Railway Stakes 2020

Saturday November 21, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Lee Steere Stakes is the traditional Railway Stakes lead-up each season

The Railway Stakes is one of the three Group 1 races run at Ascot Racecourse during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival each November in Western Australia.

Offering $1 million in prize money the Railway Stakes is a handicap race contested over 1600m and is the opening Group 1 Perth race of the season.

The weight-for-age Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) held at Ascot a fortnight before is the key lead-up, but the double hasn’t been achieved since Belle Bizarre (2006).

The last Railway Stakes winner to back-up off a Lee Steere Stakes run meanwhile was Great Shot (2nd in 2017). Many graduates go on to run in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) back at the track over 2000m further the next month, Sniper’s Bullet (2009) the last to win both Perth Group 1s without another run in between.

The latest edition of the Railway Stakes ran on Saturday November 21, 2020 and saw the William Pike-ridden Inspirational Girl salute for the punters. 

2020 Railway Stakes Results

The official Railway Stakes 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be published below once the million dollar feature takes place on Saturday November 21, 2020 .

  • 1st: #11 Inspirational Girl
  • 2nd: #14 Too Close The Sun
  • 3rd: #16 Uni Time

The 2020 Railway Stakes results went the way of the punters thanks to a brilliant weaving run by flying hoop William Pike who stormed clear late aboard the favourite Inspirational Girl ($2.60F). She beat home Too Close The Sun ($6) who was on the quick back-up, while Uni Time ($101) ran a shock third as a triple-figure roughie. 

  Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
  1 11 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike   8 53kg   $2.60F
  2 14 TOO CLOSE THE SUN Lindsey Smith Joseph Azzopardi 1.84L 12 53kg   $6
  3 16 UNI TIME Sharon Miller Jason Whiting 1.99L 9 53kg   $101
  4 8 RED CAN MAN Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 2.02L 7 53.5kg   $8.50
  5 2 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Paul Harvey 2.36L 6 58kg   $61
  6 9 CUP NIGHT Bernie Miller Patrick Carbery 2.72L 5 53kg   $31
  7 15 TRULY GREAT Grant & Alana Williams Clint Johnston-Porter 3.08L 14 53kg   $10
  8 1 KEMENTARI James Cummings Chris Parnham 3.61L 1 58kg   $11
  9 13 PLATOON Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 3.83L 11 53kg   $21
  10 6 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Peter Knuckey 6.91L 3 54.5kg   $71
  11 4 KAY CEE Neville Parnham Jason Brown 7L 10 56kg   $10
  12 7 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 8.37L 2 54kg   $41
  13 10 DANCE MUSIC Simon A Miller Ms Jade McNaught 10.69L 15 53kg   $31
  14 12 MISSILE LAUNCH Vaughn Sigley Troy Turner 12.56L 13 53kg   $201
  15 5 SPIRITUAL WARRIOR Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 12.64L 4 55.5kg   $101
  16 3 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Brad Rawiller 22.46L 16 57kg   $61
    19e PYM’S ROYALE Luke Fernie     0      
    20e TRUE ATTRACTION Adam Durrant     0      
    17e ARCTIC STREAM Ross Price Shaun O’Donnell   0      
    18e MEDIA BARON David Harrison Jordan Turner   0      

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Railway Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday November 21, 2020
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1887
 

Railway Stakes Odds & Betting

Futures betting on the Railway Stakes offers all-in prices on the probable runners a month before following the nominations, generous odds are on offer for punters at this stage. The markets firm once the Railway Stakes final field is released and offer more security for those placing a bet on the handicap classic.

RJ Peters Stakes and Lee Steere Stakes graduates from earlier during the Perth Festival of Racing traditionally dominate the Railway Stakes odds, and last start winners have a good strike rate in recent years.

Favourites have a poor recent Railway Stakes record however with just four winners between 2007 – 2020, most recently Inspirational Girl ($2.60 in 2020). Prior to her, Galaxy Star ($2.90 in 2018) was the first since Luckygray (2011) to salute for the punters. 

2020 Railway Stakes Betting

The summer’s top Railway Stakes 2020 betting markets and links to the Railway Stakes odds will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best Perth racing markets on the hopeful milers.

Railway Stakes Tips

Railway Stakes tips favour locally-trained horses with previous winning form over a mile and at the firm Ascot track.

Runners coming off a top four finish in the Lee Steere Stakes usually make a good Railway Stakes bet, with lighter-weighted runners usually the way to go tipping-wise.

