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The 2016 Show County Quality is a Group 3 sprinting event held at Royal Randwick Racecourse during August each year.

Run under Quality conditions, the Show County Quality field is open to entrants aged three years and older. Paying a grand total of $125,000 prize money, the Show County Quality is contested over 1200m and is one of five black-type sprint events held on the day.

The Show County Quality runs on Warwick Stakes Day. It shares the race program with Group 2 events the Warwick Stakes (1400m) and Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m), as well as Group 3 events the Toy Show Quality (1300m) and Up and Coming Stakes (1300m).

Previously a listed event since its inception in 1993, the Show County Quality was upgraded to Group 3 in 2013. The upgrade reflects the race’s growing reputation as a springboard for successful sprinters to kick off their spring campaigns.

Those horses that contest the Show County Quality often come via other sprint events held earlier in Sydney. Those horses who experience success in the Show County Quality often go on to compete in events such as the Group 3 Tramway Handicap (1400m).

Named after sprinter Show County (who saw much success during their two- and three-year-old campaigns), the Show County Quality has a strong reputation for defining the strength of many famous sprinters. Notable Show County Quality winners include Might And Power (1997), Presently (2002), Moment Of Change (2012) and Rebel Dane (2013).

2016 Show County Quality Field

The 2016 Show County Quality field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 3x652x445x GENERALIFE John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 7 58.5kg 106
2 2x0822018x MESSENE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 8 58.5kg 106
3 11x0x3711x VASHKA John O’Shea James McDonald 5 58.5kg 106
4 4761x0007x FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Jay Ford 3 57.5kg 104
5 312x12217x LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Christian Reith 1 57.5kg 104
6 0x3415370x BOSS LANE Ron Quinton Tim Clark 4 56kg 101
7 710x3600x1 TYCOON TARA Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6 54kg 101
8 x990x21553 MOUNT NEBO Allan Denham Jason Collett 9 54kg 93
9 2590090265 DECISION TIME Clarry Conners Taylor Marshall (a) 2 54kg 90

Show County results since 2000 are below.

Show County Quality Results

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2016 1 Tycoon Tara 2 Le Romain 3 Mount Nebo 1:09.9
2015 1 Decision Time 2 Boss Lane 3 Vashka 1:09.0
2014 1 Terravista 2 In Cahoots 3 Bull Point 1:12.4
2013 1 Rebel Dane 2 Title 3 Norzita 1:09.5
2012 1 Moment Of Change 2 Title 3 Somepin Anypin 1:09.4
2011 1 Skytrain 2 Winter King 3 Neeson 1:12.6
2010 1 Kenny’s World 2 Pinwheel 3 Sacred Choice 1:10.7
2009 1 Swift Alliance 2 Bryannbo’s Gift 3 Albert The Fat 1:09.8
2008 1 Bank Robber 2 Hoystar 3 Kick ‘N’ Chase 1:11.96
2007 1 Race Not Held 2 3
2006 1 Primus 2 Resistor 3 New Edge 1:09.9
2005 1 Lotteria 2 One In A Million 3 For Valour 1:09.9
2004 1 Athelnoth 2 Turaga 3 Desert War 1:10.9
2003 1 Sportsman 2 Britt’s Best 3 Grand Armee 1:11.9
2002 1 Presently 2 Oomph 3 National Saint 1:09.8
2001 1 Kingsgate 2 Expertise 3 Fashion News 1:10.8
2000 1 Stanzaic 2 Mulan Princess 3 Allez Suez 1:09.8

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