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Winterbottom Stakes Horse Race

Winterbottom Stakes Horse Race

The Group 1 highlight on the third Saturday of “The Pinnacles” is the Winterbottom Stakes race. Ascot Racecourse in Perth is the destination for this $1,500,000 horse race. Read more about the Group 1 horse races at Ascot.

A 1200-metre sprint, the Winterbottom is one for the speed daemons. The 2023 Winterbottom Stakes race is run on Saturday, December 2.

Check out the race’s history, results, barrier stats and more along with live streaming info.

Race History

The Winterbottom Stakes was first run in 1952. Initially a Principal Race, it was given Group 2 status in 1979 but this was upgraded to the current Group 1 level in 2011.

Initially a seven-furlong race, it was kept at that but altered to 1400 metres when the metric system was adopted. The race was reduced to 1200 metre in 1994 and has remained at that ever since.

After a shake-up, it is now part of “The Pinnacles” at Ascot. It is the feature race on the third of five big racing weekends.

Winterbottom Stakes Race Results 2022

Star trainer James Cummings sent his Caulfield Group 2 winner Paulele all the way to WA for this race, which should have been a tip in itself. He indeed got the job done and from the 15 barrier too. Final result and odds:

  1. Paulele (T: James Cummings, J: Ben Melham) – $13.
  2. Kissonallforcheeks (T: Daniel Morton, J: Chris Parnham) – $12.
  3. This’ll Testya (T: Mitchell Pateman, J: Lucy Warwick) – $7.

Past Winners

As well as Paulele, some other talented sprinters have taken the Winterbottom Stakes race. The field is always a strong one, with these horses being successful since 2015:

2022PauleleJames Cummings
2021Graceful GirlGrant and Alana Williams
2020Elite StreetDaniel Morton
2019Hey DocTony McEvoy
2018Voodoo LadDarren Weir
2017ViddoraLloyd Kennewell
2016TakedownGary Moore
2015BufferingRobert Heathcote

Barrier Draw Statistics

The horse barrier draw will take place on Wednesday, November 29. It’s crucial that you keep an eye on this as it can affect results.

Winterbottom Stakes Winners by Barrier

There is one crucial bend to take on the 1200m course at Ascot. Those drawn on the inner, in theory, have an advantage. This is how each barrier has performed since 1983:


How to Live Stream the 2023 Winterbottom Stakes Race

Many punters are able to use their TAB accounts to live stream racing in Australia. Other bookmakers may also allow live streaming of the Winterbottom Stakes race, though sometimes betting on the event is required.

The 7Plus app can also be used to live stream the race. Main broadcaster Seven brings coverage direct from the track.


Perth’s Spring Racing Carnival is also known as “The Pinnacles”. Run over five weekends, the third of them is highlighted by the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes.

The Winterbottom is a top sprint event staged over 1200 metres. $1,500,000 is the prize fund for one of WA’s richest and most important races, won twice by star sprinter Buffering.


The main questions about the Winterbottom Stakes race answered by us.

When is the Winterbottom Stakes 2023?

The Winterbottom is a Group 1 and carries a large prize fund of $1.5 million.

1200 metres. That is akin to six furlongs, or three quarters of a mile.

Learn more about other Group 1 races at Ascot, Perth

If you are looking for other group 1 horse races at Ascot, read the pages listed below to get more information.

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