Northerly Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

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

Northerly Stakes Barrier Draw & Final Field 2024

The Northern Stakes (Kingston Town Classic) (1800m) final field and barrier draw will be announced on Wednesday, December 04, 2024.

This page will be updated when the field and barriers are declared.


Northerly Stakes Nominations – Where It All Begins

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.


Northerly Stakes Barrier Draw – When, Where And How Does It Work?

The barrier draw will be conducted on Wednesday, December 4, 2024.

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.

Northerly Stakes Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2023 Dom To Shoot 1 59kg
2022 AMELIA’S JEWEL 1 50kg
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

Is There A Barrier Draw Bias in the Northerly Stakes?

When assessing the barrier draws of recent winners in the Northerly Stakes, 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 Northerly Stakes Barriers

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

Last updated for 2023 Northerly Stakes Results.