Railway Stakes 2024 Tips, Field & Race Guide

Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2024 Railway Stakes. The race will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2024, 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 | How To Bet | NewsNominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

Railway Stakes

2024 Railway Stakes Schedule

Date November 23, 2024
Track Ascot
Distance 1600m
Class Group 1
Race Type Handicap
Prize Money $1 million
Age 3YO & Upwards

Railway Stakes Tips

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 2024 tips to help you back the winner.

Our WA form expert Adam McGrath gives his 2024 Railway Stakes tips and predictions following the barrier draw.


There are plenty of betting options on the Railway 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 Railway Stakes 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 Railway Stakes News

Railway Stakes Nominations

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

Railway Stakes Barrier Draw & Final Field

The final field for the 2024 Railway Stakes will be declared on November 19 with the barrier draw to follow later in the afternoon.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.

2023 Railway Stakes Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1 BUSTLER Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 2 53kg $9
2 ALSEPHINA Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6 53kg $3.40
3 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey Jordan Turner 9 54kg $21
4 TRIX OF THE TRADE Colin Webster Troy Turner 1 54kg $26
5 MOJO RHYTHM Mitchell Pateman Ms Holly Watson 5 53kg $31
6 MASSIMO Chris & Michael Gangemi Clint Johnston-Porter 14 53kg $41
7 COMFORT ME Rhys Radford Peter Knuckey 15 54kg $14
8 MAROCCHINO Lou Luciani Chris Parnham 11 57kg $21
9 THE VELVET QUEEN Darren McAuliffe Patrick Carbery 13 53kg $26
10 ROOTS Chris Waller Tommy Berry 12 54kg $6
11 SEARCHIN’ ROC’S Jim Taylor Jason Brown 4 53kg $61
12 TUVALU Lindsey Smith Ms Jamie Kah 3 58kg $4.80
13 STARTRADE Daniel Morton Chris Nicoll 8 53kg $101
14 FORGOT YOU (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 16 53kg $21
15 LAST OF THE LINE Stephen Miller Brad Parnham 10 53kg $101
16 KARLI’S KARMA Summer Dickson Mr Michael Poy 7 53kg $26
RIVER RUBICON Steve Wolfe Joseph Azzopardi 0
LET’S GALAHVANT Daniel & Ben Pearce 0
CASINO SEVENTEEN Grant & Alana Williams 0



See more Railway Stakes results and replays here.

Railway 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.

Railway Stakes Odds

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

Railway Stakes History

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)

2023 Bustler
2022 Trix Of The Trade
2021 Western Empire
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

Railway Stakes Live Stream

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2024 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 2024 Railway Stakes with TAB


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.

Free Ascot Betting Tips

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