Railway Stakes News

Trainer Chris Waller’s incredible run of form at the highest level has continued at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse over the weekend as talented miler Good Project broke through for a maiden win triumph at the class in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m). Good Project was charged with overcoming the slightly…


Railway Stakes

The Railway Stakes is often regarded as the pinnacle of Western Australian racing as it features the country’s best milers in one of the most heart pumping events of the year.

The 2015 Railway Stakes will be held on Saturday, November 21st.

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The Railway Stakes kicks off the Perth Summer Racing Carnival and is a Group 1 race run under handicap conditions over 1600m.

Worth $1 million in prize money, the Group 1 Railway Stakes is the richest race held in WA and has been won by many champion horses including Better Loosen Up (1990) and Northerly (2000).

Railway Stakes Betting

Held at Ascot Racecourse in Perth, the Railway Stakes is held on the same day as other black-type races including the Listed Tattersall’s Cup, making this a top day of betting for punters at Ladbrokes.com.au!

On the 4th of November, the Melbourne Cup races off! Don’t forget to check out the Melbourne Cup Odds & Melbourne Cup Field.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

Doomben Cup

(2020m)

Doomben

$500,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Held in November two weeks after the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the race attracts several big name horses from the Melbourne Cup field, which will then go on to the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) two weeks later.

The Railway Stakes – Kingston Town Classic is a great betting double at the end of the year that gives punters a chance to win big!

Local horses have a strong record in the Railway Stakes and tend to overpower horses from Victoria and New South Wales, however the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) and the Group 3 RJ Peters Stakes (1500m) are excellent lead up races to watch to see how each horse will perform in the Railway Stakes.

Whether you want to place a simple Win or Place bet on the Railway Stakes or get in on the action of the exotic betting markets such as a Quinellas and Trifectas, online bookmakers are the best place to go!  So head to a trusted online bookie such as Ladbrokes.com.au or bookmaker.com.au to sign up and get ready for the Perth Carnival today.

Railway Stakes History

Since 1894 when Wandering Willie took out the title, the race has had several distance changes starting with the 2400 metre track from 1894 to 1925. In 1926 it was changed to 1600 metres for 47 years until it was changed again in 1974 to 1500 metres. Finally in 1984 racing officials decided on a 1600 metre track. In 1979, the race changed from a principal race to a Group 1 race.

As a handicap race, three-year-old horses are required to carry a minimum of 50.0 kg while four-year-olds and over  must carry a minimum of 52.0 kg. By 2011, Perth Racing is hoping the Railway Stakes’ prize money will match the $5.5 million offered at the Melbourne Cup. It currently offers $1,010,000 in prize money with the money being divided up as followed:

  • 1st place – $622,500 including trophies valued at $5,000 for the owner, $2,500 for the trainer and $2,500 for the rider.
  • 2nd place – $200,000
  • 3rd place – $90,000
  • 4th place – $40,000
  • 5th place – $20,000
  • 6th to 8th place – $12,500 each