Northerly Stakes 2024 Tips, Field & Race Guide is your home of the 2024 Northerly Stakes (previously Kingston Town Classic). The race will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2024, 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 Northerly Stakes (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

2024 Northerly Stakes Schedule

Date Saturday, December 7, 2024
Track Ascot Racecourse
Distance 1800m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight for Age
Prize Money $1 million
Age 3YO and Upwards

Northerly Stakes 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 2024 tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Adam McGrath provides his 2024 Kingston Town Classic tips and predictions following the barrier draw.

How To Bet on the Northerly Stakes

There are plenty of betting options on the Northerly Stakes.

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 Northerly Stakes News

Northerly Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Northerly Stakes will be released on October 14, 2024.

Northerly Stakes Final Field

The final field and barrier draw for the 2024 Northerly Stakes will be declared at 12pm on Wednesday, December 04, 2024.

Check out the Northerly Stakes final field & barrier draw stats and info.

2023 Northerly Stakes Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey Jarrad Noske 1 59kg $21
2 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 10 59kg $2.60F
3 ZIPAWAY Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 14 52kg $18
4 BUSTLER Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 5 58.5kg $7
5 A LOT OF GOOD MEN Trevor Andrews Chris Parnham 8 52kg $11
6 ALSEPHINA Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6 57kg $5.50
7 MAROCCHINO Lou Luciani Jason Whiting 3 59kg $31
8 RIVER RUBICON Steve Wolfe Alan Kennedy 9 59kg $201
9 ZOUMON Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damien Oliver 15 59kg $12
10 CASINO SEVENTEEN Grant & Alana Williams Shaun McGruddy 16 59kg $81
11 TRIX OF THE TRADE Colin Webster Troy Turner 7 59kg $14
12 MOJO RHYTHM Mitchell Pateman Ms Holly Watson 4 59kg $81
13 BE OPTIMISTIC Luke Fernie Clint Johnston-Porter 2 57kg $51
14 THE VELVET QUEEN Darren McAuliffe Patrick Carbery 11 57kg $41
15 SEARCHIN’ ROC’S Jim Taylor Jason Brown 12 57kg $201
16 FORGOT YOU (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Paul Harvey 13 59kg $61



See more Northerly Stakes results and replays here.

Northerly Stakes Odds

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2024 Northerly Stakes betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race.

Kingston Town Classic / Northerly Stakes History

The Northerly Stakes, previously known as 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.

 Northerly Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2023 Dom To Shoot
2022 Amelia's Jewel
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 Northerly Stakes Winners

See which gallopers made our list of Top 5 Northerly Stakes Winners

Northerly Stakes Live Stream

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2024 Northerly Stakes 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 2024 Kingston Town Classic with TAB

Northerly Stakes 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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