Railway Stakes

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

2018 Railway Stakes Results

  • 1st: #11 Galaxy Star
  • 2nd: #4 Gatting
  • 3rd: #1 Material Man



Recognised as one of the biggest races during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival, the 2018 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 Steere Stakes (1400m) held over 200m shorter a fortnight prior that last produced a winner in Great Shot (2nd in 2017). 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 2018 Railway Stakes ran at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday Saturday November 24, 2018.

Railway Stakes 2018
Date: Saturday November 24, 2018
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize money: $1,000,000

2018 Railway Stakes Results

  • 1st: #11 Galaxy Star
  • 2nd: #4 Gatting
  • 3rd: #1 Material Man

See below for the full Railway Stakes Finishing Order following the immediate conclusion of the race.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 11 GALAXY STAR Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 2 53kg
2 4 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Damian Lane 1.75L 1 54kg
3 1 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 1.75L 5 57kg
4 13 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams Craig Newitt 2.75L 7 53kg
5 6 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Dee 3.25L 6 53.5kg
5 3 MAN BOOKER Daniel Morton Paul Harvey 3.25L 11 55kg
7 14 STAR EXHIBIT Adam Durrant Joseph Azzopardi 3.75L 13 53kg
8 12 ICONOCLASM Darren Weir Craig Williams 4.25L 12 53kg
9 5 PRIZED ICON Kris Lees Ben Melham 5L 9 54kg
10 8 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Shaun Mc Gruddy 5.25L 14 53kg
11 9 ACTION Grant & Alana Williams Patrick Carbery 7L 15 53kg
12 10 DISPOSITION Chris Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 7.75L 8 53kg
13 2 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 8L 10 55.5kg
14 15 WRINKLY Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 8.5L 3 53kg
15 7 PEACEFUL STATE Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 13.25L 4 53.5kg

2018 Railway Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Railway Stakes odds 2018 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.

2018 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.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 45221x111x MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 5 57kg 112
2 18x522x233 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 10 55.5kg 109
3 13x79x2114 MAN BOOKER Daniel Morton Paul Harvey 11 55kg 108
4 7x544431x1 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Damian Lane 1 54kg 106
5 630×355424 PRIZED ICON Kris Lees Ben Melham 9 54kg
6 2309561180 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Dee 6 53.5kg
7 20110×2053 PEACEFUL STATE Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 4 53.5kg
8 223x70x132 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Shaun Mc Gruddy 14 53kg 98
9 x33251x225 ACTION Grant & Alana Williams Patrick Carbery 15 53kg 90
10 8x1850x384 DISPOSITION Chris Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 8 53kg 98
11 x1x2111x21 GALAXY STAR Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 2 53kg 98
12 1113×38118 ICONOCLASM Darren Weir Craig Williams 12 53kg
13 1x11414x68 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams Craig Newitt 7 53kg 85
14 12x9L54x77 STAR EXHIBIT Adam Durrant Joseph Azzopardi 13 53kg 104
15 1322196×54 WRINKLY Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 3 53kg 89

