Kingston Town Classic

The Kingston Town Classic is a Group 1 1800m event held at Ascot Racecourse in Perth in early December each summer.

2020 Kingston Town Classic Results

  • 1st: #11 Truly Great
  • 2nd: #12 Inspirational Girl
  • 3rd: #15 Dom To Shoot



Named after the Australian Racing Hall of Fame horse Kingston Town, the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic is the last of the three elite level races held during November – December over the  Perth Summer Racing Carnival. Held at Ascot Racecourse, the weight-for-age race is worth $1 million dollars in prize money and is contested over 1800m.

The best lead-up race to the event is the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) run a fortnight earlier. Horses out of the Kingston Town Classic field may go on to contest the Group 1 Perth Cup (2400m).

Four horses have completed the Railway Stakes – Kingston Town Classic double in the same year with the latest to do so being Sniper’s Bullet (2009).

The 2020 Kingston Town Classic ran on Saturday December 5, 2020 at Ascot Racecourse in Perth and was won in an upset by Truly Great. 

Kingston Town Classic 2020
Date: Saturday December 5, 2020
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1800m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1 million

2020 Kingston Town Classic Results

  • 1st: #11 Truly Great
  • 2nd: #12 Inspirational Girl
  • 3rd: #15 Dom To Shoot

The Kingston Town Classic 2020 results were dominated by Grant & Alana Williams who trained the quinella in Australia’s final Group 1 race of the year, Truly Great ($18) getting up in a nearly two length upset over his better fancied stablemate Inspirational Girl ($2.10F) to hand jockey Chris Parnham with his first elite level win.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 11 TRULY GREAT Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 8 59kg $18
2 12 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 1.89L 15 57kg $2.10F
3 15 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey Peter Knuckey 2.94L 6 52kg $10
4 4 TOO CLOSE THE SUN Lindsey Smith Joseph Azzopardi 3.54L 9 59kg $7
5 1 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Brad Rawiller 4.19L 4 59kg $41
6 7 PLATOON Neville Parnham Paul Harvey 4.91L 12 59kg $31
7 14 GEMMA’S SON David Harrison Jason Whiting 5.27L 3 52kg $31
8 16 WATCH ME DANCE Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 6.33L 5 50kg $15
9 10 UNI TIME Sharon Miller Alan Kennedy 6.57L 11 59kg $31
10 13 KAY CEE Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 6.58L 10 56.5kg $10
11 9 ARCTIC STREAM Ross Price Jarrad Noske 6.79L 2 59kg $151
12 3 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Mitchell Pateman 7.33L 16 59kg $151
13 2 TRAP FOR FOOLS Lindsey Smith Peter Hall 7.51L 14 59kg $51
14 8 CUP NIGHT Bernie Miller Patrick Carbery 7.55L 1 59kg $31
15 6 NEUFBOSC (FR) Neville Parnham Jason Brown 8.99L 7 59kg $31
16 5 MISSILE LAUNCH Vaughn Sigley Troy Turner 11.52L 13 59kg $201
19e WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams Ms Jade McNaught 0
18e NAUGHTY BY NATURE Jason Miller Jordan Turner 0
17e SNICKERDOODLEDANDY Daniel Morton 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Kingston Town Classic Odds & Betting

The top Kingston Town Classic 2020 odds will be provided below along with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back your insider Kingston Town Classic betting tips at the right price this summer.

2020 Kingston Town Classic Field

The Kingston Town Classic field is usually filled out with some of the better Perth thoroughbreds as well as visiting stayers from the eastern states.

Horses traditionally run in the Railway Stakes a fortnight earlier leading-up to the Kingston Town Classic and Sniper’s Bullet (2009) was the last to do the double in a single season.

Three-year-old runners in the Kingston Town Classic field may have their final lead-up in the Group 2 W.A. Guineas and Arcadia Queen (2018) was the last WA Guineas winner to back-up and beat the older horses in the Kingston Town Classic field next start. In 2019 the Neville Parnham-trained filly Kay Cee improved on a lead-up second in the WA Guineas to take out the Kingston Town Classic.

The 2020 Kingston Town Classic field is announced on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once released by Perth Racing.

The Kingston Town Classic 2020 final field features a capacity line-up of summer hopefuls led in betting by the Railway Stakes winner Inspirational Girl and runner-up in the same key lead-up Too Close The Sun.

