Winter Stakes

Winter Stakes, Rosehill Gardens

Looking for early info on this year’s Winter Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,400 metres, the Winter Stakes is a Listed race taking place at Randwick Racecourse in July each Sydney Winter Racing Carnival. With a $160,000 prize purse, the quality handicap event attracts a quality field of mainly local hopefuls that may be heading towards bigger races over the spring later in the year. 

The Winter Stakes has been won by many quality types over the years including Dreamforce (2018) who went on to run second in the following year’s Doncaster Mile and George Main Stakes, as well as win the the 2020 Group 1 George Ryder Stakes.

Winter Stakes Day in Sydney takes place on the same date as Caulfield’s Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes in Melbourne making for a top day’s punting across the nation.

Winter Stakes 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, July 9th, 2022
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Listed
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $160,000
  • 2022 Winter Stakes Winner: Taksu

winter Stakes 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Winter Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday July 9, 2022.  

  1. #3 Taksu
  2. #12 Jojo Was A Man
  3. #15e Chief Altony

The Joe Pride-trained six-year-old Taksu ($5.50) survived a protest from the fast-finishing Jojo Was A Man to post a narrow victory in the 2022 Winter Stakes results in the wet.

Winter Stakes Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Winter Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Winter Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s race.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s race. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Winter Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the race, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within this race to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within this race to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within this race to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Winter Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Winter Stakes in 2022

  1. Join up at
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Winter Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Winter Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Winter Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Winter Stakes in 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the Winter Stakes in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up winter racing form, assess the barriers and look at the weights. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Winter Stakes winner include: 

  • Wider Gates – The outside track has proved to be an invaluable advantage when it comes to this 1,400 metre race.
  • In-Form Winter Runners – Horses coming off a top three lead-up in other Listed winter races around Sydney or Melbourne make a nice bet in the Winter Stakes. The Civic Stakes is a key lead-up into the event and Bandersnatch (2021) was the last horse to complete the Civic Stakes – Winter Stakes double.
  • Avdulla Factor – Jockey Brenton Avdulla has ridden three Winter Stakes winners since 2014, most recently Bandersnatch (2021).

Winter Stakes Favourites 2022

Early favourites in Winter Stakes 2022 betting include the Joe Pride-trained Civic Stakes winner Taksu and the consistent Chris Waller-trained Oscar Zulu coming off a second in the same key lead-up. 

Dreamforce ($3.20 in 2018) was the last Winter Stakes favourite to win.

Winter Stakes 2022 Field

The official Winter Stakes 2022 field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published below.

Winter Stakes 2022 Tips

Favourite: #3 Taksu ($2.80 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #3 Taksu to salute for the punters (see above)

Best Roughie: #13 Agreeable ($20 at time of publish) 

Our exclusive 2022 Winter Stakes Tips will be available above the week of the race and a detailed betting preview on the Neds Blog.


Winter Stakes Race Day 2022

2022 Winter Stakes Day takes place at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday July 9, 2022. 

Winter Stakes Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Winter Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and will be published in our above Winter Stakes Field section. 

