Railway Stakes

The 2017 Railway Stakes is the first Group 1 race in Perth held each summer in late November over the mile at Ascot Racecourse.

Railway Stakes News

Black Heart Bart Heads 2017 Railway Stakes Nominations & Weights

Black Heart Bart Heads 2017 Railway Stakes Nominations & Weights

Darren Weir’s multiple Group 1 winner Black Heart Bart is likely to bypass Saturday racing at Sandown and be saved for a shot at Perth’s Group 1 Railway Stakes 2017 on November 25. The Perth Summer Racing Carnival celebrates its first major race day Saturday week at Ascot Racecourse with the action headlined by the…

Recognised as one of the biggest races during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival, the 2017 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, while locally in Perth a key lead-up race into the Railway Stakes field is the Group 2 Lee Steer Stakes (1400m) held over 200m shorter a fortnight prior. 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 Railway Stakes runs a week before the $1 million Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m), which is Perth’s premier sprint race.

The 2017 Railway Stakes runs at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday Saturday November 25, 2017 .

Railway Stakes 2017
Date: Saturday November 25, 2017
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize money: $1,000,000

2017 Railway Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Railway Stakes odds 2017 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.

2017 Railway Stakes Field

The official Railway Stakes Final Field is announced by Perth Racing on the Monday of race week followed by the full Railway Stakes Barrier Draw on the Tuesday and will be published in full below once released.

2017 Railway Stakes Nominations

The Railway Stakes nominations & weights close the week prior to the opening Group 1 event of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival and will be published below once announced.

The 2017 Railway Stakes Nominations attracted 71 gallopers including Darren Weir’s five-time Group 1 winning Perth expat Black Heart Bart allocated the 59kg top weight. Other key Railway Stakes nominees include the defending champion Scales Of Justice and the well-weighted Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Supply And Demand.

Read more on the official Railway Stakes 2017 Nominations & Weights.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight Hcp. Rating
1 11x75x3235 BLACK HEART BART G 7 Darren Weir 59kg
2 3x1119x033 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 7 James Cummings 58.5kg
3 21x105x100 REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 58kg
4 12x211x273 SCALES OF JUSTICE G 5 Lindsey Smith 57.5kg 111
5 16x1611x22 RELIGIFY G 7 Chris Waller 55.5kg
6 x3361x8899 SENSE OF OCCASION G 7 Kris Lees 55.5kg
7 x94010x731 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 55kg
8 905×222262 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 55kg
9 x21214x550 SILENT SEDITION M 5 Andrew Noblet 54.5kg
10 11x12x9L54 STAR EXHIBIT G 6 Darren Weir 54.5kg
11 3521111×22 SUPPLY AND DEMAND G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 54.5kg
12 36x130x614 ULMANN G 6 Darren Weir 54.5kg
13 14119×0725 BURNING FRONT G 7 Darren Weir 54kg
14 PERFECT REFLECTION M 0 Grant & Alana Williams 54kg
15 2x060x0057 SEABURGE H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 54kg
16 612×054420 SINGLE GAZE M 5 Nick Olive 54kg
17 557x135x08 CALDERON (IRE) H 5 Tony McEvoy 53.5kg
18 22186×5232 GREAT SHOT G 5 Rhys Radford 53.5kg 103
19 6495×84730 MCCREERY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 53.5kg
20 090122×211 SILVERSTREAM M 6 Adam Durrant 53.5kg 103
21 226216×354 ALL OUR ROADS (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 53kg
22 x650220657 AMOVATIO G 7 Chris Waller 53kg
23 1240×54277 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 53kg
24 171×111895 BOLLYWOOD BLITZ G 6 Craig Wright 53kg 87
25 1381310×28 CANTBUYBETTER G 6 Ben Currie 53kg
26 1612x9725x CHOCOLATE HOLIC G 5 Grant & Alana Williams 53kg
27 1784924×89 CORPORATE LARRIKIN G 8 Angela Smith 53kg 83
28 13x1511x46 COSMIC STORM M 6 Grant & Alana Williams 53kg 93
29 5676356×00 DARK MUSKET G 6 Graeme Ballantyne 53kg 76
30 292490×730 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
31 0x5358x185 DISPOSITION G 6 Adam Durrant 53kg 102
32 21x58777x0 DJANGO G 6 Alan Mathews 53kg 81
33 x2325x0636 ECHO EFFECT G 4 Kristen Buchanan 53kg
34 x11111x270 EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller 53kg
35 x2220x7050 ELLICAZOOM M 4 Neville Parnham 53kg
36 024105×877 FRENCH EMOTION M 6 Chris Waller 53kg
37 x82413x651 GATTING G 4 Darren Mcauliffe 53kg 94
38 0472x5x690 GOOD PROJECT H 6 Chris Waller 53kg
39 8x11132x61 GUNNAGO G 4 Jason Pateman 53kg 76
40 0x160x6000 HE OR SHE G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
41 8×98723303 IHTSAHYMN G 7 Fred Kersley 53kg 92
42 x122x25392 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 53kg
43 40x0x65359 MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 53kg
44 5x11113x79 MAN BOOKER G 5 Daniel Morton 53kg 101
45 43325×2266 MAN OF HIS WORD G 5 Bruce Hill 53kg
46 x3131456x4 MASK OF TIME (IRE) H 4 Hugo Palmer 53kg
47 12x31114x1 MATERIAL MAN G 6 Justin Warwick 53kg 96
48 x152161158 METEOROID M 6 Simon A Miller 53kg 95
49 2124x80x63 MOSSERATTI G 6 Cliff Green 53kg 73
50 62745×6552 NEW TIPPERARY G 5 Joseph Pride 53kg
51 00x71120x8 OBSERVATIONAL (GB) G 7 John Sadler 53kg
52 2x27x56306 OMEI SWORD M 4 Chris Waller 53kg
53 03x512x732 PAYROLL M 5 Richard Laming 53kg
54 8321983839 PETROLOGY G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
55 20×2511336 PINZU (NZ) G 5 Adam Durrant 53kg 87
56 111x4963x1 POUNAMU G 6 Alan Mathews 53kg 96
57 4197×88732 RAW IMPULSE (GB) H 6 Darren Weir 53kg
58 344300×578 RED ORA G 6 Daniel Morton 53kg 87
59 11612×15 ROYAL STAR M 4 Grant & Alana Williams 53kg 78
60 11x151x10 SALORSCI G 4 Jeff Noske 53kg 79
61 1x2x212720 SAMOVARE M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
62 x7389x1134 SILVERA G 4 Tony McEvoy 53kg
63 76×1531427 SOVEREIGN NATION G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
64 1x116x61x1 STATE SOLICITOR G 5 Grant & Alana Williams 53kg 92
65 43×1980687 TASHBEEH H 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
66 1431110×90 TONKATUFF H 5 Brad Graham 53kg 79
67 x311116x44 TOUCH OF SILVER G 5 Adam Durrant 53kg 76
68 35753x0x37 TRADESMAN G 6 Robert & Todd Harvey 53kg 93
69 x211511x32 VARIATION G 4 Stephen Miller 53kg 91
70 326121×222 WAR JEUNE G 5 Steve Wolfe 53kg 75
71 27306×5373 WHISPERING BROOK M 4 Simon A Miller 53kg 88

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