Kingston Town Stakes

The 2016 Kingston Town Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Rosehill Racecourse.

Kingston Town Stakes News

Magic Mans Rides 2016 Kingston Town Stakes Winner McCreery

Magic Mans Rides 2016 Kingston Town Stakes Winner McCreery

Brazilian hoop Joao Moreira kicked off his Golden Rose Stakes Day rides with a win partnering Chris Waller’s dominant Kingston Town Stakes 2016 winner McCreery to victory.

McCreery stayed on well to win the 2016 Kingston Town Stakes on Golden Rose Day in Sydney. Photo: Steve Hart.

Waller saddled up three runners in the $125,000 Group 3 Kingston Town ...

The 2016 Kingston Town Stakes is a Group 3 staying event held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in September each year during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

The Kingston Town Stakes runs on Golden Rose Stakes Day and shares the race program with three other black type events. These are the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) and Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m).

Held over 2000m, the Kingston Town Stakes is run under quality handicap conditions and presents a great 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 $125,000, 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 3 Colin Stephen Quality Handicap (2400m) or even the Group 1 The Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) at Royal Randwick in October.

The last galloper to complete the Kingston Town Stakes – The Metropolitan double in the same season was Herculian Prince (2010).

The 2016 Kingston Town Stakes will be held on September 10th, 2016.

Kingston Town Stakes
Date: September 10th, 2016
Track: Rosehill Gardens
Distance: 2000m
Conditions: 3YO&UP Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $125 000
Inaugurated: 1948

2016 Kingston Town Stakes Field

The 2016 Kingston Town Stakes field was released on Wednesday September 7 and features a final line-up of a dozen stayers, weights led by the Chris Waller-trained Junoob (59kg) and the returning John Thompson-trained Sir John Hawkwood (58.5kg) having his first start for the stable.

See below for the official Kingston Town Stakes 2016 field and barrier draw complete with the current Kingston Town Stakes odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.

2016 Kingston Town Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Kingston Town Stakes nominations were announced on Monday September 5 by Racing NSW and headlined by Group 1 winner Magic Hurricane.

Follow the link to view the early 2016 Kingston Town Classic Nominations now.

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
2017
Kingston Town Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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