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The Colin Stephen Quality is a Group 3 event held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Golden Rose Stakes Day offering the winner a ballot exemption for the Group 1 The Metropolitan the following weekend.

2017 Colin Stephen Quality Results

  • 1st: #3 Auvray
  • 2nd: #4 Admira Jello
  • 3rd: #1 Broadside

The Colin Stephen Quality is a Group 3 staying event held at Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in late September during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Raced under quality handicap conditions, the Colin Stephen Quality is worth $150,000 total prize money. Open to horses aged three years and older, the Colin Stephen Quality attracts an exciting field each year. Run over 2400m it attracts local Sydney and interstate stayers, but often runs under capacity.

The Colin Stephen Quality is held on Golden Rose Stakes Day alongside four other Group events. The meeting’s marquee race is the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) for three-year-olds, while the $400,000 Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m) for fillies and mares is the second richest event on the program.

The Colin Stephen Quality winner is exempt from ballot for the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) run over the same distance at Royal Randwick the following Saturday on Epsom Handicap Day.

As part of their lead-up to the Colin Stephen Quality, horses may have run in the previous Friday’s Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m) or the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) run at Randwick the Saturday before Golden Rose Day.

The 2017 Colin Stephen Quality was held on Saturday September 23, 2017.

Colin Stephen Quality
Date: Saturday September 23, 2017
Track: Rosehill Gardens
Distance: 2400m
Conditions: 3YO&UP Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000

2017 Colin Stephen Quality Results

  • 1st: #3 Auvray
  • 2nd: #4 Admiral Jello
  • 3rd: #1 Broadside

Read the full Colin Stephen Quality 2017 Results now, the race won narrowly by Auvray who targets a $500,000 race at Randwick on The Everest Day, October 14, next-up. Admiral Jello was held-up for a run during his brave second place effort, while the Newcastle Gold Cup winner Broadside led throughout and held on to finish third under the top weight.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman Glyn Schofield 2 57kg $3.20
2 4 ADMIRAL JELLO Kris Lees Corey Brown 0.1L 1 55kg $4
3 1 BROADSIDE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 0.3L 3 58kg $2.70F
4 2 DEE I CEE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 6.4L 4 57.5kg $7.50
5 5 DARABAD (FR) Robbie Laing Kerrin McEvoy 10.7L 5 55kg $31
6 ALWARD (IRE) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 0

2017 Colin Stephen Quality Odds

Stay tuned for the up-to-date Colin Stephen Quality 2017 betting odds and market links to on the Group 3 lead-up into The Metropolitan race.

2017 Colin Stephen Quality Field

The 2017 Colin Stephen Quality final field and barrier draw are released on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The official 2017 Colin Stephen Quality Field is down to only five runners, the diminutive number of final acceptances cut further by the early withdrawal of Alward (2) for Chris Waller. The Gai Waterhouse-trained Broadside heads the line-up with 58kg after winning the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m) last Friday with four kilos less.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x65123x81 BROADSIDE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4 58kg 98
2 228x8x0178 DEE I CEE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 5 57.5kg 97
3 0x50086412 AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman Glyn Schofield 3 57kg 96
4 1214×42333 ADMIRAL JELLO Kris Lees Corey Brown 1 55kg 88
5 23414x0x80 DARABAD (FR) Robbie Laing TBA 6 55kg 82
6 2634×54114 ALWARD (IRE) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2 55kg 78

2017 Colin Stephen Quality Nominations

The 2017 Colin Stephen Quality nominations were taken by Racing NSW on Monday September 18 and featured just six hopefuls led by Kris Lees’ Newcastle Gold Cup third placegetter Admiral Jello and runner-up in the same lead-up race Auvray.

Colin Stephen Quality 2017 Nominations have been extended until 11am on 19/09/2017, but the original entries are listed below.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 1214×42333 ADMIRAL JELLO G 5 Kris Lees 88
2 543321×806 ALLERGIC G 6 James Cummings 104
3 0x50086412 AUVRAY (FR) G 7 Richard Freedman 96
4 1x65123x81 BROADSIDE (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 98
5 2384x386x5 HARLEM (GB) H 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 101
6 x9x1735111 KELLSTORM (IRE) H 5 Darren Weir 87

Colin Stephen Quality History

The Colin Stephen Quality is an integral feature of NSW racing, having existed in some format since 1890. Inaugurated then as the AJC Spring Stakes, the race was known by that name for nearly half a century. In 1938, the AJC Spring Stakes was renamed the Colin Stephen Quality in honour of the former chairman of the Australian Jockey Club Sir Colin Stephen, who passed away in 1937.

Upon renaming, the Colin Stephen Quality began to be run under weight for age conditions. It remained at these conditions between 1938 and 1972. The Colin Stephen Quality was known as the AJC Queens Cup in 1976, 1988 and 2006. In 1989 and 1995, the race was known as the AJC The Japan Trophy. For a single year in 1977 it was named the AJC Jubilee Handicap.

During its extensive history there have been multiple notable winners of the Colin Stephen Quality Handicap. Some of the well-recognised Colin Stephen Quality winners include Carbine (1890), Wakeful (1902), Gloaming (1924), Phar Lap (1930, 31), Rogilla (1933, 34), Peter Pan (1935), Russia (1945, 47), Gunsynd (1972), Railings (2005) and countless other star gallopers. The Colin Stephen Quality results since 2000 are provided below.

Colin Stephen Quality Results

Year Place Horse Time
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2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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1st Auvray 2 minutes 30.35 seconds
2nd Admiral Jello
3rd Broadside
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1st Allergic 2 minutes 30.8 seconds
2nd Junoob
3rd Alegria
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1st Amelie’s Star 2 minutes 30.84 seconds
2nd Bohemian Lily
3rd Reigning
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1st Deane Martin 2 minutes 29.5 seconds
2nd Iggi Pop
3rd Celtic Prince
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1st Julienas 2 minutes 30.5 seconds
2nd I’m Imposing
3rd Planet Purple
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1st Kelinni 2 minutes 30.4 seconds
2nd Julienas
3rd Strawberry Boy
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1st Lamasery 2 minutes 29.9 seconds
2nd Red Eye Special
3rd Two For Tea
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1st No Wine No Song 2 minutes 30.4 seconds
2nd Get Up Jude
3rd Legsman
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1st Mr Clangtastic 2 minutes 29.8 seconds
2nd Bellagio Wynn
3rd Indikator
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1st Get Up Jude 2 minutes 31.1 seconds
2nd Tangalooma
3rd Fiumicino
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Race Not Held
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1st Exinite 2 minutes 28.8 seconds
2nd Scattergun
3rd Activation
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1st Railings 2 minutes 32.6 seconds
2nd Run Rita Run
3rd Cross Bar
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1st Don Raphael 2 minutes 29.8 seconds
2nd Dame Mapperley
3rd November Dreaming
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1st Outlaws 2 minutes 29.2 seconds
2nd Fawaz
3rd Dashing Away
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1st Red Trinket 2 minutes 30.5 seconds
2nd Prince Hal
3rd National Treasure
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1st Dress Circle 2 minutes 14.9 seconds
2nd Swiss Echo
3rd Rapida
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1st Coco Cobanna 2 minutes 31.4 seconds
2nd Dashing Scene
3rd Bias Bay

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