Railway Stakes

The 2017 Railway Stakes was held at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday November 18th, 2017.

2017 Railway Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Railway Stakes News

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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 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 2017 Railway Stakes was held at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 18th 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: 18th November
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize money: $1,000,000

2017 Railway Stakes Results

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

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 2017 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 2017 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.

2017 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 2017 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.

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