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 prizemoney. The 2018 Winterbottom Stakes was won by Voodoo Lad from Enticing Star with Malaguerra 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.
|Date:||Saturday 1st December 2018|
|Track:||Ascot racecourse, Perth|
|2018 Winner:||Voodoo Lad|
|Winterbottom Stakes odds|
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.
Voodoo Lad (2018) finished unplaced in the Gr1 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).
1. $13.00 Voodoo Lad 58.5 Damien Oliver
2. $6.00 Enticing Star 56.5 William Pike
3. $15.00 Malaguerra 58.5 Ben Melham
4. $12.00 I'll Have A Bit 56.5 Chris Parnham
5. $11.00 Valour Road 54.5 Ben Allen
6. $31.00 Ashlor 58.5 Daniel Stackhouse
7. $61.00 Profit Street 58.5 Mitchell Pateman
8. $51.00 Malibu Style 58.5 Steven Parnham
9. $41.00 Durendal 58.5 Shaun Mc Gruddy
10. $19.00 Dainty Tess 56.5 Paul Harvey
11. $2.40 Viddora 56.5 Joe Bowditch
12. $13.00 Runson 58.5 Stephen Baster
13. $31.00 Belter 58.5 Patrick Carbery
14. $51.00 Rebel King 58.5 Jarrad Noske
Margins: 0.75 len, 0.25 len
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|2018||Voodoo Lad||Enticing Star||Malaguerra||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|
|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|
|2003||Hardrada||Irish Pride||Golden Delicious||1:11.3|
|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|
|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|