Winterbottom Stakes 2012 – Nominations & Weights Released

November 13th, 2012

The nominations and weights have been released for the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes, which is due to run at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday November 24, 2012.

A total of 19 horses have been nominated for the $500,000 race, including Barakey.

Barakey will be looking to extend his winning streak to 11 when he runs in the 2012 Winterbottom Stakes next weekend.

The five-year-old won his last start in the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes at Ascot Racecourse on November 6, 2012.

Barakey will be having his first attempt at Group 1 racing in the 2012 Winterbottom Stakes.

The Key Business gelding is trained by Jim Taylor, who trained Hay List in his first nine race starts.

Also included in the 2012 Winterbottom Stakes nominations and weights is Buffering.

Buffering has won 11 of his 30 race starts and has earned more than $2 million in prize money during his horse racing career.

The five-year-old will be out to win his first Group 1 race in the 2012 Winterbottom Stakes after performing below par in his last to attempts.

Buffering has not seemed his usual self at the tail end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, posting a sixth placing in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes two starts back before finishing eighth in the Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic last start.

The Mossman gelding has been allocated 585 kilograms under the 2012 Winterbottom Stakes’ weight-for-age conditions.

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2012 Winterbottom Stakes Nominations & Weights

No. Horse Trainer Weight
1 BARAKEY Jim P Taylor 58.5kg
2 BEL SPRINTER Jason Warren 58.5kg
3 BUFFERING Robert Heathcote 58.5kg
4 CONSERVATORIUM Gary Kennewell 58.5kg
5 ELUSIVE TOUCH Shane A Edwards 58.5kg
6 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings 58.5kg
7 LUCKYGRAY Gino Poletti 58.5kg
8 MEGEM’S BOY Stan Bates 58.5kg
9 PINWHEEL Peter Snowden 58.5kg
10 SOLSAY Sharon Taylor 58.5kg
11 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan 58.5kg
12 TEMPLE OF BOOM Tony Gollan 58.5kg
13 TRAVINATOR Daniel Pearce 58.5kg
14 WARATAH’S SECRET Jim P Taylor 58.5kg
15 WERD Chris Gangemi 58.5kg
16 ZESTER Daniel Morton 58.5kg
17 HALLOWELL BELLE Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
18 POWER PRINCESS Simon A Miller 56.5kg
19 STORIENDA Daniel Morton 53.5kg