Kingston Town Classic 2022 Tips, Field & Race Guide
Racingbase.com.au 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.
|Date||Saturday, December 3, 2022|
|Race Type||Weight for Age|
|Prize Money||$1 million|
|Age||3YO and Upwards|
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.
There are plenty of betting options on the Kingston Town Classic.
Betting options include:
Exactly as it sounds, a Win bet is betting on a single horse to win the race.
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.
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.
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.
Nominations for the Kingston Town Classic close at 12.00pm on October 11.
Below are last year’s nominations:
|1||ABOVE THE PEG||Simon A Miller|
|2||ALASKAN GOD||Daniel Morton|
|3||ARCADIA GRACE (NZ)||Grant & Alana Williams|
|5||BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|6||BE OPTIMISTIC||Luke Fernie|
|7||BELLE’S FANTASY||David Harrison|
|8||BEST OF DAYS (GB)||James Cummings|
|9||BRAVE ANGEL (NZ)||Simon A Miller|
|11||CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings|
|12||CATALPA (NZ)||Daniel Morton|
|13||COCKNEY CREW||Kieran McDonagh|
|14||COUNTOFMONTECRISTO (NZ)||Kris Lees|
|15||CREATOR||Chris & Michael Gangemi|
|17||CROSSHAVEN||Ben & JD Hayes|
|18||DANCE MUSIC||Simon A Miller|
|19||DEVOTED||Grant & Alana Williams|
|20||DIG DEEP||Daniel & Ben Pearce|
|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|
|32||HOI AN||Roy Rogers|
|33||HOT ZED||Lou Luciani|
|34||IDLE STAR||Adam Durrant|
|35||IT’SARAYDAY||Simon A Miller|
|36||JUICING CARROTS||Raquel Reid|
|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|
|45||MASSIMO||Chris & Michael Gangemi|
|46||MEDIA AWARD||Chris Calthorpe|
|47||MR DELEGATOR||Todd Harvey|
|48||MRS AMERICA||Grant & Alana Williams|
|50||MYSTERY MOMENT||Grant & Alana Williams|
|51||NAUGHTY BY NATURE||Jason Miller|
|52||NEUFBOSC (FR)||Neville Parnham|
|53||NOTORIOUS ONE||Chris & Michael Gangemi|
|55||PASSION PRINCE (NZ)||Grant & Alana Williams|
|56||PAT’S GOT SASS||David Harrison|
|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|
|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|
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:
|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.
|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.
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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.
See which gallopers made our list of Top 5 Kingston Town Classic Winners
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.
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Watch the 2022 Kingston Town Classic with TAB
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From Double Your Winnings, Cash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.
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ASCOT RACECOURSE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
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