Toy Show Quality 2021

Saturday August 21, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Toy Show Quality serves as a solid guide for the Golden Pendant each spring.

The Group 3 Toy Show Quality is a 1100m sprint showdown for horses at Royal Randwick Racecourse in August each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The race is a quality handicap event open only to fillies and mares 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 also features the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes as well as the Group 3 Show County Quality.

First run in 1995, the Toy Show Quality is named in honour of former champion filly Toy Show who won the 1975 Golden Slipper as a juvenile, the Thousand Guineas as a three-year-old as well as the 1976 Newmarket Handicap.

Plenty of top female gallopers have won the race including Red Tracer (2011) and Mizzy (2019).

The Toy Show Quality serves as a strong lead-up into upcoming spring features including the Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m) held the following month and Mizzy (2019) was the last to do the double.

Any four-year-old mares that contest the Toy Show Quality may also have the lucrative $7.5 million Golden Eagle in their sights, a November feature at Rosehill that Mizzy ran third in as a 40/1 outsider following her 2019 Toy Show win.

The latest edition of the Toy Show Quality ran on Saturday August 21, 2021 and saw Fituese salute for last year’s winning trainer John Thompson. 

Toy Show Quality 2021 Results

The official 2021 Toy Show 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: #11 Fituese
  • 2nd: #7 Great News
  • 3rd: #3 Tailleur

The John Thompson-trained Fituese ($12) displayed an excellent late turn of foot flying home for an upset win over Great News and Tailleur in the 2021 Toy Show Quality results to hand her trainer back-to-back wins in the event following the success of Sweet Deal in 2020.

Toy Show Quality Race Info

  • Date: Saturday August 21, 2021
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: 3YOs & Upwards, Fillies & Mares – Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $160,000
  • First Run: 1995

Toy Show Quality Field

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

The race is usually contested by previous Group 1 performers and potential Golden Pendant-bound fillies and mares and can serve as a credible lead-up into many other top spring races. 

Runners out of the Toy Show Quality field may go on to contest other similar events for fillies and mares over the spring carnival including September’s Group 2 Sheraco Stakes (1200m), a double most recently achieved by Mizzy (2019). 

Four-year-old mares could also be on the Silver Eagle – Golden Eagle path, races Mizzy (2019) finished third in after her Toy Show Quality success. 

2021 Toy Show Quality Field

The official Toy Show 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.

Kiwi mare Entriviere headlines a capacity 2021 Toy Show Quality field of fillies and mares, the top weight retaining favouritism in betting despite a nasty wide draw (19) before being scratched due to an unsatisfactory vet examinations. Godolphin’s Triscay Stakes winner from the autumn Tailleur is new favourite.

  • Scratched: #5 Ballistic Lover (1); #2 Entriviere (19); #19 Dunbrody Power (13)

2021 Toy Show Quality Nominations

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

The 2021 Toy Show Quality nominations feature 26 fillies and mares led in betting by the Jamie Richards-trained Kiwi raider Entriviere who ran second in Randwick’s Sappire Stakes here in the autumn.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerBallotWeightTrue WeightPenaltyHcp Rating
11121112xENTRIVIERE (NZ)M5Jamie Richards159kg59kg107
2331319107xFORBIDDEN LOVEM4Richard & Michael Freedman256.5kg56.5kg102
3507x93311xADELONGM6Brad Widdup356kg56kg101
41211x2118xTAILLEURM5James Cummings455.5kg55.5kg100
5x3300x210xSEASONSM7Les Bridge554.5kg54.5kg98
6x1629x13x3VILLAMIM5Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou654kg53.5kg96
7203×691420ZANIAHM6Kris Lees754kg53kg95
812x129x55xFITUESEM5John Thompson854kg53kg94
92x1412x11xLILLEMORM5John O’Shea9=54kg53kg93
10648311215xVULPINEM5Brad Widdup9=54kg53kg93
111x111x169xWRITTEN BEAUTYM4Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes9=54kg53kg93
128x46x1580xEVERY ROSEM4Mark Newnham1254kg53kg91
132111x3130xEMANATEM5James Cummings1354kg53kg89
142130x2717xMATCHMAKER (NZ)M4Chris Waller14=54kg53kg88
15x11715244xNEVER TALKM4Kris Lees14=54kg53kg88
16x213x1116xKIKUM4Chris Waller1654kg53kg86
171x1212x12xGREAT NEWSM5Kim Waugh1754kg53kg85
1811610x116xBALLISTIC LOVERM4Joseph Pride18=54kg53kg84
192260×37311STARLAM5Chris Waller18=54kg53kg84
204513x1444xLE LUDEM6John Thompson2054kg53kg83
21x5163512x7BEST STONEM5John Thompson21=54kg53kg82
2234x432825xELIZABEELM4John Sargent21=54kg53kg82
237x15316x65DUNBRODY POWERM6John Thompson2354kg53kg80
249×31040122TURNSTYLEM5Bjorn Baker2454kg53kg77
256211×57624BRAZEN GEM (NZ)M5Bjorn Baker2554kg53kg74
263262×1217BELSIELLEM4David & Coral Feek2654kg53kg69

