Toy Show Quality

The Toy Show Quality is a Group 3 sprint for fillies & mares held on Winx Stakes Day in August.

2020 Toy Show Quality Results

  • 1st: #1 Sweet Deal
  • 2nd: #11 Zaniah
  • 3rd: #7 Seasons



The Toy Show Quality is a 1100m sprint, having been reduced in distance from 1300m for the 2019 edition, 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 1100m, the Toy Show Quality provides female gallopers with a nice spring kick-off looking ahead to the longer sprint races over the carnival.

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 the Group 1 Winx Stakes Day with two other Group 3 events, the Show County Quality (1200m) and the Up And Coming Stakes. Also on the day are the Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) and the feature event, the recently upgraded Group 1 Winx Stakes – formerly the Warwick Stakes (1400m) – named in honour of four-time Cox Plate champion Winx.

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 form has held up in better races over the years including the 2018 winner Egyptian Symbol winning the following year’s $1 million Magic Millions Sprint on the Gold Coast.

The Toy Show Quality also serves as a good lead-up into the Group 2 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill the following month, a double most recently completed by Mizzy (2019). Mizzy also won that year’s Group 2 $400,000 Golden Pendant (1400m) before third placings in the $500,000 Silver Eagle (1300m) and $7.5 million The Golden Eagle (1500m) for four-year-old horses.

The 2020 Toy Show Quality ran on Saturday August 22, 2020 and was won in a photo by the John Thompson-trained topweight Sweet Deal.

Toy Show Quality
Date: Saturday August 22, 2020
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO&UP F&M Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Toy Show Quality Results

  • 1st: #1 Sweet Deal
  • 2nd: #11 Zaniah
  • 3rd: #7 Seasons

The official Toy Show Quality 2020 results will be available here once the Winx Stakes Day support act is run and won on Saturday August 22, 2020.

The 2020 Toy Show Quality results saw class rise to the top with John Thompson’s returning topweight Sweet Deal ($6.50) just holding on to defeat Zaniah (2nd) in a thrilling photo finish.

Click here to read more on the brave 2020 Toy Show Quality win by the topweight Sweet Deal.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 SWEET DEAL John Thompson James McDonald 4 59kg $6.50
2 11 ZANIAH Kris Lees Jason Collett 0.1L 3 53kg $26
3 7 SEASONS Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 0.3L 2 53kg $9
4 5 YAMAZAKI David Pfieffer Tommy Berry 1.7L 6 54kg $15
5 9 INVICTUS SALUTE Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 1.9L 1 53kg $9.50
6 6 ADELONG Brad Widdup Tim Clark 2L 7 53.5kg $2.15F
7 2 EVALINA Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 2.4L 9 55kg $21
8 10 MUSICAL GENIUS (NZ) Joseph Pride Robbie Dolan 2.5L 5 53kg $16
9 4 RIVER BIRD Jason Coyle Glen Boss 5.8L 8 54kg $17
10 3 IN GOOD TIME Tracey Bartley Ms Kathy O’Hara 5.9L 10 54kg $26
8 WITHERSPOON Kris Lees Ms Louise Day (a) 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Toy Show Quality Odds

The latest Toy Show Quality 2020 odds will be available below courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as betting on the Group 3 feature opens.

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

2020 Toy Show Quality Field

The full 2020 Toy Show Quality field, barriers, jockeys, weights and current Fixed Win odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be published for punters below following final acceptances on the Wednesday of race week.

John Thompson’s returning Casino Prince mare Sweet Deal leads an 11-horse field in the Toy Show Quality for 2020, the multiple Group winner carrying the 59kg topweight from barrier five.

Adelong dominates Toy Show Quality betting at a near odds-on price having won six of her eight starts to date including the last three on the trot in easier company.

Update: Witherspoon has been scratched from the event and instead takes on Group 1-bound Brooklyn Hustle at The Valley later on Saturday afternoon in the Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m).

Click here to read more on the Adelong-led Toy Show Quality 2020 field and betting markets.

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

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1131x1255x SWEET DEAL John Thompson James McDonald 5 59kg 105
2 639x71376x EVALINA Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 10 55kg 97
3 6397×04150 IN GOOD TIME Tracey Bartley Ms Kathy O’Hara 11 54kg 95
4 114x39727x RIVER BIRD Jason Coyle Glen Boss 9 54kg 89
5 43x217690x YAMAZAKI David Pfieffer Tommy Berry 7 54kg 82
6 1112x2111x ADELONG Brad Widdup Tim Clark 8 53.5kg 92
7 12x81x764x SEASONS Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 2 53kg 90
8 2×16203113 WITHERSPOON Kris Lees Ms Louise Day (a) 4 53kg 88
9 x62122340x INVICTUS SALUTE Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 1 53kg 87
10 05x5561x22 MUSICAL GENIUS (NZ) Joseph Pride Robbie Dolan 6 53kg 78
11 11x133x287 ZANIAH Kris Lees Jason Collett 3 53kg 71

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Toy Show Quality Nominations

Nominations for the Toy Show Quality 2020 are taken on the Monday of race week and will be available in full below.

Seventeen mares are nominated for the 2020 Toy Show Quality including the top-rated Sweet Deal for John Thompson and the ultra-consistent Adelong resuming after winning three straight last time in.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1112x2111x ADELONG M 5 Brad Widdup 92
2 639x71376x EVALINA M 5 Kris Lees 97
3 9x2x11623x ICEBATH (NZ) M 4 Brad Widdup 74
4 6397×04150 IN GOOD TIME M 6 Tracey Bartley 95
5 x62122340x INVICTUS SALUTE M 5 Mark Newnham 87
6 05x5561x22 MUSICAL GENIUS (NZ) M 6 Joseph Pride 78
7 231x50340x NUDGE M 4 Chris Waller 84
8 114x39727x RIVER BIRD M 5 Jason Coyle 89
9 011x1816x6 SANGRIA M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 79
10 12x81x764x SEASONS M 6 Les Bridge 90
11 2316×68637 SOPHIELLA M 7 Bjorn Baker 70
12 1131x1255x SWEET DEAL M 6 John Thompson 105
13 x42541314x TO YOUR HEALTH M 6 Anthony Cummings 72
14 36241×1121 WANDABAA M 4 Kris Lees 90
15 2×16203113 WITHERSPOON M 5 Kris Lees 88
16 43x217690x YAMAZAKI M 5 David Pfieffer 82
17 11x133x287 ZANIAH M 5 Kris Lees 71

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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. The race distance underwent another change for the 2019 edition being cut to just 1100m.

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), Red Tracer (2011) and Mizzy (2019).

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

Toy Show Quality Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Toy Show Quality
1st Sweet Deal 1 minute 2.23 seconds
2nd Zaniah
3rd Seasons
2019
Toy Show Quality
1st Mizzy 1 minute 4.44 seconds
2nd Soothing
3rd My Xpression
2019
Toy Show Quality
1st Mizzy 1 minute 2.23 seconds
2nd Soothing
3rd My Xpression
2018
Toy Show Quality
1st Egyptian Symbol 1 minute 17.4 seconds
2nd Zestful
3rd Nettoyer
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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