Kingston Town Classic 2022 Tips, Field & Race Guide is your home of the 2022 Kingston Town Classic. The race will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Ascot.

Some interstate-based gallopers will clash with the best local performers in the last of three Group 1s staged during the Perth Summer Carnival.

We provide you with Kingston Town Classic tips as well as an in-depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Tips & Trends | How to Bet | NewsNominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & ReplaysOdds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners | Live Stream | Bonus Bets

Kingston Town Classic

2022 Kingston Town Classic Schedule

Date Saturday, December 3, 2022
Track Ascot Racecourse
Distance 1800m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight for Age
Prize Money $1 million
Age 3YO and Upwards

Kingston Town Classic Tips

Looking for the winner of the Kingston Town Classic can be a daunting task, but keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

Our experts assess all the Kingston Town Classic runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2022 tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Adam McGrath provides his 2022 Kingston Town Classic tips and predictions following the barrier draw.

How To Bet on the Kingston Town Classic

There are plenty of betting options on the Kingston Town Classic.

Betting options include:

Win Bets

Exactly as it sounds, a Win bet is betting on a single horse to win the race.

Place Bets

Betting for the place generally pays around one quarter of the win odds and covers three placings with your horse having to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd to be successful.

Each-Way Bets

Half your stake on the Win and half your stake on the Place is an each-way bet. For example: $20 each-way gives you $10 on the win and $10 on the Place.

Quinella & Exacta

Picking the first two horses past the post will give you the Quinella or Exacta. The difference between the two is with a Quinella, your horses can finish in any order, and in an Exacta, your two runners must finish in the exact order you selected – unless you box them.


The first three horses past the post. You can select three horses in order or you can box three horses meaning they can finish in any order. Flexi Trifectas also give you the option to add more than three horses in any combination for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The cost of a flexi Trifecta is calculated by the amount of runners you have in each placing.

First 4

The first four horses past the past. Same rules apply as Trifectas with straight out First 4 in order, Boxed First 4 or Flexi First 4.

Same Race Multi

Some bookmakers give the option for a same race multi where you can select certain runners to finish 1st, Top 2, Top 3 and Top 4. Odds are displayed next to each horse for each betting option, and odds are combined in a multi bet. The best bookmakers to bet on Kingston Town Classic for Same Race Multis include: Sportsbet, Ladbrokes & Neds.


The ‘Quaddie’ is one of the hardest bet types to land but can be very rewarding with massive returns. All Quaddie wagers go into a pool, and the money is shared out among winners. The bigger the odds of each winning leg, the more likely the Quaddie will pay more as more people are knocked out of the pool. To land the Quaddie, you need to select four winning horses in four selected races. You can have one runner per leg or multiple runners, but the more runners you have, the more it costs to place the Quaddie bet. Flexi options allow punters to place large Quaddies but take a smaller percentage for a smaller outlay.

Latest Kingston Town Classic News

Kingston Town Classic Nominations

Nominations for the Kingston Town Classic close at 12.00pm on October 11.

Below are last year’s nominations:

