Kingston Town Classic

The Kingston Town Classic is a Group 1 1800m event held at Ascot Racecourse in Perth in early December each summer.

2021 Kingston Town Classic Results

  • 1st: #1 Regal Power
  • 2nd: #7 Western Empire
  • 3rd: #9 Kissonallforcheeks



Named after the Australian Racing Hall of Fame horse Kingston Town, the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic is the last of the three elite level races held during November – December over the  Perth Summer Racing Carnival. Held at Ascot Racecourse, the weight-for-age race is worth $1 million dollars in prize money and is contested over 1800m.

The best lead-up race to the event is the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) run a fortnight earlier. Horses out of the Kingston Town Classic field may go on to contest the Group 1 Perth Cup (2400m).

Most recently the ill-fated Truly Great scored an upset win in the Kingston Town Classic before winning the Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes next-up ahead of a second in the Perth Cup results.

Four horses have completed the Railway Stakes – Kingston Town Classic double in the same year with the latest to do so being Sniper’s Bullet (2009).

The 2021 Kingston Town Classic ran on Saturday December 4, 2021 at Ascot Racecourse in Perth and was won in an upset by Regal Power ($14). 

Kingston Town Classic 2021
Date: Saturday December 4, 2021
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1800m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1 million

2021 Kingston Town Classic Results

  • 1st: #1 Regal Power ($14)
  • 2nd: #7 Western Empire
  • 3rd: #9 Kissonallforcheeks

Grant & Alana Williams’ 2020 All-Star Mile winner Regal Power ($14) was back in winning form scoring an upset win over his better fancied stablemate Western Empire ($1.20F) – who ran second as the beaten odds-on favourite after racing three-wide no cover – in the 2021 Kingston Town Classic results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams Patrick Carbery 8 59kg $14
2 7 WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 0.48L 9 58.5kg $1.20F
3 9 KISSONALLFORCHEEKS Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 0.9L 4 56.5kg $19
4 4 TOO CLOSE THE SUN Lindsey Smith Joseph Azzopardi 1.21L 10 59kg $61
5 8 DANCE MUSIC Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 2.1L 2 57kg $26
6 3 NEUFBOSC (FR) Neville Parnham Jason Brown 2.74L 1 59kg $101
7 10 SEARCHIN’ ROC’S David Harrison Ms Kyra Yuill 2.87L 3 50kg $13
8 5 PLATOON Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 3.75L 5 59kg $91
9 6 NOTORIOUS ONE Chris & Michael Gangemi Clint Johnston-Porter 5.73L 6 59kg $31
10 2 TRAP FOR FOOLS Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 6.84L 7 59kg $51

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Kingston Town Classic Odds & Betting

The top Kingston Town Classic 2021 odds will be provided below along with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back your insider Kingston Town Classic betting tips at the right price this summer.

2021 Kingston Town Classic Field

The Kingston Town Classic field is usually filled out with some of the better Perth thoroughbreds as well as visiting stayers from the eastern states.

Horses traditionally run in the Railway Stakes a fortnight earlier leading-up to the Kingston Town Classic and Sniper’s Bullet (2009) was the last to do the double in a single season.

Three-year-old runners in the Kingston Town Classic field may have their final lead-up in the Group 2 W.A. Guineas and Arcadia Queen (2018) was the last WA Guineas winner to back-up and beat the older horses in the Kingston Town Classic field next start. In 2019 the Neville Parnham-trained filly Kay Cee improved on a lead-up second in the WA Guineas to take out the Kingston Town Classic.

The 2021 Kingston Town Classic field is announced on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once released by Perth Racing.

The Kingston Town Classic 2021 final field features just 10 runners dominated by Railway Stakes winner Western Empire who is odds-on to make it seven straight wins.

The 2021 Kingston Town Classic barrier draw took place on Tuesday and saw the favourite Western Empire draw barrier nine.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the Kingston Town Classic 2021 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 21x90x9x44 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams Patrick Carbery 8 59kg 114
2 2467232x3x TRAP FOR FOOLS Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 7 59kg 107
3 190×650956 NEUFBOSC (FR) Neville Parnham Jason Brown 1 59kg 100
4 x750x31x85 TOO CLOSE THE SUN Lindsey Smith Joseph Azzopardi 10 59kg 104
5 30284×6460 PLATOON Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 5 59kg 97
6 65×1311224 NOTORIOUS ONE Chris & Michael Gangemi Clint Johnston-Porter 6 59kg 98
7 3131111×11 WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 9 58.5kg 110
8 1x3323x136 DANCE MUSIC Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 2 57kg 106
9 1121×21613 KISSONALLFORCHEEKS Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 4 56.5kg 100
10 5111×121 SEARCHIN’ ROC’S David Harrison Ms Kyra Yuill 3 50kg 82

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Kingston Town Classic Nominations

More and more interstate raiders trained outside of W.A. are featuring in the Kingston Town Classic nominations that close about a month out from the Group 1.

