Toy Show Quality 2023

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, offers $250,000 in total prize money as of 2023, and was upgraded from a Listed race in 2013.

2022 Toy Show Quality winner Zapateo

2022 Toy Show Quality winner Zapateo. Photo: Steve Hart.


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 and Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2000m).

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 $10 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 19, 2023 as part of Winx Stakes Day in Sydney and saw Parisal ($3.70) kick off her campaign with a win for the Royal Blue Godolphin squad.

Toy Show Quality 2023 Results

The official 2023 Toy Show Quality Results & Finishing Order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday August 19, 2023 as part of the Winx Stakes Day race card.

2023 Toy Show Quality winner Parisal

2023 Toy Show Quality winner Parisal drove right on the line to score a Group 3 win first-up for Godolphin. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #7 Parisal
  • 2nd: #8 Queen Of The Ball
  • 3rd: #12 Lady Brook

James Cummings’ classy four-year-old Astern mare Parisal ($3.70) kicked off her spring campaign with a narrow win after driving up late to snare Queen Of The Ball right on the line in the 2023 Toy Show Quality results.

Toy Show Quality Race Info

  • Date: Saturday August 19, 2023
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: 3YOs & Upwards, Fillies & Mares – Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1995

Toy Show Quality Field

The Toy Show Quality race 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. 

2023 Toy Show Quality Field

The official Toy Show Quality 2023 field and barriers will be announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading-up to Winx Stakes Day and published in full below.

The 2023 Toy Show Quality final field features a quality line-up of fillies and mares led in betting by Chris Waller’s reigning Flight Stakes winner Zougotcha.

2023 Toy Show Quality Nominations

Nominations for the 2023 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.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x71223x31x PRINCESS GRACE (USA) M 7 Chris Waller 1 61kg 61kg   110
2 5x111x419x ZOUGOTCHA M 4 Chris Waller 2 58.5kg 58.5kg   105
3 x77x118x2x HOW’S THE SERENITY M 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 3 56.5kg 56.5kg   101
4 6274x032x2 MILEVA M 6 Phillip Stokes 4 56kg 56kg   100
5 x31435x80x NORTH STAR LASS M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 5 54kg 54kg   96
6 27x1112x PARISAL M 4 James Cummings 6 54kg 53kg   90
7 1x131x360x CINDERELLA DAYS M 4 Joseph Pride 7 54kg 53kg   88
8 8x4158x28x QUEEN OF THE BALL M 4 Michael Freedman 8= 54kg 53kg   85
9 61x909139x RAZETA M 4 Kris Lees 8= 54kg 53kg   85
10 4x11x11x15 PACIFIC RUBY M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 10 54kg 53kg   81
11 8x244x4418 WINNING VERSE M 5 Marc Conners 11 54kg 53kg   80
12 4548×41711 PETULANT M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 12 54kg 53kg   79
13 x017x85659 OUR BELLAGIO MISS M 7 Robert & Luke Price 13 54kg 53kg   77
14 x615644610 MISS JAY FOX M 6 Bjorn Baker 14 54kg 53kg   76
15 351125×483 DIAMOND DEALER M 5 Bjorn Baker 15= 54kg 53kg   75
16 1418x2800x DUCHY OF SAVOY M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 15= 54kg 53kg   75
17 x42467x915 COCO ROX M 5 Matthew Dunn 17 54kg 53kg   74
18 103×033067 LADY BROOK M 7 Joseph Pride 18 54kg 53kg   70

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.

Parisal (2023) was the last first-up Toy Show Quality winner.

Mizzy ($3.30 in 2019) followed by Zapateo ($2.70 in 2022) are the latest favourites in Toy Show Quality betting to salute.

2023 Toy Show Quality Odds

The season’s top Toy Show Quality 2023 odds and betting market links will be available below once final acceptances are announced.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 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 ladbrokes.com.au.

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.

2023 Toy Show Quality Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Toy Show Quality betting tips for 2023 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: #1 Zougotcha ($3 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Hard to look past the all-class favourite from the Waller stable with Zougotcha resuming here. J Mac partners the now four-year-old daughter of Zoustar as she races for the first time since a ninth on a Heavy (9) behind Mr Brightside in the autumn’s Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m). She is two-from-three fresh, and prior to the Doncaster was flying. Won the Group 1 Flight Stakes here as a three-year-old, and she also beat home the boys in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes over the autumn. Against her own kind here she looks a big chance at a still backable price.

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.

The 2022 Toy Show Quality winner Zapateo franked the form winning a host of subsequent races before running third in both the Group 1 Robert Sangster and The Goodwood the next year.

2023 Toy Show Quality Form Guide

A link to our detailed Toy Show Quality 2023 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).

Past Toy Show Quality Winners

Recent Toy Show Quality winners dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner Trainer/s Jockey Weight Time
2023 Parisal James Cummings Jean Van Overmeire 53 kgs 1:04.20
2022 Zapateo James Cummings Rachel King 53 kgs 1:03.98
2021 Fituese John Thompson Jean Van Overmeire 54 kgs 1:03.02
2020 Sweet Deal John Thompson James McDonald 59 kgs 1:04.44
2019 Mizzy Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 53 kgs 1:02.23
2018 Egyptian Symbol Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 58 kgs 1:17.45
2017 Sweet Redemption Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 55 kgs 1:14.96
2016 Pearls John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 54 kgs 1:17.33
2015 Amicus Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 57.5 kgs 1:15.62
2014 My Sabeel Kevin Moses Glyn Schofield 54 kgs 1:19.22
2013 Hidden Kisses Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 54 kgs 1:16.37
2012 Dystopia Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 55.5 kgs 1:16.25
2011 Red Tracer Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 56 kgs 1:19.59
2010 Illuminates Graeme Rogerson Blake Shinn 60 kgs 1:23.44
2009 Moti Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 55.5 kgs 1:21.92
2008 Kishkat Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 56 kgs 1:25.80
2007 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 Walk Alone John Hawkes Darren Beadman 56.5 kgs 1:23.34
2005 Nevis David Payne Lenny Beasley 56 kgs 1:22.94
2004 Catreign John O’Shea Corey Brown 54 kgs 1:23.61
2003 Arrabeea Paul Perry Chris Munce 53 kgs 1:24.66
2002 Youhadyourwarning(Usa) John Hawkes Corey Brown 58 kgs 1:23.30
2001 Winona John O’Shea Darren Beadman 52 kgs 1:24.14
2000 Chiming Lass Bryan Guy Glen Boss 52 kgs 1:16.91
1999 Fairytales John Hawkes Larry Cassidy 52 kgs 1:23.30