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 prize money. The 2019 Kingston Town Classic was won by Kay Cee from Gailo Chop with Best Of Days third.
Held two weeks after the Group 1 Railway Stakes and one week following the Group 1 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 alongside the Listed Lee Steere Classic for three-year-olds.
|Date:||Saturday 5th December 2020|
|Track:||Ascot racecourse, Perth|
|2019 Winner:||Kay Cee|
|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 Group 1 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. In recent years, Pounamu (2017), Ihtsahymn (2013) both snared the Kingston Town Classic and CB Cox Stakes double while Galaxy Star (2018), Delicacy (2nd in 2015) and Elite Belle (3rd in 2014) went on to win the CB Cox Stakes after placing in this race.
Arcadia Queen (2018) took out the Gr2 WA Guineas over 1600m at Ascot before trouncing her rivals in this event for the Grant & Alana Williams stable.
Recent Kingston Town Classic winners include Pounami (2017) and Stratum Star (2016).
1. $11.00 Kay Cee 50.0 Steven Parnham
2. $41.00 Gailo Chop 59.0 John Allen
3. $5.50 Best Of Days 59.0 Brad Rawiller
4. $14.00 Superstorm 52.0 Shaun McGruddy
5. $19.00 Gatting 59.0 Ms Lucy Warwick
6. $9.00 Regal Power 58.5 Damien Oliver
7. $3.40 Tuscan Queen 50.0 William Pike
8. $21.00 Tally 59.0 Martin Harley
9. $19.00 Mississippi Delta 57.0 Chris Parnham
10. $21.00 Dig Deep 52.0 Joseph Azzopardi
11. $14.00 Pacodali (Ire) 59.0 Dean Yendall
12. $26.00 Platoon 58.5 Brad Parnham
13. $61.00 Star Exhibit 59.0 Peter Hall
14. $41.00 Achernar Star 59.0 Paul Harvey
15. $31.00 The Velvet King 58.5 Mitchell Pateman
16. $31.00 Jericho Missile 52.0 Peter Knuckey
Margins: 0.65 len, 0.62 len
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|2019||Kay Cee||Gailo Chop||Best Of Days||1:51.2|
|2018||Arcadia Queen||Material Man||Galaxy Star||1:48.5|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|2001||Old Comrade||Miss Precisely||Shot Of Thunder||1:50.0|
|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|
|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|
|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|