Keith Noud Quality Handicap Race Information

The Keith Noud Quality is a 1200 metre set open handicap race run by the Brisbane Racing Club in mid-November. It is held at Doomben as the feature event of the meeting.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Track: Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Prizemoney: $160,000
  • Date: Saturday 11 November 2023

Keith Noud Quality Handicap Race History

See the 2023 Keith Noud Quality Handicap Preview and results.

See the 2022 Keith Noud Quality Handicap Preview and results.

It was first held as a Listed race over 1200m at Eagle Farm in 2011 when it was won by Listen Son ridden by Scott Seamer and trained by Tony Gollan. It was moved to Doomben in 2014 but in 2017 the race was held at Ipswich on a Wednesday after the Saturday Doomben meeting had been washed out. It was back a Eagle Farm for 2016 before returning to Doomben from 2017 onwards.

Keith Noud was a Brisbane racecaller who called over 45,000 races. His career began in 1937 and he was Brisbane’s course broadcaster until he retired.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Outback Barbie (2019)

Multiple winners: Steel Zip (2012 & 2015)

Fastest time (1200m): Holyfield  (2022) 1:07:74

Leading jockey: Jim Byrne with 3 wins (Outback Barbie 2019; Most Important 2018; Too Good To Refuse 2016).

Leading trainer: Tony Gollan with 3 wins (Outback Barbie 2019; Most Important 2018; Listen Son 2011)

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the Keith Noud Quality Handicap

Winners of past Keith Noud Quality Handicaps include many good sprinters.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Extremist Zarastro Steady Ready
2022 Holyfield Garibaldi Tavisan
2021 Tambo’s Mate Stampe Baller
2020 Jonker Deep Image Master Jamie
2019 Outback Barbie Tambo’s Mate I’m A Rippa
2018 Most Important Victorem I’m A Rippa
2017 Monsieur Gustave Upstart Pride Brooklyn Storm
2016 Too Good To Refuse Sony Legend Most Important
2015 Steel Zip Top Tone Saluter
2014 Time To Plunder Finishing Card Rocket To Glory
2013 Better Than Ready Benny’s Buttons Morning Captain
2012 Steel Zip Phelan Ready Audacious Spirit
2011 Listen Son Excellantes Essington