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.
|Date:||Saturday 28th September 2019|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|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).
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
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
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|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|