Kingston Town Stakes

Kingston Town Stakes, Randwick

Looking for early info on this year’s Kingsford Town Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

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. 

This race should not be confused with the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) held in Perth each summer.

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 offering the winner a ballot exemption and Herculian Prince (2010) was 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 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, September 18th, 2021
  • 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
  • 2021 Kingston Town Stakes Winner: She’s Ideel

kingston town Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Kingston Town Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday September 18, 2021.

  1. #14 She’s Ideel
  2. #3 Montefilia
  3. #15e Entente 

Bjorn Baker’s dual Group 1 placed mare She’s Ideel ($2.80F) secured her maiden Black-Type win saluting for the punters in the Kingston Town Stakes 2021 results.

Kingston Town Stakes Betting 2021

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 in 2021

  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 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Kingston Town Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Which Horse Will Win The Kingston Town Stakes in 2021?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Kingston Town Stakes in 2021 is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry and see what stables the runners are representing. 

Other factors to consider when picking the Kingston Town Stakes winner include:

  • 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 2008-21 trainer Chris Waller prepared 7 of the 14 Kingston Town Stakes winners.

Kingston Town Stakes 2021 Favourites

Early favourites in Kingston Town Stakes 2021 betting include the Bjorn Baker-trained She’s Ideel and the widely-drawn Group 1 winner Montefilia

She’s Ideel ($2.80 in 2021) was the last Kingston Town Stakes favourite to win.

Kingston Town Stakes 2021 Field

The official 2021 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 2021 final field features a quality line-up of potential Group 1-bound runners including She’s Ideel drawn ideally in barrier two third-up and Montefilia out wider in gate 12 second-up off a good third fresh in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes over a mile.

  • Scratched: #6 Dashing Willoughby (10); #8 Taikomochi (5); #13 Laure Me In (13); #16e Criminal Code (8); #17e No Compromise (18)

Kingston Town Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #14 She’s Ideel ($3.50 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #3 Montefilia ($4.40 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #10 Attorney ($81 at time of publish) 

Our Neds’ exclusive Kingston Town Stakes 2021 tips will be updated right here the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

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Kingston Town Stakes Race Day 2021

The 2021 Kingston Town Stakes takes place on Saturday, the 18th of September 2021 as part of the George Main Stakes Day 2021 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 2021 Barrier Draw

The 2021 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 2021 Nominations

Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 13th of September, 2021.

Kingston Town Stakes 2021 Weights

Set weights with penalties apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 14th of September, 2021 with final weights published in our above Kingston Town Stakes Field section.

2021 Kingston Town Stakes Top Weights:

  • #1 Selino (58kg); #2 Kukeracha (58kg)

Kingston Town Stakes 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 15th of September, 2021 and will be published in our above Kingston Town Stakes Field section. 

Kingston Town Stakes 2021 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 15th of September, 2021 and the official 2021 Kingston Town Stakes jockeys will be published in our above Kingston Town Stakes Field section.

Kingston Town Stakes Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 18th of September, 2021.

2021 Kingston Town Stakes Scratchings: 

  • #6 Dashing Willoughby (10); #8 Taikomochi (5); #13 Laure Me In (13); #16e Criminal Code (8); #17e No Compromise (18)

Kingston Town Stakes Prize Money 2021

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 2021

The 2021 Kingston Town Stakes is set to run as Randwick Race 9 at 4:35pm (AEST) on Saturday September 18, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.

Kingston Town Stakes 2021 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Kingston Town Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2021 KINGSTON TOWN STAKES FORM GUIDE

Kingston Town Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2021 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
2021 She’s Ideel Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 53.5 kgs 2:05.50
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