Kingston Town Classic

  • Date: Saturday December 3, 2016
  • Racecourse: Ascot
  • Race Distance: 1,800m
  • Conditions: 3YO+ WFA
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000

2016 Kingston Town Classic News

Stratum Star wins Kingston Town Classic in controversial finish

Stratum Star wins Kingston Town Classic in controversial finish

Five year old stallion Stratum Star was able give leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir his first win in Perth last Saturday by taking out the Group 1 $1m Peters Investments-Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in a controversial finish.

Stratum Star, above winning the David Jones Cup at Caulfield, won the Kingston Town Classic at …

The 2016 Kingston Town Classic is a Group 1 race that takes place at Ascot Racecourse in Perth in December each year. Run under weight-for-age conditions, the Kingston Town Classic is worth $1,000,000 in prize money.

Bet on Kingston Town Classic Racing:
$500 Bonus Bet from Ladbrokes.com.au

The race is run over a distance of 1,800 metres and is held on the last day of the Festival of Perth carnival, while also being part of the wider Perth Summer Racing Carnival. The Festival of Perth also includes the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) and the Group 2 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m).

The first Kingston Town Classic was run in 1976 when it was won by Family Of Man. Throughout the running of the Kingston Town Classic the race has known many different names. While originally being called the Marlboro 50,000, the race has also been called the Western Mail Classic, Rothwells Stakes, Winfield Stakes, Beat Diabetes 2 Stakes and Fruit ‘N’ Veg Stakes. The race became today’s Kingston Town Classic to commemorate the talented racehorse of the same name, who won the race in 1982.

Horses that run in the Kingston Town Classic have often come via races such as the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m), Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) or the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m).

Horses that perform well in the Kingston Town Classic may go on to run in the Group 2 CB Cox Stakes (2100m) later in the summer.

Notable Kingston Town Classic winners include Vo Rogue (1988), Better Loosen Up (1989), St. Clemens Belle (1999), Niconero (2006, 2008), Snipers Bullet (2009) and Playing God (2010).

2016 Kingston Town Classic Field

The Kingston Town Classic field usually attracts a fairly broad range of horses from a variety of preparations. As a major Western Australian feature race, the Kingston Town Classic field regularly draws gallopers from the eastern seaboard.

The 2016 Kingston Town Classic field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1x377x0472 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 59kg
2 3x661x4363 IHTSAHYMN Fred Kersley Steven Parnham 13 59kg
3 36033×8502 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Damian Lane 1 59kg
4 11135×1146 KAWI (NZ) Allan Sharrock Michael Walker 4 59kg
5 x12218x420 DISPOSITION Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 8 59kg
6 018×732359 HE OR SHE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Chris Parnham 14 59kg
7 16x8172x80 DUBAI ESCAPADE Justin Warwick Ben Kennedy 6 59kg
8 40×7960022 BASS STRAIT (NZ) Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 11 59kg
9 x23116x135 TRADESMAN Robert & Todd Harvey Dwayne Dunn 9 59kg
10 x311x22111 SCALES OF JUSTICE Lindsey Smith Douglas Whyte 16 58.5kg
11 0649×54916 VANBRUGH Chris Waller Ben Melham 7 58.5kg
12 01110×1354 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 10 58.5kg
13 11146×1147 HEART STARTER Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 12 58.5kg
14 11422×7680 NEVERLAND Grant & Alana Williams Jarrad Noske 3 57kg
15 5213114×80 TICK TICK BLOOM G Durrant & J Miller Patrick Carbery 15 57kg
16 111x30x313 PERFECT REFLECTION Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 2 56.5kg

2016 Kingston Town Classic Nominations

The Kingston Town Classic nominations usually feature a bit of a mixture of horses, with some coming out of local stables and others from NSW, Victoria and other states. Usually though, the quality of the Kingston Town Classic nominations is fairly high, with some genuinely talented types targeting the race each year.

