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 2016 Kingston Town Classic was won by Stratum Star from Scales Of Justice with Perfect Reflection 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.
|Date:||Saturday 9th December 2017|
|Track:||Ascot racecourse, Perth|
|2016 Winner:||Stratum Star|
|2017 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, Delicacy (2nd in 2015) and Elite Belle (3rd in 2014) went on to win the CB Cox Stakes after placing in this race.
Stratum Star (2016) ran second in the Gr3 Sandown Stakes over 1500m at Sandown in Mewlbourne, Victoria, before heading to Perth to win this event in narrow fashion and recent Kingston Town Classic winners include Perfect Reflection (2015) and Moriarty (2014).
1. $10.00 Stratum Star 59.0 Damian Lane
2. $5.00 Scales Of Justice 58.5 Douglas Whyte
3. $4.60 Perfect Reflection 56.5 William Pike
4. $6.00 Kawi 59.0 Michael Walker
5. $71.00 Neverland 57.0 Jarrad Noske
6. $201.00 Dubai Escapade 59.0 Ben Kennedy
7. $11.00 Tradesman 59.0 Dwayne Dunn
8. $101.00 Tick Tick Bloom 57.0 Patrick Carbery
9. $11.00 Vanbrugh 58.5 Ben Melham
10. $15.00 Disposition 59.0 Glenn Smith
11. $41.00 Ihtsahymn 59.0 Steven Parnham
12. $61.00 Bass Strait 59.0 Brad Parnham
13. $6.50 Mackintosh 58.5 Damien Oliver
14. $41.00 Heart Starter 58.5 Peter Hall
15. $31.00 He Or She 59.0 Chris Parnham
Margins: 0.05 len, 3.20 len
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|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|