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.
|Race Type:||3YO+ Open Handicap|
2016 Railway Stakes Results
See below for the official 2016 Railway Stakes Results & Finishing Order – following the link for a full race overview.
|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.
|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.
|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|
|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|
|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.
|1st||Scales Of Justice||1 minute 36.13 seconds|
|1st||Good Project||1 minute 34.52 seconds|
|1st||Elite Belle||1 minute 35.59 seconds|
|1st||Luckygray||1 minute 36.75 seconds|
|3rd||Fire Up Fifi|
|1st||Mr Moet||1 minute 35.89 seconds|
|1st||Luckygray||1 minute 34.88 seconds|
|1st||Gathering||1 minute 35.1 seconds|
|1st||Sniper’s Bullet||1 minute 34.25 seconds|
|1st||Gilded Venom||1 minute 34.5 seconds|
|1st||El Presidente||1 minute 34.7 seconds|
|1st||Belle Bizarre||1 minute 34.4 seconds|
|1st||Covertly||1 minute 34.8 seconds|
|1st||Modem||1 minute 35.9 seconds|
|1st||Hardrada||1 minute 35.7 seconds|
|1st||Old Fashion||1 minute 35.6 seconds|
|1st||Old Comrade||1 minute 37.6 seconds|
|1st||Northerly||1 minute 35.8 seconds|
|3rd||Lizzy Long Legs|