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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.
- #6 Taikomochi
- #9 Shared Ambition
- #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.
|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|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Kingston Town Stakes Betting
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
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- 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).
- 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
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|
|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|
|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.
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.
|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|
|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|