Kingston Town Classic

The 2016 Kingston Town Classic is a Group 1 1800m event held at Ascot Racecourse in Perth.

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Kingston Town Classic 2016 Tips & Odds Update

Kingston Town Classic 2016 Tips & Odds Update

The 2016 Kingston Town Classic brings Group 1 racing to a close in Australia for the year at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse on Saturday and below are our insider betting tips and selections on the weight-for-age feature.

Good Project can run top three in the 2016 Kingston Town Classic results at Ascot in Perth this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

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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 a million dollars in prize money and is contested over 1800m.

The 2016 Kingston Town Classic will be run on Saturday December 3 at Ascot Racecourse in Perth.

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) in late December or early January that summer.

Kingston Town Classic 2016
Date: December 3, 2016
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1800m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1 million

2016 Kingston Town Classic Betting Odds

Check out our exclusive 2016 Kingston Town Classic Form Guide & Preview now!

The latest Kingston Town Classic 2016 odds are listed below with markets provided by Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your Kingston Town Classic racing tips at the right price.

2016 Kingston Town Classic Field

The Kingston Town Classic field usually attracts a fairly healthy selection of horses. As one of the major Group 1 feature events during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival, 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.

The 2016 Kingston Town Classic field is now out and features 16 weight-for-age runners including three for Sydney’s Chris Waller.

See below for the full 2016 Kingston Town Classic Final Field – following the link for a detailed race preview. The 2016 Kingston Town Classic barrier draw was conducted on Tuesday November 29, 2016 and saw the reigning champion Perfect Reflection draw ideally in barrier two.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt.
1 1x377x0472 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller J H Bowman 5 59kg
2 3x661x4363 IHTSAHYMN Fred Kersley Steven Parnham 13 59kg
3 36033×8502 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Damian Lane 1 59kg
4 11135×1146 KAWI (NZ) Allan Sharrock Michael Walker 4 59kg
5 x12218x420 DISPOSITION Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 8 59kg
6 018×732359 HE OR SHE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Chris Parnham 14 59kg
7 16x8172x80 DUBAI ESCAPADE Justin Warwick Ben Kennedy 6 59kg
8 40×7960022 BASS STRAIT (NZ) Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 11 59kg
9 x23116x135 TRADESMAN Robert & Todd Harvey Dwayne Dunn 9 59kg
10 x311x22111 SCALES OF JUSTICE Lindsey Smith Douglas Whyte 16 58.5kg
11 0649×54916 VANBRUGH Chris Waller Ben Melham 7 58.5kg
12 01110×1354 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 10 58.5kg
13 11146×1147 HEART STARTER Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 12 58.5kg
14 11422×7680 NEVERLAND Grant & Alana Williams Jarrad Noske 3 57kg
15 5213114×80 TICK TICK BLOOM G Durrant & J Miller Patrick Carbery 15 57kg
16 111x30x313 PERFECT REFLECTION Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 2 56.5kg

2016 Kingston Town Classic Nominations

The Kingston Town Classic nominations are usually comprised of a fairly broad selection of horses from several different preparations. Quite often, some eastern horses will enter the Kingston Town Classic nominations as part of their summer campaign, some may even stay in Western Australia to take advantage of other races.

The 2016 Kingston Town Classic nominations are released the week of the race by Perth Racing.

The 2016 Kingston Town Classic nominations originally attracted over 100 early entries heading towards the year’s last Group 1 race. A host of subsequent scratchings before the official Kingston Town Classic field is released late on Monday afternoon reveals 29 possible runners.

Among the headline early Kingston Town Classic entries are the likes of Railway Stakes winner Scales Of Justice, the reigning Kingston Town Classic winner Perfect Reflection and three Chris Waller-trained stayers including Good Project.

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. The race’s distance was changed to 1600m in 1999 to 2000 and again to 2000m in 2003. Since 1980, the fastest recorded winning time over 1800m was Niconero in 2008 with 1 minute 46.9 seconds. The slowest winning time over 1800m was recorded in 2002 by Blevvo with 1 minute 52.1 seconds.

Kingston Town Classic Winners

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

Year Place Horse Time
2016
Kingston Town Classic
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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