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The 2017 Ming Dynasty Quality is a Group 3 sprint held at Royal Randwick Racecourse.



The 2017 Ming Dynasty Quality is a Group 3 middle-distance sprint held each year in late August or early September at Royal Randwick Racecourse. Raced over 1400 metres, the Ming Dynasty Quality is run under quality handicap conditions and is open to three year old horses only.

Paying a total purse of $125,000, the Ming Dynasty Quality is held on Chelmsford Stakes Day along with three Group 2 features: the Chelmsford Stakes (1600m),  Furious Stakes (1200m) and the $175,000 Tramway Stakes (1400m). Also on the card is another Group 3 event, the $125,000 Concorde Stakes (1000m).

Horses that target the Ming Dynasty Quality are likely to have come via races such as the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m). Those runners which have a fairly decent run in the Ming Dynasty Quality are likely to go on to contest the Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) a couple of weeks later.

The 2017 Ming Dynasty Quality will be run on Saturday August 26th.

2017 Ming Dynasty Quality
Date: August 26th, 2017
Racecourse: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $125,000

2017 Ming Dynasty Quality Field

The 2017 Ming Dynasty Quality field was released on Wednesday August 31, followed by Ming Dynasty Quality betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au, with the James Cummings-trained Skylight Glow one of the headline final acceptances.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 120x ASTORIA James Cummings Tye Angland 3 58kg 73
2 11 ASSIMILATE Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 9 57kg 71
3 1×11 HYPNOTIST Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 2 57kg 71
4 4x43135x SAMBRO Chris Waller Jay Ford 1 57kg 71
5 12 ADDICTIVE NATURE Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 7 55.5kg 68
6 167×64 COLESBERG David Payne Corey Brown 8 55kg 67
7 4221 RUNAWAY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King (a) 10 55kg 67
8 3×421 ANIMALIA James Cummings Glyn Schofield 4 53.5kg 64
9 1 MAHALANGUR (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 6 53kg 63
10 7x65x THY KINGDOM COME John P Thompson 5 53kg 63

2017 Ming Dynasty Quality Nominations

The 2017 Ming Dynasty Quality nominations were released on Monday August 29th and feature James Cummings’ Champagne Stakes winner Prized Icon.

Check out the official 2016 Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap Nominations now.

Ming Dynasty Quality History

The Ming Dynasty Quality was inaugurated in 1986, with Imperial Majesty seizing victory in the first edition. The race is named in honour of champion racehorse Ming Dynasty, who saw phenomenal success, winning the Caulfield Cup in 1977 and 1980, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Metropolitan Handicap in 1978 and the Australian Cup in 1978 and 1980.

Initially known as the D. Drainsfield Quality Handicap and then the Laing & Simmons Quality Handicap, the Ming Dynasty Quality began to go by its current name in 1994. From its inauguration until 2012 the Ming Dynasty Handicap was classified as a listed race. From 2013 onwards, it has held Group 3 status.

The Ming Dynasty Quality has changed location numerous times, usually accompanying the rest of the events on the Chelmsford Stakes Day race card. Since 1986, the Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap has changed location seven times, and is now run at Royal Randwick Racecourse. At the outset, the Ming Dynasty Quality was raced over 1600m, however from 1995 onwards it has been a 1400m event.

Notable Ming Dynasty Quality winners include Royal Pardon (1988), Lonhro (2001), Mearas (2006) and Tatra (2012). Ming Dynasty Quality results since 2000 are listed below.

Ming Dynasty Quality Results

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Addictive Nature 1 minute 22.5 seconds
2nd Assimilate
3rd Astoria
2016
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Swear 1 minute 26.97
2nd High Mist
3rd Skylight Glow
2015
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Metallic Crown 1:24.67
2nd Tatoosh
3rd Kimberley Star
2014
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Panzer Division 1 minute 25.7 seconds
2nd Shooting To Win
3rd Lady Sharapova
2013
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Aussies Love Sport 1 minute 21.7 seconds
2nd Open Book
3rd Champagne Cath
2012
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Tatra 1 minute 23.4 seconds
2nd Proverb
3rd Honorius
2011
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Ambidexter 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Sangster
3rd Darci Be Good
2010
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Lion Tamer 1 minute 27.98 seconds
2nd Praecido
3rd Levi’s Choice
2009
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st More Than Great 1 minute 21.03 seconds
2nd So You Think
3rd Exceed With Me
2008
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Predatory Pricer 1 minute 23.68 seconds
2nd Caymans
3rd Dreamscape
2007
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Mearas 1 minute 25.86 seconds
2nd Just Mambo
3rd Sermon
2005
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Primus 1 minute 23.85 seconds
2nd Replicator
3rd Manton
2004
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Dane Shadow 1 minute 23.19 seconds
2nd Avise
3rd Public Opinion
2003
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Play Around 1 minute 22.78 seconds
2nd Terracotta Bay
3rd Allgunadoit
2002
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Half Hennessy 1 minute 23.93 seconds
2nd Rohatyn
3rd Magic Marvo
2001
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Lonhro 1 minute 23.87 seconds
2nd Prince Of Play
3rd Viking Ruler
2000
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Continuum 1 minute 22.26 seconds
2nd National Saint
3rd Canny Fly

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