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 bookie 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. 

2019 Kingston Classic info

There are two major Group 1 races in Perth every year and the Kingston Town Classic is one of them. The 1800m event runs for $1 million and features some of the best middle-distances thoroughbreds from all parts of Australia. 

Run in early December, it gives the Melbourne Spring Carnival runners an extra chance to pick up some black type before the year ends. 

DateSaturday December 7, 2019
Time7:30pm AEST
TrackAscot
Distance1800m
StatusGroup 1
ConditionsWFA
Prize Money$1 million
Age3YO+

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 Results & 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 bet of the day

We will have our Captain Cook Stakes bet of the day when the market is released.

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

Kingston Town Classic history & key facts

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 live streaming & race replay

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. 

Perth horse racing
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Arcadia Queen won the 2018 Kingston Town Classic with a strong burst down the outside of runners and punters saluted the well-backed favourite. 

The race replay of the 2018 Kingston Town Classic shows how Arcadia Queen was able to sit off the pace and work into the race down the back straight. 

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