History Of A.J.Scahill Stakes

A.J.SCAHILL STAKES OVERVIEW The race was first run in 1978 and won by Burgess Queen. It’s held Group 3 status since 1980. The race was run over 1200m in 1978 & 1979 and 1450m in 1983 before it’s current distance of 1400m since 1980. It was held at Belmont Park in 2003. Notable winners include:…

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A New Queen Is Crowned

Arcadia Queen has become just the second three-year-old filly to win the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic, with a flawless performance in the final Group 1 of the year. Two weeks ago, the Pierro filly became the first horse to win the WA Champion Fillies Stakes-WA Guineas double. Today, she added, arguably, WA’s premier Weight-For-Age race to…

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Material Man’s Kingston Town Boost

Trainer Justin Warwick felt a sense of relief after Material Man drew a perfect barrier in the Kingston Town Classic (1800m), getting gate two for Saturday’s $1 million purse at Ascot. The Myalup-based horseman believes a favourable draw gives Material Man a wonderful opportunity of going one better after he ran a half-length second to Pounamu…

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Arcadia Queen To Repeat History

Owner Bob Peters believes Arcadia Queen is a top chance to repeat history in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday. Peters says his gun three-year-old can replicate Perfect Reflection and become the second filly to win the $1 million weight-for-age race. His confidence in Arcadia Queen, a brilliant winner of…

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At The Races Racing News

At The Races Racing News DAL HARRAILD David Eustace says a trip to WA for imported stayer, Dal Harraild, will become clearer after he runs in Saturday’s Pakenham Cup (2500m). Dal Harraild and the James Cummings’-trained Tally were two of 34 nominations announced yesterday for the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) in January. “We will…

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Pateman Picks Up Kingston Town Ride

Mitchell Pateman has picked up a top ride aboard Holy Snow in the $1 million Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday. The in-form hoop said he is thrilled to be associated with the Darren Weir-trained gelding, rated a $13 chance in WA’s weight-for-age feature. “I’m just thrilled to pick up a…

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History Of The Kingston Town Stakes

KINGSTON TOWN OVERVIEW The Kingston Town Stakes was first run in 1976, then known as the Marlboro 50,000. Family Of Man, trained by George Hanlon and ridden by David Brosnan, recorded the first win. The race was also known as the Fruit ‘N’ Veg Stakes, Western Mail Classic, Winfield Stakes, Rothwell Stakes and Beat Diabetes…

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Harrison’ Aims Successful Missile

Jericho Missile, an impressive winner on debut at Ascot yesterday, is destined for bigger races, according to trainer, David Harrison. A $77, 500 yearling, Jericho Missile validated Harrison’s big opinion with a tough victory in the Mumm Champagne-Crystal Slipper Stakes (1100m). Ridden by Paul Harvey and starting at $3.10, Jericho Miss, a son of Smart…

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