Railway Stakes

The 2016 Railway Stakes was held at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday November 19th, 2016.

2016 Railway Stakes Results

  • 1st: Scales Of Justice
  • 2nd: Good Project
  • 3rd: Perfect Reflection

Railway Stakes News

Reflection draws Perfect at 2 in Kingston Town Classic

Reflection draws Perfect at 2 in Kingston Town Classic

Top local mare Perfect Reflection has drawn perfectly at barrier two in the Group 1 $1m Peters Investments-Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Good Project, above, has drawn barrier 5 in the Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. Photo by Steve Hart.

Perfect Reflection won last year’s version of the weight for age Kingston Town Classic ...

Recognised as one of the biggest races during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival, the 2016 Railway Stakes is a Group 1 mile race worth $1 million in prize money. Open to all horses aged three years and older, the Railway Stakes takes place at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse in mid-late November.

Many of the better horses come from the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival however the major lead up races to the event are the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) and the Group 3 RJ Peters Stakes (1500m). Due to the hot conditions of Western Australia, the race is more suited to local horses accustomed to the heat of the area. Many Railway Stakes contenders do go on to compete in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) held two weeks later.

The 2016 Railway Stakes was held at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 19th November. The Railway Stakes runs a week before the $1 million Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m), which is Perth’s premier sprint race.

Railway Stakes
Date: 19th November
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize money: $1,000,000

2016 Railway Stakes Results

See below for the official 2016 Railway Stakes Results & Finishing Order – following the link for a full race overview.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 14 SCALES OF JUSTICE Lindsey Smith Douglas Whyte 8 53kg $9
2 5 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller J H Bowman 2.75L 7 55kg $9
3 6 PERFECT REFLECTION Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3L 2 54.5kg $4.60
4 7 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 3.75L 13 54kg $5
5 16 TRADESMAN Robert & Todd Harvey Troy Turner 4L 6 53kg $6
6 1 KAWI (NZ) Allan Sharrock Michael Walker 4.25L 3 58.5kg $21
7 11 HEART STARTER Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 4.25L 1 53kg $13
8 8 LITE’N IN MY VEINS Fred Kersley Steven Parnham 5.25L 9 53.5kg $7.50
9 4 HE OR SHE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 5.5L 12 55.5kg $12
10 17e ZARANTZ Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 6.75L 5 53kg $61
11 2 DISPOSITION Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 7L 16 56kg $20
12 13 NEVERLAND Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 8.25L 10 53kg $51
13 10 BALMONT GIRL Paula Wagg Shaun O’Donnell 10L 11 53kg $101
14 15 TICK TICK BLOOM G Durrant & J Miller Jason Brown 11.25L 4 53kg $91
15 3 PORNICHET (FR) Daniel Morton Jarrad Noske 11.75L 15 56kg $101
16 12 IDEAL IMAGE G Durrant & J Miller Joseph Azzopardi 14.5L 14 53kg $41
19e SHOWY CHLOE Jason Pateman Patrick Carbery 12
18e GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 14
9 RAGEESE Darren Weir Damian Lane 11

2016 Railway Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Railway Stakes odds 2016 on the field of hopeful milers from Perth and the eastern states will be listed below complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your Railway Stakes Betting Tips at the best summer racing odds.

2016 Railway Stakes Field

The 2016 Railway Stakes field was released by Perth Racing on Monday November 14 and feature a full 16 starters plus three emergencies including last year’s winner Good Project.

The 2016 Railway Stakes barrier draw was conducted on Tuesday November 15 and the big winners with ideal gates include local Group 1 winning mare Perfect Reflection in two and Kiwi raider Kawi in three carrying top weight.

Check out the official 2016 Railway Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw in the table below – following the link for a detailed race preview.

# Horse Barrier Weight Rating Jockey Trainer
1 KAWI 3 58.5kg 112 Michael Walker Allan Sharrock
2 DISPOSITION 19 56kg 107 Glenn Smith Grant & Alana Williams
3 PORNICHET 18 56kg 107 Jarrad Noske Daniel Morton
4 HE OR SHE 15 55.5kg 106 Craig Williams D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
5 GOOD PROJECT 7 55kg 105 Hugh Bowman Chris Waller
6 PERFECT REFLECTION 2 54.5kg 104 William Pike Grant & Alana Williams
7 MACKINTOSH 16 54kg 103 Damien Oliver Chris Waller
8 LITE’N IN MY VEINS 9 53.5kg 102 Steven Parnham Fred Kersley
9 RAGEESE 11 53.5kg 102 Damian Lane Darren Weir
10 BALMONT GIRL 13 53kg 95 Shaun O’Donnell Paula Wagg
11 HEART STARTER 1 53kg 95 Chris Parnham Grant & Alana Williams
12 IDEAL IMAGE 17 53kg 92 Joseph Azzopardi G Durrant & Jason Miller
13 NEVERLAND 10 53kg 92 Peter Hall Grant & Alana Williams
14 SCALES OF JUSTICE 8 53kg 91 Douglas Whyte Lindsey Smith
15 TICK TICK BLOOM 4 53kg 91 Jason Brown G Durrant & Jason Miller
16 TRADESMAN 6 53kg 91 Troy Turner Robert & Todd Harvey
17e ZARANTZ 5 53kg 94 Brad Parnham Simon A. Miller
18e GREAT SHOT 14 53kg 88 Craig Staples Rhys Radford
19e SHOWY CHLOE 12 53kg 80 Patrick Carbery Jason Pateman

2016 Railway Stakes Nominations

The Railway Stakes nominations can be relied on to feature some top runners from right around Australia right alongside Western Australia’s best.

