Show County Quality

The 2016 Show County Quality is an exciting sprinting event held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in August.

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The 2016 Show County Quality is a Group 3 1200m sprint hosted at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Run under quality handicap conditions, the Show County Quality is open only to horses three years and older. With prize money of $125,000, the Show County Quality is one of the more exciting races on a program filled with black-type sprinting events. The Show County Quality is held on Warwick Stakes Day alongside the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m), Group 3 Toy Show Quality (1300m) and Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m).

Those horses that contest the Show County Quality usually come via similar quality sprinting events such as the listed Winter Challenge (1500m) at a slightly greater distance held at Rosehill a few weeks earlier. Success in the Show County Quality is usually followed by attempts at slightly classier black-type events, such as the Group 3 Tramway Handicap (1400m).

The Show County Quality 2016 will be run on Saturday August 20th .

Show County Quality
Date: August 20th , 2016
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $125,000

2016 Show County Quality Field

Show County Quality History

Inaugurated in 1993, the Show County Quality has maintained a reputation for quality sprinting displays since its inception. The race is named after renowned sprinter Show County, who during 1988 and 1989 won events such as the Silver Slipper Stakes, Maribyrnong Plate, San Domenico Stakes and Stan Fox Stakes. Big Dreams won the first edition of the Show County Quality.

At its inauguration, the Show County Quality was a listed race. It held this status until the 2013 edition, when it first ran as a Group 3 event.

Like much of NSW horse racing, the Show County Quality was not held in 2007 due to the outbreak of equine influenza.

The Show County Quality has changed location numerous times and has been held at three prominent Sydney racecourses, including Royal Randwick, Warwick Farm and Canterbury Park. As of 2014, it will be again held at Royal Randwick.

Period Location
1993-4 Royal Randwick
1995-99 Warwick Farm
2000 Canterbury Park
2001-04 Warwick Farm
2005-06 Randwick Racecourse
2008 Warwick Farm
2009 Royal Randwick
2010-13 Warwick Farm
2014 Royal Randwick

Notable Show County Quality winners include Identikit (1995), Might And Power (1997), Siddinghausen (1998), Athelnoth (2004) and Rebel Dane (2013). Show County Quality results since 2000 are listed below.

Show County Quality Results

Year Place Horse Time
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2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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1st Tycoon Tara 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Le Romain
3rd Mount Nebo
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1st Decision Time 1 minute 09 seconds
2nd Boss Lane
3rd Vashka
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1st Terravista 1 minute 12.4 seconds
2nd In Cahoots
3rd Bull Point
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1st Rebel Dane 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Title
3rd Norzita
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1st Moment Of Change 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Title
3rd Somepin Anypin
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1st Skytrain 1 minute 12.6 seconds
2nd Winter King
3rd Neeson
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1st Kenny’s World 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Pinwheel
3rd Sacred Choice
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1st Swift Alliance 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Bryannbo’s Gift
3rd Albert The Fat
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1st Bank Robber 1 minute 11.96 seconds
2nd Hoystar
3rd Kick ‘N’ Chase
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1st Race Not Held
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1st Primus 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Resistor
3rd New Edge
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1st Lotteria 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd One In A Million
3rd For Valour
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1st Athelnoth 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Turaga
3rd Desert War
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1st Sportsman 1 minute 11.9 seconds
2nd Britt’s Best
3rd Grand Armee
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1st Presently 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Oomph
3rd National Saint
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1st Kingsgate 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Expertise
3rd Fashion News
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1st Stanzaic 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Mulan Princess
3rd Allez Suez