Railway Stakes 2018

Saturday November 24, 2018

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 24, 2018 .

2018 Railway Stakes Results

  • 1st: Galaxy Star
  • 2nd: Gatting
  • 3rd: Material Man

Railway Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday November 24, 2018
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1887

2018 Railway Stakes Results

The official Railway Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order is now published below as of Saturday November 24, 2018 .

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 11 GALAXY STAR Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 2 53kg
2 4 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Damian Lane 1.75L 1 54kg
3 1 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 1.75L 5 57kg
4 13 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams Craig Newitt 2.75L 7 53kg
5 6 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Dee 3.25L 6 53.5kg
5 3 MAN BOOKER Daniel Morton Paul Harvey 3.25L 11 55kg
7 14 STAR EXHIBIT Adam Durrant Joseph Azzopardi 3.75L 13 53kg
8 12 ICONOCLASM Darren Weir Craig Williams 4.25L 12 53kg
9 5 PRIZED ICON Kris Lees Ben Melham 5L 9 54kg
10 8 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Shaun Mc Gruddy 5.25L 14 53kg
11 9 ACTION Grant & Alana Williams Patrick Carbery 7L 15 53kg
12 10 DISPOSITION Chris Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 7.75L 8 53kg
13 2 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 8L 10 55.5kg
14 15 WRINKLY Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 8.5L 3 53kg
15 7 PEACEFUL STATE Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 13.25L 4 53.5kg

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 two winners between 2007 – 2017, most recently Luckygray (2011).

2018 Railway Stakes Betting

The summer’s top Railway Stakes 2018 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 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.

2018 Railway Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Railway Stakes 2018 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.

2018 Railway Stakes Field

The official Railway Stakes 2018 Field of Final Acceptors is set for release the Monday before the race followed by the Railway Stakes 2018 Barriers on the Tuesday, so stay tuned to see what gun gallopers make the line-up in the million dollar feature.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 45221x111x MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 5 57kg 112
2 18x522x233 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 10 55.5kg 109
3 13x79x2114 MAN BOOKER Daniel Morton Paul Harvey 11 55kg 108
4 7x544431x1 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Damian Lane 1 54kg 106
5 630×355424 PRIZED ICON Kris Lees Ben Melham 9 54kg
6 2309561180 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Dee 6 53.5kg
7 20110×2053 PEACEFUL STATE Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 4 53.5kg
8 223x70x132 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Shaun Mc Gruddy 14 53kg 98
9 x33251x225 ACTION Grant & Alana Williams Patrick Carbery 15 53kg 90
10 8x1850x384 DISPOSITION Chris Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 8 53kg 98
11 x1x2111x21 GALAXY STAR Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 2 53kg 98
12 1113×38118 ICONOCLASM Darren Weir Craig Williams 12 53kg
13 1x11414x68 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams Craig Newitt 7 53kg 85
14 12x9L54x77 STAR EXHIBIT Adam Durrant Joseph Azzopardi 13 53kg 104
15 1322196×54 WRINKLY Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 3 53kg 89