Winter Stakes Nominations 2022

Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 4th of July, 2022. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 6x292416x7 TAMAHERE (FR) M 5 Annabel Neasham 1 59kg 59kg 104
2 52159x00x0 LAURE ME IN G 7 David Pfieffer 2 58kg 58kg 98
3 0x192x8032 OSCAR ZULU G 4 Chris Waller 3= 57kg 57kg 96
4 324×212101 TAKSU G 6 Joseph Pride 3= 57kg 57kg 96
5 43x88x1550 BLONDEAU G 4 Chris Waller 5= 56.5kg 56.5kg 95
6 1651517676 MONEGAL M 6 Theresa Bateup 5= 54.5kg 54.5kg 95
7 0x158x7239 TRUE DETECTIVE G 5 Chris Waller 7= 55kg 55kg 92
8 1x50Px4771 CLIFF’S ART (IRE) M 6 Matthew Smith 7= 54kg 53kg 92
9 0x770x0637 EDISON G 5 Nick Ryan 9= 54kg 54kg 90
10 813x7635x8 GROVE FERRY (IRE) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 9= 54kg 54kg 90
11 x1535125x4 LACKEEN (GB) G 5 James Cummings 11= 54kg 53kg 88
12 171x12134x TOOMUCHTOBEAR (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 11= 54kg 53kg 88
13 01493453×0 LOVE TAP G 4 Richard & Will Freedman 13 54kg 53kg 87
14 3723134×10 KINGSHEIR (GB) G 5 Kim Waugh 14= 54kg 53kg 86
15 41x22x785x SCHWESTERHERZ (FR) M 5 Richard & Will Freedman 14= 54kg 53kg 86
16 13625×1411 JOJO WAS A MAN G 4 John Thompson 16= 54kg 53kg 85
17 2311x2260x YIYI G 4 Chris Waller 16= 54kg 53kg 85
18 5x21647x13 AGREEABLE M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 18 54kg 53kg 84
19 2744×76557 NEW ARRANGEMENT (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 19 54kg 53kg 83
20 1602×43122 CHIEF ALTONY G 5 Alex Rae 20= 54kg 53kg 82
21 3258x117x4 SNIPPY FOX M 5 Joseph Pride 20= 54kg 53kg 82
22 5213×20941 GRANDE RUMORE (GB) M 5 Kris Lees 22 54kg 53kg 80
23 8×57151311 CYCLONE SALLY M 5 Mick Bell 23 54kg 53kg 74
24 41×6782558 FLANDERSRAIN M 5 Kristen Buchanan 24 54kg 53kg 73

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Winter Stakes Weights 2022

Quality handicap conditions apply to this race. Minimum weight is 53 kilograms. Maximum weight is 61 kilograms. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 5th of July, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Winter Stakes Field section. 

Bandersntach (59kg in 2021) was the last Winter Stakes top weight to win.

2022 Winter Stakes Top-Weight:

  • #1 Tamahere (59kg)

Winter Stakes Acceptances 2022

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 6th of July, 2022 and will be published in our above Winter Stakes Field section. 

Winter Stakes Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 7th of July, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Winter Stakes Field section.  

Winter Stakes Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 9th of July, 2022.   

Winter Stakes Prize Money 2022

The 2022 Winter Stakes prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $83,000
2nd $29,400
3rd $14,200
4th $7,200
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

Winter Stakes Race Number 2022

The 2022 Winter Stakes is set to run as Randwick Race 8 at 3:15pm (AEST) on Saturday the 9th of July, 2022. There are ten races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.

Winter Stakes Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Winter Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances.


Winter Stakes Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Winter Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing NSW

Winter Stakes Winners

Winners of the Winter Stakes going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 Taksu Joseph Pride Glyn Schofield 57 kgs 1:27.84
2021 Bandersnatch Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 59 kgs 1:28.05
2020 Noble Boy Clare Cunningham Jason Collett 54 kgs 1:25.93
2019 Eckstein Chris Waller Blake Shinn 57.5 kgs 1:26.11
2018 Dreamforce John Thompson Brenton Avdulla 57.5 kgs 1:23.50
2017 Slightly Sweet Jason Coyle Jess Taylor 53 kgs 1:23.50
2016 Oxford Poet Kim Waugh Tim Clark 54 kgs 1:24.17
2015 Rugged Cross Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 56 kgs 1:27.89
2014 Generalife John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 56.5 kgs 1:23.56
2013 Under The Sun Gai Waterhouse Thomas Huet 54.5 kgs 1:26.23
2012 Irish Dream Ron Quinton Glyn Schofield 54 kgs 1:24.20
2011 Scarf Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 53 kgs 1:29.74
2010 Mr Unforgettable Kevin Moses Blake Spriggs 53 kgs 1:30.58
2009 Strat’s Flyer Allan Denham Hugh Bowman 56.5 kgs 1:32.34
2008 Innings Ron Leemon Rod Quinn 53 kgs 1:25.37
2007 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 With A Chance Luke Griffith Grant Buckley 54.5 kgs 1:24.42
2005 Carael Boy Bob Milligan Zac Purton 53.5 kgs 1:24.91
2004 Dial Tones Jack Denham James Innes 53 kgs 1:22.69
2003 Perfect Partner John Hawkes Rod Quinn 54.5 kgs 1:25.27
2002 Bulletproof Billy Pat Farrell Lenny Beasley 55.5 kgs 1:23.64
2001 Mr. Bureaucrat Warwick Hailes Adrian Robinson 57 kgs 1:24.47
2000 Zoregal David Blundell Kevin Moses 52 kgs 1:17.13