Railway Stakes 2021 race guide

Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2021 Railway Stakes. The race will take place on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Ascot.

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

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

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips & Trends | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners | FAQ’s

Railway Stakes

2021 Railway Stakes Schedule & Info ?

Date November 20, 2021
Track Ascot
Distance 1600m
Class Group 1
Race Type Handicap
Prize Money $1,000,000
Age 3YO &Upwards


Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2021 Railway 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 2021 Railway Stakes with TAB ?


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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. ?


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

Our experts assess all the Railway Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2021 tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton provides his 2020 Railway Stakes tips and predictions following the barrier draw.


We take a look at the winning trends of the Railway Stakes and try and identify winning patterns based on barriers, age, lead-up form, trainers, jockeys and more.

Selections based on Railway Stakes historical trends will be available following the barrier draw.

Tipster Adam Cusworth provides his 2020 Railway Stakes Trends

Railway Stakes 2021 NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the Railway Stakes takes place at TBA.

To see the full list of 2020 Railway Stakes Nominations click here

Railway Stakes 2021 FIELD & BARRIER DRAW

The final field for the 2021 Railway Stakes will be declared at TBA with the barrier draw to follow later in the afternoon.

To see the 2020 Railway Stakes final field & barrier draw click here

2020 Railway Stakes results & replay

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Barrier Weight SP
1st Inspirational Girl William Pike Grant & Alana Williams 8 53kg $2.60
2nd Too Close The Sun Joseph Azzopardi Lindsey Smith 12 53kg $6
3rd Uni Time Jason Whiting Sharon Miller 9 53kg $101
4th Red Can Man Shaun McGruddy Steve Wolfe 7 53.5kg $8.50

For more Railway Stakes results and replays click here


Leading bookmakers  Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, Pointsbet, bet365 & Palmberbet  have the latest 2021 Railway Stakes betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race.

See the latest Railway Stakes betting odds.


The Railway Stakes is a Group 1 event and one of the the highlights of the Perth Summer Carnival.

Run at Ascot, the race is run over 1600m and carries prizemoney of $1 million with many east coast invaders in attendance.

With the Spring Carnival over in Melbourne, it is the first Group 1 of the Perth Carnival as racing moves to the West.

The Railway Stakes has a long history, dating back to its inaugural running in 1894 when it was run over 12 furlongs or 2400m on today’s conversion.

It has had several alterations in the race distance over the years. From 1926, it was shortened to an eight furlong or 1600m affair until 1974 where it was shortened once again to 1500m. Then, in 1984, it reverted back to the 1600m distance it has today.

Being so far away from the east coast, only a select few horses coming off a Melbourne Spring Carnival campaign make the journey across to compete in the Perth Carnival, which has seen the Railway Stakes won more often than not by local horses.

The biggest of those was the great Northerly who was locally trained and won the race in 2000. He then went on to win a Caulfield Cup (2002) and two Cox Plates (2001, 2002).

Another great name to collect the trophy was Japan Cup winner Better Loosen Up, who won the event in 1989.

The most successful horse to compete in the race was the locally trained Luckygray. After winning the race in 2011 on protest, he finished second in 2012 and then backed up to win the race again 2013.

Tudor Mak, who won the race in 1966 and 1967, is the only other horse to win the race twice.

Railway Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2020 Inspirational Girl
2019 Regal Power
2018 Galaxy Star
2017 Great Shot
2016 Scales Of Justice
2015 Good Project
2014 Elite Belle
2013 Luckygray
2012 Mr Moet
2011 Luckygray
2010 Gathering
2009 Sniper's Bullet
2008 Gilded Venom
2007 El Presedente
2006 Belle Bizare
2005 Covertly
2004 Modem
2003 Hardrada
2002 Old Fashion
2001 Old Comrade
2000 Northerly

Top 5 Railway Stakes winners

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


Perth Racing (formerly the Western Australian Turf Club) has been hosting thoroughbred race meetings at Ascot Racecourse for over 150 years.

Although the course hosts three Group 1 events throughout the year, the time-honoured Perth Cup (2400m) remains one of Perth’s feature races and is held on New Year’s Day.

The racecourse is situated approximately 8 kilometres east of the Perth City Centre with the head office of The Western Australian Turf Club positioned directly opposite.


Regarded as the ‘grand old lady’ of Australian racecourses, Perth’s Ascot Racecourse is a well-drained turf track with a 300 metre inclining straight regarded by experts as the most severe test of stayers in Australia.

Ascot is one of the smaller racecourses in Australia and inside barriers can be an advantage.

Races are run in an anti-clockwise direction.

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