Show County Quality

The Show County Quality is an exciting sprinting event held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in August on Winx Stakes Day.

2020 Show County Quality Results

  • 1st: #10 Roheryn
  • 2nd: #4 Probabeel
  • 3rd: #2 Special Reward



The Show County Quality is a Group 3 sprint held over 1200m at at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse on Winx Stakes Day in August each year.

Run under quality handicap conditions, the Show County Quality is open only to horses three years and older. With prize money of $160,000, 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 alongside the Group 1 Winx 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 are often kicking-off their spring campaigns and often the Group 2 Tramway Handicap (1400m) is the next-up option. The best out of these races may go on to contest a spring Group 1 event such as the George Main Stakes (1600m), which the 2018 Show County winner Le Romain finished second to Winx in later that prep.

The Show County Quality 2020 ran on Saturday August 22, 2020 and was won by the Godolphin-raced Roheryn. 

Show County Quality
Date: Saturday August 22, 2020
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Show County Quality Results

  • 1st: #10 Roheryn
  • 2nd: #4 Probabeel
  • 3rd: #2 Special Reward

Residual fitness proved the winning advantage for the James Cummings-trained Roheryn in the 2020 Show County Quality results with the horse handing the Godolphin stable back-to-back wins in the event after holding off the fast-finishing Group 1 winning mare Probabeel.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Show County Quality win by Roheryn.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 10 ROHERYN James Cummings Jason Collett 5 53kg $4.40
2 4 PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 0.3L 2 56.5kg $18
3 2 SPECIAL REWARD Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 0.4L 10 58kg $4.40
4 5 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Jeff Penza 0.9L 3 54.5kg $21
5 11 SOUTHERN LAD John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 1.5L 6 53kg $14
6 3 FUNSTAR Chris Waller James McDonald 1.9L 7 56.5kg $3.10F
7 1 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Regan Bayliss 2L 1 61kg $31
8 6 WILD PLANET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 2.2L 4 54.5kg $9.50
9 8 INANUP Jarrod Austin Glen Boss 2.7L 9 54kg $16
10 7 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS Jarrod Austin Glyn Schofield 3.6L 8 54kg $71
9 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Show County Quality Odds

The latest Show County Quality 2020 betting odds and market links to the Group 3 event at Randwick courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Deprive ($3.30 in 2019) was the last favourite in Show County Quality betting to win.

2020 Show County Quality Field

The official Show County Quality 2020 field of final acceptors and barrier draw will be announced on the Wednesday leading-up to Winx Stakes Day and published in full below.

The 2020 Show County Quality final field has drawn 11 gallopers including the rails-drawn multiple Group 1 winner Le Romain racing first-up, the fellow Kris Lees-trained Special Reward who went out a back-to-back winner and the Flight Stakes winner Funstar for Chris Waller who is set to start the short-priced favourite after being scratched from the Group 1 Winx Stakes on the same day in favour of the Group 3 over 1200m.

Click here to read more about the key fancies in the 2020 Show County field and betting markets.

Update: The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained #9 I Am Superman (11) has been scratched from the outside alley leaving the stable with one chance in last start Ramornie Handicap winner Signore Fox in gate three.

Read more: Full 2020 Winx Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 6x30x30x4x LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Regan Bayliss 1 61kg 111
2 11x56x211x SPECIAL REWARD Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 10 58kg 105
3 x211x2142x FUNSTAR Chris Waller James McDonald 7 56.5kg 106
4 22x111228x PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 2 56.5kg 106
5 x1515x0801 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Jeff Penza 3 54.5kg 98
6 x231x7410x WILD PLANET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 54.5kg 98
7 116832022x LOOKS LIKE ELVIS Jarrod Austin Glyn Schofield 8 54kg 97
8 x41125x211 INANUP Jarrod Austin Glen Boss 9 54kg 91
9 013x0x470x I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 11 53.5kg 93
10 58x1275x12 ROHERYN James Cummings Jason Collett 5 53kg 92
11 5214×23235 SOUTHERN LAD John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 6 53kg 92

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Show County Quality Nominations

Nominations for the Show County Quality 2020 close on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once released.

