2024 Winter Stakes Details

Race 8 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday 6th July 2024.

The Winter Stakes is a Listed race held at Randwick racecourse over 1400 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions and is for horses aged three-years-old and up. The total prize money is $200,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races and past winners on the Winter Stakes page.

Winter Stakes 2024 Preview

Track: Heavy 8 Weather: Fine

Iknowastar continues to race well and only narrowly denied last start. Consistent runner who looks set to figure in the finish again. King Of The Castle doesn’t win out of turn but maps for a kind run and handles all conditions. Tamerlane is a quality runner who should get a good time of it from barrier 2 and should figure in the finish. Highlights will need luck from the draw but is coming off a good last start win and has claims in this field.

2024 Winter Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Tamerlane (2)

Racing well, has the class edge on this field and maps for a good run from barrier 2. Hard to beat.

2. Ucalledit (12)

Can’t have.

3. Iknowastar (5)

Racing in good fashion and mowed down late by a smart one in QLD last time out. Comes across the border and gets a good set up here from barrier 5.

4. Showmanship (9)

Can’t have.

5. Essonne (3)

Doesn’t win out of turn but has the quality for this field and maps well. Set to peak in this race.

6. Highlights (11)

Led and won well in its latest victory. Tim Clark is a suitable booking and can roll forward and prove hard to catch from the wide draw.

7. King Of The Castle (4)

Consistent runner who handles all conditions and maps well from barrier 4. Comes into this with a winnable weight and should be set to peak 4th up.

8. Jojo Was A Man (10)

Can’t have.

9. Junipal (7)

Should enjoy the heavy conditions and is good enough at its peak to take this out. Goes in the mix.

10. Flying Crazy (6)

Has been mixing form recently but has a booming finish and can run over the top of these with even luck in running.

11. Excelladus (8)

Loves a wet track and racing in good fashion. Beat a few of these home recently and has good claims in this.

12. Pacific Ruby (1)

Can’t have.

Winter Stakes 2024 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce Parker’s Tips
7 King Of The Castle
1 Tamerlane
3 Iknowastar
5 Essonne

Previews for other races this week

Listed South West Autumn Cup 2024 (Bunbury 2200m)

Listed A.R. Creswick Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1200m)

Listed Taj Rossi Series Final 2024 (Flemington 1600m)

2024 Winter Stakes Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Tamerlane
2nd 3 Iknowastar 0.34 length
3rd 7 King Of The Castle 0.7 length
4th 6 Highlights 2.72 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 8.

Scratching: 2. Ucalledit.