Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

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.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Peter Moody

Peter Moody confirms plans to train again

Trainer Peter Moody who is best known as the trainer of Champion sprinter Black Caviar has all but confirmed his...

Watch: Boom NZ 3YO Catalyst misses jump still wins easily

Boom three-year-old gelding Catalyst has overcome a slow start to still win easily at Ellerslie in the Mr Tiz Trophy....

Danny Nikolic

Danny Nikolic jockey application hoax exposed

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has quickly dismissed a hoax regarding the licensing of former jockey Danny Nickolic. The former...

Watch: Massive plunge on first starter beaten in photo

Punters were on the floor after the first at Tamworth on Thursday after a massive plunge on a Paul Messara...

Godolphin say no more Bull

Popular Godolphin sprinter Osborne Bulls has been retired as a multiple Group One placegetter. Godolphin announced on Wednesday the six-year-old...

Leading Australian sire forced to retire

Arrowfield stallion Not A Single Doubt has been retired from active duty and is under veterinary care for pulmonary disease....

Watch: Track invader narrowly missed by horses

A track invader at Cranbourne on Friday night was narrowly missed by horses in the last race on the card....

Racehorse dead and another euthanised after property investigation

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has confirmed a registered racehorse has died and another has been euthanised after investigations at...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2020 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

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