History Of The Kingston Town Classic

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KINGSTON TOWN OVERVIEW

First run in 1976 and won by Family Of Man, trained by George Hanlon and ridden by David Brosnan.It has held Group 1 status since 1979 and was run over 1600m in 1999-2000 and 2000m in 2003.Previously known as the Fruit ‘N’ Veg Stakes, Western Mail Classic, Winfield Stakes, Rothwell Stakes and Beat Diabetes Stakes.Notable winners were Kingston Town (1982), Vo Rogue (1988), Better Loosen Up (1989), Old Comrade (2000-2001), Playing God (2010-2011), Luckygray (2012) and Arcadia Queen (2018).

3YOs TO WIN:

Family Of Man (1976), Stormy Rex (1977), Mighty Kingdom (1979), Sovereign Red (1980), Bounty Hawk (1983), Importune (1984), Rant And Rave (1985), Military Plume (1986), Old Role (1991), Summer Beau (1996), Old Nick (1998), Old Comrade (2001), Megatic (2007), Playing God (2010), Ihtsahymn (2013), Perfect Reflection (2015) & Arcadia Queen (2018).

3YO FILLIES TO WIN:

Perfect Reflection & Arcadia Queen.

MARES TO WIN:

Doodlakine Lass (1987), Credit Account (1993) & St Clemens Belle (1999).

BEST TRAINER
David Hayes (4): Better Loosen Up, Credit Account & Niconero (2006-2008).

BEST CURRENT TRAINER
Lindsey Smith (2): Old Comrade (2000-2001).Albie Beckett (2): Old Role (1991) & Megatic (2007).Neville Parnham (2): Playing God (2010-2011).

BEST JOCKEY
Paul Harvey (4): Old Comrade (2000-2001), Modem (2004) & Megatic (2007).

BEST CURRENT JOCKEY
Steven Parnham (3): Playing God (2010-2011) & Ihtsahymn (2013).Brad Rawiller (2): Niconero (2006-2008).William Pike (2) Perfect Reflection (2015) & Arcadia Queen (2018).Shaun O’Donnell (2): Summer Beau (1996) & Luckygray (2012).

FASTEST TIME: Better Loosen Up (1800m): 1.47.26sec.

BEST BARRIER
Barrier 10: (7).

LEAST SUCCESSFUL BARRIER
Barrier 11 (0).

MULTIPLE WINNERS
Playing God, Niconero, Old Comrade, Summer Beau & Family Of Man.

RAILWAY STAKES-KINGSTON TOWN
Better Loosen Up (1989), Island Morn (1994), Old Comrade (2001), Modem (2004), Sniper’s Bullet (2009) & Luckygray (2011-2012).

WA GUINEAS-KINGSTON TOWN
Importune (1984), Summer Beau (1996), Old Nick (1998), Megatic (2007), Playing God (2010), Ihtsahymn (2013) & Arcadia Queen (2018).

Julio Santarelli
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