Horse Trainer
1 ABOVE THE PEG Simon A Miller
2 ALASKAN GOD Daniel Morton
3 ARCADIA GRACE (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams
4 ASTRAPE Daniel Morton
5 BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
7 BELLE’S FANTASY David Harrison
8 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings
9 BRAVE ANGEL (NZ) Simon A Miller
10 BUZZOOM Daniel Morton
11 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings
12 CATALPA (NZ) Daniel Morton
13 COCKNEY CREW Kieran McDonagh
15 CREATOR Chris & Michael Gangemi
16 CRIADERAS James Cummings
17 CROSSHAVEN Ben & JD Hayes
18 DANCE MUSIC Simon A Miller
19 DEVOTED Grant & Alana Williams
20 DIG DEEP Daniel & Ben Pearce
21 DISENGO Adam Durrant
22 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey
23 DR DRILL (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
24 EX SPORT MAN Steve Wolfe
25 FINE ROMANCE (NZ) Hayden Ballantyne
26 FLOATING ARTIST (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
27 FRIAR FOX Justine Erkelens
28 GREEN AND SHADY Luke Fernie
29 HARDLY EVER Simon A Miller
30 HE’S A LUCKY LAD Adam Durrant
31 HE’SGOTWINGS Martin Allan
32 HOI AN Roy Rogers
33 HOT ZED Lou Luciani
34 IDLE STAR Adam Durrant
35 IT’SARAYDAY Simon A Miller
37 KAY CEE Neville Parnham
39 KNOT SECRET Steve Wolfe
40 LAST OF THE LINE Stephen Miller
41 LIWA Simon A Miller
42 LORD VLADIVOSTOK (NZ) Michael Hickmott
43 MAGICAL DREAM Grant & Alana Williams
44 MAROCCHINO Lou Luciani
45 MASSIMO Chris & Michael Gangemi
46 MEDIA AWARD Chris Calthorpe
47 MR DELEGATOR Todd Harvey
48 MRS AMERICA Grant & Alana Williams
49 MULTINATIONAL Neville Parnham
50 MYSTERY MOMENT Grant & Alana Williams
52 NEUFBOSC (FR) Neville Parnham
53 NOTORIOUS ONE Chris & Michael Gangemi
54 OUTRAGEOUS Luke Fernie
55 PASSION PRINCE (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams
56 PAT’S GOT SASS David Harrison
57 PLATOON Neville Parnham
58 PRAY AGAIN Neville Parnham
59 PURE DEVOTION Grant & Alana Williams
60 RARE ENCOUNTER Hayden Ballantyne
61 REAL CHARISMA Grant & Alana Williams
62 REAL DANGER Grant & Alana Williams
63 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams
64 SALACIA QUEEN Adam Durrant
65 SEARCHIN’ ROC’S David Harrison
66 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
67 SO SI BON Ben & JD Hayes
68 SPARKLING BLUE Adam Durrant
69 SPRITELY STAR Grant & Alana Williams
70 STAFFORD’S LAD Daniel Morton
71 STAY SAFE Simon A Miller
72 STEINEM (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
73 STORM COMMANDER Neville Parnham
74 SUCCESS PLAY Neville Parnham
75 TELLEM WE’RE COMIN Daniel Morton
76 TEMPTACION Daniel Morton
77 THAT’S FUNNY AZ Dion Luciani
78 THE FUGAZI Chris & Michael Gangemi
79 THE SPRUIKER Steve Wolfe
80 THE VELVET KING Darren McAuliffe
81 THOUGHT OF THAT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
82 TOO CLOSE THE SUN Lindsey Smith
83 TRAP FOR FOOLS Lindsey Smith
84 TREASURED STAR Grant & Alana Williams
85 UNCOMPROMISED Grant & Alana Williams
86 UNI TIME Sharon Miller
87 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller
88 WAR GEM Neville Parnham
89 WATCH ME DANCE Steve Wolfe
90 WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams
91 ZADAR ROCK Jim Taylor

Kingston Town Classic Final Field

The final field for the 2022 Kingston Town Classic will be declared at 12pm Monday, November 28 and the barrier draw for the 2022 Kingston Town Classic will be declared at 12pm on Monday, November 29.

Below are last year’s final field:

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams Patrick Carbery 8 59kg
2 TRAP FOR FOOLS Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 7 59kg
3 NEUFBOSC (FR) Neville Parnham Jason Brown 1 59kg
4 TOO CLOSE THE SUN Lindsey Smith Joseph Azzopardi 10 59kg
5 PLATOON Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 5 59kg
6 NOTORIOUS ONE Chris & Michael Gangemi Clint Johnston-Porter 6 59kg
7 WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 9 58.5kg
8 DANCE MUSIC Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 2 57kg
9 KISSONALLFORCHEEKS Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 4 56.5kg
10 SEARCHIN’ ROC’S David Harrison Ms Kyra Yuill 3 50kg

To see the 2022 Kingston Town Classic final field & barrier draw here.

