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).

2020 Kingston Town Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Taikomochi
  • 2nd: #9 Shared Ambition
  • 3rd: #4 Brimham Rocks



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. 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 now run under set weights plus penalties 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 $160,000, 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 race can also serve as a lead-up into the Melbourne majors including the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington that the 2019 Kingston Town Stakes winner Finche ran second in before a Caulfield Cup fifth and seventh in that year’s Melbourne Cup results.

The 2020 Kingston Town Stakes took place on Saturday September 19, 2020 and was won by Taikomochi.

Kingston Town Stakes
Date: Saturday September 19, 2020
Track: Rosehill Gardens
Distance: 2000m
Conditions: 3YO&UP – SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $160,000
Inaugurated: 1948

2020 Kingston Town Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Taikomochi
  • 2nd: #9 Shared Ambition
  • 3rd: #4 Brimham Rocks

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Taikomochi ($9.50) dug deep to win salute in the Kingston Town Stakes 2020 results off an on-speed run in near record time ahead of the Group 1 The Metropolitan.

Click here to read more on the Kingston Town Stakes 2020 win by Taikomochi.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 TAIKOMOCHI Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 56kg $9.50
2 9 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 1L 12 55kg $4.20F
3 4 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 1.2L 8 56.5kg $17
4 14 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Hugh Bowman 1.7L 7 55kg (cd 56kg) $5.50
5 15 RONDINELLA (NZ) John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 2.1L 6 53kg $9
6 16 GIRL TUESDAY Clarry Conners Glen Boss 2.3L 1 53kg $12
7 5 WU GOK Chris Waller Adam Hyeronimus 2.5L 14 56kg $31
8 11 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 3L 15 55kg $41
9 1 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 3.4L 10 58kg $14
10 2 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 4.1L 4 57kg $16
11 12 SIR CHARLES ROAD Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Jim Byrne 4.7L 3 55kg $101
12 10 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) Sam Kavanagh Brenton Avdulla 4.9L 13 55kg $10
13 7 MISS SENTIMENTAL (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 5.8L 2 56kg $151
14 17e DJUKON (GB) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 6.2L 11 55kg $71
15 8 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 6.3L 16 55kg $18
16 3 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 9.3L 9 57kg $101
20e KINANE (NZ) Chris Waller 0
21e THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Jim Byrne 0
19e MASAFF (IRE) Chris Waller 0
13 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) Richard & Michael Freedman Jean Van Overmeire (a) 0
18e MORTON’S FORK Richard Litt Robbie Dolan 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Kingston Town Stakes Odds

The spring’s top Kingston Town Stakes 2020 betting odds and links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

2020 Kingston Town Stakes Field

The 2020 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.

Chris Waller-trained horses dominate a capacity Kingston Town Stakes 2020 field including early favourite Shared Ambition.

Update: The first emergency Djukon (15) drawn wide for Chris Waller has gained a start with the scratching of Paths Of Glory (9).

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2020 GEORGE MAIN STAKES DAY SCRATCHINGS & TRACK REPORT

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x895756x25 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 14 58kg 99
2 74x66461x0 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 5 57kg 106
3 55x5663x90 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 12 57kg 102
4 902x7691x8 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 11 56.5kg 103
5 7730x117x6 WU GOK Chris Waller Adam Hyeronimus 18 56kg 106
6 32142×2314 TAIKOMOCHI Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6 56kg 105
7 70504150×0 MISS SENTIMENTAL (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 3 56kg 100
8 160x1225x0 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 21 55kg 112
9 11x3103x09 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 16 55kg 103
10 x98276x512 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) Sam Kavanagh Brenton Avdulla 17 55kg 102
11 22x0352x67 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 19 55kg 101
12 0533499×00 SIR CHARLES ROAD Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Jim Byrne (late alt) 4 55kg 98
13 11123×0011 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) Richard & Michael Freedman Jean Van Overmeire (a) 9 55kg 97
14 26x1122x80 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Hugh Bowman 10 55kg 56kg 96
15 228x376x69 RONDINELLA (NZ) John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 7 53kg 103
16 47×0878725 GIRL TUESDAY Clarry Conners Glen Boss 2 53kg 98
17e 21112x08x0 DJUKON (GB) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 15 55kg 92
18e 8126789×50 MORTON’S FORK Richard Litt Robbie Dolan 8 55kg 90
19e 633x632x48 MASAFF (IRE) Chris Waller 13 55kg 85
20e 2x2113x50 KINANE (NZ) Chris Waller 1 56kg 83
21e x241448x23 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Jim Byrne 20 55kg 86

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Kingston Town Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Kingston Town Stakes close the Monday of race week and will be published for punters below as soon as announced.

