Looking for early info on this year’s Northerly Stakes (Kingston Town Classic)? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know on the race.

Kingston Town Classic
The third and final Group 1 held at Ascot Racecourse as part of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival, the Kingston Town Classic is now run as the Northerly Stakes and is WA’s last big race event of the year before the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) runs in January. 

The race was previously named in honour of the great triple Cox Plate champion Kingston Town who won this race in 1982 when it was known as the Western Mail Classic before being renamed ahead of the 2022 edition.

The event now honours former middle-distance champion racehorse Northerly who won Perth’s Railway Stakes in 2000 before a host of other elite level races in Australia including dual victories in the Australian Cup (2001, 2003) and Cox Plate (2001, 2002), as well as the 2002 Caulfield Cup.

Offering $1.5 million in prize money, the Northerly Stakes is a weight-for-age classic contested over 1800m as a follow-up from the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) held over the mile a fortnight earlier. 

Sniper’s Bullet (2009) was the last horse to complete the Railway Stakes – Kingston Town Classic double in the same year. He was the third to do so joining: Better Loosen Up (1989), Old Comrade (2001) and Modem (2004).

Northerly Stakes 2022 – Quick Information

  • Former Race Name: Kingston Town Classic
  • Race Day: Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
  • Track Location: Ascot Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,800 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Perth Racing
  • Prize Purse: $1,500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1976
  • 2022 Northerly Stakes Winner: TBD

Northerly Stakes 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Kingston Town Classic results will be known as the 2022 Northerly Stakes results and available below once the race takes place on Saturday December 3, 2022. 

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Northerly Stakes Betting 2022

There are many different ways to bet on the Northerly Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Northerly Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Northerly Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers in this year’s Northerly Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Northerly Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Northerly Stakes results, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Northerly Stakes results to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Northerly Stakes results to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Northerly Stakes results to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Northerly Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Northerly Stakes in 2022

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Northerly Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Which Horse Will Win The Northerly Stakes in 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the Northerly Stakes in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up spring / summer racing form form, their previous record at the Ascot track and runners from the key local stables. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Northerly Stakes winner include: 

  • Favourites – The top fancies have a strong strike-rate of close to 50% in the past decade in this race. 
  • The Double –  Western Australia’s big double is the Railway Stakes – Kingston town Classic. If a horse wins the Railway Stakes, keep an eye on it if it’s entered into this race.
  • Racetrack Advantage – All winners going back as far as 1993 have just come off a race at Ascot before winning this race. Be wary of East Coasters or Internationals with no experience at Ascot.
  • Filly Factor – Two fillies in the past few years have beaten the older horses in this race so watch for the youngsters in on just 50kg.

Northerly Stakes Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Northerly Stakes betting will be updated here closer to the race. 

Favourites have a solid recent strike rate with seven winners from 2007 – 2021. The two most recent Kingston Town Classic (now Northerly Stakes) favourites to win were the fillies Perfect Reflection (2015) and Arcadia Queen (2018).

Northerly Stakes field 2022

The official 2022 Northerly Stakes field of final acceptances is announced by Perth Racing on Monday November 28, 2022 and will be published in full below.

The 2022 Kingston Town Classic barrier draw follows on the Tuesday evening.

Northerly Stakes 2022 Tips

Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

Best Roughie: TBD

Our insider 2022 Northerly Stakes tips will be published above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2022 NORTHERLY STAKES PREVIEW & TIPS

Northerly Stakes Race Day 2022

2022 Northerly Stakes Day takes place on Saturday, the 3rd of December, 2022 at Ascot Racecourse in WA. The key support act on the card is the Group 3 A.J. Scahill Stakes (1400m). 

Northerly Stakes Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Northerly Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public on Tuesday, the 29th of November, 2022 and will be published in our above Kingston Town Classic Field section. 

Northerly Stakes Nominations 2022

The early 2022 Northerly Stakes nominations close at the start of October nearly two months out from the event and officially announced by Perth Racing.

Kingston Town Classic Weights 2022

Weight for age conditions apply to this race. Weights will be published on Tuesday, the 29th of November 2022 in our above Northerly Stakes Field section. 

Northerly Stakes Acceptances 2022

Final declarations close on Monday November 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM and will be published in our above Northerly Stakes Field section. 

Northerly Stakes jockeys 2022

Final riders close at 3:00 PM, Wednesday the 31st of November, 2022 and will be published in our above Northerly Stakes Field section. 

Northerly Stakes Scratchings 2022

Northerly Stakes 2022 scratchings close on the morning of Saturday, the 3rd of December, 2022. 

Northerly Stakes Prize Money 2022

The 2022 Northerly Stakes prize purse is worth $1,500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Northerly Stakes Race Number 2022

The 2022 Northerly Stakes race number is TBC for Saturday the 3rd of December, 2022. There are nine races in total that day at Ascot Racecourse.

Northerly Stakes Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Northerly Stakes form guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2022 NORTHERLY STAKES FORM GUIDE

Northerly Stakes Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Northerly Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Kingston Town Classic / Northerly Stakes Winners

Winners of the Kingston Town Classic / Northerly Stakes going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to view the full list of Kingston Town Classic / Northerly Stakes winners please visit our  winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Time
2022

Northerly Stakes

TBD TBD TBD TBD
2021 Regal Power Grant & Alana Williams Patrick Carbery 1:48.81
2020 Truly Great Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 1:48.27
2019 Kay Cee Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 1:51.29
2018 Arcadia Queen Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 1:48.55
2017 Pounamu Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 1:49.5
2016 Stratum Star Darren Weir Damian Lane 1:49.4
2015 Perfect Reflection Grant Williams William Pike 1:53.7
2014 Moriarty Chris Waller Douglas Whyte 1:48.7
2013 Ihtsahymn Fred Kersley Steven Parnham 1:49.9
2012 Luckygray Gino Poletti Shaun O’Donnell 1:50.6
2011 Playing God Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 1:49.5
2010 Playing God Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 1:48.9
2009 Sniper’s Bullet Tracey Bartley Damien Oliver 1:46.9
2008 Niconero D A Hayes Brad Rawiller 1:46.9
2007 Megatic 1:48.0
2006 Niconero 1:47.4
2005 Early Express P J Giadresco J Whiting 1:48.0
2004 Modem Trevor Andrews P Harvey 1:50.1
2003 True Steel Maxine Payne Clint Harvey 2:03.6
2002 Blevvo 1:52.1
2001 Old Comrade N M Lamey P Harvey 1:50.0
2000 Old Comrade N M Lamey P Harvey 1:36.2

 

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