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Kingston Town Videos

Kingston Town will forever be considered one of Australia’s greatest ever racehorses; his career saw him win multiple Group One races, and on the way collected awards like the Australian Racehorse of the Year (1980), and an induction into the Australian Racing Hall Of Fame. Winning the Cox Plate three consecutive years in the early 1980’s (1980, 1981, 1982) was perhaps his greatest achievement; something that we will not see again for a long time.

Record: 41 Starts: 30-5-2
Career Earnings: $1,605,790

SIRE: Bletchingly
DAM: Ada Hunter
FOALED: 1976
SEX: Gelding
COLOUR: Black
COUNTRY: Australia
BREEDER: David Hains
TRAINER: T.J Smith
OWNER: David Hains



Kingston Town’s Group One race wins
Spring Champion Stakes (1979)
Queensland Derby (1980)
H E Tancred Stakes (1980)
Sydney Cup (1980)
Chelmsford Stakes (1980, 1981)
AJC Derby (1980)
Rosehill Guineas (1980)
Expressway Stakes (1980)
Warwick Stakes (1980, 1981, 1982)
Cox Plate (1980, 1981, 1982)
George Main Stakes (1981, 1982)
Caulfield Stakes (1981, 1982)
Western Mail Classic (1982)

The Kingston Town videos below are some of his greatest wins:

3 consecutive Cox Plate wins 1980, 81 & 82 – Kingston Town

Tribute to a Champion – Kingston Town






4 comments… add one
  • peter January 3, 2015, 11:13 pm

    i had a horse racing at rosehill and liked his chances,Kingston Town(in the same race) was the top weigh and come out looking like a very average horse,that was until his jockey got on board,what a change in attitude,head up eyes bright and ears pricked.my horse ran 3rd that day but the mighty King was awesome.

  • Deborah Muirhead February 14, 2013, 2:39 pm

    I get teary eyed when I see Kingston Town’s races. I don’t think we will ever see a horse like him again! I saw all his Sydney wins and cried after each one. Long live the King!

  • Gary Mundy October 9, 2011, 11:55 pm

    Thank you so much.I am 58 years old and Kingston town was and always will be my hero of the turf.What a champion racehorse he was .I have always wished i could get access to his great wins,and now I finally can.It is quite interesting though that the modern phenomena of calling every horse that wins a few races a”champion”.Compared to true champion racehorses like kingston town these horses pale into insignificanse.A true champion gives weight to his rivals, and wins!They also win over varying distances, and conditions.Not wishing to downgrade a great horse like Black caviar,I cannot fathom how people can even dare to compare her to”Pharlap”.A purely sprinting sensation at the moment,who has given weight to no-one,and has not won over more than 1200 meters. I wait to see if and when this great sprinter can achieve,anywhere near the records of australias true”CHAMPIONS”.

  • les ernsdoerfer October 23, 2010, 10:42 am

    best horse i have ever seen in my lifetime and i am 44 now was 14 when kingstown won first cox plate most beautiful horse never seen a horse accelerate so quickly a pleasure to still watch his races brings tears to my eyes thanks for the memories kingston town best hose ever regads les ernsdoerfer

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