The Kingston Town Stakes is a 2000M middle distance race held at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse in September every year. The event is one of the most competitive Group 3 races and is today worth up to $125,000 in Prize money. The Kingston Town Stakes has been accustomed to high quality and breathtaking racing for the better part of its proud history.
The 2013 edition of the Kingston Town Stakes was won by Prince Cheri ahead of Honorius and Julieanas who both came second and third respectively. The race is held on the same day as the Group 1 $ 1 million Golden Rose and The Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes. A lot of horse trainers and owners look at the Kingston Town Stakes as the best platform to introduce relatively unknown but talented Middle distance runners into Australian racing.
Although the race is rarely graced by classy and elite horses, the event is not short of great horses and over the years the Kingston Town Stakes has managed to produce a number of quality long distance runners. Horses that perform well in the race can consider taking part in the Group 1 the Metropolitan or later The Group 2 Collin Stephen Quality. The Herculian Prince was the last three year-old to win the Kingston Town Stakes and the Metropolitan double in 2010.
In 2005 though, outstanding horse Railings came close to a Collin Stephen Quality and Kingston Town Stakes double with a second placed finish in the latter before scoring an impressive victory in the Collin Stephen Quality. Other notable sprinters to win the race include Stout Hearted back in 2012 and Lamasery back in 2011. The Kingston Town Stakes is expected to light up the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival yet again this year and will surely attract a good share of horse racing enthusiasts from Sydney.
Kingston Town Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2014||He’s Your Man||Kingdoms||Deane Martin||2:04.0|
|2012||Stout Hearted||Crafty Irna||Strawberry Boy||2:00.6|
|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|
|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|
|1998||Greenmailer||Ebony Grosve||Super Slew||2:04.0|
|1997||Classy Fella||Pragmatism||Ask The Waiter||2:03.9|
|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|