History Of The Railway Stakes

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RAILWAY STAKES OVERVIEW

  • The Railway Stakes was first run in 1887 and won by Sir Walter, a four-year-old gelding.
  • The Railway Stakes took its name after the opening of the Fremantle to Midland rail line.
  • It has held Group 1 status since 1980.
  • From 1887 to 1921 it was run over 2400m; 1500m 1952-1981; 1600m 1922-1951 and from 1982.
  • The race was run at Belmont in 2003.
  • Notable winners: Carbine, Aquanita, Tudor Mak, Marwong, Millefleurs, Detonator, Better Loosen Up, Northerly, Scales Of Justice.
  • Multiple Winners: Tudor Mak (1966-67)-Luckygray (2011-2013).

BEST TRAINERS

  • Bob Burns (3): Earl Cunje (1933), Columban (1928), Cunningham (1926).
  • Herbert Holmes (3): Accivity (1919), Werenda (1914), Thigen Thu (1910).
  • Ted McAuliffe (3): Thorium (1946), Flame Lady (1942), Hinda (1941).
  • Pat Ward (3): Lilyveil (1914), Artesian (1910), Man O War (1907).

CURRENT TRAINERS

  • Trevor Andrews (2), Vern Brockman (2), Lou Luciani (2), Wally Mitchell (2), Ross Price (2), Lindsey Smith (2), Grant & Alana Williams (2).

BEST JOCKEYS

  • Frank Treen (4): Kilrickle (1970), Tudor Mak (1966), Maniana (1954), Beau Temps (1951).
  • Paul Harvey (3): Modem (2004), Old Comrade (2001), Willoughby (1998).
  • Jack Marshall (3): Royal Thrust (1962), Thorium (1946), Bobby Breen (1944).
  • Jimmie Miller (3): Comprador (1931), Coette (1930), Hint (1929).

CURRENT JOCKEYS

Paul Harvey (3), Pat Carbery (2), William Pike (2), Shaun O’Donnell (2), Craig Williams (2).

BEST AGE: 

  • 4YO

OLDEST HORSES:

  • Iko (7YO), Bold Extreme (7YO), Willoughby (7YO).

BEST BARRIER:

  • (Since 1957): 8-eight wins.

LEAST SUCCESSFUL BARRIER:

  • (Since 1957): 3-zero wins.

FASTEST TIME: (1600M)

  • Marwong 1.33.70sec.

LAST MARE:

  • Galaxy Star (2018).

LAST 3YO:

  • Jungle Dawn

Julio Santarelli
www.rwwa.com.au

 

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