more on the impressive 2019 Winterbottom Stakes win by Hey Doc.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 3 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 13 58.5kg $13
2 10 VITAL SILVER Daniel & Ben Pearce Ben Melham 2.46L 5 58.5kg $7
3 4 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 2.69L 1 58.5kg $31
4 1 TREKKING James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 3.1L 3 58.5kg $2.90F
5 13 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Paul Harvey 3.22L 11 56.5kg $7
6 15 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 4.5L 4 53.5kg $8
7 7 VIRIDINE James Cummings Damien Oliver 4.89L 6 58.5kg $17
8 11 SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Steven Parnham 5.08L 10 58.5kg $101
9 12 STAGEMAN Adam Durrant William Pike 5.12L 9 58.5kg $13
10 9 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Tony Pike Leith Innes 5.41L 2 58.5kg $31
11 14 MISTY METAL Robert & Todd Harvey Shaun McGruddy 5.61L 7 56.5kg $31
12 8 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Chris Parnham 5.96L 8 58.5kg $26
13 5 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings Damian Lane 7.01L 14 58.5kg $21
14 2 MALAGUERRA Vaughn Sigley Troy Turner 8.13L 12 58.5kg $71
6 DURENDAL Chris Gangemi Brad Parnham 0

2019 Winterbottom Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Winterbottom Stakes 2019 odds will be listed below on the sprinters facing off in the field this summer complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au on the Group 1 sprint classic.

2019 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 final 2019 Winterbottom Stakes field is announced by Perth Racing on the Monday of race week and will be available in full below once released.

The Winterbottom Stakes 2019 Final Field features 15 gallopers including three for Godolphin led by the race favourite Trekking coming off placings in The Everest and Redzel Stakes in Sydney.

Read more on the Trekking-led 2019 Winterbottom Stakes field.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 41131×8132 TREKKING James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 4 58.5kg
2 0x03820x7x MALAGUERRA Vaughn Sigley Troy Turner 13 58.5kg
3 401x7x58x3 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 14 58.5kg
4 451x153x49 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 1 58.5kg
5 4x70x52472 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings Damian Lane 15 58.5kg
6 419x395x60 DURENDAL Chris Gangemi Brad Parnham 3 58.5kg 104
7 04146×0401 VIRIDINE James Cummings Damien Oliver 7 58.5kg
8 455x1161x4 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Chris Parnham 9 58.5kg 96
9 042163x10x ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Tony Pike Leith Innes 2 58.5kg
10 1213x13x42 VITAL SILVER Daniel & Ben Pearce Ben Melham 6 58.5kg
11 3x226x530x SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Steven Parnham 11 58.5kg
12 3611212236 STAGEMAN Adam Durrant William Pike 10 58.5kg 95
13 3x1129x311 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Paul Harvey 12 56.5kg 83
14 3212117×25 MISTY METAL Robert & Todd Harvey Shaun McGruddy 8 56.5kg 99
15 123015×426 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 5 53.5kg

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 Buffering (2013 & 2015), Ortensia (2009-11), Takeover Target (2008) and Miss Andretti (2005).

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
2019
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Hey Doc 1 minute 8.59 seconds
2nd Vital Silver
3rd Rock Magic
2018
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Voodoo Lad 1 minute 10.24 seconds
2nd Enticing Star
3rd Malaguerra
2017
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Viddora 1 minute 10.06 seconds
2nd Fuhryk
3rd Durendal
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

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