Trainer Chris Waller dominates the 2020 Kingston Town Classic nominations with 15 of the 34 early entries including the defending champion Finche.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 160x1225x0 MUSTAJEER (GB) G 8 Kris Lees 1 55kg 112
2 34x51257x3 FINCHE (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 2= 56.5kg 110
3 190x1410x0 NETTOYER M 7 Wendy Roche 2= 56kg 110
4 6x11126x11 MUGATOO (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 4 56kg 108
5 41x0x0680x DANCETERIA (FR) G 6 Kris Lees 5= 58kg 106
6 74x66461x0 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 9 Chris Waller 5= 57kg 106
7 7730x117x6 WU GOK G 7 Chris Waller 5= 56kg 106
8 x7207523x2 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) H 6 Chris Waller 5= 55kg 106
9 32142×2314 TAIKOMOCHI G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 9 56kg 105
10 902x7691x8 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 10= 56.5kg 103
11 11x3103x09 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 10= 55kg 103
12 228x376x69 RONDINELLA (NZ) M 6 John O’Shea 10= 53kg 103
13 55x5663x90 DANZDANZDANCE M 6 Chris Waller 13= 57kg 102
14 816x7000x3 HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 13= 56kg 102
15 x98276x512 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) G 8 Sam Kavanagh 13= 55kg 102
16 22x0352x67 CARIF H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 16 55kg 101
17 70504150×0 MISS SENTIMENTAL (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 17 56kg 100
18 x895756x25 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 18 58kg 99
19 0533499×00 SIR CHARLES ROAD G 7 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 19= 55kg 98
20 47×0878725 GIRL TUESDAY M 6 Clarry Conners 19= 53kg 98
21 731x7836x0 NORWAY (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 21= 56kg 97
22 6x750x9084 BIG DUKE (IRE) G 9 Kris Lees 21= 55kg 97
23 11123×0011 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman 21= 55kg 97
24 26x1122x80 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 24 55kg 96
25 36221×0553 HERENGAWE (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 25 56kg 95
26 x615129x33 DABIYR (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 26 55kg 93
27 21112x08x0 DJUKON (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 27 55kg 92
28 6351625×02 FUN FACT G 5 Bjorn Baker 28= 56kg 90
29 8126789×50 MORTON’S FORK G 7 Richard Litt 28= 55kg 90
30 76P8x8x600 ZACADA (NZ) G 8 Jim & Greg Lee 30 56kg 87
31 x241448x23 THINK IT OVER G 5 Kerry Parker 31 55kg 86
32 633x632x48 MASAFF (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 32 55kg 85
33 2x2113x50 KINANE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 33 56kg 83
34 x114319x36 YONKERS (USA) G 5 Chris Waller 34 55kg 79

Table Credit: Racing Austarlia. 

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), Lamasery (2011) and Avilius (2018). Kingston Town Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

Kingston Town Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Taikomochi 2 minutes 0.84 seconds
2nd Shared Ambition
3rd Brimham Rocks
2019
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Finche 2 minutes 4.42 seconds
2nd Stampede
3rd Carzoff
2018
Kingston Town Stakes
1st Avilius 2 minutes 2.01 seconds
2nd Brimham Rocks
3rd I Am Serious
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

Spring Racing

2020 Cox Plate Results: Sir Dr...

Miami Bounds into Melbourne Cu...

Miami Bounds into Melbourne Cup With Impressive Valley Cup Victory

Last year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien is set to press onto...

Crystal Mile Winner Homesman t...

Crystal Mile Winner Homesman to Have Crack at Mackinnon Stakes 2020

The Lloyd Williams-owned Homesman will step back-up to Group 1 company on the...

Vase Winner Cherry Tortoni Fir...

Vase Winner Cherry Tortoni Firms in 2020 Victoria Derby Betting

Cherry Tortoni atoned for his luckless trip to Sydney with an eye-catching...

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Cla...

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Results: Yes Baby Yes Leads All The Way

A well-rated ride and powerful performance by the Leon & Troy...

Horse Racing Today

2020 Cox Plate Results: Sir Dr...

Crystal Mile Winner Homesman t...

Crystal Mile Winner Homesman to Have Crack at Mackinnon Stakes 2020

The Lloyd Williams-owned Homesman will step back-up to Group 1 company on the...

Vase Winner Cherry Tortoni Fir...

Vase Winner Cherry Tortoni Firms in 2020 Victoria Derby Betting

Cherry Tortoni atoned for his luckless trip to Sydney with an eye-catching...

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Cla...

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Results: Yes Baby Yes Leads All The Way

A well-rated ride and powerful performance by the Leon & Troy...

Red Anchor Winner Considered f...

Red Anchor Winner Considered for Late Coolmore Stud Stakes 2020 Entry

Mornington trainer Matt Laurie may consider a late 2020 Coolmore Stud Stakes...

Race Results

2020 Cox Plate Results: Sir Dragonet Could Head to Melbourne Cup

Miami Bounds into Melbourne Cup With Impressive Valley Cup Victory

Crystal Mile Winner Homesman to Have Crack at Mackinnon Stakes 2020

Vase Winner Cherry Tortoni Firms in 2020 Victoria Derby Betting

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Results: Yes Baby Yes Leads All The Way

Race Previews

Cox Plate 2020 Betting Update: Russian Camelot Narrow Favourite

Trekking Leads 2020 Manikato Stakes Field & Odds

Cox Plate 2020 Final Field & Barriers: Russian Camelot Draws Outside Alley

Mr Quickie Heads 2020 Kennedy Cantala Nominations

Melbourne Cup Hopefuls Head 2020 Geelong Cup Field & Odds

Fields & Form

Trekking Leads 2020 Manikato Stakes Field & Odds

Cox Plate 2020 Final Field & Barriers: Russian Camelot Draws Outside Alley

Mr Quickie Heads 2020 Kennedy Cantala Nominations

Melbourne Cup Hopefuls Head 2020 Geelong Cup Field & Odds

2020 The Everest Day: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report