Kingston Town Classic History

First raced in 1976 and won by Family Of Man, the Kingston Town Classic has undergone plenty of name changes. Starting with the Marlboro 50,000, the event then went on to be named the Western Mail Classic, Rothwells Stakes, Winfield Stakes, Beat Diabetes 2 Stakes and Fruit ‘N’ Veg Stakes. In 2007 it was officially named the Kingston Town Classic after the great horse’s victory in 1982.

Summer Beau won the race in two consecutive years in 1996 and 1997 and Old Comrade followed in 2000 and 2001. Niconero managed to win the Classic twice in 2006 and 2008 as did the race’s first winner Family Of Man in 1976 and 1978.

More recently Playing God (2010-11) went back-to-back in the race as a three-year-old and four-year-old, while in 2015 Perfect Reflection became the first three-year-old filly to win the Kingston Town Classic.

Three years later and another filly was in the mix, Arcadia Queen dominating the 2018 Kingston Town Classic results with a 4.5 length win. The following summer, a daughter of two-time champion Playing God – Kay Cee – became the third filly to win the Kingston Town Classic.

Kingston Town Classic Winners

The table below shows the winners and place-getters of the Kingston Town Classic since 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Kingston Town Classic
1st Regal Power 1 minute 48.81 seconds
2nd Western Empire
3rd Kissonallforcheeks
2020
Kingston Town Classic
1st Truly Great 1 minute 48.27 seconds
2nd Inspirational Girl
3rd Dom To Shoot
2019
Kingston Town Classic
1st Kay Cee 1 minute 51.29 seconds
2nd Gailo Chop
3rd Best Of Days
2018
Kingston Town Classic
1st Arcadia Queen 1 minute 48.55 seconds
2nd Material Man
3rd Galaxy Star
2017
Kingston Town Classic
1st Pounamu 1 minute 49.50 seconds
2nd Material Man
3rd Achernar Star
2016
Kingston Town Classic
1st Stratum Star 1 minute 49.49 seconds
2nd Scales Of Justice
3rd Perfect Reflection
2015
Kingston Town Classic
1st Perfect Reflection 1 minute 53.78 seconds
2nd Delicacy
3rd Dark Musket
2014
Kingston Town Classic
1st Moriarty 1 minute 48.71 seconds
2nd Disposition
3rd Elite Belle
2013
Kingston Town Classic
1st Ihtsahymn 1 minute 49.95 seconds
2nd Luckygray
3rd Rohan
2012
Kingston Town Classic
1st Luckygray 1 minute 50.7 seconds
2nd Mr Moet
3rd God Has Spoken
2011
Kingston Town Classic
1st Playing God 1 minute 49.6 seconds
2nd Ranger
3rd King Saul
2010
Kingston Town Classic
1st Playing God 1 minute 48.9 seconds
2nd Impressive Jeuney
3rd Trusting
2009Kingston Town Classic 1st Sniper’s Bullet 1 minute 46.96 seconds
2nd God Has Spoken
3rd Scenic Shot
2008Kingston Town Classic 1st Niconero 1 minute 46.9 seconds
2nd Gilded Venom
3rd Sniper’s Bullet
2007Kingston Town Classic 1st Megatic 1 minute 48 seconds
2nd Guyno
3rd New Spice
2006Kingston Town Classic 1st Niconero 1 minute 47.4 seconds
2nd Scenic Shot
3rd Daka’s Gem
2005Kingston Town Classic 1st Early Express 1 minute 48 seconds
2nd Lock The Vault
3rd Bon Argent
2004Kingston Town Classic 1st Modem 1 minute 50.1 seconds
2nd Free At Last
3rd True Steel
2003Kingston Town Classic 1st True Steel 2 minutes 3.6 seconds
2nd Milanova
3rd Hardrada
2002Kingston Town Classic 1st Blevvo 1 minute 52.1 seconds
2nd Finito
3rd Corporate Bruce
2001Kingston Town Classic 1st Old Comrade 1 minute 50 seconds
2nd Miss Precisely
3rd Shot Of Thunder
2000Kingston Town Classic 1st Old Comrade 1 minute 6.2 seconds
2nd Umrum
3rd Slideaway

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