Winterbottom Stakes

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

2020 Winterbottom Stakes Results

  • 1st: #13 Elite Street
  • 2nd: #16 Celebrity Queen
  • 3rd: #2 Rock Magic



The Group 1 2020 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 2011-2020 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 2020 Winterbottom Stakes ran on Saturday November 28, 2020 and was won in an upset by Elite Street at 30/1. 

Winterbottom Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday November 28, 2020
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1 million
Inaugurated: 1952

2020 Winterbottom Stakes Results

  • 1st: #13 Elite Street
  • 2nd: #16 Celebrity Queen
  • 3rd: #2 Rock Magic

Dan Morton’s progressive four-year-old Elite Street ($31) scored a massive upset in the Winterbottom Stakes 2020 results, progressing from a Benchmark 72 to take out the Group 1 with a powerhouse performance over Celebrity Queen ($12) and evergreen 11-year-old Rock Magic ($31) while Trekking ($1.75) ran fourth as the beaten odds-on favourite.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 13 ELITE STREET Daniel Morton Brad Rawiller 12 58.5kg $31
2 16 CELEBRITY QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 0.31L 10 56.5kg $12
3 2 ROCK MAGIC Chris & Michael Gangemi Jarrad Noske 1.41L 2 58.5kg $31
4 1 TREKKING James Cummings William Pike 1.74L 11 58.5kg $1.75F
5 14 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Paul Harvey 2.57L 15 56.5kg $51
6 7 RED CAN MAN Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 2.9L 5 58.5kg $8
7 8 STAGEMAN Adam Durrant Patrick Carbery 2.98L 9 58.5kg $18
8 3 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Peter Hall 3.13L 6 58.5kg $201
9 12 INDIAN PACIFIC Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 5.42L 4 58.5kg $10
10 5 DURENDAL Chris & Michael Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 7.12L 1 58.5kg $201
11 11 MANKIND Hayden Ballantyne Ms Jade McNaught 7.62L 14 58.5kg $201
12 15 ESSENTIAL SPICE Daniel & Ben Pearce Ms Lucy Warwick 7.77L 13 56.5kg $101
13 6 VITAL SILVER Daniel & Ben Pearce Joseph Azzopardi 7.99L 8 58.5kg $21
14 4 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Mitchell Pateman 8.18L 3 58.5kg $18
15 17e CONDOR HEROES Chris & Michael Gangemi Craig Staples 9.6L 7 58.5kg $101
9 CAROCAPO Jim Taylor Jason Brown 0
10 LAVERROD Sean & Jake Casey Peter Knuckey 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Winterbottom Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Winterbottom Stakes 2020 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.

2020 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 2020 Winterbottom Stakes field is announced by Perth Racing on the Monday of race week and will be available in full below once released.

Last year’s beaten favourite Trekking returns to lead the 2020 Winterbottom Stakes field and betting markets, Godolphin’s multiple Group 1 winner looking to atone for his fourth in the race last year with William Pike booked for the ace mount.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the Winterbottom Stakes 2020 final field.

The Winterbottom Stakes Barrier Draw saw Trekking draw out wide in barrier 11.