The 2016 Kingston Town Classic nominations will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight
1 x55311x170 AMOVATIO G 5 Chris Waller 59kg
2 30x49x8469 BASS STRAIT (NZ) G 6 Neville Parnham 59kg
3 431×757044 BEST CASE (NZ) G 5 Anthony Cummings 59kg
4 x43028x486 BIG MEMORY (FR) G 6 Tony McEvoy 59kg
5 11x40x1114 BLACK HEART BART G 5 Vaughn Sigley 59kg
6 3122×32607 DAWN APPROACH G 5 Vaughn Sigley 59kg
7 2614×24269 ECUADOR (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse 59kg
8 228×254597 EXTRA ZERO G 9 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 59kg
9 x111x56315 HAZZABEEL (NZ) G 5 Daniel Morton 59kg
10 11x8x52415 HE OR SHE G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 59kg
11 x4700x1900 HOOKED H 5 John P Thompson 59kg
12 05216×5300 INDEX LINKED (GB) G 8 Chris Waller 59kg
13 789×272744 JACQUINOT BAY G 8 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 59kg
14 6x13100x70 KOURKAM (FR) G 6 Tony McEvoy 59kg
15 24x1255x44 MAGIC ARTIST (IRE) H 5 Andreas Wohler 59kg
16 99×5383482 MESSENE G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 59kg
17 1x56212x40 MIRAGE G 6 Peter G Moody 59kg
18 0429×00740 MORIARTY (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 59kg
19 71262×7060 MR UTOPIA G 6 Steve Wolfe 59kg
20 02×3646046 NINTH LEGION G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 59kg
21 511×263849 PORNICHET (FR) H 5 Gai Waterhouse 59kg
22 56x46125x0 PYRROLIC G 5 Peter G Moody 59kg
23 9122412446 RAISING DUBAI G 6 Ben Pearce 59kg
24 11x1180x05 RED EXCITEMENT G 6 Gerald Ryan 59kg
25 9060x3910x ROWIE G 6 Chris Gangemi 59kg
26 RUSCELLO (IRE) 0 59kg
27 12311×2380 SONS OF JOHN G 5 Jason Attard 59kg
28 374895×086 SPACECRAFT G 9 Neville Parnham 59kg
29 452×786245 SYSMO (FR) G 7 Tony McEvoy 59kg
30 511133×730 TOWER OF LONHRO G 7 Adam Durrant 59kg
31 20x2x51352 VELOX (GB) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 59kg
32 86x458x68x WOODBINE G 5 Chris Gangemi 59kg
33 x331127317 WOODSVILLE G 7 Jeff Noske 59kg
34 x034x30721 AWESOME ROCK H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 58.5kg
35 118×112205 BATTLE HERO G 4 Grant Williams 58.5kg
36 12821×3435 DARK MUSKET G 4 Graeme Ballantyne 58.5kg
37 2x24x12218 DISPOSITION G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 58.5kg
38 390×024127 FIREHOUSE ROCK G 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 58.5kg
39 5609×41115 ILLUMINATED G 4 Adam Durrant 58.5kg
40 21410×1082 OCTOBER DATE G 4 Nick Smart 58.5kg
41 x255x57876 PALACE INTRUDER G 4 Trevor Andrews 58.5kg
42 x290x38907 PETROLOGY G 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 58.5kg
43 x11511x342 PROPERANTES G 4 Colin Webster 58.5kg
44 6217x31x94 ROMMEL H 4 Neville Parnham 58.5kg
45 2154×11947 SADLER’S LAKE G 4 Chris Waller 58.5kg
46 468×113118 SPECIAL DELIVERY G 4 Adam Durrant 58.5kg
47 31154×3432 TASHBEEH H 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 58.5kg
48 2131×62111 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker 58.5kg
49 91423×4689 ULMANN G 4 Peter G Moody 58.5kg
50 375×171453 WORTHY CAUSE H 4 John Zielke 58.5kg
51 04361×1860 ABIDEWITHME (NZ) M 6 Peter G Moody 57kg
52 27x542x453 BALMONT GIRL M 5 Paula Wagg 57kg
53 50×2365291 BEDAMIJO M 8 Tara Itzstein 57kg
54 5x3311x275 FUCHSIA BANDANA M 5 Darren Mcauliffe 57kg
55 9376×64891 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) M 5 Kris Lees 57kg
56 4×14291410 MISS ROSE DE LAGO M 5 Danny O’Brien 57kg
57 1211108×17 REAL LOVE M 5 Adam Durrant 57kg
58 122×620027 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 57kg
59 2131114240 WINK AND A NOD M 6 Justin Warwick 57kg
60 3111111×36 DELICACY M 4 Grant Williams 56.5kg
61 1x1123x111 NEVERLAND M 4 Grant Williams 56.5kg
62 624 CLEVE’S WATCHING G 3 Paul Hunter 52kg
63 1027 JINGTANG G 3 Daniel Morton 52kg
64 214×232114 LONDON LINE G 3 Daniel Morton 52kg
65 111×4521 MAN BOOKER G 3 Daniel Morton 52kg
66 134 NGARIMU (NZ) C 3 Peter G Moody 52kg
67 3x PRAECEREUS (NZ) G 3 Peter G Moody 52kg
68 2112590 SEE ME SIZZLE G 3 Grant Williams 52kg
69 244x11x080 SENSO G 3 Paul Jordan 52kg
70 421 TRULY GOLD G 3 Grant Williams 52kg
71 1×1167 UNIVERSAL LAW G 3 Grant Williams 52kg
72 5x4x55463 ANNIE’S LUCK F 3 Paul Hunter 50kg
73 1×12320 ARCADIA DREAM F 3 Grant Williams 50kg
74 1111×3135 BLACKWOOD F 3 Fred Kersley 50kg
75 330×351768 ESPERANCA F 3 Neville Parnham 50kg
76 215 FOREVER DIAMONDS F 3 Grant Williams 50kg
77 1111 PERFECT REFLECTION F 3 Grant Williams 50kg
78 3331×420 SHOWY CHLOE F 3 Jason Pateman 50kg
79 87120×508 SONESTA F 3 Trevor Andrews 50kg
80 2154 TOTAL ECLIPSE F 3 Grant Williams 50kg

