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.
|Date:||Saturday 25th November 2017|
|Track:||Ascot racecourse, Perth|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2016 Winner:||Scales Of Justice|
|2017 Railway Stakes odds|
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).
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
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
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|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|
|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|
|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|