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Show County Quality

The Show County Quality is a Group 3 quality handicap that takes place each year at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales during the Sydney spring racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $150,000 in prizemoney and the 2018 Show County Quality was won by Le Romain from Siege Of Quebec with Boss Lane third.

Recently held as a listed event, the Show County Quality was upgraded to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season and takes place on Group 2 Winx Stakes day.

Show County Quality info

Date: Saturday 17th August 2019
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2018 Winner: Le Romain

The Show County Quality is a quality handicap event that regularly attracts more than handy sprinters who can sometimes go on to have a say in the bigger races to come during the spring racing carnival.

Run under handicap conditions, it often pays to look for improving horses who may have got in under the handicapper's guard and can use their lighter weight to advantage.

The Gr2 Tramway Quality Handicap is the natural progression for gallopers contesting this event and Moment Of Change (2012) went on to run third in the Tramway after winning this race. In recent years Bank Robber (2008), Primus (2006) and Sportsman (2003) won the Show County Quality before taking out the Tramway Quality Handicap and a number of horses have placed in both races over the years.

Le Romain (2018) resumed from an autumn campaign to win this event in stylish fashion for Newcastle trainer Kris Lees. The classy galloper finished runner-up in the Group 1 BTC Cup over 150 at Doomben in Queensland prior to his spell.

Recent Show County Quality winners include Deploy (2017) and Tycoon Tara (2016).

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2018 Show County Quality

1. $2.70 Le Romain 61.0 James McDonald
2. $2.50 Siege Of Quebec 53.0 Tim Clark
3. $18.00 Boss Lane 54.5 Andrew Adkins

then followed
4. $10.00 Takedown 55.5 Tommy Berry
5. $41.00 Three Sheets 53.0 Ms Rachel King
6. $14.00 Condor Heroes 53.0 James Innes Jnr
7. $19.00 No Doubt 53.0 Kerrin McEvoy
8. $26.00 Super Tycoon 53.0 Jay Ford
9. $81.00 Radiant Choice 53.0 Ms Kathy O'Hara

Margins: 1.3 len, 3.5 len
Time: 1:08.62

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Show County Quality winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Le Romain Siege Of Quebec Boss Lane 1:08.6
2017 Deploy The Virginian Burning Passion 1:08.0
2016 Tycoon Tara Le Romain Mount Nebo 1:09.9
2015 Decision Time Boss Lane Vashka 1:09.0
2014 Terravista In Cahoots Bull Point 1:12.3
2013 Rebel Dane Title Norzita 1:09.5
2012 Moment Of Change Title Somepin Anypin 1:09.4
2011 Skytrain Winter King Neeson 1:12.6