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    The Kingston Town is one of Ascot's biggest Group 1 races


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    Stratum Star is too strong in the Kingston Town Classic

    Kingston Town Classic Betting Tips

    We will have Kington Town Classic betting tips when markets become available.

    Kingston Town Classic Odds

    All-in odds for the Kingston Town Classic are released around a month in advance but the final field is confirmed on the Wednesday before the race. 

    We will have all the latest odds for the Kingston Town Classic when markets are released by bookmakers.

    Kingston Town Classic Bookmaker Offers

    Bookmakers will have bookie offers for the Kingston Town Classic closer to the race time. Typically, bookmakers will offer bonus bets for running second or third in the major races. 

    Kingston Town Classic History

    First run in 1976 when named the Malboro 50,000, the Kingston Town Classic has undergone many name changes in its relatively short history. It has been called the Kingston Town Classic since 2007 and it has been run over 1800m since 2004.

    Race organisers have changed distances from 1600m-2000m but the 1800m has stuck. Since then there have been more middle-distance winners as opposed to stayers taking out the Kingston Town Classic. 

    Four runners have won the Kingston Town Classic twice and Kingston Town was a famous winner in 1982. He subsequently got the race named in his honour. 

    The weight-for-age contest is always hotly contested as it’s worth $1 million and comes at a time when many of Australia’s best thoroughbreds are at the end of their campaigns after a long spring. 

    Kingston Town Classic Field

    The field for the Kingston Town Classic is released on the Wednesday morning prior to the race.  

    We will have the field when it’s confirmed by RISA.

    Kingston Town Classic Form Guide

    The local runners have been performing well in recent years. Perfect Reflection (2015), Pounamu (2017) and Arcadia Queen (2018) were all locally-trained winners of the Kingston Town Classic. 

    Unlike the Railway Stakes, the locals have a much better record. Famous Perth names such as Ihtsahymn and Luckygray have taken out the Kingston Town Classic. 

    We wouldn’t totally discount the Melbourne and Sydney form, but the momentum is definitely in favour of the Perth runners and they often get conditions to suit. 

    It has been won twice on many occasions, so look for a potential repeat winner when making your selections.

    Kingston Town Classic Previous Winners

    Year
    Winner
    2018Arcadia Queen
    2017Pounamu
    2016Stratum Star
    2015Perfect Reflection
    2014Moriarty
    2013Ihtsahymn
    2012Luckygray
    2011Playing God
    2010Playing God
    2009Sniper's Bullet
    2008Niconero
    2007Megatic
    2006Niconero
    2005Early Express
    2004Modem
    2003True Steel
    2002Blevvo
    2001Old Comrade
    2000Old Comrade

    Kingston Town Classic Live Streaming

    Punters can watch the Kingston Town Classic at Beteasy, which has two channels to live stream every race in Australia and the feature races in New Zealand.

    Kingston Town Classic Race Schedule

    The Kingston Town Classic features on a nine-race card from Ascot, which also includes the Jungle Dawn Classic and Lee Steere Classic. 

    Race 1: 3YO Trophy 
    Race 2: 3YO Handicap 
    Race 3: R72 Handicap 
    Race 4: R66 Handicap 
    Race 5: Lee Steere Classic 
    Race 6: Jungle Dawn Classic 
    Race 7: Towton Cup 
    Race 8: Kingston Town Classic 
    Race 9: R72 Handicap 

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