2016 Kingston Town Classic Field, Barriers & Odds

Kingston Town Classic

The Kingston Town Classic is one of the premier races held in Western Australia each year during the annual Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

The 2016 Kingston Town Classic will be held on Saturday, December 3rd.

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The second Group 1 feature of the festival following the Railway Stakes, the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic is run over 1800m under weight-for-age conditions and is worth $500,000 in prize money.

Attracting a quality field of local and interstate middle-distance gallopers, the Kingston Town Classic is conducted at the esteemed Ascot Racecourse on the first Saturday of December and is one of three black-type races at the meeting.

Other features worth checking the online betting markets for on Kingston Town Classic Day are the Group 3 Lee Steere Classic (1400m) and the Listed GA Towton Cup (2200m).

The Kingston Town Classic is held on the same day as the Group 3 AJ Scahill Stakes (1400m) and the Group 3 Sir Ernest Lee Steere Classic (1400m).

Kingston Town Classic History

First run in 1976, the Kingston Town Classic is now named in honour of legendary racehorse and triple Cox Plate winner Kingston Town who won the race in 1982.

Originally known as the Marlboro 50,000, the race has also been registered as the Western Mail Classic, Rothwells Stakes, Winfield Stakes, Beat Diabetes 2 Stakes and the Fruit ‘N’ Veg Stakes – the various name changes due to sponsorship.

The race was officially changed to the Kingston Town Classic in 2007.

Other changes to the Kingston Town Classic conditions include the race distance, as the event was conducted over a shorter 1600m for three years in 1999 – 2001.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Kingston Town Classic Betting

The Kingston Town Classic gives punters some of the best betting opportunities late in the year and all good online bookmakers including Ladbrokes.com.au and bookmaker.com.au have odds open on the Group 1 feature.

There are many earlier lead-up races punters can use as a guide to help them place the winning Kingston Town Classic wagers.

Good events to watch for a guide include the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) in November, the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) and the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) the week before – all held at the same course in Ascot.

Combining these Perth races into betting doubles is another great opportunity to win big, for example in 2009 Sniper’s Bullet won both the Railway Stakes and the Kingston Town Classic.

Kingston Town Classic News

Sixteen runners will take to the stalls at Ascot on Saturday for the final Group 1 race of 2016; the Kingston Town Classic (1800m), which subsequently represents terrific value to punters from a betting perspective. Reigning champion Perfect Reflection has returned to racing in typically strong form this season and…