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Winter Challenge

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History

MUGATOO winning the Winter Challenge.
MUGATOO winning the Winter Challenge. Picture: Steve Hart

The Winter Challenge is a Listed race run under Handicap conditions for open class horses at Rosehill conducted by the Australian Turf Club.
The Winter Challenge is run over 1500m and is the last black type race of the season in Sydney.
It was first run in 2011 and won by Foreteller.
The 2012 running of the Winter Challenge was over a mile at Warwick Farm but those since have been 1500m at Rosehill.
Following his Winter Challenge victory in 2014, He's Your Man won the G1 Epsom Handicap three runs later.
Chris Waller has won six of the ten runnings of the race but most for the jockeys is Jason Collett with three.
Mugatoo has carried the most weight at 57.5kg.
The 2020 Winter Challenge was run for prizemoney of $150,000.
Winners of the Winter Challenge are Foreteller (2011), Spinnawitch (2012), Coup Ay Tee (2013), He's Your Man (2014), Keepit To Yourself (2015), Marenostro (2016), Shiraz (2017), Mister Sea Wolf (2018), Seaway (2019) and Mugatoo (2020).
The 2020 Winter Challenge was won by Mugatoo from Sambro and Taikomochi.


Racing and Sports

Previous Winter Challenge Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
MUGATOO (IRE) 5G
HENRYTHENAVIGATOR (USA) - ELOPA (GER) TIGER HILL (IRE)
J BOWMAN 57.5 KRIS LEES 8
SEAWAY (NZ) 4G
OCEAN PARK (NZ) - MISS PURRFECTION (NZ) ONE COOL CAT (USA)
TOMMY BERRY 54.5 CHRIS WALLER 11
MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) 6G
AMADEUS WOLF (GB) - ROSE DE FRANCE (IRE) DIKTAT (GB)
J R COLLETT 55.0 CHRIS WALLER 4
SHIRAZ (AUS) 7G
ZARIZ (AUS) - MOVILLE SLIPPER (AUS) MOVILLE DANCER (AUS)
J R COLLETT 55.5 KIM WAUGH 2
MARENOSTRO (NZ) 5G
DUELLED (AUS) - MAYBE YES (AUS) LAST TYCOON (GB)
T ANGLAND 56.5 CHRIS WALLER 3
KEEPIT TO YOURSELF (NZ) 6G
KEEPER (AUS) - IRISH NASSIE (NZ) NASSIPOUR (USA)
TOMMY BERRY 54.0 JIM & GREG LEE 6
HE'S YOUR MAN (FR) 5G
CAPE CROSS (IRE) - VIA SALERIA (IRE) ARAZI (USA)
J B MCDONALD 55.0 CHRIS WALLER 3
COUP AY TEE (NZ) 6G
DANSKE (NZ) - FLYING COUP (NZ) TUSCANY FLYER (AUS)
J R COLLETT 54.0 CHRIS WALLER 3
SPINNAWITCH (AUS) 5M
COUNTRY REEL (USA) - ZERELDA (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
B SHINN 54.0 J M AUSTIN 5
FORETELLER (GB) 4G
DANSILI (GB) - PROPHECY (IRE) WARNING (GB)
D OLIVER 55.0 CHRIS WALLER 6

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