Kingston Town Classic Field & Barrier Draw

Kingston Town Classic Barrier Draw Western Empire winning the Railway Stakes (Image: Perth Racing Facebook)

Kingston Town Classic Barrier Draw & Final Field 2022

The Kingston Town Classic (1800m) final field will be announced at 12pm on Monday, November 28, 2022, with the barrier draw conducted on Tuesday, November 29.

This page will be updated when the field and barriers are declared. Below is the 2021 field and barrier draw:

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

 

Kingston Town Classic Nominations – Where It All Begins

The 2022 Kingston Town Classic nominations will close on October 11, 2022.

Named after a champion racehorse, the Kingston Town Classic is an 1800m feature race that is mostly comprised of local Western Australian horses. We often get to see an up and coming star in the race with many WA horses heading east in the following year to contest several big races.

Interstate gallopers will often head to WA in order to compete in the Kingston Town Classic; the locals have often thwarted their efforts, although Stratum Star and Moriarty were successful interstate visitors.

See the full list of 2021 Kingston Town Classic Nominations.

Kingston Town Classic Barrier Draw – When, Where And How Does It Work?

The barrier draw will be conducted on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. This is the day after the final field is known with connections anxiously awaiting to see where the marbles will fall.

A representative for each horse is given the task of selecting a mini cup or similar item to see which barrier their respective horse has drawn.

Kingston Town Classic Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2021 Regal Power 8 59kg
2020 Truly Great 8 59kg
2019 Kay Cee 1 50kg
2018 Arcadia Queen 6 50kg
2017 Pounamu 8 59kg
2016 Stratum Star 1 59kg
2015 Perfect Reflection 12 50kg
2014 Moriarty 1 59kg
2013 Ihtsahymn 2 52kg
2012 Luckygray 4 59kg
2011 Playing God 5 58.5kg
2010 Playing God 8 52kg
2009 Sniper’s Bullet 16 59kg
2008 Niconero 14 59kg
2007 Megatic 10 52kg
2006 Niconero 9 58kg
2005 Early Express 2 58kg
2004 Modem 6 58kg
2003 True Steel 10 58kg
2002 Blevvo 7 58kg

Is There A Barrier Draw Bias in the Kingston Town Classic?

When assessing the barrier draws of recent winners in the Kingston Town Classic, there does not appear to be a bias. Horses have been winning from a mixture of inside, middle and outside draws.

Along with a variety of barriers, both topweights and lightweights have been successful in the race in the past decade which makes for exciting racing as the Kingston Town Classic is the final Group 1 race for the calendar year.

Most Successful Kingston Town Classic Barriers

Barrier Wins
10 6
1 5
2 4
7 4
8 4

Last updated for 2021 Kingston Town Classic Results.