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Railway Stakes Betting

The Railway Stakes is a time-honoured 1600 metre Group One open handicap for three-year-olds and up run annually at Ascot Racecourse, in Western Australia, by the Western Australian Turf Club (trading as Perth Racing).

Prize money for Western Australia’s premier race was increased from $750,000 to $1million in 2007 and has remained at the same seven-figure sum since. In 2018, winner Galaxy Star collected $590,000, second placegetter Gatting earned $200,000 for his connections while the first up Material Man made $90,000 for running third. Runners down to tenth (10th) were awarded prize money.

The WATC Railway Stakes is the most prestigious event on the WA racing calendar being the race all Western trainers want to win. The race has had a number of date changes since its first running in 1887 but now finds itself on the first Saturday of Perth Racing’s spring/summer Group One carnival, The Masters, which also consists of the Winterbottom Stakes and the Kingston Town Classic.

West Australians are hard to beat at home but easterners have managed to take home the riches including Better Loosen Up, Slavonic, Sniper’s Bullet, Gathering and Good Project.

Many superb Western gallopers have won the Railway though like Aquanita, La Trice, Old Comrade and Luckygray (twice), just to name a few.

And, of course, the great Northerly won the 2000 Railway before going on to cement his legendary status by winning another eight Group Ones including a Caulfield Cup and two Cox Plates.


Key Railway Stakes Race Information


DATE:

November 23, 2019

LOCATION:

Ascot Racecourse

CARNIVAL:

The Masters

DISTANCE

1600m

RACE TYPE:

3YO & Upwards – Open Handicap

STATUS:

Group 1

2018 WINNER:

Galaxy Star

PRIZE MONEY:

Total stakes: $1,000,000 (AUD)


2018 Railway Stakes Race Replay



Past Railway Stakes Results


Year Winner Jockey Weight (kg) Trainer Price
2018 Galaxy Star W Pike 53 G & A Williams $2.90
2017 Great Shot C Staples 53.5 R Radford $31.00
2016 Scales Of Justice D Whyte 53 L Smith $9.00
2015 Good Project C Williams 53 C Waller $6.00
2014 Elite Belle W Pike 53.5 G Williams $6.00
2013 Luckygray S O'Donnell 58 T Andrews $21.00
2012 Mr Moet D Staeck 53.5 A Durrant $21.00
2011 Luckygray S O'Donnell 53 G Poletti $4.00
2010 Gathering C Williams 52 J Thompson $12.00
2009 Sniper'S Bullet N Rawiller 56.5 T Bartley $17.00
2008 Gilded Venom P Carbery 52 S Wallace $8.00


Frequently Asked Questions about the Railway Stakes


When is the 2019 Railway Stakes? November 23 is the first of three Saturdays making up The Masters which is chock-a-block with black type racing headlined by the WATC Railway Stakes.

How long is the Railway Stakes? The Railway Stakes has been run over 1600 metres since 1983. Prior, it went through a series of changes anywhere between 1500 and 2400 metres.

Where is the 2019 Railway Stakes? Except for 2003 when the race was run at Belmont Park, the Railway has always been run at Ascot Racecourse in Western Australia. It is not to be confused with its British namesake.

Who won 2018 Railway Stakes? Galaxy Star was a dominant winner in 2018 for trainers Grant and Alana Williams and cult hero jockey, William Pike.

Who won 2017 Railway Stakes? For little known Oakford trainer Rhys Radford, Great Shot sprung an upset under rider Craig Staples to give Radford and Staples maiden Group One glory.

What is the prize money for the Railway Stakes? All three Group Ones in Perth are worth $1,000,000 each. The winner of the Railway pockets $590,000.


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