Railway Stakes (Australia)

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This article is about an Australian horse race. For other horse races with the similar name, see Railway Stakes.
Railway Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Ascot Racecourse
Inaugurated 1887
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Carlton Draught (2014)
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three year olds and older
Weight handicap
Purse A$1,000,000 (2014)

The Railway Stakes is a Perth Racing Group 1 Thoroughbred horse raced under handicap conditions over a distance of 1600 metres at Ascot Racecourse in Perth, Australia in late November.[1] Prizemoney was increased to A$1,000,000 in 2007.

Race History[edit]

The inaugural running of the event was held on Perth Cup day in 1887[2] with a stakes of 60 sovereigns when the three year old Nimrod won the event over Hermit. The following season the race was held on New Years Day 1889 and in the renewal of the race Hermit won the race while Nimrod finished third.[3] The event continued to be part of the Western Australian Turf Club's Summer Carnival with the race being scheduled on the same day as the Perth Cup. In 2001 the WATC rescheduled the event to late November. Since 2011 the race date is considered the richest day in thoroughbred racing in Perth, known as Super Saturday with the Winterbottom Stakes, WA Guineas and several other Listed Races.[1] In 2003 the race was held at Belmont Park Racecourse.[4]

Race distance[edit]

  • 1887–1925 - 114 miles (~2000 metres)
  • 1926–1971 - 1 mile (~1609 metres)
  • 1972–1983 - 1500 metres
  • 1984 onwards - 1600 metres

Race grade[edit]

