Kingston Town Stakes

The Kingston Town Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Randwick on George Main Stakes Day as a lead-up to the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m).

2017 Kingston Town Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Libran
  • 2nd: #6 Antonio Giuseppe
  • 3rd: #11 Life Less Ordinary

Kingston Town Stakes News

Waller has the Metropolitan in sight with 1st 4 placegetters in the Kingston Town Stakes

Waller has the Metropolitan in sight with 1st 4 placegetters in the Kingston Town Stakes

Sydney’s premier trainer Chris Waller has a strong grip on winning another Metropolitan after saddling up the first four placegetters in the Group 3 $150,000 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) at Randwick today. English import Libran ($26) broke a long winning drought when Glyn Schofield pushed him through a narrow gap in the straight to score…

The Kingston Town Stakes is a Group 3 staying event held at Randwick Racecourse in September each year during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

The Kingston Town Stakes runs on George Main Stakes Day, which kicks off Group 1 racing in New South Wales for the season. The event shares the program with four other Group status races including the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) for Epsom Handicap hopes and the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes for three-year-old fillies looking at a run in the Flight Stakes next-up.

Held over 2000m, the Kingston Town Stakes is run under quality handicap conditions and presents an early staying challenge. Open to horses aged three years and older, the Kingston Town Stakes is a great race for form guidance in later features in Sydney over the spring. With a total purse of $150,000, the Kingston Town Stakes draws some very talented horses each year.

Those horses that perform well in the Kingston Town Stakes often seek to target the Group 1 The Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) at Royal Randwick a fortnight later.

The last galloper to complete the Kingston Town Stakes – The Metropolitan double in the same season was Herculian Prince (2010). In 2016 Sir John Hawkwood improved on a second in the Kingston Town Stakes to win The Metropolitan.

The 2017 Kingston Town Stakes took place on September 16, 2017.

Kingston Town Stakes
Date: September 16, 2017
Track: Rosehill Gardens
Distance: 2000m
Conditions: 3YO&UP Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
Inaugurated: 1948

2017 Kingston Town Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Libran
  • 2nd: #6 Antonio Giuseppe
  • 3rd: #11 Life Less Ordinary

Check out the official Kingston Town Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, the race dominated by trainer Chris Waller who prepared the first four past the post including the Kingston Town Stakes winner Libran. Last year’s Sydney Cup runner-up scored an upset win at odds of $26 defeating stablemates Antonio Giuseppe (2nd) and the beaten favourite Life Less Ordinary (3rd) by one and a half-lengths and two lengths respectively.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 5 57kg $26
2 6 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland 1.5L 11 55kg $5
3 11 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 2L 4 55kg $2.90F
4 1 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Christian Reith 2.1L 3 57kg $51
5 7 CLASSIC UNIFORM Gary Moore Tim Clark 2.2L 8 55kg $10
6 4 ALLERGIC James Cummings Joshua Parr 3.6L 7 56kg $19
7 3 CHOCANTE (NZ) Stephen Marsh Blake Shinn 3.7L 2 57kg $4.60
8 8 DEE I CEE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King (a) 5.4L 6 55kg $31
9 10 MEGABLAST (NZ) Nigel Tiley Jason Collett 5.5L 1 55kg $17
10 9 KINEMA (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Walker 5.6L 9 55kg $91
11 12 HARPER’S CHOICE Gerald Ryan Adam Hyeronimus 6.4L 10 55kg $16
5 DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride Jay Ford 0

2017 Kingston Town Stakes Odds

The spring’s top Kingston Town Stakes 2017 betting odds and links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

2017 Kingston Town Stakes Field

The 2017 Kingston Town Stakes field is announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading-up to George Main Stakes Day and will be provided in full below along with the official Kingston Town Stakes Barriers & Weights.

The official Kingston Town Stakes 2017 Final Field is now out with a dozen stayers accepted for the clash including early The Metropolitan favourite Antonio Giuseppe for Chris Waller; Waller also represented in the race by Who Shot Thebarman, Libran, Kinema and Life Less Ordinary.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 255x3642x9 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Christian Reith 4 57kg 108
2 12x8746Px6 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 6 57kg 107
3 21x37301x3 CHOCANTE (NZ) Stephen Marsh Blake Shinn 3 57kg 103
4 5543321×80 ALLERGIC James Cummings Joshua Parr 8 56kg 106
5 131×976341 DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride Jay Ford 2 55kg 106
6 12x1240x54 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland 12 55kg 103
7 3144×80222 CLASSIC UNIFORM Gary Moore Tim Clark 9 55kg 98
8 x228x8x017 DEE I CEE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King (a) 7 55kg 98
9 41x75459x7 KINEMA (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Walker 10 55kg 97
10 5624x128x1 MEGABLAST (NZ) Nigel Tiley Jason Collett 1 55kg 97
11 841x122x25 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 5 55kg 92
12 212652×577 HARPER’S CHOICE Gerald Ryan Adam Hyeronimus 11 55kg 89

2017 Kingston Town Stakes Nominations

The 2017 Kingston Town Stakes nominations close on the Monday of race week and attract a host of early The Metropolitan hopefuls.

