Kingston Town Classic

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

2018 Kingston Town Classic Results

  • 1st: #15 Arcadia Queen
  • 2nd: #2 Material Man
  • 3rd: #12 Galaxy Star



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) on New Year’s Eve.

The 2018 Kingston Town Classic ran on Saturday December 8, 2018 at Ascot Racecourse in Perth.

Kingston Town Classic 2018
Date: Saturday December 8, 2018
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1800m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1 million

2018 Kingston Town Classic Results

  • 1st: #15 Arcadia Queen
  • 2nd: #2 Material Man
  • 3rd: #12 Galaxy Star
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 15 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6 50kg
2 2 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 4.5L 2 59kg
3 12 GALAXY STAR Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 5L 13 57kg
4 4 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Damian Lane 6L 3 59kg
5 8 PRYING TOM Sharon Miller Alan Kennedy 6.25L 14 59kg
6 1 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean Damien Oliver 6.5L 10 59kg
7 3 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 7.5L 5 59kg
8 14 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 8.25L 4 56.5kg
9 9 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Shaun Mc Gruddy 8.25L 1 58.5kg
10 5 STAR EXHIBIT Adam Durrant Jarrad Noske 10.75L 7 59kg
11 10 ICONOCLASM Darren Weir Dean Yendall 12L 8 58.5kg
12 11 HOLY SNOW Darren Weir Mitchell Pateman 13.25L 9 58.5kg
13 7 HEART STARTER Chris Gangemi Peter Knuckey 19.75L 11 59kg
14 6 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Rory Hutchings 21.75L 12 59kg

2018 Kingston Town Classic Odds & Betting

The top Kingston Town Classic 2018 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.

2018 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. Three-year-old runners in the Kingston Town Classic field may have their final lead-up in the Group 2 W.A. Guineas and Ihtsahymn (2013) was the last to complete that double.

The 2018 Kingston Town Classic field is announced on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once released by Perth Racing.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 x632117521 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean Damien Oliver 10 59kg
2 5221x111x3 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 2 59kg
3 8x522x2330 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 5 59kg
4 x544431x12 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Damian Lane 3 59kg
5 2x9L54x777 STAR EXHIBIT Adam Durrant Jarrad Noske 7 59kg
6 3095611805 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Rory Hutchings 12 59kg
7 x6038x87x3 HEART STARTER Chris Gangemi Peter Knuckey 11 59kg
8 x2441111x6 PRYING TOM Sharon Miller Alan Kennedy 15 59kg
9 23x70x1320 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Shaun Mc Gruddy 1 58.5kg
10 113×381188 ICONOCLASM Darren Weir Dean Yendall 8 58.5kg
11 15233×6052 HOLY SNOW Darren Weir Mitchell Pateman 9 58.5kg
12 1x2111x211 GALAXY STAR Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 14 57kg
13 222×333228 ELEGANT BLAST Justin Warwick Glenn Smith 13 57kg
14 x11414x684 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 4 56.5kg
15 11311 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6 50kg