2018 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.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 1304×24120 HARTNELL (GB) G 8 James Cummings 60kg
2 4232×17242 LE ROMAIN G 6 Kris Lees 59.5kg
3 2561×16580 COMIN’ THROUGH G 5 Chris Waller 57.5kg
4 1311×21314 LAND OF PLENTY H 5 Darren Weir 57kg
5 45221x111x MATERIAL MAN G 7 Justin Warwick 57kg 112
6 211x2730x5 SCALES OF JUSTICE G 6 Lindsey Smith 56.5kg
7 438×713211 BEST OF DAYS (GB) H 5 James Cummings 56kg
8 11x121x621 DREAMFORCE G 6 John P Thompson 56kg
9 695×752569 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 8 James Cummings 56kg
10 18x522x233 GREAT SHOT G 6 Rhys Radford 55.5kg
11 13x79x2114 MAN BOOKER G 6 Daniel Morton 55kg
12 x462x44415 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 55kg
13 61x8899x08 SENSE OF OCCASION G 8 Kris Lees 54.5kg
14 9140x4x578 CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 5 Liam Birchley 54kg
15 7x544431x1 GATTING G 5 Darren Mcauliffe 54kg
16 3215×14128 INVINCIBELLA M 5 Chris Waller 54kg
17 630×355424 PRIZED ICON H 5 Kris Lees 54kg
18 7389×00000 CLASSIC UNIFORM G 6 Gary Moore 53.5kg
19 158×071516 CLIFF’S EDGE H 4 Darren Weir 53.5kg
20 329×102205 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 6 Tony McEvoy 53.5kg
21 x384850x6x FOXPLAY M 5 Brett Cavanough 53.5kg
22 3116×54352 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 53.5kg
23 2309561180 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 53.5kg
24 20110×2053 PEACEFUL STATE H 4 Darren Weir 53.5kg
25 2x140x5138 A SHIN ROOK (JPN) G 5 Anthony Freedman 53kg
26 223x70x132 ACHERNAR STAR G 4 Simon A Miller 53kg
27 1x33251x22 ACTION G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 53kg 90
28 3211300×00 AGE OF FIRE H 4 Darren Weir 53kg
29 0830×02757 ALL TOO HUIYING H 4 Darren Weir 53kg
30 03768×8300 ALOISIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 53kg
31 x32267x390 ALWARD (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 53kg
32 114x11x1x6 AMANAAT G 5 Ben Currie 53kg
33 145x219x12 ARCADIA PRINCE G 4 Adam Durrant 53kg 76
34 230040×742 BRING ME ROSES M 4 Tony McEvoy 53kg
35 612x9725x5 CHOCOLATE HOLIC G 6 Grant & Alana Williams 53kg 99
36 122x3x4871 COOL PASSION M 7 Tony McEvoy 53kg
37 6×24151433 DARK PROSPECT G 5 Neville Parnham 53kg
38 8x1850x384 DISPOSITION G 7 Chris Gangemi 53kg 98
39 2222×33322 ELEGANT BLAST M 5 Justin Warwick 53kg
40 505x37x120 ELLICAZOOM M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
41 1x11111x16 ENTICING STAR M 5 Adam Durrant 53kg
42 634x31x283 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 5 Matthew Smith 53kg
43 1111×221 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 4 Darren Weir 53kg
44 6x21237x44 FOX HALL G 5 Tony McEvoy 53kg
45 x1x2111x21 GALAXY STAR M 6 Grant & Alana Williams 53kg 98
46 x5x6909x80 GOOD PROJECT H 7 Chris Waller 53kg
47 36×1111134 GREAT AGAIN G 6 Lindsey Smith 53kg 84
48 0x6038x87x HEART STARTER G 6 Chris Gangemi 53kg 92
49 x15233x605 HOLY SNOW H 4 Darren Weir 53kg
50 1113×38118 ICONOCLASM H 4 Darren Weir 53kg
51 6260×11441 KAONIC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 53kg
52 1132269×52 LIKE A BUTTERFLY M 4 Lou Luciani 53kg 79
53 x121x36122 MANUEL G 5 Tony McEvoy 53kg
54 6x430x8164 MEROVEE H 4 Chris Waller 53kg
55 1x2118x565 MISSILE LAUNCH G 5 Vaughn Sigley 53kg
56 717×631500 MURAAQEB H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
57 5x546x5106 NEW TIPPERARY G 6 Joseph Pride 53kg
58 2x412x2177 NOIRE M 5 Chris Waller 53kg
59 11312x89x5 OLIVER’S TRAVELS G 5 Simon A Miller 53kg 85
60 22415×5583 OREGON’S DAY M 5 Mick Price 53kg
61 1x11414x68 PERFECT JEWEL M 4 Grant & Alana Williams 53kg
62 11x31x3103 PLEIN CIEL (GER) G 6 Darren Weir 53kg
63 141×811851 PRIZE CATCH G 5 Lindsey Smith 53kg
64 132657×599 PROPERANTES G 7 Colin Webster 53kg 90
65 2466021416 PUSHIN’ SHAPES G 6 Daniel & Ben Pearce 53kg
66 x1421266x7 RED ORA G 7 Steve Wolfe 53kg 97
67 1522653×64 ROYAL STAR M 5 Adam Durrant 53kg 89
68 1x10x5x360 SALORSCI G 5 Jeff Noske 53kg 77
69 6x2811x372 SAMBRO G 4 Chris Waller 53kg
70 2220×89355 SAMOVARE M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
71 31591×3836 SEABROOK (NZ) F 3 Mick Price 53kg
72 95×2717340 SIEGE OF QUEBEC H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 53kg
73 05593×5386 SO SI BON G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
74 x0172x9580 SOVEREIGN NATION G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
75 12x9L54x77 STAR EXHIBIT G 7 Adam Durrant 53kg
76 61x1185x68 STATE SOLICITOR G 6 Adam Durrant 53kg 96
77 x34514x416 TAKE IT INTERN (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 53kg
78 78056x940x TAKEDOWN G 6 Darren Weir 53kg
79 116×22111 TAMASA H 4 Darren Weir 53kg
80 828×260408 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 53kg
81 224513×510 TORGERSEN (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 53kg
82 44192123×0 TRADESMAN G 7 Darren Weir 53kg
83 x640260x78 ULMANN G 7 Darren Weir 53kg
84 4x086x2166 VINLAND G 4 Tony McEvoy 53kg
85 11322196×5 WRINKLY G 5 Neville Parnham 53kg 89

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
2018
Railway Stakes
1st Galaxy Star 1 minute 34.08 seconds
2nd Gatting
3rd Material Man
2017
Railway Stakes
1st Great Shot 1 minute 35.81 seconds
2nd Black Heart Bart
3rd Tom Melbourne
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

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