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

Winterbottom Stakes

The Winterbottom Stakes is the premier sprint race held in WA over the Perth Summer Racing Carnival and is the second Group 1 of the festival.

Taking place annually in late November, the $1 million event is conducted over 1200m at Ascot Racecourse and is a weight-for-age race. 

Good Winterbottom Stakes lead-up races including the Prince of Wales Stakes (1200m) and the Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) run in the weeks prior. 

Increasingly interstate raiders are making their way west for the Winterbottom Stakes and from 2017-19 all three winners of the Group 1 came off a Melbourne lead-up race.

Winterbottom Stakes 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, November 27th, 2021
  • Track Location: Ascot Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Perth Racing
  • Prize Purse: $1,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1952
  • 2021 Winterbottom Stakes Winner: Graceful Girl

winterbottom Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Winterbottom Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday November 27, 2021.

  1. #15 Graceful Girl
  2. #9 Stageman
  3. #2 Elite Street

Four-year-old Nicconi mare Graceful Girl ($9) improved on a lead-up second in the Colonel Reeves Stakes coming from last to first to defeat Stageman (2nd) and last year’s champion Elite Street (3rd) in the 2021 Winterbottom Stakes results. 

Winterbottom Stakes Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Winterbottom Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Winterbottom Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Winterbottom Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Winterbottom 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 Winterbottom Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Winterbottom Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Winterbottom Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Winterbottom Stakes 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 Winterbottom Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Winterbottom Stakes in 2021

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  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 Winterbottom Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Winterbottom Stakes 2022 Odds

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

Which Horse Will Win The Winterbottom Stakes in 2021

The best way to pick which horse will win the Winterbottom Stakes in 2021 is to take into account their recent lead-up form in the Perth summer sprint races, proven Group runners and any previous Winterbottom Stakes horses back for another shot at the title. 

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

  • Favourites – Favourites only have a fair strike-rate in the Winterbottom Stakes. 
  • Last Start Winners – From 2011 – 2021 five Winterbottom Stakes winners won their lead-up race.

Winterbottom Stakes Favourites 2021

Early favourites in Winterbottom Stakes 2021 betting include the reigning champion Elite Street and stablemate Wilchino drawn the rails and coming off six straight wins. 

Buffering (2015) was the last Winterbottom Stakes favourite to win.

From 2006-21 six favourites in Winterbottom Stakes betting won.

Winterbottom Stakes 2021 Field

The official 2021 Winterbottom Stakes field of final acceptances is announced on Monday November 23, 2020 and will be published in full below.

A capacity field of sprinters face off in the Winterbottom Stakes 2021 in Perth on Saturday including the defending champion Elite Street tipped to go back-to-back in the event for the first time since Hardrada (2002-03).

Winterbottom Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #2 Elite Street ($2.45 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #2 Elite Street to salute for the punters (see above)

Best Roughie: #1 Rock Magic ($34 at time of publish)

Our insider 2021 Winterbottom Stakes tips will be published above the week of the race and a full betting preview found on the Neds Blog.  


Winterbottom Stakes Race Day 2021

2021 Winterbottom Stakes Day takes place on Saturday, the 27th of November, 2021 at Ascot Racecourse. 

Winterbottom Stakes Prize Money 2021

The Winterbottom Stakes prize purse for 2021 is worth $1,000,000 in total with prize money paid from first to tenth. 

Place Prize Money
1st $580,000
2nd $200,000
3rd $90,000
4th $40,000
5th $20,000
6th $10,000
7th $10,000
8th $10,000
9th $10,000
10th $10,000

Winterbottom Stakes Jockeys

Some of the most memorable Winterbottom Stakes jockeys of all time include amongst their ranks legendary riders such as:

  • Damian Browne, who won the race in 2013 and 2015
  • Craig Williams, who won the race in 2009 and 2011.
  • Jason Brown, who won the race in 2012 and 2014.
  • Damien Oliver, who won the race in 2006 and 2018.

Winterbottom Stakes Nominations 2021

Early Winterbottom Stakes 2021 nominations close at the start of October over a month out from the race with the list of potential runners in the Group 1 sprint to be published below.

The 2021 Winterbottom Stakes nominations attracted 66 sprinters including the defending champion Elite Street who won at 30/1 last year but is now all-in favourite to go back-to-back in the race for the first time since Hardrada (2002-03).

Winterbottom Stakes Form Guide 2021

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for our full 2021 Winterbottom Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Winterbottom Stakes Winners

Winners of the Winterbottom Stakes going back to 2008 are displayed in the table below.

If you would like to view a longer list of Winterbottom Stakes winners, going all the way back to 1983, please visit our Winterbottom Stakes winners page. page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Time
2021 Graceful Girl Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 1:09.10
2020 Elite Street Daniel Morton Brad Rawiller 1:09.43
2019 Hey Doc Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 1:08.59
2018 Voodoo Lad Darren Weir Damian Oliver 1:10.24
2017 Viddora Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 1:10.0
2016 Takedown Gary Moore Tim Clark 1:10.2
2015 Buffering Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 1:08.1
2014 Magnifisio Jim P Taylor Jason Brown 1:10.2
2013 Buffering Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 1:10.3
2012 Barakey Jim P Taylor Jason Brown 1:10.1
2011 Ortensia Paul Messara Craig Williams 1:10.1
2010 Hadabeclorka Brent Larsson William Pike 1:08.7
2009 Ortensia Tony Noonan Craig Williams 1:08.5
2008 Takeover Target Joe Janiak Jay Ford 1:09.1