- Date: September 3, 2016
- Racecourse: Randwick
- Race Distance: 1,400m
- Conditions: 3YO&UP SWP
- Prize Money: $175,000
2016 Tramway Quality Handicap News
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The 2016 Tramway Quality Handicap is a Group 2 race that takes place during September at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. The race is worth total prize money of $175,000 and is run over a distance of 1,400 metres. Run under set weights with penalties conditions, the Tramway Quality Handicap is part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and is run on the same day as the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes, Group 2 Furious Stakes and Group 3 Concorde Stakes.
The first Tramway Quality Handicap was run in 1986 when it was won by a horse named Burrilda. The Tramway Quality Handicap was not held in 2007 due to the outbreak of Equine Influenza in Australia. The race is suited to horses that have performed well in the Show County Quality a fortnight earlier.
Horses that run well in the Tramway Quality Handicap often go on to run in races such as the Group 2 Crystal Mile on WS Cox Plate Day and the Group 1 Epsom Handicap.
The Tramway Handicap has changed location multiple times between Rosehill Gardens, Warwick Farm and its current home Royal Randwick. The Tramway Quality Handicap was given listed status in 1978, Group 3 status in 1984 and Group 2 status following the 2013 edition. Since the race distance was rounded down to 1400m from 7 furlongs in 1972, it has only changed distance for two years, 2000 and 2001 (1350m and 1300m respectively) and has remained at 1400m since 2002.
Notable horses to have won the Tramway Quality Handicap include Shaftesbury Avenue (1990), Peruzzi (1996), Galactic Valley (1997), Mr Innocent (2000), Primus (2006) and Rangirangdoo (2009).
2016 Tramway Handicap Field
The 2016 Tramway Handicap field, due to be released on Wednesday September 2nd, promises to give us some excellent racing action. The 2016 Tramway Handicap field will likely be the best selection of horses to watch on the weekend. The 2016 Tramway Handicap field will be published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||12x12217x2||LE ROMAIN||Kris Lees||Kerrin McEvoy||1||58kg||105|
|2||x111x4523x||HAPPY CLAPPER||Patrick Webster||Brenton Avdulla||2||57kg||109|
|3||28x332722x||HAURAKI||John O’Shea||James McDonald||7||57kg||108|
|4||23x611653x||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||John O’Shea||Tim Clark||6||57kg||108|
|5||1947x400x2||SADLER’S LAKE||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||9||56.5kg||101|
|6||98046x000x||GUST OF WIND (NZ)||John Sargent||Joshua Parr||5||56kg||106|
|7||1x2380x05x||SONS OF JOHN||Jason Attard||Jeff Penza||11||56kg||100|
|8||x0822018x4||MESSENE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||10||55kg||106|
|9||399x4249x2||DIBAYANI (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Blake Shinn||8||55kg||105|
|10||657x3x12x6||COSMIC CUBE (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tye Angland||4||55kg||100|
|11||x2231122x4||HEAVENS ABOVE||Tim Martin||Jason Collett||3||54kg||101|
2016 Tramway Handicap Nominations
The 2016 Tramway Handicap nominations, due to be released on August 31st, are set to contain a number of standout performers. The 2015 Tramway Handicap nominations will be shown below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||1141x6857x||PROTECTIONIST (GER)||H||6||Kris Lees||1||58kg||114|
|2||130x49376x||LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ)||M||5||Kris Lees||2||57kg||109|
|3||84x630210x||LEEBAZ (NZ)||G||6||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||3=||57kg||108|
|4||117x299x53||MESSENE||G||7||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||3=||57kg||108|
|5||3136x5979x||FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ)||G||7||Noel Mayfield-Smith||5=||58kg||107|
|6||112x21226x||FIRST SEAL||M||4||John P Thompson||5=||56kg||107|
|7||1332x5611x||STRAWBERRY BOY||G||7||Chris Waller||7||56kg||106|
|8||241411x82x||FLAMINGO STAR (GER)||H||6||Chris Waller||8||56.5kg||105|
|9||73350x19x8||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||G||5||John O’Shea||9||56kg||104|
|10||1315x4700x||HOOKED||H||5||John P Thompson||10=||57kg||103|
|11||x10x86690x||ARABIAN GOLD||M||5||Gai Waterhouse||10=||55kg||103|
|13||211x6650x5||KIRRAMOSA (NZ)||M||5||John Sargent||12=||56kg||102|
|14||x114x2614x||ECUADOR (NZ)||G||6||Gai Waterhouse||12=||55kg||102|
|16||0x3439138x||GYPSY DIAMOND||M||5||Peter & Paul Snowden||16||55kg||100|
|19||036x12212x||SENSE OF OCCASION||G||5||Joseph Pride||19||55kg||95|
|21||122x96834x||CELTIC PRINCE (NZ)||G||6||Bjorn Baker||21||55kg||93|
|22||383x8431x7||BEST CASE (NZ)||G||5||Anthony Cummings||22||55kg||91|
|23||36211375×1||WORTHY CAUSE||H||4||John Zielke||23||56kg||87|
|25||0365236333||NEVER BACK DOWN||G||5||Jim & Greg Lee||25||55kg||61|
Tramway Quality Handicap Past Winners & Results
Here you will find a list of winners and results for the Tramway Quality Handicap since the year 2000.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Hauraki||2 Le Romain||3 Dibayani||1:25.9|
|2015||1 Hooked||2 Ecuador||3 Rudy||1:24.4|
|2014||1 Lucia Valentina||2 Tiger Tees||3 Toydini||1:26.6|
|2013||1 Malavio||2 Bello||3 Royal Descent||1:21.3|
|2012||1 Tagus||2 Kontiki Park||3 Moment Of Time||1:22.5|
|2011||1 Sincero||2 Secret Admirer||3 Thankgodyou’rehere||1:22.2|
|2010||1 Neeson||2 Cannonball||3 Herculian Prince||1:26.1|
|2009||1 Rangirangdoo||2 Strat’s Flyer||3 Murray’s Sun||1:21.9|
|2008||1 Bank Robber||2 Kick ‘N Chase||3 Vecchia Roma||1:25.7|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2006||1 Primus||2 Stormhill||3 Flaming||1:25.6|
|2005||1 Shania Dane||2 Lotteria||3 Utzon||1:22.7|
|2004||1 Nips||2 West Country||3 Desert War||1:22.9|
|2003||1 Sportsman||2 Britt’s Best||3 Boreale||1:21.8|
|2002||1 Gordo||2 Shot Of Thunder||3 Universal Prince||1:24.0|
|2001||1 Diamond Dane||2 Maitland Gold||3 Kootoomootoo||1:18.3|
|2000||1 Mr Innocent||2 Eau D’Scay||3 Freemason||1:20.6|