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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 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.

Kingston Town Classic info

Date: Saturday 4th December 2021
Track: Ascot racecourse, Perth
Distance: 1800 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000
2019 Winner: Kay Cee
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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).

2019 Kingston Town Classic result

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

then followed
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
Time: 1:51.29

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Kingston Town Classic winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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
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