News About: 2011 Kingston Town Classic

Playing God wins 2011 Kingston Town Classic

Playing God wins 2011 Kingston Town Classic

3 Dec, 2011

The genius of trainer Neville Parnham turned the attitude of Playing God to enabled him to take a consecutive Group 1 $500,000 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot today.

The four-year-old hadn’t won since February and had raced since August which took in Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The best Playing God could manage in Melbourne …

Hadabeclorka to do a Bikila in Kingston Town

Hadabeclorka to do a Bikila in Kingston Town

3 Dec, 2011

Hadabeclorka would be the greatest barefoot winner since Olympian Abebe Bikila if he takes out the Group1 $500,000 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot today.

The Tabsportsbet $81 chance is a ten-year-old who tries just sometimes, and is yet to win over 1800m.

He will also need to jump from 1200m to 1800m in just …

James requests a Railway appeal hearing for He’s Remarkable

James requests a Railway appeal hearing for He’s Remarkable

2 Dec, 2011

The Kiwi connections of He’s Remarkable have given reasons to the WA Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal on why they believe an appeal hearing should be held on the Group 1 $1m Railway Stakes (1600m).

After fortnight of deliberation, the owners went ahead with the procedure that they hope will have He’s Remarkable reinstated as the …

Philosophical Poletti – draw okay in Kingston Town

Philosophical Poletti – draw okay in Kingston Town

1 Dec, 2011

Perth trainer Gino Poletti has down played the importance of the wide barrier allotted to 2011 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) favourite Luckygray at Ascot on Saturday.

After the four-year-old  received the outside alley in 14, he eased in betting markets throughout Australia.

TABsportsbet has turned out the recent Railway Stakes winner from $2.60 to $2.90 …

Luckygray out of luck with Kingston Town draw

Luckygray out of luck with Kingston Town draw

30 Nov, 2011

Luckygray may have used up all his luck when winning the Group 1 Railway Stakes on protest last start judging by his horror draw in Group 1 $500,000 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot.

The Gino Poletti-trained four-year-old was allotted the outside alley in 14 for Saturday’s feature.

The lightly-raced entire is stepping up to …

Blinkers on Kincaple for Kingston Town

Blinkers on Kincaple for Kingston Town

30 Nov, 2011

Kalgoorlie Cup winner Kincaple will be sharpened up with blinkers for the Group 1 $500,000 Kingston Town Classic (1800m)  at Ascot on Saturday.

Trainer Mark Reed is taking a calculated risk with the ex-Victorian wanting him to settle closer to the lead without pulling.

It is a case of winkers off and blinkers on for …

Avienus future decided after Kingston Town

Avienus future decided after Kingston Town

30 Nov, 2011

Bargain basement buy Avienus may be heading into her final start when she tackles Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Connections are undecided but know the end is nigh.

The Group 2 winner would enhance her broodmare value with win at the highest level but even with failure there …

Schofield On Strict Diet For Kingston Town Stakes Ride

Schofield On Strict Diet For Kingston Town Stakes Ride

28 Nov, 2011

Sydney jockey Glyn Schofield is about to begin a diet that will allow him to ride talented galloper King Saul in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic at Ascot this weekend.

Schofield will need to get down under King Saul’s weight allocation of 52 kilograms in time for the $500,000 race.

“I’ve got to lose …

James to decide on Railway appeal by Friday

James to decide on Railway appeal by Friday

27 Nov, 2011

A decision on whether to appeal the West Australian stewards’ 2011 Railway Stakes controversial verdict will be made by the connections of He’s Remarkable by Friday.

Trainer Roger James and owners Gerard Peterson, Rod Baulcomb and John Struthers are expected to meet on Thursday to discuss the matter.

The WA Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal will …

Schofield new rider for King Saul

Schofield new rider for King Saul

23 Nov, 2011

Jockey Glyn Schofield will take the ride on WA Guineas winner King Saul in the Kingston Town Classic

Sydney based jockey Glyn Schofield has secured the ride on WA Guineas winner King Saul  in the G1 $500,000 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascoton Saturday week.

Schofield was contacted by connections .and is happy to take …