Kingston Town Classic

The 2017 Kingston Town Classic is a Group 1 1800m event held at Ascot Racecourse in Perth in early December each summer.

Kingston Town Classic News

2017 Railway Stakes Field: Douglas Whyte to re-unite with Scales Of Justice

2017 Railway Stakes Field: Douglas Whyte to re-unite with Scales Of Justice

Champion Hong Kong jockey Douglas Whyte will return to Perth to rekindle his bitter sweet relationship with race favourite Scales Of Justice in the Group 1 $1m James Boag’s Premium Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday. Whyte was able to steer Scales Of Justice to victory in last year’s Railway Stakes but then copped…

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) on New Year’s Eve.

The 2017 Kingston Town Classic will be run on Saturday December 9, 2017 at Ascot Racecourse in Perth.

Kingston Town Classic 2017
Date: Saturday December 9, 2017
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1800m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1 million

2017 Kingston Town Classic Odds

The top Kingston Town Classic 2017 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.

2017 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. Three-year-old runners in the Kingston Town Classic field may have their final lead-up in the Group 2 W.A. Guineas and Ihtsahymn (2013) was the last to complete that double.

The 2017 Kingston Town Classic field is announced on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once released by Perth Racing.

2017 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.

The 2017 Kingston Town Classic nominations will be published in full once announced in early-mid November.

The Kingston Town Classic 2017 Nominations feature 99 horses including last year’s Railway Stakes winner Scales Of Justice out to go one better than his second in the Kingston Town Classic results last summer.

