Colin Stephen Quality 2021

Saturday September 25, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Colin Stephen Quality serves as an early lead-up into The Metropolitan

The Colin Stephen Quality is a Group 3 handicap race for stayers aged three-year-old and above run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on a Saturday in late September during the annual Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Contested at the same meeting as the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) and the $400,000 Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m),  the race is contested over 2400m and offers $160,000 in total prize money. Graduates may go on to run in tougher Sydney and Melbourne races over the spring carnival and the Colin Stephen Quality winner is exempt from ballot for the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) held at Royal Randwick on Epsom Handicap Day.

Railings (2005) however was the last horse to complete the Colin Stephen Quality – The Metropolitan double, along with that spring’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) in Melbourne.

The Colin Stephen Quality was first run in 1870 as the Spring Stakes and has held Group 3 status since 1987.

Many excellent horses have won the race over the years including Carbine (1890), Wakeful (1902), Poseidon (1907), triple champion Poitrel (1918-20), Phar Lap (1930-31), Peter Pan (1935), Flight (1944) and Hydrogen (1953) and Gunsynd (1972).

The next edition of the Colin Stephen Quality takes place on Saturday September 25, 2021. 

2021 Colin Stephen Quality Results

The full Colin Stephen Quality 2021 race results and finishing order will be provided below as soon as the race is run and won on Saturday September 25, 2021.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Colin Stephen Quality Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 25, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens
  • Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $160,000
  • First Run: 1870

Colin Stephen Quality Odds

Colin Stephen Quality betting favours local Sydney-trained stayers coming off good lead-up runs in the early spring distance races including the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m) or the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) run at Randwick.

Any in-form horses prepared by Gai Waterhouse are also usually kept safe in Colin Stephen Quality betting as she has won the race five times since 1999 most recently with Stampede (2019) who went on to run a next-up fourth in that year’s The Metropolitan results.

Waterhouse also prepared the most recent Colin Stephen Quality favourite to salute for the punters with Julienas ($2.60 in 2013).

2021 Colin Stephen Quality Betting

The season’s top Colin Stephen Quality 2021 odds and Group 3 betting links to our Golden Rose Day markets will be provided below as soon as open.

Colin Stephen Quality Field

The Colin Stephen Quality field attracts a quality line-up of mainly Sydney-trained stayers types with Group 1 ambitions over the spring carnival.

Colin Stephen Quality Winners: Stampede (2019) | Photo: Steve Hart |
2019 Colin Stephen Quality winner Stampede. Photo: Steve Hart.

Colin Stephen Quality nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the field and barrier draw announced on the Wednesday.

2021 Colin Stephen Quality Field

The official Colin Stephen Quality 2021 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be published in full below the Wednesday leading-up to Golden Rose Stakes Day so stay tuned to see what gallopers line-up in the Group 3 feature.

2021 Colin Stephen Quality Nominations

The Colin Stephen Quality 2021 Nominations are announced by Racing NSW the Monday of race week and will be published below once announced.

Colin Stephen Quality Tips

Good Colin Stephen Quality betting tips include backing Sydney-trained stayers with previous winning form over the mile and a half distance and those at single-figures in the markets.

While Julienas (2013) was the last favourite to win, backing horses under $10 in the markets is a top Colin Stephen Quality tip as no horse has won at double-figures since Get Up Jude ($12 in 2008).

2021 Colin Stephen Quality Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Colin Stephen Quality 2021 betting tips and exotic Rosehill selections on The Metropolitan ballot exemption-offering event will be detailed below the week of the race.

Colin Stephen Quality Form Guide

The Colin Stephen Quality form guide details to punters all the facts and stats from the jockeys, trainers and barriers, to the horse’s records over the track / distance and their lead-up runs.

The Colin Stephen Quality form has stacked-up in bigger staying features over the spring including the Victorian features with a number of Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup winners coming off the Sydney lead-up.

2021 Colin Stephen Quality Form Guide

A link to our detailed Colin Stephen Quality 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Colin Stephen Quality Results

The Colin Stephen Quality results have been dominated by single-figure runners over the past decade.

Some of the most noteworthy Colin Stephen Quality winners throughout history include: No Wine No Song (2010), Railings (2005), Gunsynd (1972), Roman Consul (1968), Redcraze (1956), Hydrogen (1953), Delta (1950/1951), Russia (1945), Flight (1944), Peter Pan (1935), Phar Lap (1930/1931), Windbag (1925), Gloaming (1924), Poitrel (1918/1919/1920), Poseidon (1907), Wakeful (1902) and Carbine (1890).

Colin Stephen Quality Winners

2020AttorneyMatthew SmithJason Collett54 kgs2:29.90
2019StampedeGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottAdam Hyeronimus59 kgs2:29.87
2018Miss AdmirationMick PriceJay Ford53 kgs2:29.55
2017AuvrayRichard FreedmanGlyn Schofield57 kgs2:30.35
2016AllergicJohn O’SheaJames McDonald58 kgs2:30.88
2015Amelie’s StarPeter MoodyJoshua Parr56.5 kgs2:30.84
2014Deane MartinBruce WallaceBrenton Avdulla55 kgs2:29.51
2013JulienasGai WaterhouseNash Rawiller59 kgs2:30.56
2012KelinniChris WallerGlyn Schofield55.5 kgs2:30.48
2011LamaseryDavid VandykeBrenton Avdulla57 kgs2:29.93
2010No Wine No SongKevin MosesJim Cassidy58 kgs2:30.45
2009Mr ClangtasticMarc ConnersCraig Agnew57 kgs2:29.85
2008Get Up JudeDiane Poidevin LaineBlake Shinn53 kgs2:31.15
2006ExiniteKris LeesLarry Cassidy52.5 kgs2:28.80
2005RailingsJohn HawkesDarren Beadman55.5 kgs2:32.55
2004Don RaphaelKerry ParkerGlen Boss56.5 kgs2:29.83
2003OutlawsJohn HawkesDarren Beadman53.5 kgs2:29.17
2002Red TrinketGai WaterhouseChris Munce54 kgs2:30.52
2001Dress CircleGai WaterhouseLenny Beasley52 kgs2:14.92
2000Coco CobannaGai WaterhouseChris Munce55.5 kgs2:31.41