Other Railway Stakes race tips include looking for the in-form four-year-olds in the race as they have the best strike-rate in recent years and for those at double-digits in betting with upsets not uncommon.

Regal Power ($10 in 2019) was the last four-year-old winner to salute at double-figures.

2020 Railway Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Railway Stakes 2020 betting tips and Perth Group 1 racing selections on the mile classic will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the runners to back and sack this summer.

Railway Stakes Field

The Railway Stakes field attracts the season’s best milers and staying types, mainly from around Western Australia with the locals holding the advantage over the visitors. A number of interstate raiders have made the trip over to line-up in the Group 1 over the years including the Chris Waller-trained Good Project from Sydney who won the 2015 edition.

Railway Stakes Field & Odds - Ladbrokes.com.au

Good Project (pictured at Randwick) beat home the locals in the 2017 Railway Stakes for Sydney’s Chris Waller. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

Most horses that contest the Railway Stakes come via an early Perth run in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) that has produced more Railway winners than any other race in the past 20 years, most recently Great Shot who improved on a lead-up second in 2017.

Railway Stakes nominations close a month before the race before the final field is released the Wednesday before the event runs on the Saturday.

2020 Railway Stakes Field

The official Railway Stakes 2020 Field of Final Acceptors is set for release the Monday before the race followed by the Railway Stakes 2020 Barriers on the Tuesday, so stay tuned to see what gun gallopers make the line-up in the million dollar feature.

The 2020 Railway Stakes field features a capacity line-up of final acceptors including the hot favourite Inspirational Girl to be ridden by three-time winning hoop William Pike and last start Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes winner Kay Cee.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x33580x453 KEMENTARI James Cummings Chris Parnham 1 58kg   109
2 x600x9011x MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Paul Harvey 9 58kg   109
3 902x00x045 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Brad Rawiller 20 57kg    
4 1321x11x01 KAY CEE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 13 56kg   105
5 8515x5111x SPIRITUAL WARRIOR Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 7 55.5kg   104
6 x60983x187 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Peter Knuckey 4 54.5kg   102
7 34x33x9498 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 3 54kg   101
8 111x1x4732 RED CAN MAN Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 10 53.5kg   100
9 2x12x4x246 CUP NIGHT Bernie Miller Patrick Carbery 8 53kg   98
10 22113×8301 DANCE MUSIC Simon A Miller Ms Jade McNaught 19 53kg   98
11 x211x11311 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 11 53kg   96
12 132×557413 MISSILE LAUNCH Vaughn Sigley Troy Turner 17 53kg   99
13 230x335x26 PLATOON Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 14 53kg   98
14 3131110×21 TOO CLOSE THE SUN Lindsey Smith Joseph Azzopardi 16 53kg   99
15 21x621x111 TRULY GREAT Grant & Alana Williams Clint Johnston-Porter 18 53kg   92
16 11x960x655 UNI TIME Sharon Miller Jason Whiting 12 53kg   95
17e 27311x60x0 ARCTIC STREAM Ross Price Shaun O’Donnell 5 53kg   92
18e 12111×8007 MEDIA BARON David Harrison Jordan Turner 2 53kg   90
19e 32017×6225 PYM’S ROYALE Luke Fernie   15 53kg   89
20e x32121x266 TRUE ATTRACTION Adam Durrant   6 53kg   79

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Railway Stakes Nominations

The official Railway Stakes 2020 Nominations & Weights will be provided below once announced by Perth Racing a few weeks out from the season’s opening Group 1 Perth summer showdown.

The 2020 Railway Stakes nominations feature 81 early entries with six for last year’s winning stable (Grant & Alana Williams) led by the all-in favourite in betting Inspirational Girl

