Winterbottom Stakes Barrier Draw & Final Field

Winterbottom Stakes Barrier Draw Elite Street (Image: Perth Racing Facebook)

The final field for the 2024 Winterbottom Stakes will be declared on Tuesday, November 26th with the barrier draw to follow on Wednesday, November 27th.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.

Winterbottom Stakes Nominations – Where It All Begins

Nominations for the 2024 Winterbottom Stakes will be released on October 14, 2024.

The Winterbottom Stakes is Perth’s premier sprint race and around 90% of the field is generally made up of local sprinters. Some interstate gallopers will make the trip west to contest the Winterbottom Stakes.

Interstate sprinters that have travelled over to win the Winterbottom Stakes in the past include Takeover Target, Ortensia, Buffering (twice), Viddora, Voodoo Lad and Hey Doc.


Winterbottom Stakes Barrier Draw – When, Where and How Does It Work?

The Winterbottom Stakes barrier draw is often conducted on a Tuesday, the day after the final field is declared.

It is held in Western Australia as that is where the race is run. Horses are drawn at random and connections of the horse will then try and pick out a favourable barrier from the table where the draw is being conducted.

Winterbottom Stakes Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2023 Overpass 10 58.5kg
2022 Paulele 15 58.5kg
2021 Graceful Girl 16 56.5kg
2020 Elite Street 12 58.5kg
2019 Hey Doc 13 58.5kg
2018 Voodoo Lad 13 58.5kg
2017 Viddora 7 56.5kg
2016 Takedown 8 58.5kg
2015 Buffering 8 58.5kg
2014 Magnifisio 10 56.5kg
2013 Buffering 8 58.5kg
2012 Barakey 9 58.5kg
2011 Ortensia 2 56.5kg
2010 Hadabeclorka 5 58.5kg
2009 Ortensia 5 56.5kg
2008 Takeover Target 1 58.5kg
2007 Glory Hunter 6 58.5kg
2006 Marasco 4 57.5kg
2005 Miss Andretti 13 55kg
2004 Ellicorsam 8 55kg
2003 Hardrada 13 57.5kg

Is There A Draw Bias in the Winterbottom Stakes?

There is no obvious barrier draw bias for the Winterbottom Stakes.

The two most successful barrier draws for the race are barriers one and 13 respectively. This means horses that draw wide can often have just as much chance of success in Perth’s premier sprint race as rivals that draw closer to the rail.

Most Successful Winterbottom Stakes Barriers

Barrier Wins
1 7
13 6
2 5
3 5
5 5
8 5
10 2
15 1

Last updated for 2023 Winterbottom Stakes Results.