Kingston Town Stakes

Kingston Town Stakes, Randwick

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Run over 2,000 metres, the Kingston Town Stakes is a Group 3 race taking place at Randwick Racecourse in mid-late September as part of George Main Stakes Day in Sydney. With a $160,000 prize purse, it attracts a quality field of staying types looking to target the upcoming Group 1 features. 

Once known as the STC Cup, this race has been run over various distances, including: 2400, 1900 and 2000 metres. Since 1984 it has been named after the champion horse Kingston Town.

The race serves as a key lead-up to Randwick’s Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) on Epsom Day with Herculian Prince (2010) the last to do the double. Graduates out of the Kingston Town Stakes may also head to Melbourne for the Spring Cups.

Kingston Town Stakes 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, September 19th, 2020 
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,000 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (with penalties)
  • Qualification: Three years old and older
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Randwick Racecourse
  • Prize Purse: $160,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1948
  • 2020 Kingston Town Stakes Winner: Taikomochi

kingston town Stakes 2020 RESULTS

The official 2020 Kingston Town Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday September 19, 2020.

  1. #6 Taikomochi
  2. #9 Shared Ambition
  3. #4 Brimham Rocks

The Kingston Town Stakes 2020 results saw the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Taikomochi salute by a length in a gutsy effort ahead of the Group 1 The Metropolitan.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 TAIKOMOCHI Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 56kg $9.50
2 9 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 1L 12 55kg $4.20F
3 4 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 1.2L 8 56.5kg $17
4 14 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Hugh Bowman 1.7L 7 55kg (cd 56kg) $5.50
5 15 RONDINELLA (NZ) John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 2.1L 6 53kg $9
6 16 GIRL TUESDAY Clarry Conners Glen Boss 2.3L 1 53kg $12
7 5 WU GOK Chris Waller Adam Hyeronimus 2.5L 14 56kg $31
8 11 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 3L 15 55kg $41
9 1 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 3.4L 10 58kg $14
10 2 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 4.1L 4 57kg $16
11 12 SIR CHARLES ROAD Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Jim Byrne 4.7L 3 55kg $101
12 10 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) Sam Kavanagh Brenton Avdulla 4.9L 13 55kg $10
13 7 MISS SENTIMENTAL (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 5.8L 2 56kg $151
14 17e DJUKON (GB) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 6.2L 11 55kg $71
15 8 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 6.3L 16 55kg $18
16 3 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 9.3L 9 57kg $101
SCRATCHED 20e KINANE (NZ) Chris Waller 0
SCRATCHED 21e THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Jim Byrne 0
SCRATCHED 19e MASAFF (IRE) Chris Waller 0
SCRATCHED 13 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) Richard & Michael Freedman Jean Van Overmeire (a) 0
SCRATCHED 18e MORTON’S FORK Richard Litt Robbie Dolan 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Kingston Town Stakes Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Kingston Town Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Kingston Town Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Kingston Town Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Kingston Town 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 Kingston Town Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Kingston Town Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Kingston Town Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Kingston Town Stakes 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 Kingston Town Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Kingston Town Stakes

  1. Join up 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 Kingston Town Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Kingston Town Stakes 2020 Odds

Early market odds on the Kingston Town Stakes will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Kingston Town Stakes here once betting opens.

Which Horse Will Win The Kingston Town Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the Kingston Town Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors including: 

  • Staying Types – Horses with proven form over 2000 – 2400m have the best record in the Kingston Town Stakes.
  • Chelmsford Lead-Up – The Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes serves as the best lead-up into the race.
  • Waller Factor – From 2008-20 trainer Chris Waller prepared 7 of the 13 Kingston Town Stakes winners.

Kingston Town Stakes 2020 Favourites

Early favourites in Kingston Town Stakes 2020 betting include the widely-drawn Shared Ambition for Chris Waller and the Hawkes Racing-trained top weight Angel Of Truth

Kingston Town Stakes 2020 Field

The official 2020 Kingston Town Stakes field of final acceptances is out on the Wednesday before the race and will be published in full below as soon as announced.

