WINTERBOTTOM STAKES OVERVIEW
- The Winterbottom Stakes has been staged since 1952.
- WA Racing Hall Of Fame inductee Raconteur won the first edition of the race, trained by Eddie Spencer and ridden by Eric Treffone.
- Eric Treffone would go on to win a second Winterbottom Stakes, but as a trainer when he prepared Watersan in 1965.
- The Winterbottom Stakes has held elite Group 1 status since 2011. It was a Group 2 race from 1979 to 2010.
- From 1952 to 1992 it was run over 1400m. Since 1993 is has been run as a 1200 metre event. In 2003 the race was staged at Belmont Park.
- There are six dual winners of the Winterbottom Stakes: Asteroid (1953-55), La Trice (1970-71), Belinda’s Star (1975-76), Hardrada (2002-2003), Ortensia (2009-2011) & Buffering (2013-2015).
- Notable winners include Buffering (2013-15), Raconteur, Nicopolis (1962), Jacks Or Better (2005), Placid Ark (1987), Fimiston (1986), Asian Beau (1979), Miss Andretti (2005) & Takeover Target (2008).
- In 69 editions of the Winterbottom Stakes Wally Mitchell is the most successful trainer.
- 3: Scarlet Gem (1980), Nitro Lad (1982) & Placid Ark (1987).
- Nine trainers are next with two wins each including current trainers Sharon Miller, Lou Luciani and Jim Taylor.
- Miller had success with Petite Amour (1994) and Ellicorsam (2004).
- Luciani prepared Hardrada in consecutive years: 2002-2003.
- Jim Taylor celebrated wins with Barakey (2012) and Magnifisio (2014).
- The Mueller family have trained two winners of the Winterbottom Stakes: Brian looked after the preparation of La Trice (1971), his son David joined him on the honour roll when Miss Andretti took it out in 2005.
- Frank Treen and John Miller share the Winterbottom Stakes record
- Treen won the first of four aboard Fairflow (1957) and followed up on Big Bob (1963), Copper Son (1964) and Railway Boy (1967).
- Miller guided On Guard (1960), La Trice (1971), Soldier Of Fortune (1981) & Jungle Mist (1985).
- Treen was the first jockey to go back-to-back in the Winterbottom.
- Frank Moore, Graeme Webster Snr and Jason Brown sit one behind.
- Moore: Asteroid (1955), Nicopolis (1962) & Sherolythe (1969).
- Webster Snr: Watersan (1965), Starglow (1973) & Asian Beau (1979).
- Webster Snr also trained Sir Tinka (1993).
- Brown: Bradson (1998), Barakey (2012) & Magnifisio (2014).
- Retired riders Gerry Donnelly, Ian Albuino and Mark Sestich, along with current hoops, William Pike and Jason Whiting share dual wins.
- Peter Knuckey Snr won on McHarry (1956), son Peter was successful 44 years later aboard Noble Sky.
- Geldings have won the Winterbottm on 26 occasions.
- Mares 18 times, one ahead of entires.
- Three colts have been successful and one filly: Belinda’s Star (1975).
- Barrier one has recorded the most Winterbottom Stakes winners with seven victories.
- Barriers two, three, five and eight have secured five wins.
- Barrier eight has won in three of the past five years.
- Barrier 13 has four wins.
- Barriers four, six, seven, nine and 10 have three wins.
- Barriers 11, 12 and 14 are the least successful with two wins.
- Four-year-olds have best winning strike rate with 27 winners.
- Six-year-olds have won on 14 occasions.
- Five-year-olds have won 13 times
- Six three-year-olds have been successful.
- Three eight-year-olds have won
- The oldest horses to win are two nine-year-olds.
- Seven-year-olds have the least successful record with two wins.
FASTEST TIME (1200M)
- Ortensia: 1.08.56sec. (2009).
|2017||Viddora||LLoyd Kennewell||Joe Bowditch|
|2016||Takedown||Gary Moore||Tim Clark|
|2015||Buffering||Rob Heathcote||Damian Browne|
|2014||Magnifisio||Jim Taylor||Jason Brown|
|2013||Buffering||Rob Heathcote||Damian Browne|
|2012||Barakey||Jim Taylor||Jason Brown|
|2011||Ortensia||Paul Messara||Craig Williams|
|2010||Hadabeclorka||Brent Larsson||William Pike|
|2009||Ortensia||Tony Noonan||Craig Williams|
|2008||Takeover Target||Joe Janiak||Jay Ford|
|2007||Glory Hunter||Lindsey Smith||Lucas Camilleri|
|2006||Marasco||Fred Kersley||Damien Oliver|
|2005||Miss Andretti||David Mueller||Kevin Forrester|
|2004||Ellicorsam||Sharon Miller||William Pike|
|2003||Hardrada||Lou Luciani||Jason Whiting|
|2002||Hardrada||Lou Luciani||Jason Whiting|
|2001||Fair Alert||Ray Sweetman||Alana Williams|
|2000||Noble Sky||John Price||Peter Knuckey|