Show County Quality 2021

Saturday August 21, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Show County Quality now serves as a potential lead-up into The Everest.

The Group 3 Show County Quality is a 1200m sprint showdown for horses at Royal Randwick Racecourse in August each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The race is a quality handicap event and offers $160,000 in total prize money and was upgraded from a Listed race in 2013.

The event runs as one of the key support races on Winx Stakes Day, which is headlined by the Group 1 Winx Stakes – formerly the Warwick Stakes – and that also features the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes as well as the Group 3 Toy Show Quality.

First run in 1993, the Show County Quality is named in honour of former star two-year-old Show County who won a number of very good races during his juvenile years including the Skyline Stakes and Stan Fox Stakes in 1989.

Plenty of top gallopers have won the race including most famously the Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup champion Might And Power (1997).

The Show County Quality now serves as a potential lead-up for sprinters looking to secure a slot in that season’s coveted $15 million The Everest – the world’s richest turf race held at the same track and distance in October.

The next edition of the Show County Quality runs on Saturday August 21, 2021. 

 Show County Quality 2021 Results

The official 2021 Show County Quality Results & Finishing Order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday August 21, 2021 as part of the Winx Stakes Day race card.

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

Show County Quality Race Info

  • Date: Saturday August 21, 2021
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YOs & Upwards – Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $160,000
  • First Run: 1993

Show County Quality Field

The Show County Quality field attracts a quality line-up of nice spring sprinters each season, many of which are kicking off their campaigns in an easier grade race. 

The event is often contested by past Group 1 performers and potential The Everest horses and can serve as a good lead-up into many other big spring races. 

Horses out of the Show County Quality field may step out over more distance over the coming months targeting a race like the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m). In 2020 the Show County runner-up Probabeel went on to win that year’s Epsom Handicap. 

2021 Show County Quality Field

The official Show County Quality 2021 field and barriers will be announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading-up to Winx Stakes Day and published in full below.

2021 Show County Quality Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 Show County Quality close on the Monday of race week with the list of potential runners in the sprint feature to be published here.

Show County Quality Betting

Show County Quality odds are led each season by resuming sprinters that have form in tougher grade races.

First-up runners with a strong record fresh, proven Randwick performers along with any graduates out of the Group 2 Missile Stakes held a fortnight before sit high up the Show County Quality betting markets.

Deprive ($3.30 in 2019) was the last favourite in Show County Quality betting to salute.

2021 Show County Quality Odds

The season’s top Show County Quality 2021 odds and betting market links will be available below once final acceptances are announced.

Show County Quality Tips

Good Show County Quality tips include looking for Group 1 graduates from the autumn, proven four and five-year-old horses with winning Sydney form in similar company and strong 1200m performers.

Sprinters heading towards events including The Everest, Randwick specialists, well-weighted runners and any form horses out of the Missile Stakes also make good Show County Quality tips.

2021 Show County Quality Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Show County Quality betting tips for 2021 will be detailed below listing the horses to back and sack in the Group 3 race this season so stay tuned.

Show County Quality Form Guide

The Show County Quality form guide features all the must-know information for punters including the saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the runners in the race.

Looking at the form guide for runners with proven ability at the track and distance and for those that either are resuming with a good first-up record, or graduates of the previous season’s tougher Group 1 Sydney races are important tips to take.

The Show County Quality form has also stacked up in later, tougher grade races including the Epsom Handicap and George Main Stakes in recent years.

2021 Show County Quality Form Guide

A link to our detailed Show County Quality 2021 form guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Show County Quality Results

Show County Quality results have been dominated by quality horses at single-figures in recent years, with Might And Power (1997) the most famous.

Other notable recent Show County Quality winners include Lotteria (2005), Rebel Dane (2013), Terravista (2014) and  Le Romain (2018).

Show County Quality Winners

2020RoherynJames CummingsJason Collett53 kgs1:11.23
2019DepriveJames CummingsMs Rachel King53.5 kgs1:08.63
2018Le RomainKris LeesJames McDonald61 kgs1:08.62
2017DeployGerald RyanBrenton Avdulla55.5 kgs1:08.06
2016Tycoon TaraPeter & Paul SnowdenKerrin McEvoy54 kgs1:09.92
2015Decision TimeClarry ConnersChristian Reith54 kgs1:09.05
2014TerravistaJoseph PrideHugh Bowman56 kgs1:12.39
2013Rebel DaneGary PortelliGlen Boss54.5 kgs1:09.53
2012Moment Of ChangePeter MoodyPeter Robl54 kgs1:09.42
2011SkytrainPeter SnowdenKerrin McEvoy53 kgs1:12.67
2010Kenny’s WorldGraeme MurrayTye Angland53 kgs1:10.66
2009Swift AllianceGai WaterhouseBlake Shinn53 kgs1:09.83
2008Bank RobberGai WaterhouseCorey Brown53 kgs1:11.96
2006PrimusJohn O’SheaHugh Bowman56.5 kgs1:09.87
2005LotteriaGai WaterhouseLenny Beasley56.5 kgs1:09.91
2004AthelnothTiger HollandJames Innes53 kgs1:10.92
2003SportsmanGregory HickmanZac Purton54 kgs1:11.86
2002PresentlyBruce McLachlanJames Innes53 kgs1:09.82
2001KingsgateGai WaterhouseGlen Boss52 kgs1:10.83
2000StanzaicJohn SizeGlen Boss53.5 kgs1:09.81
1999UprightJohn HawkesLarry Cassidy51.5 kgs1:10.27