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Winterbottom Stakes

The Winterbottom Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held annually each November at Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia during the Perth summer racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $1,000,000 in prize money. The 2019 Winterbottom Stakes was won by Hey Doc from Vital Silver with Rock Magic third.

Upgraded from Group 2 to Group 1 status in the 2011/2012 racing season, the Winterbottom Stakes takes place one week following the Group 1 Railway Stakes during the Festival of Perth Racing in November. The feature sprint is held one week before the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic in December.

Winterbottom Stakes info

Date: Saturday 27th November 2021
Track: Ascot racecourse, Perth
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000
2019 Winner: Hey Doc
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The Winterbottom Stakes is the premier sprint event of the Perth summer racing carnival and attracts good horses to make it a high standard race for this time of year. Who could forget the 2008 running of the race when champion gallopers Takeover Target and Apache Cat battled it out down the Ascot straight in one of the great clashes of the modern era.

Earlier Perth carnival races such as the Gr2 Lee Steere Stakes and Gr3 Colonel Reeves Stakes are good lead up sprint races to this event and horses from this race may head on to the upcoming A.J. Scahill Stakes also at weight-for-age at the same track.

In recent times Watermans Bay (2nd in 2014 & 2015), Power Princess (2nd in 2012) and Grand Nirvana (3rd in 2011) have gone on to score good wins in the AJ Scahill Stakes after placing in the Winterbottom Stakes, with Watermans Bay winning in consecutive years.

Star Queensland sprinter Buffering (2013) won the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington during the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington in Victoria before heading to Perth to win this the Winterbottom Stakes. He returned two years later to win the race for a second time.

Voodoo Lad (2018) finished unplaced in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes over 1200m at Moonee Valley racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria, before heading to Perth to win this event in impressive style for leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir.

Recent Winterbottom Stakes winners include Voodoo Lad (2017) and Takedown (2016).

2019 Winterbottom Stakes result

1. $13.00 Hey Doc 58.5 Luke Currie
2. $7.00 Vital Silver 58.5 Ben Melham
3. $31.00 Rock Magic 58.5 Jarrad Noske

then followed
4. $2.90 Trekking 58.5 Kerrin McEvoy
5. $7.00 Flirtini 56.5 Paul Harvey
6. $8.00 Dubious 53.5 Craig Williams
7. $17.00 Viridine 58.5 Damien Oliver
8. $101.00 Spirit Of Valor 58.5 Steven Parnham
9. $13.00 Stageman 58.5 William Pike
10. $31.00 Endless Drama 58.5 Leith Innes
11. $31.00 Misty Metal 56.5 Shaun McGruddy
12. $26.00 Valour Road 58.5 Chris Parnham
13. $21.00 Home Of The Brave 58.5 Damian Lane
14. $71.00 Malaguerra 58.5 Troy Turner

Margins: 2.46 len, 0.25 len
Time: 1:08.59

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Winterbottom Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Hey Doc Vital Silver Rock Magic 1:08.5
2018 Voodoo Lad Enticing Star Malaguerra 1:10.2
2017 Viddora Fuhryk Durendal 1:10.0
2016 Takedown Sheidel Rock Magic 1:10.2
2015 Buffering Watermans Bay Fast 'N' Rocking 1:08.1
2014 Magnifisio Watermans Bay Shining Knight 1:10.2
2013 Buffering Moment Of Change Watermans Bay 1:10.3
2012 Barakey Power Princess Spirit of Boom 1:10.1
2011 Ortensia Rarefied Grand Nirvana 1:10.1
2010 Hadabeclorka King Kool Kat Whitefriars 1:08.7
2009 Ortensia Idyllic Prince Black In Time 1:08.5
2008 Takeover Target Apache Cat Marasco 1:09.1
2007 Glory Hunter Charlie Beau Dark Target 1:10.4
2006 Marasco Grasspatch Girl Electric General 1:10.0
2005 Miss Andretti Avenida Madero Rescuer 1:09.7
2004 Ellicorsam Redwoldt Modem 1:08.6
2003 Hardrada Irish Pride Golden Delicious 1:11.3
2002 Hardrada Kaprats Fair Alert 1:08.7
2001 Fair Alert Old Fashion Corporate Bruce 1:11.5
2000 Noble Sky Star System Victory Trump 1:10.6
1999 Double Blue Willoughby Rory's Ratio 1:10.5
1998 Bradson Century Blazer Zedavite 1:10.5
1997 Cranky Tikit Willoughby Cash In The Bank 1:10.2
1996 French Sound Alabama Whirly Go The Grey 1:10.6
1995 Jacks Or Better Tolo Harbour Don Pasquale 1:11.0
1994 Petite Amour Bold Extreme Sir Tinka 1:10.9
1993 Sir Tinka Pago Escort Key Business 1:09.7
1992 Barrosa Boy Planet Ruler Welcome Knight 1:23.8
1991 M'Lady's Jewel Island Gossip Barrosa Boy 1:22.0
1990 Century God Mister Till Medicine Kid 1:22.1
1989 Carry A Smile Tackle The Pak Proud Treaty 1:22.3
1988 Sky Filou Barrakka Il Ferrari 1:21.6