The Kingston Town Stakes 2020 field features a capacity line-up of potential Group 1-bound spring hopefuls including six starters plus three emergencies for Sydney’s best Chris Waller.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x895756x25 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 14 58kg 99
2 74x66461x0 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 5 57kg 106
3 55x5663x90 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 12 57kg 102
4 902x7691x8 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 11 56.5kg 103
5 7730x117x6 WU GOK Chris Waller Adam Hyeronimus 18 56kg 106
6 32142×2314 TAIKOMOCHI Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6 56kg 105
7 70504150×0 MISS SENTIMENTAL (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 3 56kg 100
8 160x1225x0 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 21 55kg 112
9 11x3103x09 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 16 55kg 103
10 x98276x512 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) Sam Kavanagh Brenton Avdulla 17 55kg 102
11 22x0352x67 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 19 55kg 101
12 0533499×00 SIR CHARLES ROAD Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Jim Byrne (late alt) 4 55kg 98
13 11123×0011 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) Richard & Michael Freedman Jean Van Overmeire (a) 9 55kg 97
14 26x1122x80 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Hugh Bowman 10 55kg 56kg 96
15 228x376x69 RONDINELLA (NZ) John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 7 53kg 103
16 47×0878725 GIRL TUESDAY Clarry Conners Glen Boss 2 53kg 98
17e 21112x08x0 DJUKON (GB) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 15 55kg 92
18e 8126789×50 MORTON’S FORK Richard Litt Robbie Dolan 8 55kg 90
19e 633x632x48 MASAFF (IRE) Chris Waller 13 55kg 85
20e 2x2113x50 KINANE (NZ) Chris Waller 1 56kg 83
21e x241448x23 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Jim Byrne 20 55kg 86

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Kingston Town Stakes 2020 Tips

Favourite: #9 Shared Ambition ($4.80 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #13 Paths Of Glory ($19 at time of publish) in an upset 

Best Roughie: See above Best Bet

Our Neds’ exclusive Kingston Town Stakes 2020 tips will be updated right here the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

Kingston Town Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 19th of September 2020 as part of the George Main Stakes Day card at Royal Randwick. The Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) for the elite milers is the feature of the meeting, which also hosts the:

Kingston Town Stakes 2020 Barrier Draw

The 2020 Kingston Town Stakes barrier draw is announced the Wednesday before the event and will be published in our above Kingston Town Stakes Field section. 

Kingston Town Stakes 2020 Nominations

Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 14th of September, 2020.

The 2020 Kingston Town Stakes nominations feature 34 potential Spring Cup hopefuls including 15 for trainer Chris Waller who enjoyed his seventh win in 12 years last season with Finche who is among the stable’s entries again this spring.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 160x1225x0 MUSTAJEER (GB) G 8 Kris Lees 1 55kg 112
2 34x51257x3 FINCHE (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 2= 56.5kg 110
3 190x1410x0 NETTOYER M 7 Wendy Roche 2= 56kg 110
4 6x11126x11 MUGATOO (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 4 56kg 108
5 41x0x0680x DANCETERIA (FR) G 6 Kris Lees 5= 58kg 106
6 74x66461x0 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 9 Chris Waller 5= 57kg 106
7 7730x117x6 WU GOK G 7 Chris Waller 5= 56kg 106
8 x7207523x2 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) H 6 Chris Waller 5= 55kg 106
9 32142×2314 TAIKOMOCHI G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 9 56kg 105
10 902x7691x8 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 10= 56.5kg 103
11 11x3103x09 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 10= 55kg 103
12 228x376x69 RONDINELLA (NZ) M 6 John O’Shea 10= 53kg 103
13 55x5663x90 DANZDANZDANCE M 6 Chris Waller 13= 57kg 102
14 816x7000x3 HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 13= 56kg 102
15 x98276x512 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) G 8 Sam Kavanagh 13= 55kg 102
16 22x0352x67 CARIF H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 16 55kg 101
17 70504150×0 MISS SENTIMENTAL (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 17 56kg 100
18 x895756x25 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 18 58kg 99
19 0533499×00 SIR CHARLES ROAD G 7 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 19= 55kg 98
20 47×0878725 GIRL TUESDAY M 6 Clarry Conners 19= 53kg 98
21 731x7836x0 NORWAY (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 21= 56kg 97
22 6x750x9084 BIG DUKE (IRE) G 9 Kris Lees 21= 55kg 97
23 11123×0011 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman 21= 55kg 97
24 26x1122x80 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 24 55kg 96
25 36221×0553 HERENGAWE (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 25 56kg 95
26 x615129x33 DABIYR (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 26 55kg 93
27 21112x08x0 DJUKON (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 27 55kg 92
28 6351625×02 FUN FACT G 5 Bjorn Baker 28= 56kg 90
29 8126789×50 MORTON’S FORK G 7 Richard Litt 28= 55kg 90
30 76P8x8x600 ZACADA (NZ) G 8 Jim & Greg Lee 30 56kg 87
31 x241448x23 THINK IT OVER G 5 Kerry Parker 31 55kg 86
32 633x632x48 MASAFF (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 32 55kg 85
33 2x2113x50 KINANE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 33 56kg 83
34 x114319x36 YONKERS (USA) G 5 Chris Waller 34 55kg 79