The official 2020 Kingston Town Classic Barrier Draw took place on Tuesday evening and saw Inspirational Girl draw out wide in barrier 18, which will become 15 of 16 if all emergencies come out.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 02x00x0450 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Brad Rawiller 4 59kg 105
2 9070x3x580 TRAP FOR FOOLS Lindsey Smith Peter Hall 17 59kg
3 60983×1870 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Mitchell Pateman 19 59kg 100
4 131110×212 TOO CLOSE THE SUN Lindsey Smith Joseph Azzopardi 10 59kg 102
5 32×5574130 MISSILE LAUNCH Vaughn Sigley Troy Turner 15 59kg 99
6 x00946x451 NEUFBOSC (FR) Neville Parnham Jason Brown 8 59kg 96
7 30x335x269 PLATOON Neville Parnham Paul Harvey 13 59kg 98
8 x12x4x2466 CUP NIGHT Bernie Miller Patrick Carbery 1 59kg 98
9 311x60x073 ARCTIC STREAM Ross Price Jarrad Noske 2 59kg 92
10 1x960x6553 UNI TIME Sharon Miller Alan Kennedy 12 59kg 100
11 1x621x1117 TRULY GREAT Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 9 59kg 92
12 211×113111 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 18 57kg 106
13 321x11x010 KAY CEE Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 11 56.5kg 105
14 1114×13446 GEMMA’S SON David Harrison Jason Whiting 3 52kg 84
15 182×231273 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey Peter Knuckey 7 52kg 80
16 221x3x3811 WATCH ME DANCE Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 5 50kg 85
17e 311×515 SNICKERDOODLEDANDY Daniel Morton 14 50kg 74
18e 23927×9631 NAUGHTY BY NATURE Jason Miller Jordan Turner 16 56.5kg 74
19e 324 WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams Ms Jade McNaught 6 52kg 70
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Kingston Town Classic Nominations

More and more interstate raiders trained outside of W.A. are featuring in the Kingston Town Classic nominations that close about a month out from the Group 1.

