Toy Show Quality

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

2021 Toy Show Quality Results

  • 1st: #11 Fituese
  • 2nd: #7 Great News
  • 3rd: #3 Tailleur



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 the Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) and the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m). The feature event is 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.

In 2020 the Toy Show Quality winner Sweet Deal went on to win Newcastle’s $1 million The Hunter that spring.

The 2021 Toy Show Quality ran on Saturday August 21, 2021 and was narrowly won by the John Thompson-trained Fituese. 

Toy Show Quality
Date: Saturday August 21, 2021
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO&UP F&M Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2021 Toy Show Quality Results

  • 1st: #11 Fituese
  • 2nd: #7 Great News
  • 3rd: #3 Tailleur

The John Thompson-trained Deep Field mare Fituese ($12) was excellent late in the 2021 Toy Show Quality results flying home down the outside to win in a bit of relief for the stable after the fatal fall of their filly Xtremetime in the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes earlier in the day.

The official Toy Show Quality 2021 results will be available here once the Winx Stakes Day support act is run and won on Saturday August 21, 2021.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 11 FITUESE John Thompson Jean Van Overmeire (a) 16 53kg (cd 54kg) $12
2 7 GREAT NEWS Kim Waugh Regan Bayliss 0.36L 12 54kg $9.50
3 3 TAILLEUR James Cummings Joshua Parr 1.52L 4 55.5kg (cd 56kg) $5.50
4 2 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman James McDonald 1.83L 15 56.5kg $8
5 8 WRITTEN BEAUTY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 2.02L 1 54kg $5F
6 14 EMANATE James Cummings Brock Ryan (a) 2.37L 7 53kg $26
7 12 LILLEMOR John O’Shea Ms Louise Day 2.51L 9 53kg $21
8 17e BEST STONE John Thompson James Innes Jnr 2.56L 11 53kg $101
9 9 ZANIAH Kris Lees Jason Collett 3.11L 2 54kg $26
10 4 SEASONS Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 3.32L 8 54.5kg $20
11 18e ELIZABEEL John Sargent Andrew Adkins 3.77L 13 53kg $61
12 15 MATCHMAKER (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 4.1L 5 53kg $26
13 6 EVERY ROSE Mark Newnham Tom Sherry (a) 4.31L 10 54kg $21
14 10 VILLAMI Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Tim Clark 4.61L 3 53.5kg $7
15 16 NEVER TALK Kris Lees Glen Boss 5.42L 14 53kg $21
16 13 VULPINE Brad Widdup Jay Ford 6.77L 6 53kg $31
19e DUNBRODY POWER John Thompson 0
5 BALLISTIC LOVER Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 0
1 ENTRIVIERE (NZ) Jamie Richards James McDonald 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Toy Show Quality Odds

The latest Toy Show Quality 2021 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.

2021 Toy Show Quality Field

The full 2021 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.

A capacity line-up of fillies and mares will do battle in the Toy Show Quality 2021 field with the Jamie Richards-trained favourite Entriviere suffering an early blow drawing out in gate 19 before being sensationally scratched due to an unsatisfactory vet check. The Godolphin-raced Shoot To Win mare Tailleur is new favourite.