Update: #9 Carocapo (13) has been scratched in favour of a run in an easier race earlier at the meeting.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4x7219x242 TREKKING James Cummings William Pike 11 58.5kg 118
2 3x493x0x35 ROCK MAGIC Chris & Michael Gangemi Jarrad Noske 2 58.5kg 109
3 7934403×00 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Peter Hall 6 58.5kg 99
4 402122×617 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Mitchell Pateman 3 58.5kg 107
5 60x430x096 DURENDAL Chris & Michael Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 1 58.5kg 100
6 x422x7x355 VITAL SILVER Daniel & Ben Pearce Joseph Azzopardi 8 58.5kg 108
7 11x1x47324 RED CAN MAN Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 5 58.5kg 100
8 23694×1342 STAGEMAN Adam Durrant Patrick Carbery 9 58.5kg 99
9 1x51276x91 CAROCAPO Jim Taylor Jason Brown 13 58.5kg 93
10 21123×4193 LAVERROD Sean & Jake Casey Peter Knuckey 15 58.5kg 92
11 7414553×79 MANKIND Hayden Ballantyne Ms Jade McNaught 16 58.5kg 82
12 13x1131x13 INDIAN PACIFIC Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 4 58.5kg 95
13 4x411Dx11 ELITE STREET Daniel Morton Brad Rawiller 12 58.5kg 82
14 156x3240x0 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Paul Harvey 17 56.5kg 101
15 3x2136x524 ESSENTIAL SPICE Daniel & Ben Pearce Ms Lucy Warwick 14 56.5kg 97
16 5x1611x121 CELEBRITY QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 10 56.5kg 95
17e 850x11x288 CONDOR HEROES Chris & Michael Gangemi Craig Staples 7 58.5kg 81
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 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 2020 Winterbottom Stakes nominations attracted a bumper 69 hopefuls dominated in betting by Godolphin’s multiple Group 1 winning sprint champion Trekking who ran fourth in last year’s race behind upset all-the-way winner Hey Doc.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x1334x09x ALL TOO ROYAL G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 58.5kg
2 11x1115x7x BATTLE STORM G 6 Grant & Alana Williams 58.5kg
3 6x4x227x4x BELTER G 7 Sean & Jake Casey 58.5kg 91
4 111x51276x CAROCAPO G 7 Jim Taylor 58.5kg 89
5 69x312438x CHIX PIC G 5 David Harrison 58.5kg 84
6 111×31520 CLIFFS OF COMFORT G 4 Daniel & Ben Pearce 58.5kg
7 x850x11x2x CONDOR HEROES G 6 Chris & Michael Gangemi 58.5kg 81
8 714x5465x3 DEPRIVE G 6 James Cummings 58.5kg
9 509x60x75x DESPATCH G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 58.5kg
10 1x73360x0x DIG DEEP G 4 Daniel & Ben Pearce 58.5kg 82
11 x2308x8522 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 8 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 58.5kg
12 95x60x430x DURENDAL G 9 Chris & Michael Gangemi 58.5kg 102
13 314x11513x EEYORE WAYZ G 4 Misty Bazeley 58.5kg 75
14 4x4111x ELITE STREET G 4 Daniel Morton 58.5kg 70
15 x33216x17x FLOYD G 7 Chris & Michael Gangemi 58.5kg 94
16 21311x510x FREE TRADE G 6 Michael Lane 58.5kg 102
17 58x3129x84 HEY DOC G 7 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 58.5kg
18 113x1131x INDIAN PACIFIC G 4 Neville Parnham 58.5kg 82
19 290x62832x JERICHO MISSILE G 4 David Harrison 58.5kg 84
20 11x4x8x353 KEMALPASA G 5 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 58.5kg
21 27x33580x4 KEMENTARI G 6 James Cummings 58.5kg
22 1x1221123x LAVERROD G 4 Sean & Jake Casey 58.5kg 88
23 x113x1115x LONG BEACH G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 58.5kg 78
24 7x7934403x MALIBU STYLE G 9 Neville Parnham 58.5kg
25 8001x1x00x MAN BOOKER G 8 Daniel Morton 58.5kg 108
26 x37414553x MANKIND G 5 Hayden Ballantyne 58.5kg 82
27 227212111x MASSIMO G 4 Adam Durrant 58.5kg 98
28 151×211311 MONEY MATTERS G 4 Adam Durrant 58.5kg 98
29 141x411x24 NATURE STRIP G 6 Chris Waller 58.5kg
30 21x11x OVERKILL H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 58.5kg
31 3x111x1x4x RED CAN MAN G 4 Steve Wolfe 58.5kg 96
32 2x7230121x RIDING THE WAVE G 5 Lindsey Smith 58.5kg
33 153x493x0x ROCK MAGIC G 11 Chris & Michael Gangemi 58.5kg
34 2x1511163x SAVATOXL G 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 58.5kg
35 32114x99x1 SOME SORT G 4 Adam Durrant 58.5kg 76
36 6x211x345x SPECIAL REWARD G 5 Kris Lees 58.5kg
37 1223694x1x STAGEMAN G 6 Adam Durrant 58.5kg 99
38 x14442626x STATE ATTORNEY G 6 Adam Durrant 58.5kg 72
39 0x84170x85 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 7 Kris Lees 58.5kg
40 24x7219x2x TREKKING G 6 James Cummings 58.5kg
41 111x960x6x UNI TIME G 5 Sharon Miller 58.5kg 95
42 61x402122x VALOUR ROAD G 5 Simon A Miller 58.5kg 103
43 x422x7x35x VITAL SILVER G 7 Daniel & Ben Pearce 58.5kg 109
44 52x111x13x BELLA VELLA M 6 Will Clarken 56.5kg
45 5x535x134x BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 56.5kg
46 25x1611x1x CELEBRITY QUEEN M 4 Grant & Alana Williams 56.5kg 82
47 322113x83x DANCE MUSIC M 5 Simon A Miller 56.5kg 93
48 x133x2136x ESSENTIAL SPICE M 5 Daniel & Ben Pearce 56.5kg 93
49 71376x745x EVALINA M 5 Kris Lees 56.5kg
50 x1x11x1x0x FABERGINO M 6 Tiarnna Robertson 56.5kg
51 80x2092x31 FIESTA M 5 Chris Waller 56.5kg
52 117x112x1x FITUESE M 4 John Thompson 56.5kg
53 1156x3240x FLIRTINI M 5 Simon A Miller 56.5kg 101
54 1211612x9x FLOWER OF WAR M 5 Simon A Miller 56.5kg 99
55 111221x17x HAUT BRION HER M 5 Chris Waller 56.5kg
56 1x9702x674 MADAM ROUGE M 5 Chris Waller 56.5kg
57 166x25223x NICCOVI M 4 Simon A Miller 56.5kg 75
58 131x3417x5 XILONG M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 56.5kg
59 36x211x11x ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 53.5kg
60 31111×4 CHARLETON EDDIE G 3 Sean & Jake Casey 53.5kg
61 11114×13 GEMMA’S SON C 3 David Harrison 53.5kg
62 11919x613x HOLYFIELD C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 53.5kg
63 11×8 REIGN OF FIRE G 3 Colin Webster 53.5kg
64 1x SECRET PLAN G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 53.5kg 62
65 41114215x AWAY GAME F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 51.5kg
66 1111 CLAIRVOYANCE F 3 Darren McAuliffe 51.5kg
67 1x25208x12 MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 51.5kg
68 1×1 MYSTICAL VIEW F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 51.5kg 63
69 51×18 REAL GRACE F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 51.5kg
  

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
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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