Kingston Town Stakes

Kingston Town Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the Kingston Town Stakes.

Established in 1948 as the STC Cup and renamed the Kingston Town Stakes from 1983. The event hosted by Australian Turf Club is a Group 3 2000 meter race run under handicap conditions for horses aged three years and above.

The event is held in Sydney annually at Randwick Racecourse in September with prize money worth A$150,000 for the taking.

Usually run on the same day as the Group 1 Golden Rose, Group 2 Theo Mark Stakes and the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes, the Kingston Town Stakes is a perfect follow up race to the 1800 meter Listed Premiers Cup held at Rosehill the previous month.  Many horses in the past have finished in the top three at the Premiere Stakes and gone on to achieve victory in the Kingston Town Stakes.

It is the first group race of the Sydney Spring Carnival at this distance and is a test for the contenders who usually come via some of the shorter distance events.

Successful horses here usually head for the Randwick carnival and races such as the Metropolitan Handicap, a Group one race, the Group one Caulfield Cup and the Group three Colin Stephen Quality, events that are held under similar handicap conditions and a step up in distance.

The Kingston Town Stakes is a reasonable guide to the other staying races later during the Randwick Carnival, and is known to attract handy stayers.

Some horses may also compete in the 1600 M Group 1 Epsom Handicap which is held at Randwick Racecourse in early October. Some trainers may also tackle the Metropolitan as a lead up to the Melbourne Cup in November, which is why contenders in the Kingston Town Stakes need to be tracked closely for the rest of the season.

Lamasery who won this event in 2011, ran fourth in a BM90 event over 1500 meters at Rosehill before winning the Kingston Town Stakes. The 2010 winner, Herculian Prince, went on to win the Metropolitan Handicap at Randwick. Stormhill and Mr. Matini, winners in 2005 and 2006 respectively, both placed in the Premiere Stakes before winning the Kingston Town Stakes. While the runner up in 2005, Railings went on to win the Colin Stephen Quality, the Metropolitan Handicap and the Caulfield Cup.

The Kingston Town Stakes has been a great platform for a number of horses that have gone on to win significant races, with many being inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

Year Kingston Town Stakes Winners
2017 Libran
2016 Mccreery
2015 Silverball
2014 He's Your Man
2013 Prince Cheri
2012 Stout Hearted
2011 Lamasery
2010 Herculian Prince
2009 Ready To Lift
2008 Hurrah
2007 not held
2006 Mr Martini
2005 Stormhill
2004 Just Polite
2003 Ariante
2002 Dress Circle
2001 Swiss Echo
2000 Dashing Scene
1999 Vita Man
1998 Greenmailer
1997 Classy Fella
1996 Yobro
1995 Balmeressa
1994 Century Reign
1993 Never Say
1992 Regal Sea
1991 Lord Revenir
1990 Brixton Town
1989 Copatonic
1988 Kruthoffer
1987 Easy Life
1986 Wineglass
1985 Pekamagess
1984 Our Compromise
1983 Tulsa Knight
1982 Lordship
1981 Kingston Town
1980 Kingston Town
1979 French Command
1978 Lavache
1977 Saramore
1976 Gold And Black
1975 Nourishing
1974 History
1973 Analie
1972 With A Will
1971 Tails
1970 Regal Jane
1969 Tails
1968 Pirate Bird
1967 El Gordo
1966 Clovelly
1965 Amusement Park
1964 Piper's Son
1963 Alpensea
1962 River Seine
1961 Sharply
1960 Valerius
1959 Valerius
1958 Monte Carlo
1957 Aqua Boy
1956 Advocate
1955 Sobriquet
1954 Sir Pilot
1953 Alinga
1952 Aristocrat
1951 Yeoval
1950 Carapooe
1949 Foxzami
1948 Columnist
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