  • Scratched: #5 Ballistic Lover (1); #1 Entriviere (19); #19e Dunbrody Power (13)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1121112x ENTRIVIERE (NZ) Jamie Richards James McDonald 19 59kg 107
2 331319107x FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Nash Rawiller 17 56.5kg 102
3 1211x2118x TAILLEUR James Cummings Joshua Parr 5 55.5kg 56kg 100
4 x3300x210x SEASONS Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 9 54.5kg 98
5 11610x116x BALLISTIC LOVER Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 1 54kg 84
6 8x46x1580x EVERY ROSE Mark Newnham Tom Sherry (a) 11 54kg 91
7 1x1212x12x GREAT NEWS Kim Waugh Brenton Avdulla 14 54kg 85
8 1x111x169x WRITTEN BEAUTY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 2 54kg 93
9 203×691420 ZANIAH Kris Lees Jason Collett 3 54kg 95
10 x1629x13x3 VILLAMI Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Tim Clark 4 53.5kg 96
11 12x129x55x FITUESE John Thompson Ms Rachel King 18 53kg 94
12 2x1412x11x LILLEMOR John O’Shea Ms Louise Day 10 53kg 93
13 648311215x VULPINE Brad Widdup Jay Ford 7 53kg 93
14 2111x3130x EMANATE James Cummings Brock Ryan (a) 8 53kg 89
15 2130x2717x MATCHMAKER (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 6 53kg 88
16 x11715244x NEVER TALK Kris Lees Glen Boss 16 53kg 88
17e x5163512x7 BEST STONE John Thompson 12 53kg 82
18e 34x432825x ELIZABEEL John Sargent Andrew Adkins 15 53kg 82
19e 7x15316x65 DUNBRODY POWER John Thompson 13 53kg 80

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Toy Show Quality Nominations

Nominations for the Toy Show Quality 2021 are taken on the Monday of race week and will be available in full below.

The 2021 Toy Show Quality nominations attracted a bumper 26 fillies and mares including Jamie Richards’ classy New Zealand-trained mare Entriviere last seen running second in Sydney’s Group 2 Sapphire Stakes in April.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1121112x ENTRIVIERE (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards 1 59kg 59kg 107
2 331319107x FORBIDDEN LOVE M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 2 56.5kg 56.5kg 102
3 507x93311x ADELONG M 6 Brad Widdup 3 56kg 56kg 101
4 1211x2118x TAILLEUR M 5 James Cummings 4 55.5kg 55.5kg 100
5 x3300x210x SEASONS M 7 Les Bridge 5 54.5kg 54.5kg 98
6 x1629x13x3 VILLAMI M 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 6 54kg 53.5kg 96
7 203×691420 ZANIAH M 6 Kris Lees 7 54kg 53kg 95
8 12x129x55x FITUESE M 5 John Thompson 8 54kg 53kg 94
9 2x1412x11x LILLEMOR M 5 John O’Shea 9= 54kg 53kg 93
10 648311215x VULPINE M 5 Brad Widdup 9= 54kg 53kg 93
11 1x111x169x WRITTEN BEAUTY M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 9= 54kg 53kg 93
12 8x46x1580x EVERY ROSE M 4 Mark Newnham 12 54kg 53kg 91
13 2111x3130x EMANATE M 5 James Cummings 13 54kg 53kg 89
14 2130x2717x MATCHMAKER (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 14= 54kg 53kg 88
15 x11715244x NEVER TALK M 4 Kris Lees 14= 54kg 53kg 88
16 x213x1116x KIKU M 4 Chris Waller 16 54kg 53kg 86
17 1x1212x12x GREAT NEWS M 5 Kim Waugh 17 54kg 53kg 85
18 11610x116x BALLISTIC LOVER M 4 Joseph Pride 18= 54kg 53kg 84
19 2260×37311 STARLA M 5 Chris Waller 18= 54kg 53kg 84
20 4513x1444x LE LUDE M 6 John Thompson 20 54kg 53kg 83
21 x5163512x7 BEST STONE M 5 John Thompson 21= 54kg 53kg 82
22 34x432825x ELIZABEEL M 4 John Sargent 21= 54kg 53kg 82
23 7x15316x65 DUNBRODY POWER M 6 John Thompson 23 54kg 53kg 80
24 9×31040122 TURNSTYLE M 5 Bjorn Baker 24 54kg 53kg 77
25 6211×57624 BRAZEN GEM (NZ) M 5 Bjorn Baker 25 54kg 53kg 74
26 3262×1217 BELSIELLE M 4 David & Coral Feek 26 54kg 53kg 69

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
2021
Toy Show Quality
1st Fituese 1 minute 3.02 seconds
2nd Great News
3rd Tailleur
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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