Rose of Kingston

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Rose of Kingston
DamKingston Rose
DamsireBetter Boy
OwnerDavid Hains
TrainerRobert E. Hoysted
Record10 wins
Major wins
Champagne Stakes (1981)
Coolmore Stud Stakes (1981)
Crown Oaks (1981)
Australasian Oaks (1982)
Australian Derby (1982)
Coongy Handicap (1982)
Craiglee Stakes (1982)
Australian Horse of the Year (1982)
Australasian Champion 3-Year-Old Filly (1982)
Australasian Champion Older Mare (1982)

Rose of Kingston (1978 - 2002) was a Thoroughbred mare who raced with success in Australia, particularly as a three-year-old. She was the Australian Horse of the Year and Australasian Champion Three-Year-Old Filly and Australasian Champion Older Mare in 1982, and after retiring from racing became a broodmare.[1]

She had ten career wins including three Group one races.

Rose of Kingston was the dam of the Melbourne Cup winner Kingston Rule by the American Triple Crown winner, Secretariat. Rose of Kingston was retired from stud duties in 2000 and lived at Kingston Park until her death in June 2002.[2]


  1. ^ "Kingston Rule the fastest cup winner sure threw slow foals". 17 October 2005. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Rose of Kingston - Chestnut Mare". Kingston Park Studs PTY. LTD. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2011.