2018 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.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight Hcp Rating
1 62x140x513 A SHIN ROOK (JPN) G 5 Anthony Freedman 59kg
2 32267x390x ALWARD (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 59kg
3 3438x7132x BEST OF DAYS (GB) H 5 James Cummings 59kg
4 7214523x2x CAPPO D’ORO G 6 Fred Kersley 59kg
5 1612x9725x CHOCOLATE HOLIC G 6 Grant & Alana Williams 59kg
6 x7389x0000 CLASSIC UNIFORM G 6 Gary Moore 59kg
7 12561×1658 COMIN’ THROUGH G 5 Chris Waller 59kg
8 9140x4x57x CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 5 Liam Birchley 59kg
9 3x5x261x0x DANON DISTANCE (JPN) H 5 Anthony Freedman 59kg
10 7x4x46x35x DANON ROMAN (JPN) H 5 Anthony Freedman 59kg
11 85321×7730 DARK MUSKET G 7 Graeme Ballantyne 59kg
12 58x1850x3x DISPOSITION G 7 Chris Gangemi 59kg
13 0634x31x28 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 5 Matthew Smith 59kg
14 17x544431x GATTING G 5 Darren Mcauliffe 59kg 98
15 72x5x6909x GOOD PROJECT H 7 Chris Waller 59kg
16 236×111113 GREAT AGAIN G 6 Lindsey Smith 59kg
17 218x522x2x GREAT SHOT G 6 Rhys Radford 59kg
18 x1304x2412 HARTNELL (GB) G 8 James Cummings 59kg
19 0x6038x87x HEART STARTER G 6 Chris Gangemi 59kg 92
20 7233033x4x IHTSAHYMN G 8 Fred Kersley 59kg
21 5x695x7525 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 8 James Cummings 59kg
22 0x4312333x JUICING CARROTS G 6 Raquel Reid 59kg 71
23 51311×2131 LAND OF PLENTY H 5 Darren Weir 59kg
24 74232×1724 LE ROMAIN G 6 Kris Lees 59kg
25 x93116x54x LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 59kg
26 113x79x21x MAN BOOKER G 6 Daniel Morton 59kg 106
27 45221x111x MATERIAL MAN G 7 Justin Warwick 59kg 112
28 111x2118x5 MISSILE LAUNCH G 5 Vaughn Sigley 59kg
29 230956118x MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 59kg
30 5x546x510x NEW TIPPERARY G 6 Joseph Pride 59kg
31 311312x89x OLIVER’S TRAVELS G 5 Simon A Miller 59kg 85
32 1x31x3103x PLEIN CIEL (GER) G 6 Darren Weir 59kg
33 25141×8118 PRIZE CATCH G 5 Lindsey Smith 59kg
34 2630x3554x PRIZED ICON H 5 Kris Lees 59kg
35 1132657x5x PROPERANTES G 7 Colin Webster 59kg
36 1x2441111x PRYING TOM G 6 Sharon Miller 59kg
37 8224660214 PUSHIN’ SHAPES G 6 Daniel & Ben Pearce 59kg
38 51x10x5x36 SALORSCI G 5 Jeff Noske 59kg
39 x211x2730x SCALES OF JUSTICE G 6 Lindsey Smith 59kg 111
40 61x8899x08 SENSE OF OCCASION G 8 Kris Lees 59kg
41 5x05593x5x SO SI BON G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
42 0x0172x95x SOVEREIGN NATION G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
43 1x12x9L54x STAR EXHIBIT G 7 Darren Weir 59kg
44 6x61x1185x STATE SOLICITOR G 6 Adam Durrant 59kg 97
45 0x34514x41 TAKE IT INTERN (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 59kg
46 78056x940x TAKEDOWN G 6 Darren Weir 59kg
47 0x0551x58x TALLY G 6 James Cummings 59kg
48 25828x260x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 59kg
49 3224513x5x TORGERSEN (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 59kg
50 x44192123x TRADESMAN G 7 Darren Weir 59kg
51 6x6321175x TRAP FOR FOOLS G 5 Jarrod McLean 59kg
52 86x640260x ULMANN G 7 Darren Weir 59kg
53 71223x70x1 ACHERNAR STAR G 4 Simon A Miller 58.5kg
54 11x33251x2 ACTION G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 58.5kg
55 213211300x AGE OF FIRE H 4 Darren Weir 58.5kg
56 0830×02757 ALL TOO HUIYING H 4 Gary Moore 58.5kg
57 145x219x1x ARCADIA PRINCE G 4 Adam Durrant 58.5kg
58 27158×0715 CLIFF’S EDGE H 4 Darren Weir 58.5kg
59 15233x605x HOLY SNOW H 4 Darren Weir 58.5kg
60 141113×381 ICONOCLASM H 4 Darren Weir 58.5kg
61 x6260x1144 KAONIC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 58.5kg
62 56x430x81x MEROVEE H 4 Chris Waller 58.5kg
63 6717×63150 MURAAQEB H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 58.5kg
64 720110x20x PEACEFUL STATE H 4 Darren Weir 58.5kg
65 6x2811x37x SAMBRO G 4 Chris Waller 58.5kg
66 1295×27173 SIEGE OF QUEBEC H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 58.5kg
67 116×2211 TAMASA H 4 Darren Weir 58.5kg
68 1111×22 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 4 Darren Weir 57.5kg
69 12222x333x ELEGANT BLAST M 5 Justin Warwick 57kg
70 505x37x12x ELLICAZOOM M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 57kg
71 1x11111x1x ENTICING STAR M 5 Adam Durrant 57kg
72 21x1x2111x GALAXY STAR M 6 Grant & Alana Williams 57kg 90
73 43215x141x INVINCIBELLA M 5 Chris Waller 57kg
74 12x412x217 NOIRE M 5 Chris Waller 57kg
75 22415x558x OREGON’S DAY M 5 Mick Price 57kg
76 x1522653x6 ROYAL STAR M 5 Adam Durrant 57kg
77 x2220x893x SAMOVARE M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 57kg
78 76x462x444 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 57kg
79 x230040x7x BRING ME ROSES M 4 Tony McEvoy 56.5kg
80 x31132269x LIKE A BUTTERFLY M 4 Lou Luciani 56.5kg 78
81 1x11414x PERFECT JEWEL M 4 Grant & Alana Williams 56.5kg 85
82 13×5 ADMIRAL PROMO G 3 Daniel Morton 52kg 62
83 11×2 BLACK SABBATH G 3 Robert & Todd Harvey 52kg
84 115×1 CHIX PIC G 3 David Harrison 52kg
85 13x FINAL HEARING G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 52kg 62
86 23×4 GREAT CHARADE C 3 Trevor Andrews 52kg
87 2131x2x LORDHELPMERUN G 3 Steve Wolfe 52kg 80
88 23x4263x PLATOON C 3 Neville Parnham 52kg
89 61x REGAL POWER G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 52kg 62
90 112×5 SPECIAL REWARD G 3 Simon A Miller 52kg
91 13 TRUE ATTRACTION G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 52kg 62
92 2x11x TRUE DEFENDER G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 52kg
93 1x14x4 VALOUR ROAD G 3 Simon A Miller 52kg
94 1x ARCADIA QUEEN F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg 58
95 11x FAIRY FAST F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg 62
96 1x FESTIVAL MISS F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg 60
97 122×3 LADY COSMOLOGY F 3 Simon A Miller 50kg
98 04×221 LADY SASS F 3 Daniel Morton 50kg 56
99 11x LEADING GIRL (NZ) F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg
100 3x11x MYSTERY MISS F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50kg 62
101 2x2240x8 PRINCESS PIERRO F 3 Trevor Andrews 50kg 61
102 x31591x383 SEABROOK (NZ) F 3 Mick Price 50kg

The 2018 Kingston Town Classic nominations will be published in full once announced in early-mid November.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.

Kingston Town Classic Winners

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

Year Place Horse Time
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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