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Railway Stakes (New Zealand)

Group I race
Railway Stakes
Location Ellerslie Racecourse
Auckland, New Zealand
Inaugurated 1890
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Ellerslie Racecourse
Race information
Distance 1200m (6 furlongs)
Track Turf, Right-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Weight Set Weights & Penalties
Purse NZ$200,000

The Railway Stakes is a Group One New Zealand horse race. Held at Ellerslie on New Year's Day, it is held over 1200 metres one of New Zealand's feature sprint races.

Among its most famous winners are Diamond Lover (who broke the Ellerslie track record, running 1:07.79 in her Railway win), Tudor Light, Mayo Gold, Yahabeebe and the great Mr Tiz, who won the race three times.

Previous winners



2010 A Gold Trail
2009 Jacowils
2008 Imananabaa
2007 Donna Rosita
2006 Baldessarini
2005 Recurring
2004 Vinaka
2003 Egyptian Raine
2002 Sound The Alarm
2001 Fritz
2000 Cannsea
1999 Bawalaksana
1998 Coogee Walk
1997 Kailey
1996 Loader
1995 Coberger
1994 Ensign Ewart
1993 Hypervain
1992 Vain Sovereign
1991 Mr Tiz
1990 Mr Tiz
1989 Mr Tiz & Westminster (Dead Heat)
1988 Alynda
1987 Diamond Lover
1986 Silver Tip


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