The 2020 Show County Quality nominations (extended until Tuesday morning) drew 15 early entries including the Chris Waller-trained Queen Of The Turf runner-up Funstar, Kris Lees’ highly-rated Le Romain, Stradbroke third placegetter in Brisbane from the winter Niccanova and the Jamie Richards-trained Probabeel.

 NOMINATIONS EXTENDED TO: 18/08/2020 11:00:00 AM

 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 639x71376x EVALINA M 5 Kris Lees 97
2 x211x2142x FUNSTAR M 4 Chris Waller 106
3 013x0x470x I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 93
4 x41125x211 INANUP G 7 Jarrod Austin 91
5 6x30x30x4x LE ROMAIN G 8 Kris Lees 111
6 116832022x LOOKS LIKE ELVIS G 6 Jarrod Austin 97
7 81412×2322 NICCANOVA G 7 Steve Tregea 108
8 22x111228x PROBABEEL (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards 106
9 114x39727x RIVER BIRD M 5 Jason Coyle 89
10 58x1275x12 ROHERYN G 5 James Cummings 92
11 x1515x0801 SIGNORE FOX H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 98
12 5214×23235 SOUTHERN LAD G 6 John O’Shea 92
13 11x56x211x SPECIAL REWARD G 5 Kris Lees 105
14 9393x1720x STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 107
15 x231x7410x WILD PLANET G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 98

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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 – onwards Royal Randwick

Notable Show County Quality winners include Identikit (1995), Might And Power (1997), Siddinghausen (1998), Athelnoth (2004), Rebel Dane (2013) and Le Romain (2018). Show County Quality results since 2000 are listed below.

Show County Quality Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Show County Quality
1st Roheryn 1 minute 11.23 seconds
2nd Probabeel
3rd Special Reward
2019
Show County Quality
1st Deprive 1 minute 8.63 seconds
2nd Trope
3rd Bon Amis
2018
Show County Quality
1st Le Romain 1 minute 8.62 seconds
2nd Siege Of Quebec
3rd Boss Lane
2017
Show County Quality
1st Deploy 1 minute 8 seconds
2nd The Virginian
3rd Burning Passion
2016
Show County Quality
1st Tycoon Tara 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Le Romain
3rd Mount Nebo
2015
Show County Quality
1st Decision Time 1 minute 09 seconds
2nd Boss Lane
3rd Vashka
2014
Show County Quality
1st Terravista 1 minute 12.4 seconds
2nd In Cahoots
3rd Bull Point
2013
Show County Quality
1st Rebel Dane 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Title
3rd Norzita
2012
Show County Quality
1st Moment Of Change 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Title
3rd Somepin Anypin
2011
Show County Quality
1st Skytrain 1 minute 12.6 seconds
2nd Winter King
3rd Neeson
2010
Show County Quality
1st Kenny’s World 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Pinwheel
3rd Sacred Choice
2009
Show County Quality
1st Swift Alliance 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Bryannbo’s Gift
3rd Albert The Fat
2008
Show County Quality
1st Bank Robber 1 minute 11.96 seconds
2nd Hoystar
3rd Kick ‘N’ Chase
2007
Show County Quality
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
Show County Quality
1st Primus 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Resistor
3rd New Edge
2005
Show County Quality
1st Lotteria 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd One In A Million
3rd For Valour
2004
Show County Quality
1st Athelnoth 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Turaga
3rd Desert War
2003
Show County Quality
1st Sportsman 1 minute 11.9 seconds
2nd Britt’s Best
3rd Grand Armee
2002
Show County Quality
1st Presently 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Oomph
3rd National Saint
2001
Show County Quality
1st Kingsgate 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Expertise
3rd Fashion News
2000
Show County Quality
1st Stanzaic 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Mulan Princess
3rd Allez Suez

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