Read more on the full 2017 Kingston Town Classic Nominations & Early Odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight Hcp. Rating
1 6226216x3x ALL OUR ROADS (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 59kg
2 x65022065x AMOVATIO G 7 Chris Waller 59kg
3 1240x5427x ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 59kg
4 x02510x00x BIG MEMORY (FR) G 8 Tony McEvoy 59kg
5 1x75x3235x BLACK HEART BART G 7 Darren Weir 59kg
6 x171x1118x BOLLYWOOD BLITZ G 6 Craig Wright 59kg 88
7 114119x07x BURNING FRONT G 7 Darren Weir 59kg
8 6557x135x0 CALDERON (IRE) H 5 Tony McEvoy 59kg
9 1612x9725x CHOCOLATE HOLIC G 5 Darren Weir 59kg
10 001784924x CORPORATE LARRIKIN G 8 Angela Smith 59kg 83
11 65676356×0 DARK MUSKET G 6 Graeme Ballantyne 59kg
12 3292490×73 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
13 00x5358x1x DISPOSITION G 6 Adam Durrant 59kg 102
14 521x58777x DJANGO G 6 Alan Mathews 59kg 81
15 3380x3482x ECUADOR (NZ) G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 59kg
16 472x5x690x GOOD PROJECT H 6 Chris Waller 59kg
17 1222186x5x GREAT SHOT G 5 Rhys Radford 59kg 99
18 90x160x600 HE OR SHE G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
19 38x987233x IHTSAHYMN G 7 Fred Kersley 59kg 92
20 13x1119x0x IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 7 James Cummings 59kg
21 x110x0806x JUICING CARROTS G 5 Raquel Reid 59kg 72
22 x122x2539x LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 59kg
23 540x0x6535 MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 59kg
24 5x11113x7x MAN BOOKER G 5 Daniel Morton 59kg 101
25 56495×8473 MCCREERY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 59kg
26 422124x80x MOSSERATTI G 6 Cliff Green 59kg 73
27 x62745x65x NEW TIPPERARY G 5 Joseph Pride 59kg
28 500x71120x OBSERVATIONAL (GB) G 7 John Sadler 59kg
29 6832198383 PETROLOGY G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
30 120x25113x PINZU (NZ) G 5 Adam Durrant 59kg 88
31 1111x4963x POUNAMU G 6 Alan Mathews 59kg 92
32 x4197x887x RAW IMPULSE (GB) H 6 Darren Weir 59kg
33 x21x105x10 REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
34 116x1611x2 RELIGIFY G 7 Chris Waller 59kg
35 12x211x27x SCALES OF JUSTICE G 5 Lindsey Smith 59kg
36 2x3361x88x SENSE OF OCCASION G 7 Kris Lees 59kg
37 276×153142 SOVEREIGN NATION G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
38 11x12x9L54 STAR EXHIBIT G 6 Darren Weir 59kg
39 11x116x61x STATE SOLICITOR G 5 Grant & Alana Williams 59kg 88
40 513521111x SUPPLY AND DEMAND G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 59kg
41 7710x2476x TALLY G 5 James Cummings 59kg
42 943x19806x TASHBEEH H 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
43 6905×22226 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 59kg
44 51431110×9 TONKATUFF H 5 Brad Graham 59kg
45 1x311116x TOUCH OF SILVER G 5 Adam Durrant 59kg 76
46 x135753x0x TRADESMAN G 6 Robert & Todd Harvey 59kg 92
47 8x3010x368 TURNITAROUND G 7 Matthew Williams 59kg
48 136x130x6x ULMANN G 6 Darren Weir 59kg
49 47x726122x ZARANTZ G 7 Grant & Alana Williams 59kg 100
50 4x53125x14 FINAL SALUTE G 4 Adam Durrant 58.5kg
51 211x82413x GATTING G 4 Darren Mcauliffe 58.5kg 90
52 8x11132x GUNNAGO G 4 Jason Pateman 58.5kg 71
53 11x151x1x SALORSCI G 4 Jeff Noske 58.5kg 79
54 82x060x005 SEABURGE H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 58.5kg
55 0x7389x11x SILVERA G 4 Tony McEvoy 58.5kg
56 1x211511x3 VARIATION G 4 Stephen Miller 58.5kg
57 x3131456x4 MASK OF TIME (IRE) H 4 Hugo Palmer 57.5kg
58 2213x1511x COSMIC STORM M 6 Grant & Alana Williams 57kg 93
59 8024105x8x FRENCH EMOTION M 6 Chris Waller 57kg
60 03x512x73x PAYROLL M 5 Richard Laming 57kg
61 30x313314x PERFECT REFLECTION M 5 Grant & Alana Williams 57kg 104
62 4x94010x7x SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 57kg
63 1x21214x5x SILENT SEDITION M 5 Andrew Noblet 57kg
64 0090122x2x SILVERSTREAM M 6 Adam Durrant 57kg 92
65 12612×0544 SINGLE GAZE M 5 Nick Olive 57kg
66 1x11111x27 EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller 56.5kg
67 2x2220x70x ELLICAZOOM M 4 Neville Parnham 56.5kg
68 12x27x5630 OMEI SWORD M 4 Chris Waller 56.5kg
69 11612×1 ROYAL STAR M 4 Grant & Alana Williams 56.5kg
70 31x2x2127x SAMOVARE M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
71 1x122x7 ACHERNAR STAR G 3 Simon A Miller 52kg
72 1 ALMASTER G 3 Adam Durrant 52kg 60
73 2x1x ARCADIA PRINCE G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 52kg 61
74 68x110x ATHLETE G 3 Neville Parnham 52kg 68
75 BRUTUS MAXIMUS C 3 Lindsey Smith 52kg
76 2×1 CAPTAIN STIRLING G 3 Lindsey Smith 52kg 62
77 31531x31x DEBELLATIO C 3 Fred Kersley 52kg 80
78 21×0 GALVESTON BAY C 3 Trevor Andrews 52kg
79 6×445 MISTY LAD C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 52kg
80 4x223x116x MONEY MAHER C 3 Daniel & Ben Pearce 52kg 67
81 444x OUQBA JACK G 3 Neville Parnham 52kg
82 2105x8x PURE GEM G 3 Daniel Morton 52kg 64
83 24x23x ROGANELLA G 3 Daniel Morton 52kg
84 42x62112x SALUBRIOUS G 3 Dion Luciani 52kg 71
85 43135x723x SAMBRO C 3 Chris Waller 52kg
86 5x340x2x SOUNDCHECK G 3 Trevor Andrews 52kg
87 3×3 STATE ATTORNEY G 3 Adam Durrant 52kg
88 22 THREE SECRETS G 3 Steve Wolfe 52kg
89 3x64x3717x TURBO POWER G 3 Neville Parnham 52kg 66
90 33x1111x3 ART SERIES F 3 Darren Mcauliffe 50kg
91 1 LIKE A BUTTERFLY F 3 Lou Luciani 50kg 58
92 1x MIKIMOTO F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg 60
93 12×11 OCEAN JEWEL F 3 Simon A Miller 50kg
94 1x1x PERFECT JEWEL F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg 63
95 5591x PRIVATE DANCER F 3 Trevor Andrews 50kg 60
96 3x4122x6 RUBIA MISS F 3 Simon A Miller 50kg
97 11x SHOWCASE F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg 61
98 5×1 SOPHIA’S SECRET F 3 Daniel Morton 50kg 60
99 1×1 TRULY BELONG (NZ) F 3 Adam Durrant 50kg 62

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.

Kingston Town Classic Winners

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

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Kingston Town Classic
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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