2021 Kingston Town Classic Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1st REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams Patrick Carbery 8 59kg $14
2nd WESTERN EMPIRE Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 9 58.5kg $1.20
3rd KISSONALLFORCHEEKS Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 4 56.5kg $19
4th TOO CLOSE THE SUN Lindsey Smith Joseph Azzopardi 10 59kg $61
5th DANCE MUSIC Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 2 57kg $26
6th NEUFBOSC Neville Parnham Jason Brown 1 59kg $101
7th SEARCHIN’ ROC’S David Harrison Ms Kyra Yuill 3 50kg $13
8th PLATOON Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 5 59kg $91
9th NOTORIOUS ONE Chris & Michael Gangemi Clint Johnston-Porter 6 59kg $31
10th TRAP FOR FOOLS Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 7 59kg $51

See more Kingston Town Classic results and replays here.

Kingston Town Classic Odds

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2022 Kingston Town Classic betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race.

Kingston Town Classic History

The Kingston Town Classic is a Group 1 weight-for-age race over 1800m held at Ascot Racecourse in Perth in December each year.

The premier event forms part of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival and is run two weeks after the Railway Stakes, and a week after the Winterbottom Stakes – the two other Group 1s staged in the west.

This prestigious race attracts first class middle distance gallopers who are chasing a share of the $1 million prizemoney on offer.

Horses fresh off a Spring Carnival campaign in Melbourne are also lured across to compete against the locals which boosts the interest of the carnival.

The Group 1 race was first run in 1976 and was then known as the Marlboro 50,000. Since then it has experienced several name changes including the Rothwell’s Stakes and Winfield Stakes until it was decided to name it after the legendary triple Cox Plate winner in 2007.

The race distance was also changed at one stage. Between 1999 and 2001, the race was shortened to 1600m, before being changed back to today’s distance of 1800m.

The race has a unique history about it beginning with its inaugural running in 1976. That year, the race was won by three-year-old Family Of Man, who just three weeks later took out the West Australian Derby (2400m). He then returned in 1978 and won the race for a second time, a trend that would be repeated several times.

Other dual winners include Summer Beau (1996 & 1997), Old Comrade (2000 & 2001), Niconero (2006 & 2008) and Playing God (2010 & 2011).

Other big name winners include Sniper’s Bullet (2009), Better Loosen Up (1989), Vo Rogue (1988), Military Plume (1986) and the king himself Kingston Town in 1982.

Kingston Town Classic Winners (Since 2000)

2021 Regal Power
2020 Truly Great
2019 Kay Cee
2018 Arcadia Queen
2017 Pounamu
2016 Stratum Star
2015 Perfect Reflection
2014 Moriarty
2013 Ihtsahymn
2012 Luckygray
2011 Playing God
2010 Playing God
2009 Sniper's Bullet
2008 Niconero
2007 Megatic
2006 Niconero
2005 Early Express
2004 Modem
2003 True Steel
2002 Blevvo
2001 Old Comrade
2000 Old Comrade

Top 5 Kingston Town Classic Winners

See which gallopers made our list of Top 5 Kingston Town Classic Winners

Kingston Town Classic Live Stream

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2022 Kingston Town Classic free of charge courtesy of their Sky Racing vision.

TAB will be streaming the action from every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live after linking up with Sky Racing to broadcast Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central.

As well as watching every race in all three racing codes, you can also check the form and bet on them too at TAB via Desktop or the impressive App.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

Watch the 2022 Kingston Town Classic with TAB

Kingston Town Classic Bonus Bets

Australia’s leading bookmakers offer horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week and the offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races

From Double Your WinningsCash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

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