Originally listed as the STC Cup, the Kingston Town Stakes is a Group 3 Quality Handicap which features on George Main Stakes Day. Held annually in mid-September, the event is run over 2000m at Sydney’s RandwickRacecourse. Although the purse of $150,000 isn’t as appealing as other races at the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the event is a good hit out for stayers coming from the listed Premier’s Cup and also may be used as a lead up to the Group 1 Metropolitan and Group 2 Colin Stephen Quality.
He’s Your Man, a talented gelding from the Chris Waller stable, managed to notch a Kingston Town Stakes win in 2014 before going on to victory in the Metropolitan a few weeks later. Herculian Prince completed the same double for trainer Gai Waterhouse in 2010. The event was inaugurated in 1946 as a Principal Race, before gaining Group 3 status in 1979. The brilliant Kingston Town was a two-time winner of this event in 1980 and 1981.
|2016||MCCREERY||JOAO MOREIRA||CHRIS WALLER||02:03.8|
|2015||SILVERBALL||BRENTON AVDULLA||CHRIS WALLER||02:02.9|
|2014||HE'S YOUR MAN||HUGH BOWMAN||CHRIS WALLER||02:04.0|
|2013||PRINCE CHERI||JAY FORD||DAVID VANDYKE||02:03.4|
|2012||STOUT HEARTED||GLYN SCHOFIELD||CHRIS WALLER||02:00.6|
|2011||LAMASERY||BRENTON AVDULLA||DAVID VANDYKE||02:02.5|
|2010||HERCULIAN PRINCE||HUGH BOWMAN||GAI WATERHOUSE||02:01.5|
|2009||READY TO LIFT||GLYN SCHOFIELD||GERALD RYAN||02:01.9|
|2008||HURRAH||HUGH BOWMAN||JOHN KIERNAN||02:03.3|
|2006||MR MARTINI||DARRYL MCLELLAN||MARC CONNERS||02:05.5|
* Race was not held in 2007 due to outbreak of equine influenza