The Colin Stephen Quality is a Group 3 race for 3yo and upward horses held in Sydney each September at Randwick racecourse during the Sydney spring racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 2400 metres and worth $125,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 Colin Stephen Quality was won by Stampede from Master Of Arts with Maurus third.
Held on Group 1 Golden Rose day, the Colin Stephen Quality takes place alongside the Group 2 Shannon Stakes & Group 3 Research Stakes and the winner is exempt from ballot & penalty for The Metropolitan.
|Date:||Saturday 28th September 2019|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
The Colin Stephen Quality is a distance handicap race that's run over the same course & distance as the Gr1 The Metropolitan, which is held on the final day of the Randwick spring carnival. This race has proven to be a great guide in recent times.
In the past few years Railings (2005), Dress Circle (2001), Coco Cobana (2000), Vita Man (1999), In Joyment (1998), Heart Ruler (1997) and Hula Flight (1996) have all won this race before going on to win the The Metropolitan the following week.
A number of horses have won or placed in both races over the years, while Herculian Prince (5th in 2010) backed up to win The Metropolitan at his next start and No Wine No Song (2010) ran third behind him.
The Colin Stephen Quality has proven to be a top recent guide to major staying races during the Randwick racing carnival, especially on Epsom Handicap day. It typically attracts horses who may have contested the listed Premier's Cup at Rosehill or the Gr3 Newcastle Gold Cup at Newcastle.
Stampede (2019) ran second in the Gr3 Kingston Town Stakes over 2000m at Randwick before leading all the way to score a quality victory in this event for the gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott stable.
Recent Colin Stephen Quality winners include Miss Admiration (2018) and Auvray (2017).
1. $4.60 Stampede 59.0 Adam Hyeronimus
2. $8.50 Master Of Arts 54.0 Brenton Avdulla
3. $26.00 Maurus 54.0 Ms Rachel King
4. $2.60 Dabiyr 53.0 Robbie Dolan
5. $3.60 Gayatri 53.0 Tommy Berry
6. $14.00 Mrs Madrid 53.0 Glen Boss
7. $26.00 Destiny’S Kiss 56.5 Joshua Parr
8. $101.00 Curata Princess 53.0 Andrew Adkins
9. $41.00 Blue Breeze 53.0 Jay Ford
Margins: 2 len, 0.8 len
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|2019||Stampede||Master Of Arts||Maurus||2:29.8|
|2018||Miss Admiration||Shalmaneser||Sin To Win||2:29.5|
|2015||Amelie's Star||Bohemian Lily||Reigning||2:30.8|
|2014||Deane Martin||Iggi Pop||Celtic Prince||2:29.5|
|2013||Julienas||I'm Imposing||Planet Purple||2:30.5|
|2011||Lamasery||Red Eye Special||Two For Tea||2:29.9|
|2010||No Wine No Song||Get Up Jude||Legsman||2:30.4|
|2009||Mr Clangtastic||Bellagio Wynn||Indikator||2:29.8|
|2008||Get Up Jude||Tangalooma||Fiumicino||2:31.1|
|2007||Race not run|
|2005||Railings||Run Rita Run||Cross Bar||2:32.6|
|2004||Don Raphael||Dame Mapperley||November Dreaming||2:29.8|
|2002||Red Trinket||Prince Hal||National Treasure||2:30.5|
|2001||Dress Circle||Swiss Echo||Rapida||2:14.9|
|2000||Coco Cobanna||Dashing Scene||Bias Bay||2:31.4|
|1999||Vita Man||Miss Danehill||Edward Brae||2:32.4|
|1998||In Joyment||Bozeman||Backdrop (IRE)||2:32.2|
|1997||Heart Ruler||Linesman||Emerald Cut||2:33.3|
|1996||Hula Flight||Few Are Chosen||Protara's Bay||2:31.2|
|1995||Western Approaches||Electronic||Grand Connection||2:32.0|
|1994||Restitution||Pleasant Conquest||Surrender Now||2:30.2|
|1992||Garter King||In The Money||Tusk Hunter||2:31.0|
|1991||Pontiac Lass||Magnolia Hall||Guile||2:30.8|
|1989||Macquarie Prince||King Aussie||Peaceful Kingdom||2:31.8|