History Of The Winterbottom Stakes

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.…

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Warwick Wrapped With Material Man

In-form jockey Lucy Warwick is confident reigning horse of the year Material Man can go one better in this year’s Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m), following his first-up third in the Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot yesterday. Material Man settled just off the strong speed set by Wrinkly in yesterday’s $1 million event, before…

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Pike, Peters Master Opening Day

Cometh the moment, cometh the champion. William Pike has produced a masterclass in the saddle on the opening day of the TABtouch Masters, booting home four winners, including the day’s two feature races. The cerise and white colours of Pike, owners Bob and Sandra Peters and trainers Grant and Alana Williams sounded an ominous warning…

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Pinzu Conquers Carbine Club

Pinzu has continued trainer Adam Durrant’s run of success in the Listed Carbine Club Stakes (1400m) with an impressive display at Ascot this afternoon. Durrant won the Carbine Club Stakes previously with Inarticulate (2009), Chester Road (2012) and Zuccheros (2017). The six-year-old was first-up off the back of two trials, but was yet to win…

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Railway Stakes Redemption For Material Man

Trainer Justin Warwick cites weight as the biggest threat to Material Man winning the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday. Material Man enters the $1 million feature first-up after an injury interrupted preparation that prevented a Melbourne spring campaign. Material Man was set for an ambitious Group 1 assault in the Cox Plate…

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Freo Chases Feature Double In Carbine Stakes

Former Irish jumps jockey Dan O’Connor celebrated his first major success as a trainer last week when Freo won the Group 3 R.J.Peters Stakes (1500m) at Ascot. And in an ominous warning to his rivals in the Listed Carbine Club Of WA Stakes (1400m) on Saturday, O’Connor is confident Freo can land a feature race…

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No Worries For Miller In WA Guineas

WA GUINEAS OVERVIEW Footmark won the first edition of the WA Guineas in 1937. The three colt, a son of Defoe ran a time of 1.38.75sec. Notable winners include Summer Beau (1996), Ngawyni (1975), Nicopolis, (1962), Importune (1984) & Perfect Jewel (2017). It held Group 3 status in 1979 and 1980 and Group 2 level…

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History Of WA Guineas

WA GUINEAS OVERVIEW Footmark won the first edition of the WA Guineas in 1937. The three colt, a son of Defoe ran a time of 1.38.75sec. Notable winners include Summer Beau (1996), Ngawyni (1975), Nicopolis, (1962), Importune (1984) & Perfect Jewel (2017). It held Group 3 status in 1979 and 1980 and Group 2 level…

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Durendal Breaks The Shackles

After almost two years of trying, Durendal has finally broken through for his first win in Western Australia, taking out the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) at Ascot this afternoon. The gelding had previously been placed in 12 blacktype races since coming to Western Australia, including last year’s Winterbottom Stakes. Durendal finished second in…

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