Kingston Town Classic Results

Here you will find a list of Kingston Town Classic results and winning times since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2016 1 Stratum Star 2 Scales Of Justice 3 Perfect Reflection 1:49.4
2015 1 Perfect Reflection 2 Delicacy 3 Dark Musket 1:53.7
2014 1 Moriarty 2 Disposition 3 Elite Belle 1:48.7
2013 1 Itsahymn 2 Luckygray 3 Rohan 1:50.0
2012 1 Luckygray 2 Mr Moet 3 God Has Spoken 1:50.7
2011 1 Playing God 2 Ranger 3 King Saul 1:49.5
2010 1 Playing God 2 Impressive Jeuney 3 Trusting 1:48.9
2009 1 Sniper’s Bullet 2 God Has Spoken 3 Scenic Shot 1:46.9
2008 1 Niconero 2 Gilded Venom 3 Sniper’s Bullet 1:46.9
2007 1 Megatic 2 Guyno 3 New Spice 1:48.0
2006 1 Niconero 2 Scenic Shot 3 Daka’s Gem 1:47.4
2005 1 Early Express 2 Lock The Vault 3 Bon Argent 1:48.0
2004 1 Modem 2 Free At Last 3 True Steel 1:50.1
2003 1 True Steel 2 Milanova 3 Hardrada 2:03.6
2002 1 Blevvo 2 Finito 3 Corporate Bruce 1:52.1
2001 1 Old Comrade 2 Miss Precisely 3 Shot Of Thunder 1:50.0
2000 1 Old Comrade 2 Umrum 3 Slideaway 1:36.2