Kingston Rule

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Kingston Rule
GrandsireBold Ruler
DamRose of Kingston
CountryUnited States
BreederDavid H. Hains
OwnerMr. & Mrs. David H. Hains
TrainerBart Cummings
Record18: 4-4-2
Major wins
VATC Tommy Woodcock Handicap
VATC H A Currie Handicap
Moonee Valley Cup (1990)
Melbourne Cup (1990)

Kingston Rule (1986, Kentucky – December 2011) was an American-bred racehorse who raced in Australia, where he won the 1990 Melbourne Cup in a record time of 3:16:3. This time still stands as the record today. [1]

Bred and raced by Victoria's David H. Hains, who had bred Kingston Town, Kingston Rule was sired by the famed U.S. Triple Crown Champion, Secretariat, and out of the 1982 Australian Horse of the Year, Rose of Kingston.

Kingston Rule was trained by Bart Cummings and ridden by Darren Beadman in his Melbourne Cup win.

He entered stud in 1991, and as of the end of 2009 has sired 91 winners, including 4 stakes winners.


Kingston Rule died at Ealing Park, Euroa, Victoria in December 2011.[1]

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