  • 1887–1978 - 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 - Elite Belle [5]
  • 2013 - Luckygray [6]
  • 2012 - Mr Moet [7]
  • 2011 - Luckygray [8]
  • 2010 - Gathering [9]
  • 2009 - Sniper's Bullet [10]
  • 2008 - Gilded Venom [11]
  • 2007 - El Presedente [12]
  • 2006 - Belle Bizare [13]
  • 2005 - Covertly [14]
  • 2004 - Modem [15]
  • 2003 - Hardrada [4]
  • 2002 - Old Fashion [16]
  • 2001 - Old Comrade [17]
  • 2000 - Northerly [18]
  • 1999 - Slavonic [19]
  • 1998 (Dec.) - Machine Gun Tom [20]
  • 1998 (Jan.) - Willoughby [21]
  • 1996 - Bold Extreme [22]
  • 1995 - Jacks Or Better [23]
  • 1994 (Dec.) - Zaparri [24]
  • 1994 (Jan.) - Island Morn [25]
  • 1992 - Welcome Knight [26]
  • 1991 - M'Lady's Jewel [27]
  • 1990 - Medicine Kid [28]
  • 1989 - Better Loosen Up [29]
  • 1988 - Marwong [30]
  • 1987 (Dec.) - Jungle Dawn [31]
  • 1987 (Jan.) - Miss Muffet [32]
  • 1985 - Valley Of Carome [33]
  • 1984 - Eastern Temple [34]
  • 1983 (Dec.) - Getting Closer [35]
  • 1983 (Jan.) - Sanatate [36]
  • 1981 - Iko
  • 1980 - Golden Heights
  • 1979 - Asian Beau
  • 1978 - Sarsha's Choice
  • 1977 (Dec.) - Marjoleo [37]
  • 1977 (Jan.) - Alpine Wind
  • 1975 - Detonator
  • 1974 - Cambana Lad
  • 1973 - Starglow
  • 1972 - Millefleurs
  • 1971 - Royal Spring
  • 1970 - Kilrickle
  • 1969 - Gold Casket
  • 1968 - La Trice
  • 1967 - Tudor Mak
  • 1966 - Tudor Mak
  • 1965 - Blue Spring
  • 1964 - Sweet Saga
  • 1963 - Yenton
  • 1962 - Royal Thrust
  • 1961 - Big Bob
  • 1960 - Westmaster
  • 1959 - Aquanita
  • 1958 - On Guard
  • 1957 - Young Filipino
  • 1956 - El Boom
  • 1955 - Cunderdin
  • 1954 - Maniana
  • 1953 - Earl James
  • 1952 - Aptofine
  • 1951 - Beau Temps
  • 1950 - Chieftain Warrior
  • 1949 - Tania
  • 1948 - Gold Patois
  • 1947 - Sorcery
  • 1946 - Thorium
  • 1945 - Falsetto
  • 1944 - Bobby Breen
  • 1943 - Beaufine
  • 1942 - Flame Lady
  • 1941 - Hinda
  • 1940 - Pretoria
  • 1939 - Winbyie
  • 1938 - Tetreen
  • 1937 - Temple Coyn
  • 1936 - Gay Gipsy
  • 1935 - Desert Hero
  • 1934 - Aclis
  • 1933 - Earl Cunje
  • 1932 - Jolly Fair
  • 1931 - Comprador
  • 1930 - Coette
  • 1929 - Hint
  • 1928 - Columban
  • 1927 - Jolly Odd
  • 1926 - Cunningman
  • 1925 - Eupator
  • 1924 - Borgia
  • 1923 - Jolly Handsome
  • 1922 - Sweet Doris
  • 1921 - Fair Intervener
  • 1920 (Dec.) - Bobaris
  • 1920 (Jan.) - Andronicus
  • 1919 - Acclivity
  • 1917 - Quiara
  • 1916 (Dec.) - Minever [38]
  • 1916 (Jan.) - Simple Maid [39]
  • 1914 (Dec.) - Lilyveil [38]
  • 1914 (Jan.) - Werenda [38]
  • 1912 - Saturate [38]
  • 1911 - Apple Charlotte [38]
  • 1910 (Dec.) - Artesian [38]
  • 1910 (Jan.) - Thigen Thu [38]
  • 1908 - Lady Agnes [38]
  • 1907 (Dec.) - Betsy Burke [38]
  • 1907 (Jan.) - Man O' War [38]
  • 1905 - Scorher [38]
  • 1904 - Possum [38]
  • 1903 (Dec.) - Display [38]
  • 1903 (Jan.) - Meteorite [38]
  • 1901 (Dec.) - Limber [38]
  • 1901 (Jan.) - Australian [38]
  • 1900 - First Mate [39]
  • 1899 - Yatheroo [39]
  • 1898 - Onslow [39]
  • 1897 - Primrose [39]
  • 1896 - Dryden [39]
  • 1895 - Florrie [39]
  • 1894 - Carbine [39]
  • 1893 - Lockeville [39]
  • 1892 - Lord Byron [39]
  • 1891 - Will O' The Wisp [39]
  • 1890 - Wandering Willie [39]
  • 1889 - Hermit [3]
  • 1887 - Nimrod[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for the Railway Stakes". Progroupracing.com (Aus). 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "SPORTING W.A.T.C. SUMMER MEETING. Cup Day Ascot Results (31 December 1887)". Trove Digital. The West Australian, Perth. 2 January 1888. p. 3 col. 4. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "SPORTING W.A.T.C. SUMMER MEETING. Cup Day Ascot Results (1 January 1889)". Trove Digital. The West Australian, Perth. 2 January 1889. p. 3 col. 4. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "2003 Result – Railway Stks (held 29 November 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "2014 Result – Carlton Draught-Railway Stakes (held 22 November 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "2013 Result – Carlton Draught-Railway Stakes (held 23 November 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "2012 Result – Railway Stakes (held 24 November 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "2011 Result – Carlton Draught Railway Stks (held 19 November 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "2010 Result – Railway Stakes (held 20 November 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "2009 Result – Carlton Draught Railway Stakes (held 21 November 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "2008 Result – Carlton Draught Railway Stakes (held 22 November 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "2007 Result – Railway Stks (held 24 November 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "2006 Result – Railway Stks (held 2 December 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "2005 Result – Railway Stks (held 3 December 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "2004 Result – Railway Stks (held 4 December 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "2002 Result – Railway Stks (held 23 November 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "2001 Result – Railway Stks (held 24 November 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "2000 Result – Railway Stks (held 30 December 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  19. ^ "1999 Result – Railway Stks (held 28 December 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  20. ^ "1998 Result – Railway Stks (held 28 December 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  21. ^ "1998 Result – Railway Stks (held 3 January 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  22. ^ "1996 Result – Railway Stks (held 28 December 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  23. ^ "1995 Result – Railway Stks (held 30 December 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  24. ^ "1994 Result – Railway Stks (held 31 December 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  25. ^ "1994 Result – Railway Stks (held 3 January 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  26. ^ "1992 Result – Railway Stks (held 28 December 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  27. ^ "1991 Result – Railway Stks (held 28 December 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  28. ^ "1990 Result – Railway Stks (held 29 December 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  29. ^ "1989 Result – Railway Stks (held 30 December 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  30. ^ "1988 Result – Railway Stks (held 31 December 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  31. ^ "1987 Result – Railway Stks (held 28 December 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  32. ^ "1987 Result – Railway Stks (held 1 January 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  33. ^ "1985 Result – Railway Stks (held 28 December 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  34. ^ "1984 Result – Railway Stks (held 29 December 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  35. ^ "1983 Result – Railway Stks (held 31 December 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  36. ^ "1983 Result – Railway Stks (held 1 January 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  37. ^ "Ascot Results (31 December 1977)". News Google. The Age, Melbourne. 2 January 1978. p. 13 col. 1. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  38. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Minever's Railway Stakes Ascot Results (30 December 1916)". Trove Digital. The Sunday Times, Perth. 31 December 1916. p. 1 col. 1. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  39. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Third day at Ascot - Simple Maid takes the big race Ascot Results (1 January 1916)". Trove Digital. The Sunday Times, Perth. 2 January 1916. p. 1 col. 1. Retrieved 16 November 2014.