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Kingston Town Stakes 2020 Weights

Set weights with penalties apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 15th of September, 2020 with final weights published in our above Kingston Town Stakes Field section.

2020 Kingston Town Stakes Top Weight:

  • #1 Angel Of Truth (58kg) 

Kingston Town Stakes 2020 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 16th of September, 2020 and will be published in our above Kingston Town Stakes Field section. 

Kingston Town Stakes 2020 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 16th of September, 2020 and will be published in our above Kingston Town Stakes Field section.

Kingston Town Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 19th of September, 2020.

Kingston Town Stakes Prize Money

The Kingston Town Stakes prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $83,000
2nd $29,400
3rd $14,200
4th $7,200
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

Kingston Town Stakes Race Number

The Kingston Town Stakes set to run as Randwick Race 8 at 4:35pm (AEST) on on Saturday September 19, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.

Kingston Town Stakes 2020 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Kingston Town Stakes has been released.

Kingston Town Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Kingston Town Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Kingston Town Stakes Winners

Winners of the Kingston Town Stakes going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2020 Taikomochi Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 56 kgs 2:00.84
2019 Finche Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 56 kgs 2:04.4
2018 Avilius James Cummings Glyn Schofield 56 kgs 2:02.01
2017 Libran Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 57 kgs 2:02.76
2016 Mccreery Chris Waller Joao Moreira 54 kgs 2:03.80
2015 Silverball Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 58 kgs 2:02.98
2014 He’s Your Man Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 56.5 kgs 2:04.02
2013 Prince Cheri David Vandyke Jay Ford 54 kgs 2:03.47
2012 Stout Hearted Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 54 kgs 2:00.68
2011 Lamasery David Vandyke Brenton Avdulla 53 kgs 2:02.50
2010 Herculian Prince Gai Waterhouse Hugh Bowman 55.5 kgs 2:01.54
2009 Ready To Lift Gerald Ryan Glyn Schofield 58 kgs 2:01.91
2008 Hurrah Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 55 kgs 2:03.36
2007 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 Mr Martini Marc Conners Darryl McLellan 52.5 kgs 2:05.55
2005 Stormhill Tim Martin Hugh Bowman 55 kgs 2:01.06
2004 Just Polite Shaun Dwyer Danny Beasley 53 kgs 2:04.02
2003 Ariante Gai Waterhouse Lenny Beasley 54 kgs 2:03.13
2002 Dress Circle Gai Waterhouse Lenny Beasley 60.5 kgs 2:02.15
2001 Swiss Echo Gai Waterhouse Glen Boss 52.5 kgs 2:03.34
2000 Dashing Scene Gai Waterhouse Lenny Beasley 52 kgs 2:04.86