Kingston Town Stakes


Date: Saturday 12th September 2015
Track: Rosehill racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 2000 metres
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $125,000
2014 Winner: He’s Your Man

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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 He’s Your Man Kingdoms Deane Martin 2:04.0
2013 Prince Cheri Honorius Julienas 2:03.4
2012 Stout Hearted Crafty Irna Strawberry Boy 2:00.6
2011 Lamasery Crafty Irna Mourayan 2:02.5
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
2006 Mr Martini Vanquished Lookout 2:05.5
2005 Stormhill Railings Carael Boy 2:01.1
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
1999 Vita Man Vitrinite Bozeman 2:03.3
1998 Greenmailer Ebony Grosve Super Slew 2:04.0
1997 Classy Fella Pragmatism Ask The Waiter 2:03.9
1996 Yobro Ripper Bullwinkle 2:03.0
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
1989 Copatonic Chaleyer Jacomo 2:29.1
1988 Kruthoffer Centose Peaceful Kingdom 2:32.0