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Railway Stakes

The Railway Stakes is a Group 1 open handicap race held annually at Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia each November during the Perth summer racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and worth $1,000,000 in prizemoney. The 2016 Railway Stakes was won by Scales Of Justice from Good Project with Perfect Reflection third.

The feature mile event of the summer carnival in Perth, the Railway Stakes takes place during the Festival of Perth Racing in November, one week before the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes, and two weeks before the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic in December.

2017 Railway Stakes info

Date: Saturday 25th November 2017
Track: Ascot racecourse, Perth
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000
2016 Winner: Scales Of Justice
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The Railway Stakes is the biggest race held during the Perth summer racing carnival and has grown to become a very prestigous event in Western Australia. The $1,000,000 prizemoney attracts the best locals, and any quality intertate vistors, ensuring a classy field on the day.

Any horses from the recently finished Melbourne spring racing carnival may head towards the Railway Stakes for the big dollars on offer, while the Gr3 Asian Beau Stakes and Gr3 RJ Peters Stakes are considered key lead up races in Perth. Luckygray (2011) is the most recent winner of the Asian Beau Stakes and Railway Stakes double, while Scales Of Justice (2016) is the last galloper to claim the RJ Peters Stakes and Railway Stakes double.

The hot conditions in Perth favours local horses, especially those who have a good record in the race. Winners and placegetters might consider going on to tackle the other prominent feature race of the summer, the Gr1 Kingston Town Classic in 2 weeks at the same track.

Talented mare Elite Belle (2014) ran third in the Kingston Town Classic and won the Gr2 CB Cox Stakes after taking out the Railway Stakes. Luckygray (2nd in 2012) and Mr Moet (2012) went on to quinella the the Kingston Town Classic at their next start, with Luckygray turning the tables on Mr Moet over the 1800m distance of the Classic.

Scales Of Justice (2016) took out the RJ Peters Stakes over 1500m at Ascot before winning this event in comfortable fashion and recent Railway Stakes winners include Good Project (2015) and Elite Belle (2014).

2016 Railway Stakes result

1. $9.00 Scales Of Justice 53.0 Douglas Whyte
2. $9.00 Good Project 55.0 J H Bowman
3. $4.60 Perfect Reflection 54.5 William Pike

then followed
4. $5.00 Mackintosh 54.0 Damien Oliver
5. $6.00 Tradesman 53.0 Troy Turner
6. $21.00 Kawi 58.5 Michael Walker
7. $13.00 Heart Starter 53.0 Chris Parnham
8. $7.50 Lite'n In My Veins 53.5 Steven Parnham
9. $12.00 He Or She 55.5 Craig Williams
10. $61.00 Zarantz 53.0 Brad Parnham
11. $20.00 Disposition 56.0 Glenn Smith
12. $51.00 Neverland 53.0 Peter Hall
13. $101.00 Balmont Girl 53.0 Shaun O'Donnell
14. $91.00 Tick Tick Bloom 53.0 Jason Brown
15. $101.00 Pornichet 56.0 Jarrad Noske
16. $41.00 Ideal Image 53.0 Joseph Azzopardi

Margins: 2.75 len, 0.25 len
Time: 1:36.13

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Railway Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2016 Scales Of Justice Good Project Perfect Reflection 1:36.1
2015 Good Project Messene Balmont Girl 1:34.5
2014 Elite Belle Balmont Girl Moriarty 1:35.3
2013 Luckygray Platinum Rocker Fire Up Fifi 1:36.7
2012 Mr Moet Luckygray Rosie Rocket 1:35.8
2011 Luckygray He's Remarkable Westriver Kevydonn 1:34.8
2010 Gathering Famous Roman Megatic 1:35.1
2009 Snipers Bullet Tarzi Colour Correct 1:34.2
2008 Gilded Venom Sniper's Bullet Annenkov 1.34:5
2007 El Presidente Hartley's Dream Mansion House 1:34.7
2006 Belle Bizarre Confectioner Niconero 1:34.4
2005 Covertly Early Express Blinded 1:34.8
2004 Modem Mr Sandgroper Blinded 1:35.9
2003 Hardrada Early Express Mapperholic 1:35.7
2002 Old Fashion Hardrada Corporate Bruce 1:35.6
2001 Old Comrade Mr Tanzania Finito 1:37.6
2000 Northerly Old Comrade Lizzy Long Legs 1:35.8
1999 Slavonic Sister Patricia Corporate Bruce 1:34.8
1998 (Jan) Willoughby Bar Dreamer Spook 1:34.5
1998 (Dec) Machine Gun To Jacks Or Better On a Swing 1:36.4
1996 Bold Extreme Century Blazer Bradson 1:34.8
1995 Jacks Or Better Foreman Wabasso 1:35.2
1994 (Jan) Zaparri Sir Tinka Asian Incline 1:35.1
1994 (Dec) Island Morn Classy Dresser Calypso 1:35.6
1992 Welcome Knight Double Dignity Colonial Spirit 1:34.5
1991 M'Lady's Jewel Barrosa Boy Yilgangie Gold 1:34.6
1990 Medicine Kid Century God Jungle Hero 1:35.4
1989 Better Loosen Up Marwong Dual's Brute 1:34.4
1988 Marwong Bowie Congressman 1:33.7