In 2017 there were officially 16 Kingston Town Stakes nominees including Chris Waller’s proven two miler Who Shot Thebarman and last start Wyong Cup winner Destiny’s Kiss.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 255x3642x9 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 9 Chris Waller 1 57kg 108
2 12x8746Px6 LIBRAN (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 2= 57kg 107
3 131×976341 DESTINY’S KISS G 9 Joseph Pride 2= 55kg 106
4 5543321×80 ALLERGIC G 6 James Cummings 4 56kg 106
5 21x37301x3 CHOCANTE (NZ) G 5 Stephen Marsh 5= 57kg 103
6 12x1240x54 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 5= 55kg 103
7 3144×80222 CLASSIC UNIFORM G 5 Gary Moore 7= 55kg 98
8 x228x8x017 DEE I CEE (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 7= 55kg 98
9 41x75459x7 KINEMA (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 9= 55kg 97
10 5624x128x1 MEGABLAST (NZ) G 6 Nigel Tiley 9= 55kg 97
11 x227x090x5 SINGING (FR) H 8 Kris Lees 11 55kg 95
12 0x12121123 SAYED (USA) G 5 Chris Waller 12 55kg 93
13 841x122x25 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 13 55kg 92
14 212652×577 HARPER’S CHOICE H 4 Gerald Ryan 14 55kg 89
15 12210×6791 EMBLEY G 6 Bjorn Baker 15 55kg 86
16 1135754182 WAHNG WAH M 5 Kris Lees 16 53kg 78

Kingston Town Stakes History

Columnist won the inaugural edition of the Kingston Town Stakes in 1948. Since then, the race has enjoyed considerable spectator support and strong fields from great stables. Named in honour of champion racehorse Kingston Town (who won the race twice prior to its renaming), the Kingston Town Stakes is rich with history.

Known as the STC Cup between 1948 and 1983, the Kingston Town Stakes was not given its current name until the 1984 edition, a few years after Kingston Town’s wins in 1980 and 1981. Initially, the race was 1.5 miles in length, which is approximately 2400 metres. This was normalised to 2400 metres in 1972 and stayed that way until the 1991 edition ran over 1900 metres. Since 1992, however, the Kingston Town Stakes has remained 2000 metres in length.

Initially a Principal Race, the Kingston Town Stakes was given Group 3 status in 1979 and has remained at this grade since. Usually held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, in 1991 the Kingston Town Stakes was hosted by Canterbury Park for a year.

Notable Kingston Town Stakes winners include Monte Carlo (1958), Tails (1969), Kingston Town (1980, 81), Swiss Echo (2001) and Lamasery (2011). Kingston Town Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

Kingston Town Stakes Results

 

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Kingston Town Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Libran 2 minutes 2.76 seconds
2nd Antonio Giuseppe
3rd Life Less Ordinary
2016
Kingston Town Stakes
1st McCreery 2 minute 3.8 seconds
2nd Sir John Hawkwood
3rd Allergic
2015
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Silverball 2 minutes 02.98 seconds
2nd Maurus
3rd Foundry
2014
Kingston Town Stakes
1st He’s Your Man 2 minutes 04.02 seconds
2nd Kingdoms
3rd Deane Martin
2013
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Prince Cheri 2 minutes 03.4 seconds
2nd Honorius
3rd Julienas
2012
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Stout Hearted 2 minutes 00.6 seconds
2nd Crafty Irna
3rd Strawberry Boy
2011
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Lamasery 2 minutes 02.5 seconds
2nd Crafty Irna
3rd Mourayan
2010
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Herculian Prince 2 minutes 01.5 seconds
2nd Stormhill
3rd The Embassy
2009
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Ready To Lift 2 minutes 01.9 seconds
2nd Voice Coach
3rd God’s Hand
2008
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Hurrah 2 minutes 03.3 seconds
2nd Red Lord
3rd Sir Fussalot
2007
Kingston Town Stakes
Race Not Held
2006
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Mr Martini 2 minutes 05.5 seconds
2nd Vanquished
3rd Lookout
2005
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Stormhill 2 minutes 01.1 seconds
2nd Railings
3rd Carael Boy
2004
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Just Polite 2 minutes 04.0 seconds
2nd Seul Amour
3rd New York Style
2003
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Ariante 2 minutes 03.1 seconds
2nd Dashing Away
3rd Mrs Tendulkar
2002
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Dress Circle 2 minutes 02.2 seconds
2nd Youhadyourwarning
3rd Native Jazz
2001
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Swiss Echo 2 minutes 03.3 seconds
2nd Able Way
3rd Mulan Princess
2000
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Dashing Scene 2 minutes 04.9 seconds
2nd Motiti Road
3rd Splendid Retreat