A bumper 114 weight-for-age hopefuls make-up the 2020 Kingston Town Classic nominations with all-in betting led by the reigning champion Kay Cee who is out to emulate her sire Playing God (2010-11) as the last back-to-back winner of the event.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 02x904111x AL GALAYEL (IRE) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 59kg
2 127311x60x ARCTIC STREAM G 6 Ross Price 59kg 92
3 3x60434x3x BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 7 James Cummings 59kg
4 25319×4408 CASCADIAN (GB) G 6 James Cummings 59kg
5 010x040x36 CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees 59kg
6 12x9725x5x CHOCOLATE HOLIC G 8 Grant & Alana Williams 59kg 99
7 12x12x4x2x CUP NIGHT G 5 Bernie Miller 59kg 98
8 5x3010x503 DR DRILL (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 59kg
9 3213x1144x ELEVEN SECONDS G 9 Chris & Michael Gangemi 59kg 86
10 55x519882x FLOW G 7 Martin Allan 59kg 96
11 x33216x17x FLOYD G 7 Chris & Michael Gangemi 59kg 94
12 821237x09x FORCEFUL G 6 Graham Yuill 59kg 86
13 21311x510x FREE TRADE G 6 Michael Lane 59kg 102
14 902x00x045 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 10 Matthew Williams 59kg
15 3153521x9x GAULOIS G 6 James Cummings 59kg
16 234x33x94x GREAT SHOT G 8 Rhys Radford 59kg 105
17 682333×836 HE’S A PARKER G 6 Hec McLaren 59kg
18 96x085x123 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 59kg
19 x7000x324x HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 59kg
20 8100x3430x IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 59kg
21 31037×3119 JUNIPAL G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 59kg
22 7x33580x4x KEMENTARI G 6 James Cummings 59kg
23 32050x300x KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 59kg
24 5778x0211x KOLDING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 59kg
25 6x21x0x10x LE BAOL (FR) G 5 Lindsey Smith 59kg
26 1x8x58x036 LEVENDI H 6 Peter Gelagotis 59kg
27 8001x1x00x MAN BOOKER G 8 Daniel Morton 59kg 108
28 x600x9011x MATERIAL MAN G 9 Justin Warwick 59kg 109
29 3112111x8x MEDIA BARON G 6 David Harrison 59kg 94
30 132x55741x MISSILE LAUNCH G 7 Vaughn Sigley 59kg 99
31 1x300x510x MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 9 Chris Waller 59kg
32 471147x18x MONEY MAHER G 6 Daniel & Ben Pearce 59kg 85
33 903x00946x NEUFBOSC (FR) G 6 Neville Parnham 59kg
34 11x NOTORIOUS ONE G 5 Chris & Michael Gangemi 59kg 65
35 13x2276x23 OCEAN’S FIFTEEN G 5 Chris & Michael Gangemi 59kg
36 x420142x8x OLMEDO (FR) H 6 Chris Waller 59kg
37 11230x335x PLATOON G 5 Neville Parnham 59kg 96
38 x5x0803x2x PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) G 5 John Thompson 59kg
39 210x115x3x RANIER G 5 James Cummings 59kg
40 211x41020x ROYAL COMMAND G 7 Adam Durrant 59kg 84
41 x44x2x222x SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 59kg
42 8515x5111x SPIRITUAL WARRIOR G 6 Justin Warwick 59kg 105
43 x1720x220x STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 59kg
44 213x60983x TAXAGANO G 7 Fred Kersley 59kg 96
45 x4110x857x TELLEM WE’RE COMIN G 6 Grant & Alana Williams 59kg 97
46 28x36x114x THE FUGAZI G 5 Chris & Michael Gangemi 59kg 71
47 1360x2223x THE VELVET KING G 5 Peter G Moody 59kg 105
48 x9070x3x58 TRAP FOR FOOLS G 7 Lindsey Smith 59kg
49 44x32121x2 TRUE ATTRACTION G 5 Adam Durrant 59kg
50 6x21x621x1 TRULY GREAT G 5 Grant & Alana Williams 59kg
51 111x960x6x UNI TIME G 5 Sharon Miller 59kg 95
52 412123×948 UTGARD LOKI G 5 Justin Warwick 59kg
53 207523x24x YULONG PRINCE (SAF) H 6 Chris Waller 59kg
54 445×12156 EXPRESSIONIST G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 58.5kg
55 1111x3360x GAME KEEPER G 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 58.5kg
56 290x62832x JERICHO MISSILE G 4 David Harrison 58.5kg 84
57 1x1221123x LAVERROD G 4 Sean & Jake Casey 58.5kg 88
58 227212111x MASSIMO G 4 Adam Durrant 58.5kg 98
59 4431329x MIDNIGHT BLUE G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 58.5kg 70
60 51x211311x MONEY MATTERS G 4 Adam Durrant 58.5kg 98
61 3x111x1x4x RED CAN MAN G 4 Steve Wolfe 58.5kg 96
62 x82435x35x RELOADED H 4 Chris Waller 58.5kg
63 4x122x9073 SUPERSTORM G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 58.5kg
64 1×21114211 WINDSTORM G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 58.5kg
65 x79031371x ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 57kg
66 1x105x5231 ARCADIA QUEEN M 5 Grant & Alana Williams 57kg
67 322113x83x DANCE MUSIC M 5 Simon A Miller 57kg 93
68 841343321x FESTIVAL MISS M 5 Adam Durrant 57kg 85
69 9x0848213x FRIAR FOX M 6 Justine Erkelens 57kg 94
70 1x211x1131 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 5 Grant & Alana Williams 57kg
71 12x539185x MYSTERY MISS M 5 Adam Durrant 57kg 82
72 0112x1826x PERFECT JEWEL M 6 Grant & Alana Williams 57kg
73 115×832211 WEST WIND (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 57kg
74 111x10x2x WESTERN PRIDE M 5 Adam Durrant 57kg 73
75 04x180x38x BONVICINI M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 56.5kg
76 x438P0x78x FASCINO (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 56.5kg
77 4111345x KARIJINI AURORA M 4 Summer Dickson 56.5kg 69
78 121321x11x KAY CEE M 4 Neville Parnham 56.5kg 102
79 1x123927x9 NAUGHTY BY NATURE M 4 Jason Miller 56.5kg
80 522155275x PAMBELLA M 4 Neville Parnham 56.5kg 66
81 22 BILLY RAY G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 52kg 61
82 35x13x CAPTAIN BURGLAR G 3 Neville Parnham 52kg 62
83 31x CONGREVE ROCKET G 3 David Harrison 52kg 62
84 4231x DAD’S BIGHEADED G 3 Colin Webster 52kg 65
85 512182×231 DOM TO SHOOT G 3 Sean & Jake Casey 52kg
86 11×60 DUNBAR G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 52kg
87 775213x EM TEE AYE G 3 Trevor Andrews 52kg 66
88 213x EMPIRE REIGN G 3 Daniel Morton 52kg 65
89 FEAR THE WIND G 3 Daniel & Ben Pearce 52kg
90 41x FIRST LAW (NZ) G 3 Simon A Miller 52kg 64
91 34x FRIDAY KNIGHT G 3 Chris & Michael Gangemi 52kg 60
92 11114×13 GEMMA’S SON C 3 David Harrison 52kg
93 35341x KALLAROO G 3 Daniel Morton 52kg 65
94 71249 KERMAN ROCK G 3 Chris Willis 52kg
95 12x PANZDOWN G 3 Simon A Miller 52kg 64
96 1x PHANTA G 3 Justin Warwick 52kg 66
97 2x POWERFUL G 3 Neville Parnham 52kg 62
98 11×8 REIGN OF FIRE G 3 Colin Webster 52kg
99 1x SECRET PLAN G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 52kg 62
100 WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 52kg
101 1x AIRLIE QUEEN F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg 58
102 1111 CLAIRVOYANCE F 3 Darren McAuliffe 50kg
103 15x ELIMINATE F 3 Neville Parnham 50kg 60
104 6x211x KISSONALLFORCHEEKS F 3 Daniel Morton 50kg 65
105 633x LASTING IMPACT F 3 Neville Parnham 50kg 56
106 1x MAGICAL DREAM F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg 60
107 1×1 MYSTICAL VIEW F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg 63
108 213x611x2 QUEEN BROWN F 3 Daniel Morton 50kg
109 51×18 REAL GRACE F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg
110 254x SMASHING F 3 Neville Parnham 50kg 56
111 311x SNICKERDOODLEDANDY F 3 Daniel Morton 50kg 67
112 157x3x SOLAIA F 3 Darren McAuliffe 50kg 58
113 TEMPTACION F 3 Daniel Morton 50kg
114 131221x3x WATCH ME DANCE F 3 Steve Wolfe 50kg 78
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Kingston Town Classic History