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1321x11x01 KAY CEE M 4 Neville Parnham 1 56kg   105
2 x33580x453 KEMENTARI G 6 James Cummings 2 58kg   109
3 x600x9011x MATERIAL MAN G 9 Justin Warwick 3 58kg   109
4 902x00x045 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 10 Matthew Williams 4 57kg   107
5 8515x5111x SPIRITUAL WARRIOR G 6 Justin Warwick 5 55.5kg   104
6 10x040x360 CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees 6 54.5kg   102
7 22113×8301 DANCE MUSIC M 5 Simon A Miller 7 53kg   98
8 x60983x187 TAXAGANO G 7 Fred Kersley 8 54.5kg   102
9 34x33x9498 GREAT SHOT G 8 Rhys Radford 9 54kg   101
10 x211x11311 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 5 Grant & Alana Williams 10 53kg   96
11 111x1x4732 RED CAN MAN G 4 Steve Wolfe 11 53.5kg   100
12 12x9725x5x CHOCOLATE HOLIC G 8 Grant & Alana Williams 12 53kg   99
13 2721211130 MASSIMO G 4 Adam Durrant 13 53kg   99
14 132×557413 MISSILE LAUNCH G 7 Vaughn Sigley 14 53kg   99
15 2111421150 WINDSTORM G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 15 53kg   99
16 2x12x4x246 CUP NIGHT G 5 Bernie Miller 16 53kg   98
17 1×21131100 MONEY MATTERS G 4 Adam Durrant 17 53kg   98
18 230x335x26 PLATOON G 5 Neville Parnham 18 53kg   98
19 5×51988202 FLOW G 7 Martin Allan 19 53kg   96
20 110x857x87 TELLEM WE’RE COMIN G 6 Grant & Alana Williams 20 53kg   96
21 x3131110x2 TOO CLOSE THE SUN G 5 Lindsey Smith 21 53kg   95
22 11x960x655 UNI TIME G 5 Sharon Miller 22 53kg   95
23 x33216x170 FLOYD G 7 Chris & Michael Gangemi 23 53kg   93
24 03x00946x4 NEUFBOSC (FR) G 6 Neville Parnham 24 53kg   93
25 27311x60x0 ARCTIC STREAM G 6 Ross Price 25 53kg   92
26 221123×419 LAVERROD G 4 Sean & Jake Casey 26 53kg   92
27 112111×800 MEDIA BARON G 6 David Harrison 27 53kg   92
28 41343321×0 FESTIVAL MISS M 5 Adam Durrant 28 53kg   85
29 32017×6225 PYM’S ROYALE G 6 Luke Fernie 29 53kg   89
30 213x1144x0 ELEVEN SECONDS G 9 Chris & Michael Gangemi 30 53kg   86
31 21237x09x0 FORCEFUL G 6 Graham Yuill 31 53kg   86
32 71147x18x7 MONEY MAHER G 6 Daniel & Ben Pearce 32 53kg   85
33 x539185x85 MYSTERY MISS M 5 Adam Durrant 33 53kg   81
34 11x41020x2 ROYAL COMMAND G 7 Adam Durrant 34 53kg   85
35 12123×9480 UTGARD LOKI G 5 Justin Warwick 35 53kg   84
36 90×6283209 JERICHO MISSILE G 4 David Harrison 36 53kg   83
37 x21x621x11 TRULY GREAT G 5 Grant & Alana Williams 37 53kg   82
38 2182×23127 DOM TO SHOOT G 3 Sean & Jake Casey 38 53kg   80
39 4x32121x26 TRUE ATTRACTION G 5 Adam Durrant 39 53kg   79
40 x551755x59 SON OF BACCHUS G 5 Rhys Radford 40 53kg   75
41 111x10x207 WESTERN PRIDE M 5 Adam Durrant 41 53kg   71
42 431329×241 MIDNIGHT BLUE G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 42 53kg   74
43 123927×963 NAUGHTY BY NATURE M 4 Jason Miller 43 53kg   70
44 4111345×0 KARIJINI AURORA M 4 Summer Dickson 44 53kg   69
45 8x36x114x4 THE FUGAZI G 5 Chris & Michael Gangemi 45 53kg   71
46 2155275×04 PAMBELLA M 4 Neville Parnham 46 53kg   66
47 11×878 REIGN OF FIRE G 3 Colin Webster 47 53kg   70
48 11716 NOTORIOUS ONE G 5 Chris & Michael Gangemi 48 53kg   69
49 x2276x2344 OCEAN’S FIFTEEN G 5 Chris & Michael Gangemi 49 53kg   68
50 x222x11483 ORISTANO G 4 David Harrison 50 53kg   64
51 01x1x00x90 MAN BOOKER G 8 Daniel Morton 51 40kg    
52 420142x8x6 OLMEDO (FR) H 6 Chris Waller 52 40kg    
53 3153521×96 GAULOIS G 6 James Cummings 53 40kg    
54 5778×02110 KOLDING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 54 40kg    
55 8100×34303 IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 55 40kg    
56 60x2223x70 THE VELVET KING G 5 Peter G Moody 56 40kg    
57 1111×33606 GAME KEEPER G 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 57 40kg    
58 4x180x3847 BONVICINI M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 58 40kg    
59 x3010x5035 DR DRILL (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 59 40kg    
60 2x0548431x OVER EXPOSURE G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 60 40kg    
61 207523×241 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) H 6 Chris Waller 61 40kg    
62 113x1x LAST OF THE LINE G 4 Stephen Miller 62 40kg    
63 x82435x350 RELOADED H 4 Chris Waller 63 40kg    
64 359×013160 PATRISTIC G 6 Greg Cave 64 40kg    
65 6x085x1230 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 65 40kg    
66 32050×3003 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 66 40kg    
67 1720×22095 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 67 40kg    
68 x22x713758 PRETTY BRAZEN M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 68 40kg    
69 1311×51060 FREE TRADE G 6 Michael Lane 69 40kg    
70 115x089x80 LIVING THE DREAM H 5 Lindsey Smith 70 40kg    
71 5x0803x211 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) G 5 John Thompson 71 40kg    
72 1x438P0x78 FASCINO (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 72 40kg    
73 1x300x5106 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 9 Chris Waller 73 40kg    
74 5319×44082 CASCADIAN (GB) G 6 James Cummings 74 40kg    
75 x3121x421x BIG NIGHT OUT G 5 John Sadler 75 40kg    
76 x60434x300 BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 7 James Cummings 76 40kg    
77 x402122x61 VALOUR ROAD G 5 Simon A Miller 77 57kg   107
78 210x115x34 RANIER G 5 James Cummings 78 40kg    
79 16722×8482 BEEHUNTER G 4 John Sadler 79 40kg    
80 31037×3119 JUNIPAL G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80 40kg    
81 531212×836 RED HOT TIP G 4 Stephen Miller 81 40kg    

