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Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2016 Winterbottom Stakes. The race will take place on Saturday, 26 November, 2016, at Ascot.

Some interstate gallopers will clash with the best local performers in the second of three Group 1s staged during the Perth Summer Carnival.

We provide you with Winterbottom Stakes tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information.

Winterbottom Stakes 2016

DateSaturday, 26 November
TrackAscot Racecourse
Distance1200m
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeWeight for Age
Prize Money$1 million
Age3YO and Upwards

WINTERBOTTOM STAKES TIPS

Looking for the winner of the Winterbottom Stakes can be a daunting task, but keeping some important factors on your side can help you.  

Our experts assess all the Winterbottom Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2016 tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton has provided his 2016 Winterbottom Stakes tips and selections ahead of the big race.

WINTERBOTTOM STAKES ODDS

Leading bookmakers Ladbrokes and CrownBet have the latest 2016 Winterbottom Stakes betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

WINTERBOTTOM STAKES FREE BETS

The Winterbottom Stakes features a host of special offers from bookmakers and that includes the opportunity to claim bonus bets when becoming a new customer before the race. A range of free bets and special offers, deposit matches, first bet matches and no deposit free bets are available from the bookmakers to take advantage of throughout the year.

WINTERBOTTOM STAKES HISTORY

The Winterbottom Stakes is Group 1 weight-for-age sprint race over 1200m, run during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival in November each year.

Upgraded to Group 1 status in 2011, the race was originally run on the same day as the Railway Stakes but now takes place a week later when it is the feature race.

The Winterbottom Stakes is worth a total of $1 million in prizemoney and attracts some of the best sprinters from around the country.

The two-time winner Buffering is just one of the big names to take out this prestigious event having won in 2013 and 2015.

Other big name winners of the Winterbottom Stakes include Takeover Target (2008) and Miss Andretti (2005).

First run in 1952 when Raconteur won the trophy, the race was then run over the longer 1400m distance. It wasn’t until 1993 that it was reduced to the 1200m race it is today.

Up until 1979, it was classed as a Principal race before being re-classified as a Group 2 contest. The race then earned Group 1 status in 2011 when favourite Ortensia won first prize.

In recent years, some of the Winterbottom Stakes runners head to the Group 3 AJ Scahill Stakes which is also a weight-for-age event run two weeks later over 1400m. 

Winterbottom Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2000Noble Sky
2001Fair Alert
2002Hardrada
2003Hardrada
2004Ellicorsam
2005Miss Andretti
2006Marasco
2007Glory Hunter
2008Takeover Target
2009Ortensia
2010Hadabeclorka
2011Ortensia
2012Barakey
2013Buffering
2014Magnifisio
2015Buffering

ASCOT RACECOURSE HISTORY

Perth Racing (formerly the Western Australian Turf Club) has been hosting thoroughbred race meetings at Ascot Racecourse for over 150 years. 

Although the course hosts three Group 1 events throughout the year, the time-honoured Perth Cup (2400m) remains one of Perth’s feature races and is held on New Year’s Day.

The racecourse is situated approximately 8 kilometres east of the Perth City Centre with the head office of The Western Australian Turf Club positioned directly opposite.

ASCOT TRACK DESCRIPTION

Regarded as the 'grand old lady' of Australian racecourses, Perth’s Ascot Racecourse is a well-drained turf track with a 300 metre inclining straight regarded by experts as the most severe test of stayers in Australia. 

Ascot is one of the smaller racecourses in Australia and inside barriers can be an advantage. 

Races are run in an anti-clockwise direction.
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