$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
Deposit $50, Bet with $200*
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in Free Bonus Bets!*
Deposit $50, Bet with $200
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in bonus bets. That's $200 to bet with!*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonuses*
$502 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $502 in bonuses*
Deposit $100, Bet with $350
Sign-up, deposit $100 & receive $250 in bonus bets. That's $350 to bet with!*
$400 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $400 in bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonuses*
$250 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $250 in bonuses*
$200 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $200 in bonuses*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.

The Railway Stakes is a Group 1 horse race held in Western Australia each year.  This open handicap event is the feature race of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival, where it is hosted alongside the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes.  Raced over 1600 metres, the Railway Stakes has a long history in Australian racing and has been held at Ascot Racecourse since 1894.

The inaugural Railway Stakes was run over a distance of 12 furlongs, with this length the equivalent of roughly 2400 metres.  This longer distance was used between 1894 and 1925, changing to a shorter race from 1926.  The Railway Stakes was raced over 8 furlongs between 1926 and 1973, which is the same as roughly 1600 metres.  The Railway Stakes became a 1500 metre race in 1974 and grew slightly to a 1600 metre race in 1984, the distance it retains today.

This event became a Group 1 race in 1979 after graduating from Principal Race status.  The Railway Stakes is often won by local Perth horses, due to the hot conditions and the long distance seperating Perth from the rest of Australia.  However, with $1 million up for grabs, this event has also been won by some outstanding interstate horses over the years.

Two of the biggest names to have won the Railway Stakes are Better Loosen Up in 1990 and Northerly in 2000, with Miss Muffet winning for two years in 1987 and 1988 and Tudor Mask also winning twice in 1968 and 1969.  In recent years, winners of the Railway Stakes include Covertly in 2005, Belle Bizarre in 2006, El Presidente in 2007, Gilded Venom in 2008, Sniper’s Bullet in 2009, Gathering in 2010, Luckygray in 2011, and Mr Moet in 2012.

$25 No Deposit Bonus Bet
Join CrownBet Rewards & redeem your rewards points for a $25 bonus*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available on every online bookmaker on the internet. We...

Victorian jockey suspended for drug positive

Apprentice Mitch Aitken has been suspended from race riding for three months after returning a positive test to a banned...

Godolphin Australia is under investigation

Godolphin Australia is under investigation after a report a horse in the stable tested positive last year to the bacterial...

Big Bets – 24/6/2017

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on the weekends horse racing around the country with most...

 
 
 

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.