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Toy Show Quality Betting

Toy Show Quality odds are led each season by resuming fillies and mares, many that have form in tougher events from the autumn.

First-up runners with a strong record fresh and proven Randwick performers sit high up the Toy Show Quality betting markets.

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

2021 Toy Show Quality Odds

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

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Toy Show Quality will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Toy Show Quality Tips

Good Toy Show Quality tips include looking for Group 1 or 2 performers from the autumn, proven four and five-year-old mares with winning Sydney form in similar company and short-distance specialists that have won at the 1100m.

Sprinters heading towards events including the Golden Pendant, Randwick specialists and first-up mares under $10 in the markets also make good Toy Show Quality tips.

2021 Toy Show Quality Tips

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

  • To Win: #7 Great News ($10 at time of publish)

Going for a bit of value with the early favourite scratched. The double-figures on Great News looks attractive. Ultra-consistent Kim Waugh-trained five-year-old is up in grade, but racing so well. Recent form reads 2-1-2-1-2 so statistically due a win! Well-weighted and although this is a test, think she can surprise a few.

Toy Show Quality Form Guide

The Toy Show 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 Toy Show Quality form guide for female horses with proven ability at the Randwick track and short 1100m distance, as well as for those that either are kicking off their spring with a good first-up record or runners out of the previous season’s more testing Group 1 races in Sydney are important tips to take.

The Toy Show Quality form has also stacked up in later, tougher grade races including the Golden Pendant, Silver Eagle and Golden Eagle in recent years.

2021 Toy Show Quality Form Guide

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

Toy Show Quality Results

Toy Show Quality results have been dominated by quality mares in recent years with notable winners including Winona (2001), multiple Group 1 winner Red Tracer (2011) and Mizzy (2019).

Toy Show Quality Winners

2021FitueseJohn ThompsonJean Van Overmeire54 kgs1:03.02
2020Sweet DealJohn ThompsonJames McDonald59 kgs1:04.44
2019MizzyAnthony CummingsTommy Berry53 kgs1:02.23
2018Egyptian SymbolBjorn BakerTim Clark58 kgs1:17.45
2017Sweet RedemptionGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottAdam Hyeronimus55 kgs1:14.96
2016PearlsJohn O’SheaBrenton Avdulla54 kgs1:17.33
2015AmicusChris WallerHugh Bowman57.5 kgs1:15.62
2014My SabeelKevin MosesGlyn Schofield54 kgs1:19.22
2013Hidden KissesChris WallerGlyn Schofield54 kgs1:16.37
2012DystopiaChris WallerHugh Bowman55.5 kgs1:16.25
2011Red TracerChris WallerHugh Bowman56 kgs1:19.59
2010IlluminatesGraeme RogersonBlake Shinn60 kgs1:23.44
2009MotiGai WaterhouseBlake Shinn55.5 kgs1:21.92
2008KishkatGai WaterhouseNash Rawiller56 kgs1:25.80
2006Walk AloneJohn HawkesDarren Beadman56.5 kgs1:23.34
2005NevisDavid PayneLenny Beasley56 kgs1:22.94
2004CatreignJohn O’SheaCorey Brown54 kgs1:23.61
2003ArrabeeaPaul PerryChris Munce53 kgs1:24.66
2002Youhadyourwarning(Usa)John HawkesCorey Brown58 kgs1:23.30
2001WinonaJohn O’SheaDarren Beadman52 kgs1:24.14
2000Chiming LassBryan GuyGlen Boss52 kgs1:16.91
1999FairytalesJohn HawkesLarry Cassidy52 kgs1:23.30