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Colin Stephen Quality

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 2018 Colin Stephen Quality was won by Miss Admiration from Shalmaneser with Sin To Win 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.

Colin Stephen Quality info

Date: Saturday 28th September 2019
Track: Rosehill racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 2400 metres
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $125,000
2018 Winner: Miss Admiration

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 been a top recent guide to the major staying race of the Randwick racing carnival on Epsom Handicap day and typically attracts horses who previously may have contested the listed Premier's Cup at Rosehill or the Gr3 Newcastle Gold Cup at Newcastle.

Miss Admiration (2018) ran fifth in the Listed Heatherlie Stakes over 1700m at Caulfield in Melbourne before heading north to Sydney to win this event in comfortable style for the Mick Price stable.

Recent Colin Stephen Quality winners include Auvray (2017) and Allergic (2016).

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2018 Colin Stephen Quality result

1. $6.00 Miss Admiration 53.0 Jay Ford
2. $14.00 Shalmaneser 53.0 Andrew Adkins
3. $4.40 Sin To Win 53.0 Kerrin McEvoy

then followed
4. $5.00 Goathland 53.5 Tommy Berry
5. $6.50 Harper's Choice 54.0 Brenton Avdulla
6. $12.00 Destiny's Kiss 58.0 Hugh Bowman
7. $8.00 Etah James 53.0 Corey Brown
8. $12.00 Dark Eyes 53.0 Tim Clark
9. $26.00 Cismontane 53.0 James Innes Jnr

Margins: 1.8 len, 0.2 len
Time: 2:29.55

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Colin Stephen Quality winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Miss Admiration Shalmaneser Sin To Win 2:29.5
2017 Auvray Admiral Jello Broadside 2:30.3
2016 Allergic Junoob Alegria 2:30.8
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
2012 Kelinni Julienas Strawberry Boy 2:30.4
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
2006 Exinite Scattergun Activation 2:28.8
2005 Railings Run Rita Run Cross Bar 2:32.6
2004 Don Raphael Dame Mapperley November Dreaming 2:29.8
2003 Outlaws Fawaz Dashing Away 2:29.2
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
1993 Zamination Glastonbury Never Say 2:35.5
1992 Garter King In The Money Tusk Hunter 2:31.0
1991 Pontiac Lass Magnolia Hall Guile 2:30.8
1990 Fine Catch Princeville Chaleyer 2:30.9
1989 Macquarie Prince King Aussie Peaceful Kingdom 2:31.8
1988 Natski (IRE) Zamakima Centose 2:30.6