Toy Show Quality

The 2017 Toy Show Quality is a Group 3 sprinting event held at Royal Randwick Racecourse.



The 2017 Toy Show Quality is a 1300m sprint held towards the beginning of the Spring Racing Carnival every August at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

The Toy Show Quality is open only to fillies and mares and is run under quality handicap conditions. Raced across a distance of 1300m, the Toy Show Quality provides a fantastic distance for both short distance sprinters and middle-distance gallopers. The distance allows some horses to step up in preparation of later, longer races, while it also allows stayers to have a much shorter warm up race.

Because the Toy Show Quality is held relatively early in the Spring Racing Carnival, many trainers target it as an early performance for their horse. There is usually a mixture of horses racing first-up, those who have already had black-type experience in their current campaign, and those who are only just kicking things off and may have had an unlisted run or two prior.

The Toy Show Quality shares Warwick Stakes Day with two other Group 3 events, the Show County Quality (1200m) and the Up And Coming Stakes. Also on the day are two Group 2 events, the Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) and the feature event, the Warwick Stakes (1400m).

Fillies and mares who run in the Toy Show Quality might go on to races such as the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes or the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes.

The 2017 Toy Show Quality will be run on August 19th.

Toy Show Quality
Date: August 19th
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1,300m
Race Type: 3YO&UP F&M Quality
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 Toy Show Quality Field

The full 2017 Toy Show Quality field, barriers, jockeys, weights and current Fixed Win odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au are detailed in the table below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 0560x2612x ZANBAGH John P Thompson Blake Shinn 7 59.5kg 108
2 214x31033x DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Hugh Bowman 5 58.5kg 106
3 210x20407x EURO ANGEL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 2 55kg 99
4 512213x50x SWEET REDEMPTION Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 1 55kg 99
5 x6518437x4 ROCKET COMMANDER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Tommy Berry 10 53kg 94
6 31215560×3 BEATNIKS Matthew Dale Ms Rachel King (a) 11 53kg 92
7 11136x621x IMPOSING LASS (NZ) Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 9 53kg 88
8 36x931422x PERFECT RHYME Ron Leemon Kerrin McEvoy 3 53kg 85
9 25x762171x SHAZEE LEE Scott Singleton Jay Ford 8 53kg 82
10 x5456x3835 HETTY HEIGHTS Kim Waugh Andrew Adkins (a) 6 53kg 80
11 6x531628x1 MOROCCAN RUBY Keith Dryden & Scott Collings Ms Kathy O’Hara 4 53kg 60

Toy Show Quality History

The Toy Show Quality was inaugurated in 1995 and originally ran as a listed race. The first edition of the Toy Show Quality was won by Joie Denise. While not a very old race, the Toy Show Quality has developed a decent reputation for providing an entertaining, competitive race with plenty of opportunity to gauge form.

The race is named after champion runner Toy Show, whose trophies include the 1975 Golden Slipper Stakes and the 1976 Thousand Guineas and Newmarket Handicap.

The Toy Show Quality was originally raced over a distance of 1400m. However, a move to Canterbury Park in 2000 saw the race reduced to 1300m for two years. In 2002, it again returned to 1400m, a distance it maintained until 2011. Since then, the race has run over 1300m.

Upgraded to a Group 3 event in 2013, the Toy Show Quality has been hosted by three major Sydney racecourse; Royal Randwick Racecourse, Warwick Farm Racecourse and Canterbury Park.

Notable Toy Show Quality winners include Captivating (1997), Chiming Lass (2000), Illuminates (2010) and Red Tracer (2011).

Toy Show Quality results and winning times since the year 2000 are below.

Toy Show Quality Results

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Toy Show Quality
1st Sweet Redemption 1 minute 14.9 seconds
2nd Euro Angel
3rd Imposing Lass
2016
Toy Show Quality
1st Pearls 1 minute 17.3 seconds
2nd Dixie Blossoms
3rd Elle Lou
2015
Toy Show Quality
1st Amicus 1 minute 15.6 seconds
2nd Echo Gal
3rd Wine Tales
2014
Toy Show Quality
1st My Sabeel 1 minute 19.2 seconds
2nd Bennetta
3rd Angel Bee
2013
Toy Show Quality
1st Hidden Kisses 1 minute 16.6 seconds
2nd Royal Descent
3rd Queen’s Elect
2012
Toy Show Quality
1st Dystopia 1 minute 16.2 seconds
2nd Crafty Irna
3rd Irish Dream
2011
Toy Show Quality
1st Red Tracer 1 minute 19.5 seconds
2nd Secret Admirer
3rd Jerezana
2010
Toy Show Quality
1st Illuminates 1 minute 23.4 seconds
2nd Vintedge
3rd Spirited One
2009
Toy Show Quality
1st Moti 1 minute 21.9 seconds
2nd Miss Marielle
3rd Nediyms Dream
2008
Toy Show Quality
1st Kishkat 1 minute 25.8 seconds
2nd Vecchia Roma
3rd Fantastic Angel
2007
Toy Show Quality
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
Toy Show Quality
1st Walk Alone 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Shirl Pegasus
3rd Melody
2005
Toy Show Quality
1st Nevis 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Loftily
3rd Battle Maiden
2004
Toy Show Quality
1st Catreign 1 minute 23.6 seconds
2nd Zagalia
3rd Freeroller
2003
Toy Show Quality
1st Arrabeea 1 minute 24.7 seconds
2nd Spurcent
3rd Mon Mekki
2002
Toy Show Quality
1st Youhadyourwarning 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Size Her Up
3rd Winona
2001
Toy Show Quality
1st Winona 1 minute 24.1 seconds
2nd Aloha Charm
3rd Interbank
2000
Toy Show Quality
1st Chiming Lass 1 minute 16.9 seconds
2nd Storm Princess
3rd Planiceps

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