The 2016 Railway Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race and will be published below.
Originally Perth Racing received 84 Railway Stakes 2016 nominations, but subsequent scratchings reveal the below 21 early entries led by the likes of the Chris Waller-trained Mackintosh and Disposition.

# Horse Wgt. Rating Jockey Trainer
1 KAWI 58.5kg 112 Michael Walker Allan Sharrock
2 DISPOSITION 56kg 107 Glenn Smith Grant & Alana Williams
3 PORNICHET 56kg 107 Jarrad Noske Daniel Morton
4 HE OR SHE 55.5kg 106 Craig Williams D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
5 GOOD PROJECT 55kg 105 TBA Chris Waller
6 PERFECT REFLECTION 54.5kg 104 William Pike Grant & Alana Williams
7 MACKINTOSH 54kg 103 Damien Oliver Chris Waller
8 LITE’N IN MY VEINS 53.5kg 102 TBA Fred Kersley
9 RAGEESE 53.5kg 102 Damian Lane Darren Weir
10 BALMONT GIRL 53kg 95 Shaun O’Donnell Paula Wagg
11 DJANGO 53kg 81 TBA Alan Mathews
12 GREAT SHOT 53kg 88 Craig Staples Rhys Radford
13 HEART STARTER 53kg 95 Chris Parnham Grant & Alana Williams
14 IDEAL IMAGE 53kg 92 Joseph Azzopardi G Durrant & Jason Miller
15 NEVERLAND 53kg 92 Peter Hall Grant & Alana Williams
16 POUNAMU 53kg 75 TBA Alan Mathews
17 SCALES OF JUSTICE 53kg 84 Douglas Whyte Lindsey Smith
18 SHOWY CHLOE 53kg 80 TBA Jason Pateman
19 TICK TICK BLOOM 53kg 91 Jason Brown G Durrant & Jason Miller
20 TRADESMAN 53kg 91 Troy Turner Robert & Todd Harvey
21 ZARANTZ 53kg 94 Brad Parnham Simon A. Miller

Railway Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1894 when Wandering Willie took the title, the Railway Stakes was won by Cox Plate winner Better Loosen Up in 1990 and Caulfield Cup winner Northerly in 2000. There have only been three horses which have managed to win the race more than once and they are Tudor Mak in 1968-69, Miss Muffet in 1987-88 and Luckygray in 2011 and 2013. Throughout the race’s history there have been several distance changes from the original 12 furlongs. In 1926 the Stakes became an 8 furlong race until 1974 when it was decreased to 1500m. In 1984 it was finally changed back to a 1600m race and has remained so to this day.

Railway Stakes Winners

Below are the results for the Group 1 Railway Stakes since 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Railway Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
Railway Stakes
1st Scales Of Justice 1 minute 36.13 seconds
2nd Good Project
3rd Perfect Reflection
2015
Railway Stakes
1st Good Project 1 minute 34.52 seconds
2nd Messene
3rd Balmont Girl
2014
Railway Stakes
1st Elite Belle 1 minute 35.59 seconds
2nd Balmont Girl
3rd Moriarty
2013
Railway Stakes
1st Luckygray 1 minute 36.75 seconds
2nd Platinum Rocker
3rd Fire Up Fifi
2012
Railway Stakes
1st Mr Moet 1 minute 35.89 seconds
2nd Luckygray
3rd Rosie Rocket
2011
Railway Stakes
1st Luckygray 1 minute 34.88 seconds
2nd He’s Remarkable
3rd Westriver Kevydonn
2010
Railway Stakes
1st Gathering 1 minute 35.1 seconds
2nd Famous Roman
3rd Megatic
2009
Railway Stakes
1st Sniper’s Bullet 1 minute 34.25 seconds
2nd Tarzi
3rd Colour Correct
2008
Railway Stakes
1st Gilded Venom 1 minute 34.5 seconds
2nd Sniper’s Bullet
3rd Annenkov
2007
Railway Stakes
1st El Presidente 1 minute 34.7 seconds
2nd Hartley’s Dream
3rd Mansion House
2006
Railway Stakes
1st Belle Bizarre 1 minute 34.4 seconds
2nd Confectioner
3rd Niconero
2005
Railway Stakes
1st Covertly 1 minute 34.8 seconds
2nd Early Express
3rd Blinded
2004
Railway Stakes
1st Modem 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Mr Sandgroper
3rd Blinded
2003
Railway Stakes
1st Hardrada 1 minute 35.7 seconds
2nd Early Express
3rd Mapperholic
2002
Railway Stakes
1st Old Fashion 1 minute 35.6 seconds
2nd Hardrada
3rd Corporate Bruce
2001
Railway Stakes
1st Old Comrade 1 minute 37.6 seconds
2nd Mr Tanzania
3rd Finito
2000
Railway Stakes
1st Northerly 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Old Comrade
3rd Lizzy Long Legs