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Kingston Town Classic

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History

KAY CEE winning the Kingston Town Classic.
KAY CEE winning the Kingston Town Classic. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Kingston Town Classic is a Group 1 race run under Weight For Age conditions for the top grade at Ascot conducted by Perth Racing.
The Kingston Town Classic is run over 1800m. It was first run in 1976 and was won by Family Of Man.
The race is the follow up from the Handicap Railway Stakes.
There have been runnings of the Kingston Town Classic at a mile or even 2000m but the vast majority have been over 1800m.
The Kingston Town Classic was a Principal Race then became a Group 1 from 1979.
Mares have only won 3 times in 38 years but a filly saluted in 2015 and again in 2018 and 2019.
10 x 3yos have won the last 33 Classics. 8 of the 11 before that were won by 3yos. A remarkable transformation but they did win in 2013/15/18/19.
Playing God became the fifth horse to win two Classics – the others being Niconero, Family of Man, Summer Beau and Old Comrade. He also sired 2019 winner Kay Cee.
Cox Plate/top eastern states WFA form was part of the early history of the race via the likes of Family Of Man, Kingston Town, Vo Rogue and Better Loosen Up.
Those to do the Railway Stakes/Kingston Town Classic double are Better Loosen Up, Old Comrade, Modem and Sniper's Bullet.
A high quality filly Arcadia Queen was the choice leading rider William Pike made over the stable mate and Railway winner Galaxy Star in 2018 and it proved the right move when she won by 4.5 lengths.
2003 running was at Belmont racecourse.
The Kingston Town Classic was worth $1,000,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the Kingston Town Classic include Arcadia Queen (2018), Stratum Star (2016), Perfect Reflection (2015), Moriarty (2014), Luckygray (2012), Playing God (2010/2011), Sniper's Bullet (2009), Niconero (2006/2008), Modem (2004), Old Comrade (2000/2001), Summer Beau (1996/1997), Old Role (1991), Better Loosen Up (1989), Vo Rogue (1988), Military Plume (1986), Bounty Hawk (1983), Kingston Town (1982), Sovereign Red (1980), Mighty Kingdom (1979) and Family Of Man (1976/1978).
The 2019 Kingston Town Classic was won by Kay Cee from Gailo Chop and Best Of Days.
Racing and Sports

Previous Kingston Town Classic Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
KAY CEE (AUS) 3F
PLAYING GOD (AUS) - FLIRT 'N' HOPE (AUS) MCFLIRT (NZ)
S PARNHAM 50.0 NEVILLE PARNHAM 1
ARCADIA QUEEN (AUS) 3F
PIERRO (AUS) - ARCADIA (AUS) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
W PIKE 50.0 G & A WILLIAMS 6
POUNAMU (AUS) 6G
AUTHORIZED (IRE) - TANGIWAI (AUS) STREET CRY (IRE)
P CARBERY 59.0 A D MATHEWS 8
STRATUM STAR (AUS) 5H
STRATUM (AUS) - PURELY SPECTACULAR (NZ) PINS (AUS)
DAMIAN LANE 59.0 DARREN WEIR 1
PERFECT REFLECTION (AUS) 3F
MORE THAN READY (USA) - REFLECTED IMAGE (AUS) BLUEBIRD (USA)
W PIKE 50.0 GRANT WILLIAMS 12
MORIARTY (IRE) 6G
CLODOVIL (IRE) - JUSTICE SYSTEM (USA) CRIMINAL TYPE (USA)
D WHYTE 59.0 CHRIS WALLER 1
IHTSAHYMN (AUS) 3G
IHTIRAM (IRE) - UMATUNE (AUS) UMATILLA (NZ)
S PARNHAM 52.0 FRED KERSLEY 2
LUCKYGRAY (AUS) 5G
BRADBURY'S LUCK (AUS) - DAMAH LADY (AUS) MUKADDAMAH (USA)
S O'DONNELL 59.0 G P POLETTI 4
PLAYING GOD (AUS) 4H
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) - DOLLY WILL DO (AUS) RUBITON (AUS)
S PARNHAM 58.5 NEVILLE PARNHAM 5
PLAYING GOD (AUS) 3C
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) - DOLLY WILL DO (AUS) RUBITON (AUS)
S PARNHAM 52.0 NEVILLE PARNHAM 8
SNIPER'S BULLET (AUS) 6G
BITE THE BULLET (USA) - YALLAH TERRACE (AUS) YALLAH PRINCE (AUS)
D OLIVER 59.0 TRACEY BARTLEY 16
NICONERO (AUS) 7G
DANZERO (AUS) - NICOLA LASS (AUS) SCENIC (GB)
B RAWILLER 59.0 D A HAYES 14
MEGATIC (AUS) 3G
DANETIME (IRE) - MEGA ROLE (AUS) OLD SPICE (AUS)
P J HARVEY 52.0 A F BECKETT 10
NICONERO (AUS) 5G
DANZERO (AUS) - NICOLA LASS (AUS) SCENIC (GB)
B RAWILLER 58.0 D A HAYES 9
EARLY EXPRESS (AUS) 6G
DAUBERVAL (USA) - EARLY DAWN (AUS) IFRAD (USA)
J WHITING 58.0 P J GIADRESCO 2
MODEM (AUS) 6G
BLETCHLEY PARK (IRE) - REFURBISH (AUS) JOINDRE (AUS)
P J HARVEY 58.0 T M ANDREWS 6
TRUE STEEL (AUS) 6H
JEUNE (GB) - HOW SPECIAL (AUS) PERSIAN HEIGHTS (GB)
C K HARVEY 58.0 MRS M M PAYNE 10
BLEVVO (AUS) 5G
BLEVIC (AUS) - CARENEL (AUS) HIGHEST (GB)
P FARRELL 58.0 D R HARRISON 7
OLD COMRADE (AUS) 4G
OLD SPICE (AUS) - BELGRAVIA (AUS) KSAR (GB)
P J HARVEY 57.5 LINDSEY SMITH 13
OLD COMRADE (AUS) 3G
OLD SPICE (AUS) - BELGRAVIA (AUS) KSAR (GB)
P J HARVEY 52.0 LINDSEY SMITH 2