First raced in 1976 and won by Family Of Man, the Kingston Town Classic has undergone plenty of name changes. Starting with the Marlboro 50,000, the event then went on to be named the Western Mail Classic, Rothwells Stakes, Winfield Stakes, Beat Diabetes 2 Stakes and Fruit ‘N’ Veg Stakes. In 2007 it was officially named the Kingston Town Classic after the great horse’s victory in 1982.

Summer Beau won the race in two consecutive years in 1996 and 1997 and Old Comrade followed in 2000 and 2001. Niconero managed to win the Classic twice in 2006 and 2008 as did the race’s first winner Family Of Man in 1976 and 1978.

More recently Playing God (2010-11) went back-to-back in the race as a three-year-old and four-year-old, while in 2015 Perfect Reflection became the first three-year-old filly to win the Kingston Town Classic.

Three years later and another filly was in the mix, Arcadia Queen dominating the 2018 Kingston Town Classic results with a 4.5 length win. The following summer, a daughter of two-time champion Playing God – Kay Cee – became the third filly to win the Kingston Town Classic.

Kingston Town Classic Winners

The table below shows the winners and place-getters of the Kingston Town Classic since 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Kingston Town Classic
1st Truly Great 1 minute 48.27 seconds
2nd Inspirational Girl
3rd Dom To Shoot
2019
Kingston Town Classic
1st Kay Cee 1 minute 51.29 seconds
2nd Gailo Chop
3rd Best Of Days
2018
Kingston Town Classic
1st Arcadia Queen 1 minute 48.55 seconds
2nd Material Man
3rd Galaxy Star
2017
Kingston Town Classic
1st Pounamu 1 minute 49.50 seconds
2nd Material Man
3rd Achernar Star
2016
Kingston Town Classic
1st Stratum Star 1 minute 49.49 seconds
2nd Scales Of Justice
3rd Perfect Reflection
2015
Kingston Town Classic
1st Perfect Reflection 1 minute 53.78 seconds
2nd Delicacy
3rd Dark Musket
2014
Kingston Town Classic
1st Moriarty 1 minute 48.71 seconds
2nd Disposition
3rd Elite Belle
2013
Kingston Town Classic
1st Ihtsahymn 1 minute 49.95 seconds
2nd Luckygray
3rd Rohan
2012
Kingston Town Classic
1st Luckygray 1 minute 50.7 seconds
2nd Mr Moet
3rd God Has Spoken
2011
Kingston Town Classic
1st Playing God 1 minute 49.6 seconds
2nd Ranger
3rd King Saul
2010
Kingston Town Classic
1st Playing God 1 minute 48.9 seconds
2nd Impressive Jeuney
3rd Trusting
2009Kingston Town Classic 1st Sniper’s Bullet 1 minute 46.96 seconds
2nd God Has Spoken
3rd Scenic Shot
2008Kingston Town Classic 1st Niconero 1 minute 46.9 seconds
2nd Gilded Venom
3rd Sniper’s Bullet
2007Kingston Town Classic 1st Megatic 1 minute 48 seconds
2nd Guyno
3rd New Spice
2006Kingston Town Classic 1st Niconero 1 minute 47.4 seconds
2nd Scenic Shot
3rd Daka’s Gem
2005Kingston Town Classic 1st Early Express 1 minute 48 seconds
2nd Lock The Vault
3rd Bon Argent
2004Kingston Town Classic 1st Modem 1 minute 50.1 seconds
2nd Free At Last
3rd True Steel
2003Kingston Town Classic 1st True Steel 2 minutes 3.6 seconds
2nd Milanova
3rd Hardrada
2002Kingston Town Classic 1st Blevvo 1 minute 52.1 seconds
2nd Finito
3rd Corporate Bruce
2001Kingston Town Classic 1st Old Comrade 1 minute 50 seconds
2nd Miss Precisely
3rd Shot Of Thunder
2000Kingston Town Classic 1st Old Comrade 1 minute 6.2 seconds
2nd Umrum
3rd Slideaway

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