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The 2017 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.

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).

2017 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 2017 Kingston Town Classic field will be provided below.

2017 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 2017 Kingston Town Classic nominations will be published here.

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