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Railway Stakes Form Guide

The Railway Stakes form guide shows punters all the must know info on the race pre-betting including the saddlecloth numbers, barriers, jockeys, trainers, weights and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.

Lee Steere Stakes graduates have an ace record so looking for this lead-up race on the form is important, as is checking the form on the horse drawn in barrier 12. Barrier 12 produced four of the Railway Stakes winners from 2009 – 2020 so is a coveted gate to draw.

Railway Stakes Form Facts

  • The Lee Steere Stakes is the key Railway Stakes form race to follow
  • Barrier 12 has produced the most Railway Stakes winners in the past decade
  • Favourites have a poor recent strike rate in the Railway Stakes results
  • Locally-trained horses have historically made the best Railway Stakes bet

2020 Railway Stakes Form Guide

A link to the full Railway Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Railway Stakes Results

Double-figure runners have dominated the Railway Stakes results in the past decade with the most notable upsets achieved by $21 chances Mr Moet (2012) and Luckygray (2013) who also won the 2011 edition as the $3 favourite, while Great Shot ($31 in 2017) became the longest-priced Railway Stakes winner since Sanatate ($34 in 1983).

Other noteworthy Railway Stakes winners in recent years include Elite Belle (2014), Sniper’s Bullet (2009), El Presidente (2007) and Northerly (2000).

Railway Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Inspirational Girl Too Close The Sun Uni Time 1:33.7
2019 Regal Power Best Of Days Platoon 1:35.8
2018 Galaxy Star Gatting Material Man 1:34.8
2017 Great Shot Black Heart Bart Tom Melbourne 1:35.8
2016 Scales of Justice Good Project Perfect Reflection 1:36.1
2015 Good Project Messene Balmont Girl 1:34.5
2014 Elite Belle Balmont Girl Moriarty 1:35.3
2013 Luckygray Platinum Rocker Fire Up Fifi 1:36.7
2012 Mr Moet Luckygray Rosie Rocket 1:35.8
2011 Luckygray He’s Remarkable Westriver Kevydonn 1:34.8
2010 Gathering Famous Roman Megatic 1:35.1
2009 Snipers Bullet Tarzi Colour Correct 1:34.2
2008 Gilded Venom Sniper’s Bullet Annenkov 1.34:5
2007 El Presidente Hartley’s Dream Mansion House 1:34.7
2006 Belle Bizarre Confectioner Niconero 1:34.4
2005 Covertly Early Express Blinded 1:34.8
2004 Modem Mr Sandgroper Blinded 1:35.9
2003 Hardrada Early Express Mapperholic 1:35.7
2002 Old Fashion Hardrada Corporate Bruce 1:35.6
2001 Old Comrade Mr Tanzania Finito 1:37.6
2000 Northerly Old Comrade Lizzy Long Legs 1:35.8