2018 Railway Stakes Nominations

The official Railway Stakes 2018 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.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 1304×24120 HARTNELL (GB) G 8 James Cummings 60kg
2 4232×17242 LE ROMAIN G 6 Kris Lees 59.5kg
3 2561×16580 COMIN’ THROUGH G 5 Chris Waller 57.5kg
4 1311×21314 LAND OF PLENTY H 5 Darren Weir 57kg
5 45221x111x MATERIAL MAN G 7 Justin Warwick 57kg 112
6 211x2730x5 SCALES OF JUSTICE G 6 Lindsey Smith 56.5kg
7 438×713211 BEST OF DAYS (GB) H 5 James Cummings 56kg
8 11x121x621 DREAMFORCE G 6 John P Thompson 56kg
9 695×752569 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 8 James Cummings 56kg
10 18x522x233 GREAT SHOT G 6 Rhys Radford 55.5kg
11 13x79x2114 MAN BOOKER G 6 Daniel Morton 55kg
12 x462x44415 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 55kg
13 61x8899x08 SENSE OF OCCASION G 8 Kris Lees 54.5kg
14 9140x4x578 CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 5 Liam Birchley 54kg
15 7x544431x1 GATTING G 5 Darren Mcauliffe 54kg
16 3215×14128 INVINCIBELLA M 5 Chris Waller 54kg
17 630×355424 PRIZED ICON H 5 Kris Lees 54kg
18 7389×00000 CLASSIC UNIFORM G 6 Gary Moore 53.5kg
19 158×071516 CLIFF’S EDGE H 4 Darren Weir 53.5kg
20 329×102205 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 6 Tony McEvoy 53.5kg
21 x384850x6x FOXPLAY M 5 Brett Cavanough 53.5kg
22 3116×54352 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 53.5kg
23 2309561180 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 53.5kg
24 20110×2053 PEACEFUL STATE H 4 Darren Weir 53.5kg
25 2x140x5138 A SHIN ROOK (JPN) G 5 Anthony Freedman 53kg
26 223x70x132 ACHERNAR STAR G 4 Simon A Miller 53kg
27 1x33251x22 ACTION G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 53kg 90
28 3211300×00 AGE OF FIRE H 4 Darren Weir 53kg
29 0830×02757 ALL TOO HUIYING H 4 Darren Weir 53kg
30 03768×8300 ALOISIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 53kg
31 x32267x390 ALWARD (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 53kg
32 114x11x1x6 AMANAAT G 5 Ben Currie 53kg
33 145x219x12 ARCADIA PRINCE G 4 Adam Durrant 53kg 76
34 230040×742 BRING ME ROSES M 4 Tony McEvoy 53kg
35 612x9725x5 CHOCOLATE HOLIC G 6 Grant & Alana Williams 53kg 99
36 122x3x4871 COOL PASSION M 7 Tony McEvoy 53kg
37 6×24151433 DARK PROSPECT G 5 Neville Parnham 53kg
38 8x1850x384 DISPOSITION G 7 Chris Gangemi 53kg 98
39 2222×33322 ELEGANT BLAST M 5 Justin Warwick 53kg
40 505x37x120 ELLICAZOOM M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
41 1x11111x16 ENTICING STAR M 5 Adam Durrant 53kg
42 634x31x283 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 5 Matthew Smith 53kg
43 1111×221 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 4 Darren Weir 53kg
44 6x21237x44 FOX HALL G 5 Tony McEvoy 53kg
45 x1x2111x21 GALAXY STAR M 6 Grant & Alana Williams 53kg 98
46 x5x6909x80 GOOD PROJECT H 7 Chris Waller 53kg
47 36×1111134 GREAT AGAIN G 6 Lindsey Smith 53kg 84
48 0x6038x87x HEART STARTER G 6 Chris Gangemi 53kg 92
49 x15233x605 HOLY SNOW H 4 Darren Weir 53kg
50 1113×38118 ICONOCLASM H 4 Darren Weir 53kg
51 6260×11441 KAONIC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 53kg
52 1132269×52 LIKE A BUTTERFLY M 4 Lou Luciani 53kg 79
53 x121x36122 MANUEL G 5 Tony McEvoy 53kg
54 6x430x8164 MEROVEE H 4 Chris Waller 53kg
55 1x2118x565 MISSILE LAUNCH G 5 Vaughn Sigley 53kg
56 717×631500 MURAAQEB H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
57 5x546x5106 NEW TIPPERARY G 6 Joseph Pride 53kg
58 2x412x2177 NOIRE M 5 Chris Waller 53kg
59 11312x89x5 OLIVER’S TRAVELS G 5 Simon A Miller 53kg 85
60 22415×5583 OREGON’S DAY M 5 Mick Price 53kg
61 1x11414x68 PERFECT JEWEL M 4 Grant & Alana Williams 53kg
62 11x31x3103 PLEIN CIEL (GER) G 6 Darren Weir 53kg
63 141×811851 PRIZE CATCH G 5 Lindsey Smith 53kg
64 132657×599 PROPERANTES G 7 Colin Webster 53kg 90
65 2466021416 PUSHIN’ SHAPES G 6 Daniel & Ben Pearce 53kg
66 x1421266x7 RED ORA G 7 Steve Wolfe 53kg 97
67 1522653×64 ROYAL STAR M 5 Adam Durrant 53kg 89
68 1x10x5x360 SALORSCI G 5 Jeff Noske 53kg 77
69 6x2811x372 SAMBRO G 4 Chris Waller 53kg
70 2220×89355 SAMOVARE M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
71 31591×3836 SEABROOK (NZ) F 3 Mick Price 53kg
72 95×2717340 SIEGE OF QUEBEC H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 53kg
73 05593×5386 SO SI BON G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
74 x0172x9580 SOVEREIGN NATION G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53kg
75 12x9L54x77 STAR EXHIBIT G 7 Adam Durrant 53kg
76 61x1185x68 STATE SOLICITOR G 6 Adam Durrant 53kg 96
77 x34514x416 TAKE IT INTERN (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 53kg
78 78056x940x TAKEDOWN G 6 Darren Weir 53kg
79 116×22111 TAMASA H 4 Darren Weir 53kg
80 828×260408 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 53kg
81 224513×510 TORGERSEN (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 53kg
82 44192123×0 TRADESMAN G 7 Darren Weir 53kg
83 x640260x78 ULMANN G 7 Darren Weir 53kg
84 4x086x2166 VINLAND G 4 Tony McEvoy 53kg
85 11322196×5 WRINKLY G 5 Neville Parnham 53kg 89

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 – 2017 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

2018 Railway Stakes Form Guide

A link to the full Railway Stakes 2018 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
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