Winterbottom Stakes

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

2021 Winterbottom Stakes Results

  • 1st: #15 Graceful Girl
  • 2nd: #9 Stageman
  • 3rd: #2 Elite Street



The Group 1 2021 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 2011-2021 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 2021 Winterbottom Stakes ran on Saturday November 27, 2021 and was won in an upset by Graceful Girl ($9).  

Winterbottom Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday November 27, 2021
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1 million
Inaugurated: 1952

2021 Winterbottom Stakes Results

  • 1st: #15 Graceful Girl ($9)
  • 2nd: #9 Stageman
  • 3rd: #2 Elite Street

Graceful Girl ($9) produced a brilliant late burst to come from last to first for a dominant victory in the 2021 Winterbottom Stakes results for Grant & Alana Williams.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 15 GRACEFUL GIRL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 16 56.5kg $9
2 9 STAGEMAN Adam Durrant Clint Johnston-Porter 2.87L 14 58.5kg $26
3 2 ELITE STREET Daniel Morton Brad Rawiller 2.9L 9 58.5kg $2.60F
4 4 LAVERROD Sean & Jake Casey Jordan Turner 2.95L 7 58.5kg $61
5 7 OUTRAGEOUS Luke Fernie Ms Lucy Warwick 5.38L 13 58.5kg $151
6 6 INDIAN PACIFIC Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 5.68L 11 58.5kg $20
7 3 RED CAN MAN Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 6.13L 10 58.5kg $18
8 14 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Troy Turner 6.19L 3 56.5kg $61
9 1 ROCK MAGIC Chris & Michael Gangemi Jarrad Noske 7.52L 6 58.5kg $41
10 11 ISEERED ISEERED Luke Fernie Mitchell Pateman 7.81L 4 58.5kg $31
11 8 CUP NIGHT Bernie Miller Patrick Carbery 8.03L 12 58.5kg $26
12 12 LONG BEACH Chris & Michael Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 8.44L 8 58.5kg $61
13 5 MONEY MATTERS Chris & Michael Gangemi Craig Staples 8.99L 5 58.5kg $81
14 13 RIVER BEAU Bruce Watkins Jason Whiting 9.93L 15 58.5kg $101
15 10 CAROCAPO Jim Taylor Jason Brown 9.93L 2 58.5kg $201
16 16 WILCHINO Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 12.03L 1 56.5kg $2.80
18e ALL DAY SESSION Ashley Maley 0
17e TRIPLE MISSILE Lindsey Smith 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Winterbottom Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Winterbottom Stakes 2021 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.

2021 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 2021 Winterbottom Stakes field is announced by Perth Racing on the Monday of race week and will be available in full below once released.

A capacity line-up of summer sprinters face off in the Winterbottom Stakes 2021 field in Perth on Saturday led in betting by Elite Street chasing a fourth win on the trot.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2021 Winterbottom Stakes field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x353x20x24 ROCK MAGIC Chris & Michael Gangemi Jarrad Noske 7 58.5kg 109
2 x80927x111 ELITE STREET Daniel Morton Brad Rawiller 10 58.5kg 114
3 6x716330x4 RED CAN MAN Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 11 58.5kg 104
4 5x33211x50 LAVERROD Sean & Jake Casey Jordan Turner 8 58.5kg 101
5 0x03103x48 MONEY MATTERS Chris & Michael Gangemi Craig Staples 6 58.5kg 106
6 15220x3x43 INDIAN PACIFIC Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 12 58.5kg 105
7 117799x80x OUTRAGEOUS Luke Fernie Ms Lucy Warwick 14 58.5kg 94
8 x24660x15x CUP NIGHT Bernie Miller Patrick Carbery 13 58.5kg 102
9 x13427x327 STAGEMAN Adam Durrant Clint Johnston-Porter 15 58.5kg 106
10 244x70x805 CAROCAPO Jim Taylor Jason Brown 3 58.5kg 96
11 64112×1116 ISEERED ISEERED Luke Fernie Mitchell Pateman 5 58.5kg 86
12 232x4516x3 LONG BEACH Chris & Michael Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 9 58.5kg 90
13 x312114x69 RIVER BEAU Bruce Watkins Jason Whiting 17 58.5kg 86
14 812x54x770 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Troy Turner 4 56.5kg 102
15 11x211x182 GRACEFUL GIRL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 18 56.5kg 92
16 1x0111x111 WILCHINO Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 1 56.5kg 89
17e 1x113x124 TRIPLE MISSILE Lindsey Smith 16 58.5kg 79
18e 7551325110 ALL DAY SESSION Ashley Maley 2 58.5kg 79

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 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 2021 Winterbottom Stakes nominations feature 66 sprinters led in early betting by last year’s upset winner Elite Street who recently won the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes and runner-up in that same lead-up Stageman.

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
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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