Winterbottom Stakes

The $1.5 million Winterbottom Stakes runs at Ascot Racecourse during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

2023 Winterbottom Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Overpass
  • 2nd: #16 Oscar's Fortune
  • 3rd: #15 Ripcord




The Group 1 2023 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 $1.5 million as of 2022.

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) – renamed in 2022 as the Northerly Stakes – 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 eight of the Winterbottom Stakes winners from 2011-2023 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, comeback galloper Hey Doc (2019) who finished third in Sandown’s Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes, and the Godolphin-raced Paulele (2022) who improved on an unplaced 11th in Flemington’s Group 1 Champions Sprint.

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. In 2021 Stageman ran second in both the Winterbottom Stakes and the AJ Scahill Stakes results.

The 2021 Winterbottom Stakes form was further franked with the third place-getter Elite Street returning the following winter to win the Group 3 Northam Stakes – Roma Cup double.

Horses that contest the summer’s Winterbottom Stakes are also now likely to target a slot in Perth’s richest race, the $4 million The Quokka (1200m), taking place for the first time in April of 2023.

The 2022 Winterbottom Stakes form was franked with the runner-up Kissonallforcheeks going on to place third in the inaugural edition of the Group 3 $1.5 million The Gold Rush (1400m).

In 2023 Overpass won the Winterbottom Stakes after taking out the inaugural The Quokka race at the track earlier that year.

The 2023 Winterbottom Stakes ran on Saturday December 2, 2023 offering $1.5 million as the second Group 1 race of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival and was won in style by the Bjorn Baker-trained The Quokka winner from the autumn Overpass ($3F). 

Winterbottom Stakes 2023
Date: Saturday December 2, 2023
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1.5 million
Inaugurated: 1952

2023 Winterbottom Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Overpass ($3F)
  • 2nd: #16 Oscar’s Fortune
  • 3rd: #15 Ripcord

The Bjorn Baker-trained favourite Overpass ($3F) relished a return west with the autumn’s The Quokka champion making it two-from-two at Ascot coming right out to the middle of the track at the top of the straight to bound away from his rivals and post a stylish win for the punters in the 2023 Winterbottom Stakes results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 OVERPASS Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 10 58.5kg $3F
2 16 OSCAR’S FORTUNE Dion Luciani William Pike 1.68L 12 54.5kg $8
3 15 RIPCORD Luke Fernie Clint Johnston-Porter 2.53L 6 54.5kg $6.50
4 2 RED CAN MAN Steve Wolfe Paul Harvey 3.37L 9 58.5kg $21
5 13 MY BELLA MAE Dion Luciani Patrick Carbery 3.38L 4 56.5kg $16
6 4 HOT ZED Lou Luciani Jason Whiting 3.47L 2 58.5kg $9.50
7 6 LAVERROD Sean & Jake Casey Jordan Turner 4.36L 14 58.5kg $61
8 5 RESORTMAN Michael Lane Brad Rawiller 5.25L 8 58.5kg $19
9 11 MAN CRUSH Luke Fernie Michael Poy 6.51L 11 58.5kg $101
10 8 TRIPLE MISSILE Lindsey Smith Damien Oliver 6.69L 1 58.5kg $8
11 14 FLYING MISSILE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 6.74L 3 56.5kg $101
12 12 GO FORWARD Chris & Michael Gangemi Laqdar Ramoly 6.86L 5 58.5kg $51
13 7 SNOWDOME Neville Parnham Chris Parnham 7.15L 16 58.5kg $14
14 9 PHANTA Chris & Michael Gangemi Brad Parnham 7.2L 15 58.5kg $51
15 10 CLEMENCEAU Chris & Michael Gangemi Jarrad Noske 7.9L 13 58.5kg $61
16 3 SAVATOXL Will Savage Ms Holly Watson 7.92L 7 58.5kg $51
18e VALENCY Robyn Lockwood 0
17e CORN COB Julia Martin Austin Galati 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 Winterbottom Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Winterbottom Stakes 2023 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.

Overpass ($3 in 2023) was the last favourite in Winterbottom Stakes betting to win.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2023 WINTERBOTTOM STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2023 Winterbottom Stakes Form Guide

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2023 WINTERBOTTOM STAKES FORM GUIDE

2023 Winterbottom Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Winterbottom Stakes 2023 Tips on the lucrative Perth sprint feature this November.

  • To Win: #1 Overpass ($3 at time of publish) – BET NOW 

Happy to stick with the race favourite Overpass who won the $4 million The Quokka here at this track and trip in the autumn. The Bjorn Baker-trained five-year-old has been competitive in some top races since including a Group 1 Doomben 10,000 second in the winter and Group 2 The Shorts second in Sydney fresh in the spring. His latest run saw him finish 10th in the $20 million The Everest (1200m). He was only four lengths off the winner in the world’s richest turf race and this is an easier assignment. Proven in Perth, runs well fresh, and can salute.

