Kingston Town Classic Fact List

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Dec

Feature racing returns to Ascot Saturday with the running of the Group One Tab Touch Kingston Town Classic (1800m).

The race was first staged in 1976 and won by the George Hanlon-trained Family Of Man, ridden by David Brosnan.

Hanlon and Family Of Man were again successful two years later when they combined with jockey, Harry White.

Other notable winners included Stormy Rex (1977) and Bounty Hawk (1983) for Bart Cummings.

T.J.Smith in partnership with Malcolm Johnston were successful with Mighty Kingdom (1979) and Kingston Town (1982).

Colin Hayes prepared Military Plume (1986) and Better Loosen Up (1989), both ridden by Michael Clarke.

Hayes’ son, David, has trained a record three winners: Credit Account (1993) and Niconero (2006, 2008).

Lindsey Smith, Bob Taylor, Albie Beckett and Neville Parnham are the best of the local trainers with dual success.

Smith and Old Comrade (2000, 2001), Taylor and Summer Beau (1996, 1997), Beckett with Old Role (1991) and Megatic (2007), Parnham and Playing God (2010, 2011).

Paul Harvey holds the best riding record with four winners: Old Comrade (2000, 2001), Modem (2004) and Megatic (2007).

Steven Parnham is next with three: Playing God (2010, 2011) and Ihtsahymn (2013).

Doodlakine Lass (1987), Credit Account (1993) and St Clemens are the only mares to have won the Kingston Town Classic.

Multiple winners include (Old Comrade (2000-01), Summer Beau (1996-97), Family Of Man (1976, 1978), Niconero (2006, 2008) and Playing God (2010, 2011).

There have been five WA Guineas-Kingston Town champions: Importune (1984), Summer Beau (1996), Old Nick (1998), Megatic (2007) and Playing God (2010).

Kingston Town Classic and Railway Stakes champions include: Better Loosen Up (1989), Island Morn (1994), Old Comrade (2001) and Modem (2004).

Luckygray won the Railway Stakes in 2011 and the Kingston Town Classic a year later (2012).

Old Comrade (2000), Megatic (2007), Playing God (2010 and Ihtsahymn (2013) are three-year-olds to have won the Kingston Town Classic.