Ming Dynasty Quality

The Ming Dynasty Quality is a Group 3 sprint held at Rosehill Racecourse on San Domenico Stakes Day.

2020 Ming Dynasty Quality Results

  • 1st: #1 Holyfield
  • 2nd: #6 Bazooka
  • 3rd: #4 Overlord



The Ming Dynasty Quality is a Group 3 middle-distance sprint held each year in late August or early September at Rosehill Gardens 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 $160,000, the Ming Dynasty Quality now takes place on San Domenico Stakes Day as one of three Group 3 status features on the Sydney race card.

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 could be targeting a Group 1 Sydney Spring Racing Carnival run in the $1 million Golden Rose Stakes over the same distance at Rosehill Gardens.

The 2019 Ming Dynasty Quality winner Quick Thinker went on to win the following year’s Group 1 ATC Derby (2400m).

The 2020 Ming Dynasty Quality ran on Saturday August 29, 2020 and was won by Holyfield. 

2020 Ming Dynasty Quality
Date: Saturday August 29, 2020
Racecourse: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YOs -Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Ming Dynasty Quality Results

  • 1st: #1 Holyfield
  • 2nd: #6 Bazooka
  • 3rd: #4 Overlord

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Holyfield ($10) fought it out in a grinding effort to become a dual Group winner saluting in the Ming Dynasty Quality 2020 results adding to the stable’s success on the day following the brilliant San Domenico Stakes win by Anders.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 HOLYFIELD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tim Clark 8 59kg $10
2 6 BAZOOKA David Payne Jason Collett 1.3L 2 53.5kg $9.50
3 4 OVERLORD Chris Waller James McDonald 1.5L 1 55kg $2.60F
4 2 AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 1.8L 3 56kg $6.50
5 8 OSCAR ZULU Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 3.8L 5 53kg $21
6 3 KUMASI Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Brenton Avdulla 4L 6 55kg $4
7 5 STREET DANCER Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 6L 4 54kg $71
8 7 ACHIEVER Chris Waller Glen Boss 9.6L 7 53kg $12

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Ming Dynasty Quality Odds

The spring’s best Ming Dynasty Quality 2020 racing odds will be available right here courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as betting on the Group 3 event opens.

2020 Ming Dynasty Quality Field

The 2020 Ming Dynasty Quality field and barriers are released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week, the full line-up of three-year-old gallopers to be listed below once announced.

Eight three-year-olds make-up the 2020 Ming Dynasty Quality field with Chris Waller’s returning Sebring colt Overlord drawn the rails and leading betting as the firm favourite for his first run since the Group 1 JJ Atkins fourth over the mile in Brisbane.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11919×6 HOLYFIELD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tim Clark 8 59kg 80
2 1183458×6 AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3 56kg 74
3 12×4 KUMASI Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Brenton Avdulla 6 55kg 72
4 3224x OVERLORD Chris Waller James McDonald 1 55kg 55.5kg 72
5 92×7 STREET DANCER Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 4 54kg 59
6 551×8252 BAZOOKA David Payne Jason Collett 2 53.5kg 67
7 24431x ACHIEVER Chris Waller Glen Boss 7 53kg 66
8 174 OSCAR ZULU Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 5 53kg 60

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Ming Dynasty Quality Nominations

Nominations for the Ming Dynasty Quality 2020 close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2020 Ming Dynasty Quality nominations drew 13 classy three-year-olds including five for master trainer Chris Waller led by his returning Pride Of Dubai colt Achiever and Group 1 JJ Atkins fourth placegetter Overlord.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 24431x ACHIEVER C 3 Chris Waller 66
2 1183458×6 AIM C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 74
3 551×8252 BAZOOKA G 3 David Payne 67
4 3x66x11 BLAZE A TRAIL C 3 Matthew Vella 70
5 1 BUCHAREST C 3 Chris Waller 60
6 245×3121 EASY CAMPESE C 3 John Sargent 64
7 11919×6 HOLYFIELD C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
8 12×4 KUMASI C 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 72
9 1x LAND AHOY F 3 John Sargent 58
10 174 OSCAR ZULU G 3 Chris Waller 60
11 3224x OVERLORD C 3 Chris Waller
12 31x180x SPOKESMAN C 3 Chris Waller 70
13 92×7 STREET DANCER C 3 Anthony Cummings 59

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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 Rosehill 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), Lion Tamer (2009), Tatra (2012) and Quick Thinker (2019). Ming Dynasty Quality results since 2000 are listed below.

Ming Dynasty Quality Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Holyfield 1 minute 22.55 seconds
2nd Bazooka
3rd Overlord
2019
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Quick Thinker 1 minute 27.06 seconds
2nd Aspect Ratio
3rd Reformist
2018
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap
1st Danawi 1 minute 25.05 seconds
2nd Mizzy
3rd Dealmaker
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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