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Winterbottom Stakes

The Winterbottom Stakes is a Weight-for-age 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 prizemoney. The 2016 Winterbottom Stakes was won by Takedown from Sheidel 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 Gr1 Railway Stakes during the Festival of Perth Racing in November. The feature sprint is held one week before the Gr1 Kingston Town Classic in December.

2017 Winterbottom Stakes info

Date: Saturday 2nd December 2017
Track: Ascot racecourse, Perth
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000
2016 Winner: Takedown
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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 Gr1 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.

Takedown (2015) ran fifth in the Gr3 Chatham Stakes over 1400m at Flemington in Melbourne, Victoria, before heading to Perth to score an exciting victory in this event and recent Winterbottom Stakes winners include Buffering (2015) and Magnifisio (2014).

2016 Winterbottom Stakes result

1. $9.00 Takedown 58.5 Tim Clark
2. $8.50 Sheidel 56.5 Damien Oliver
3. $13.00 Rock Magic 58.5 Jarrad Noske

then followed
4. $18.00 First Among Equals 58.5 Brad Parnham
5. $3.80 Malaguerra 58.5 Ben Melham
6. $7.00 State Solicitor 58.5 William Pike
7. $12.00 Vega Magic 58.5 Jake Casey
8. $31.00 Keen Array 58.5 Chris Parnham
9. $101.00 Regal Commander 58.5 Peter Hall
10. $3.50 Terravista 58.5 Hugh Bowman
11. $81.00 Battle Hero 58.5 Glenn Smith
12. $81.00 Military Reign 56.5 Corey Brown

Margins: 0.25 len, 0.75 len
Time: 1:10.27

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Winterbottom Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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