2023 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 2023 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 2023 final field features a capacity line-up of summer sprinters led in betting by the Bjorn Baker-trained Overpass racing third-up in gate 11 who won the $4 million The Quokka at this track and distance in the autumn.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2023 Winterbottom Stakes field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 6690x12x20 OVERPASS Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 11 58.5kg 113
2 x22630x136 RED CAN MAN Steve Wolfe Paul Harvey 10 58.5kg 107
3 x110x3230x SAVATOXL Will Savage Ms Holly Watson 8 58.5kg 106
4 6x7156x371 HOT ZED Lou Luciani Jason Whiting 2 58.5kg 107
5 11340x473x RESORTMAN Michael Lane Brad Rawiller 9 58.5kg 107
6 x3043x0x40 LAVERROD Sean & Jake Casey Jordan Turner 15 58.5kg 101
7 x3113132x1 SNOWDOME Neville Parnham Chris Parnham 18 58.5kg 100
8 11x42x7x26 TRIPLE MISSILE Lindsey Smith Damien Oliver 1 58.5kg 100
9 46x2x11328 PHANTA Chris & Michael Gangemi Brad Parnham 17 58.5kg 101
10 221x5244x8 CLEMENCEAU Chris & Michael Gangemi Jarrad Noske 14 58.5kg 95
11 552150×529 MAN CRUSH Luke Fernie Michael Poy 12 58.5kg 90
12 1x353x4484 GO FORWARD Chris & Michael Gangemi Laqdar Ramoly 6 58.5kg 82
13 x1159x5255 MY BELLA MAE Dion Luciani Patrick Carbery 5 56.5kg 99
14 x1336541x6 FLYING MISSILE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 3 56.5kg 88
15 13×2281 RIPCORD Luke Fernie Clint Johnston-Porter 7 54.5kg 86
16 11112 OSCAR’S FORTUNE Dion Luciani William Pike 13 54.5kg 84
17e 213421234x CORN COB Julia Martin Austin Galati 16 58.5kg 84
18e 135×231182 VALENCY Robyn Lockwood 4 56.5kg 78

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Winterbottom Stakes Nominations

The Winterbottom Stakes nominations are taken in early October by Perth Racing over a month out from the race and typically attract over 50 sprinters.

The 2023 Winterbottom Stakes nominations close on Monday the 16th of October, 2023. 

