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Kingston Town Stakes

The Kingston Town Stakes is a Group 3 quality handicap for 3yo & upwards horses and takes place each September at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 2000 metres and worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Kingston Town Stakes was won by Libran from Antonio Giuseppe with Life Less Ordinary third.

This event is held on Group 1 George Main Stakes Day during the Sydney spring racing carnival, alongside the Group 2 The Shorts.

2017 Kingston Town Stakes info

Date: Saturday 16th September 2017
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 2000 metres
Race Type: Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2017 Winner: Libran

The Kingston Town Stakes is a handicap event over 2000m that provides the ideal follow up race to the listed Premier's Cup held the previous month Rosehill and the race itself tends to attract handy stayers rather than the upper echelon. He's Your Man (2014) finished third in the Premier's Cup before tasting success in thsi event.

Horses who run well in this race will likely towards the Randwick carnival and races such as the Gr2 Colin Stephen Quality and Gr1 The Metropolitan, as they provide a logical step up in distance and are raced under simliar handicap conditons.

Lamasery (2011) managed to claim the Kingston Town Stakes & Colin Stephen Quality double, while Railings (2nd in 2005) won the Colin Stephen Quality after finishing runner-up in this event and then went on to win The Metropolitan and Gr1 Caulfield Cup. Deane Martin (3rd in 2014) and Julienas (3rd in 2013) both won the Colin Stephen Quality at their next start.

Smart stayer Herculian Prince (2010) took out The Metropolitan at Randwick after winning this race and the Kingston Town Stakes provides a more than handy guide to upcoming staying races taking place during the Sydney spring carnival.

Libran (2017) finished sixth in the Gr2 Chelmsford Stakes over 1600m at Randwick before hitting the line too strongly for his rivals in this event and recent Kingston Town Stakes winners include Mccreery (2016) and Silverball (2015).

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2017 Kingston Town Stakes result

1. $26.00 Libran 57.0 Glyn Schofield
2. $5.00 Antonio Giuseppe 55.0 Tye Angland
3. $2.90 Life Less Ordinary 55.0 Brenton Avdulla

then followed
4. $51.00 Who Shot Thebarman 57.0 Christian Reith
5. $10.00 Classic Uniform 55.0 Tim Clark
6. $19.00 Allergic 56.0 Joshua Parr
7. $4.60 Chocante 57.0 Blake Shinn
8. $31.00 Dee I Cee 55.0 Ms Rachel King
9. $17.00 Megablast 55.0 Jason Collett
10. $91.00 Kinema 55.0 Michael Walker
11. $16.00 Harper's Choice 55.0 Adam Hyeronimus

Margins: 1.5 len, 0.5 len
Time: 2:02.76

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Kingston Town Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Libran Antonio Giuseppe Life Less Ordinary 2:02.7
2016 Mccreery Sir John Hawkwood Allergic 2:03.8
2015 Silverball Maurus Foundry 2:02.9
2014 He's Your Man Kingdoms Deane Martin 2:04.0
2013 Prince Cheri Honorius Julienas 2:03.4
2012 Stout Hearted Crafty Irna Strawberry Boy 2:00.6
2011 Lamasery Crafty Irna Mourayan 2:02.5
2010 Herculian Prince Stormhill The Embassy 2:01.5
2009 Ready To Lift Voice Coach God's Hand 2:01.9
2008 Hurrah Red Lord Sir Fussalot 2:03.3
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Mr Martini Vanquished Lookout 2:05.5
2005 Stormhill Railings Carael Boy 2:01.1
2004 Just Polite Seul Amour New York Style 2:04.0
2003 Ariante Dashing Away Mrs. Tendulkar 2:03.1
2002 Dress Circle Youhadyourwarning Native Jazz 2:02.2
2001 Swiss Echo Able Way Mulan Princess 2:03.3
2000 Dashing Scene Motiti Road Splendid Retreat 2:04.9
1999 Vita Man Vitrinite Bozeman 2:03.3
1998 Greenmailer Ebony Grosve Super Slew 2:04.0
1997 Classy Fella Pragmatism Ask The Waiter 2:03.9
1996 Yobro Ripper Bullwinkle 2:03.0
1995 Balmeressa Irish Rort Western Approaches 2:00.9
1994 Century Reign Anythings Possible Oppressor 2:04.5
1993 Never Say More Money Rock A Hula 2:03.0
1992 Regal Sea Te Akau Nick Well Chilled 2:02.7
1991 Lord Revenir Maharajah Just A Dancer 1:57.3
1990 Brixton Town Chaleyer March Sea 2:26.6
1989 Copatonic Chaleyer Jacomo 2:29.1
1988 Kruthoffer Centose Peaceful Kingdom 2:32.0