Winterbottom Stakes News

Popular veteran Buffering has continued his impressive surge in form at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse over the weekend; producing a typically smart performance to take out the featured 2015 Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m). Buffering successfully defended his crown in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) upon resuming this time, and…

Winterbottom Stakes

The 2015 Winterbottom Stakes is a quality Group 1 race for thoroughbreds held at the end of November annually at Perth’s premier racing venue, Ascot Racecourse.

The 2015 Winterbottom Stakes will be held on Saturday, November 21st.

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One of the feature races during the Ascot Summer Carnival, the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes is a 1200m sprint run under weight-for-age conditions and worth a lucrative $750,000 in prize money.

Three other black-type races take place on Winterbottom Stakes Day, the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m), the Listed Aquanita Stakes (1800m) and the Listed Jungle Dawn Classic (1400m).

Winterbottom Stakes History

First run in 1952 when Raconteur claimed victory, the Winterbottom Stakes was originally run over a longer 1400m distance. In 1993 the length of the race was shortened to its current 1200m sprint distance.

From its inaugural year until 1979 the Winterbottom Stakes was a Principal race before it was elevated to a Group 2 event. The Winterbottom Stakes was finally given its Group 1 status in 2011.

In 2003 the Winterbottom Stakes was conducted at Belmont Park Racecourse.

Winterbottom Stakes Betting

There are a number of earlier Perth races held during the spring that have served as a good guide for punters betting on the Winterbottom Stakes, with the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) and the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1200m) both considered excellent lead-up runs.

Combining these races in double with the Winterbottom is another prime betting opportunity.

The last horse to win the Lee Steere / Winterbottom Stakes double was Ellicorsam in 2004, Hardrada also did it in 2002 while 2001 Winterbottom Stakes winner Fair Alert placed second in that year’s Lee Steere Stakes.

No matter what bet you are looking to place or what horse you fancy, the best tip is to make all your wagers at an online bookie such as or to get a better price and bigger payout! The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s richest horse racing event and holds a global renown for also being quite prestigious. Punters all over the world place bets for it online each year. This year, the Melbourne Cup 2015’s prize money reaches a total of $6.2 million.