The Winterbottom Stakes 2023 nominations attracted 68 summer hopefuls led in all-in betting by star local mare Amelia’s Jewel who won last year’s Group 1 Northerly Stakes and has been racing well in Melbourne over the spring.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2213x3158x ACROMANTULA G 6 Daniel & Ben Pearce 58.5kg
2 7x00x4700x BEAU ROSSA G 6 Will Clarken & Niki O’Shea 58.5kg
3 11x545120x BOOTS LIKE BRUCE G 6 Anne King 58.5kg 69
4 36x004283x CAPITAL FLIGHT G 5 Coreen Maynard 58.5kg 80
5 x221x5244x CLEMENCEAU G 5 Chris & Michael Gangemi 58.5kg
6 213421234x CORN COB G 5 Julia Martin 58.5kg 84
7 34x126590x CREATOR G 7 Chris & Michael Gangemi 58.5kg 84
8 1x130x655x EXTREMELY LUCKY G 5 Chris Waller 58.5kg
9 x10x8826x1 FRONT PAGE G 7 Matthew Dale 58.5kg
10 441x353x4x GO FORWARD G 6 Chris & Michael Gangemi 58.5kg 75
11 135590×990 HALATORION G 6 Roy Rogers 58.5kg 81
12 33x8907x4x HOLYFIELD G 6 Annabel Neasham 58.5kg
13 9146x7156x HOT ZED G 6 Lou Luciani 58.5kg 103
14 x86x03305x INDIAN PACIFIC G 7 Neville Parnham 58.5kg 99
15 1230x2111x INSURRECTION G 4 Michael Freedman 58.5kg
16 7x111101x5 JIGSAW G 5 Cindy Alderson 58.5kg
17 x08x3x907x LAUDA SION (JPN) H 7 Chris Waller 58.5kg
18 04x3043x0x LAVERROD G 7 Sean & Jake Casey 58.5kg 102
19 211x1147x LENIENCY G 4 Colin Webster 58.5kg 75
20 347x12284x LOFTY STRIKE H 4 Julius Sandhu 58.5kg
21 21x0x988x4 LOMBARDO G 7 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 58.5kg
22 63467x413x LONG BEACH G 7 Chris & Michael Gangemi 58.5kg 88
23 5025x1576x MALKOVICH G 6 Bjorn Baker 58.5kg
24 126552150x MAN CRUSH G 4 Luke Fernie 58.5kg 83
25 3109x7008x MASSIMO G 7 Chris & Michael Gangemi 58.5kg 102
26 413421x07x MOI CHOUX (NZ) G 7 Summer Dickson 58.5kg 83
27 6690x12x20 OVERPASS G 5 Bjorn Baker 58.5kg
28 46x2x1132x PHANTA G 6 Chris & Michael Gangemi 58.5kg 101
29 x9998x551x RANTING (NZ) G 6 Nick Ryan 58.5kg
30 205x22630x RED CAN MAN G 7 Steve Wolfe 58.5kg 107
31 11340x473x RESORTMAN G 7 Michael Lane 58.5kg 107
32 x110x3230x SAVATOXL G 8 Will Savage 58.5kg
33 0x3113132x SNOWDOME H 4 Neville Parnham 58.5kg 90
34 2x3x160x11 STAR PATROL G 5 Clinton McDonald 58.5kg
35 21116x274x TADWEER G 5 Chris & Michael Gangemi 58.5kg 83
36 00x9275x4x THE INFERNO G 7 Cliff Brown 58.5kg
37 x573747x3x TITAN BLINDERS G 8 Chris & Michael Gangemi 58.5kg 96
38 82243019×0 TOP OF THE POPS G 4 Daniel Morton 58.5kg 78
39 411x42x7x2 TRIPLE MISSILE G 6 Lindsey Smith 58.5kg
40 810x1760x5 VILANA H 5 James Cummings 58.5kg
41 x1221x120x WESTERN KNIGHT (NZ) G 5 Michael Grantham 58.5kg 73
42 9x678x210x WRITTEN MATTER G 6 Chris & Michael Gangemi 58.5kg 78
43 211x12x119 AMELIA’S JEWEL M 4 Simon A Miller 56.5kg
44 11x344x121 ASFOORA M 5 Henry Dwyer 56.5kg
45 12x301x81x BABY PARIS M 4 Colin Webster 56.5kg 99
46 x30236x333 BELLA NIPOTINA M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 56.5kg
47 x3899464x3 CHAIN OF LIGHTNING M 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 56.5kg
48 42112111x DUCHESS OF GOSSIP M 4 Dion Luciani 56.5kg 76
49 0x6117x217 ESPIONA M 5 Chris Waller 56.5kg
50 4x1336541x FLYING MISSILE M 5 Neville Parnham 56.5kg 88
51 213208x11x GODDESS OF GIVING M 4 Lou Luciani 56.5kg 75
52 x11117x161 I AM ME M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 56.5kg
53 x64x212316 LITTLE STRAWBERRY M 4 Mitchell Pateman 56.5kg 65
54 19x1159x5x MY BELLA MAE M 4 Dion Luciani 56.5kg 94
55 14x11x1580 OLENTIA M 4 Chris Waller 56.5kg
56 158x28x274 QUEEN OF THE BALL M 4 Michael Freedman 56.5kg
57 111x1344x REAR ADMIRAL M 4 Sean & Jake Casey 56.5kg 71
58 1110412×71 SHE DANCES M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 56.5kg
59 1135x2311x VALENCY M 5 Robyn Lockwood 56.5kg 76
60 6×1 ALMIGHTY CLASS G 3 Mitchell Pateman 54.5kg 74
61 181x HANCHI G 3 Sean & Jake Casey 54.5kg 70
62 41x LORD LALA G 3 Stefan Vahala 54.5kg 66
63 26x8x142 MEXICO C 3 Michael Freedman 54.5kg
64 11x OSCAR’S FORTUNE G 3 Dion Luciani 54.5kg 69
65 13×22 RIPCORD G 3 Luke Fernie 54.5kg 78
66 131x ROPE THEM IN G 3 Steve Wolfe 54.5kg 70
67 VENTURO C 3 Daniel Morton 54.5kg
68 11045×6 SHADDOW FEAR F 3 Luke Fernie 52.5kg 66

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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
2023
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Overpass 1 minute 10.21 seconds
2nd Oscar’s Fortune
3rd Ripcord
2022
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Paulele 1 minute 9.45 seconds
2nd Kissonallforcheeks
3rd This’ll Testya
2021
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Graceful Girl 1 minute 9.10 seconds
2nd Stageman
3rd Elite Street
2020
Winterbottom Stakes
1st Elite Street 1 minute 9.43 seconds
2nd Celebrity Queen
3rd Rock Magic
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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