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Kingston Town Classic

The Kingston Town Classic is a Group 1 weight-for-age race that takes place each December at Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia during the Perth summer racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1800 metres and worth $1,000,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Kingston Town Classic was won by Pounamu from Material Man with Achernar Star third.

Held two weeks after the Group 1 Railway Stakes, and one week following the Group 2 Winterbottom Stakes, the Kingston Town Classic is the feature middle distance event of the Perth summer carnival. It's also the last Group 1 race of the year and held alngside the Listed Lee Steere Classic for three-year-olds.

Kingston Town Classic info

Date: Saturday 8th December 2018
Track: Ascot racecourse, Perth
Distance: 1800 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000
2017 Winner: Pounamu
kingston town classic 2018 Kingston Town Classic odds

The Kingston Town Classic is the third Group 1 event of the Perth summer racing carnival and attracts quality gallopers from interstate who match it with the locals to create plenty of interest locally.

Horses who tackle this event may come via the Gr2 Lee Steere Stakes, Gr2 WA Guineas or the Gr1 Railway Stakes on their way to this race and the field generally attracts very well credentialled gallopers to make it a well fought out affair. Ihtsahymn (2013) was the last three-year-old to take out the WA Guineas & Kingston Town Classic double.

Mr Moet (2nd in 2012) and Luckygray (2012) ran first & second in the Railway Stakes before again running the quinella in this race, with Luckygray reversing the result over the 1800m trip of this event. Smart galloper Snipers Bullet (2009) is the last galloper to win the Railway Stakes & Kingston Town Classic double.

A good horse's race, Kingston Town Classic winners are quite often well above average and may continue on to the Gr2 CB Cox Stakes at weight-for-age, which is a natural progression in distance, being over 2100 metres. In recent years, Pounamu (2017), Ihtsahymn (2013) both snared the Kingston Town Classic and CB Cox Stakes double while Delicacy (2nd in 2015) and Elite Belle (3rd in 2014) went on to win the CB Cox Stakes after placing in this race.

Pounami (2017) ran sixth in the Gr1 Railway Stakes over 1600m at Ascot before finishing strongly to win this event and and recent Kingston Town Classic winners include Stratum Star (2016) and Perfect Reflection (2015).

2017 Kingston Town Classic result

1. $21.00 Pounamu 59.0 Patrick Carbery
2. $31.00 Material Man 59.0 Mitchell Pateman
3. $8.50 Achernar Star 52.0 Chris Parnham

then followed
4. $5.50 Perfect Jewel 50.0 William Pike
5. $7.00 It's Somewhat 59.0 Brenton Avdulla
6. $41.00 Royal Star 56.5 Jarrad Noske
7. $41.00 Money Maher 52.0 Joseph Azzopardi
8. $41.00 Great Shot 59.0 Craig Staples
9. $3.20 Black Heart Bart 59.0 Brad Rawiller
10. $41.00 Cosmic Storm 57.0 Glenn Smith
11. $9.00 Tom Melbourne 59.0 Damien Oliver
12. $14.00 Life Less Ordinary 59.0 Douglas Whyte
13. $41.00 All Our Roads 59.0 Michael Walker

Margins: 0.5 len, 0.25 len
Time: 1:49.50

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Kingston Town Classic winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Pounamu Material Man Achernar Star 1:49.5
2016 Stratum Star Scales Of Justice Perfect Reflection 1:49.4
2015 Perfect Reflection Delicacy Dark Musket 1:53.7
2014 Moriarty Disposition Elite Belle 1:48.7
2013 Ihtsahymn Luckygray Rohan 1:49.9
2012 Luckygray Mr Moet God Has Spoken 1:50.6
2011 Playing God Ranger King Saul 1:49.5
2010 Playing God Impressive Jeuney Trusting 1:48.9
2009 Sniper's Bullet God Has Spoken Scenic Shot 1:46.9
2008 Niconero Gilded Venom Sniper's Bullet 1:46.9
2007 Megatic Guyno New Spice 1:48.0
2006 Niconero Scenic Shot Daka's Gem 1:47.4
2005 Early Express Lock The Vault Bon Argent 1:48.0
2004 Modem Free At Last True Steel 1:50.1
2003 True Steel Milanova Hardrada 2:03.6
2002 Blevvo Finito Corporate Bruce 1:52.1
2001 Old Comrade Miss Precisely Shot Of Thunder 1:50.0
2000 Old Comrade Umrum Slideaway 1:36.2
1999 St Clemens Belle Iron Horse Slavonic 1:34.9
1998 Old Nick Pennyweight Point Summer Beau 1:48.8
1997 Summer Beau Maximal Brooklyn Bridge 1:48.5
1996 Summer Beau Alcove Circles Of Gold 1:50.0
1995 Forge On Foreman Starstruck 1:48.7
1994 Island Morn Calypso Pride Of Rancho 1:49.7
1993 Credit Account Double Dignity Top Villian 1:49.4
1992 Red Javelin Jungle Comedy Double Dignity 1:49.3
1991 Old Role Vows Higginsville 1:48.5
1990 Bar Landy Edge Of Darkness Pressman's Choice 1:48.0
1989 Better Loosen Up Hard Act Timeless Action 1:47.2
1988 Vo Rogue My Bobby Boo Eastern Classic 1:47.5