Kingston Town Classic

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Kingston Town Classic
Group 1 race
Location Ascot Racecourse
Inaugurated 1976
Race type Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance 1,800 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three year old and older
Weight Weight for age
Purse A$500,000 (2014)

The Kingston Town Classic is a Perth Racing Group 1 Thoroughbred horse raced run under Weight for Age conditions over a distance of 1800 metres at Ascot Racecourse in Perth, Australia in early December.[1] Total prizemoney is A$500,000.


Race history[edit]

The race is named after the Australian Racing Hall of Fame horse, Kingston Town who won the race in 1982.[1]

Race name[edit]

  • 1976–1979 - Marlboro 50,000
  • 1980–1983 - Western Mail Classic
  • 1984–1987 - Rothwells Stakes
  • 1988–1991 - Winfield Stakes
  • 1992–1994 - Beat Diabetes 2 Stakes
  • 1995–2006 - Fruit 'N' Veg Stakes
  • 2007 onwards - Kingston Town Classic

Race distance[edit]

  • 1976–1998 - 1800 metres
  • 1999–2000 - 1600 metres
  • 2001–2002 - 1800 metres
  • 2003 - 2000 metres
  • 2004 onwards - 1800 metres

Race grade[edit]

  • 1976–1978 - Principal race
  • 1979 onwards - Group 1

Double winners[edit]

Thoroughbreds that have won the Railway Stakes – Kingston Town Classic double:

  • Better Loosen Up (1989), Old Comrade (2001), Modem (2004), Sniper's Bullet (2009)

The winners[edit]

  • 2014 - Moriarty [2]
  • 2013 - Ihtsahymn [3]
  • 2012 - Luckygray [4]
  • 2011 - Playing God [5]
  • 2010 - Playing God [6]
  • 2009 - Sniper's Bullet [7]
  • 2008 - Niconero [8]
  • 2007 - Megatic [9]
  • 2006 - Niconero [10]
  • 2005 - Early Express [11]
  • 2004 - Modem [12]
  • 2003 - True Steel [13]
  • 2002 - Blevvo [14]
  • 2001 - Old Comrade [15]
  • 2000 - Old Comrade [16]
  • 1999 - St. Clemens Belle [17]
  • 1998 - Old Nick [18]
  • 1997 - Summer Beau [19]
  • 1996 - Summer Beau [20]
  • 1995 - Forge On [21]
  • 1994 - Island Morn [22]
  • 1993 - Credit Account [23]
  • 1992 - Red Javelin [24]
  • 1991 - Old Role [25]
  • 1990 - Bar Landy [26]
  • 1989 - Better Loosen Up [27]
  • 1988 - Vo Rogue [28]
  • 1987 - Doodlakine Lass [29]
  • 1986 - Military Plume [30]
  • 1985 - Rant And Rave [31]
  • 1984 - Importune [32]
  • 1983 - Bounty Hawk [33]
  • 1982 - Kingston Town
  • 1981 - Little Imagele
  • 1980 - Sovereign Red
  • 1979 - Mighty Kingdom
  • 1978 - Family Of Man
  • 1977 - Stormy Rex
  • 1976 - Family Of Man

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for the Kingston Town Classic". Progroupracing.com (Aus). 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 Result – Kingston Town Classic (held 6 December 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "2013 Result – Tabtouch Kingston Town Classic (held 7 December 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "2012 Result – Kingston Town Classic (held 8 December 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "2011 Result – G R - Kingston Town Classic (held 3 December 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "2010 Result – Kingston Town Classic (held 4 December 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "2009 Result – Kingston Town Classic (held 5 December 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "2008 Result – Kingston Town Classic (held 6 December 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "2007 Result – Kingston Town Classic (held 8 December 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "2006 Result – Fruit 'n' Veg Stks (held 9 December 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "2005 Result – Fruit 'n' Veg Stks (held 10 December 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "2004 Result – Fruit 'n' Veg Stks (held 12 December 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "2003 Result – Fruit 'n' Veg Stks (held 13 December 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "2002 Result – Fruit 'n' Veg Stks (held 7 December 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "2001 Result – Fruit 'n' Veg Stks (held 8 December 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "2000 Result – Fruit 'n' Veg Stks (held 16 December 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "1999 Result – Fruit 'n' Veg Stks (held 18 December 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "1998 Result – Fruit 'n' Veg Stks (held 28 November 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  19. ^ "1997 Result – Fruit 'n' Veg Stks (held 29 November 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  20. ^ "1996 Result – Fruit 'n' Veg Stks (held 30 November 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  21. ^ "1995 Result – Fruit 'n' Veg Stks (held 2 December 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  22. ^ "1994 Result – Beat Diabetes 2 Stks (held 3 December 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  23. ^ "1993 Result – Beat Diabetes 2 Stks (held 27 November 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  24. ^ "1992 Result – Beat Diabetes 2 Stks (held 28 November 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  25. ^ "1991 Result – Winfield Stks (held 30 November 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  26. ^ "1990 Result – Winfield Stks (held 1 December 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  27. ^ "1989 Result – Winfield Stks (held 25 November 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  28. ^ "1988 Result – Winfield Stks (held 26 November 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  29. ^ "1987 Result – Rothwells (held 28 November 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  30. ^ "1986 Result – Rothwells (held 29 November 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  31. ^ "1985 Result – Rothwells (held 30 November 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  32. ^ "1984 Result – Rothwells (held 1 December 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  33. ^ "1983 Result – Western Mail Classic (held 26 November 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014.