Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap Race Information

The Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap is a 1400 metre quality handicap race for three-year-olds run by the Australian Turf Club in late August or early September. It is held at Randwick as part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap, three-year-olds
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $250,000
  • Date: Saturday 9 September 2023

Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap Race History

See the 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap Preview and results

See the 2022 Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap Preview and results

See the 2021 Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap Preview and results

See the 2020 Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap Preview and results

Kiwi raider Quick Thinker goes one better than his dad So You Think did 10 years ago, and takes out the Ming Dynasty

For colts and geldings until after 2011 but in 2012 was for 3YO’s allowing fillies to run.

Who Was Ming Dynasty?

Ming Dynasty who won the Caulfield Cup and Australian Cup twice as well as the Chelmsford Stakes

Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap Facts

Last mare to win; Lucia Valentina (2014)

Fastest time (1400m): Diamond Dane (2001) 1:18:28

Tramway Stakes & George Main Stakes: Sincero (2011); Shaftesbury Avenue (1990); Tullmax (1980); Imposing (1979); Landy (1957)

Leading jockeys: Darby Munro  with 6 wins (Shannon 1945; Dewar 1943; Mohican 1938; The Marne 1936; Sir Duninald 1932; Rogilla 1932). Peter Cook rode 4 winners.

Leading trainers: John P Thompson with 3 wins (Dreamforce 2019; Hooked 2015; Tagus 2012)

Interesting trivia: The Tramway Stakes was held twice in 1932, Rogilla (1932) dead -heated with Chatham, In 2000 Mr Innocent survived a protest from Eau D’Scaay. The race is run under the banner of the Sydney Tatt’s Club. Fastnet Rock sired 2019 winner Dreamforce and 2018 winner Comin’ Through.

Past winners of the Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap

Winners of past Ming Dynasty Quality Handicaps include horses that go on to win major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Encap Ceolwulf Tom Kitten
2022 Golden Mile Matcha Latte Basquiat
2021 Coastwatch Military Expert Subterranean
2020 Holyfield Bazooka Overlord
2019 Quick Thinker Aspect Ratio Reformist
2018 Danawi Mizzy Dealmaker
2017 Addictive Nature Assimilate Astoria
2016 Swear High Mist Skylight Glow
2015 Metallic Crown Tatoosh Kimberley Star
2014 Panzer Division Shooting To Win Lady Sharapova
2013 Aussies Love Sport Open Book Champagne Cath
2012 Tatra Proverb Honorious
2011 Ambidexter Sangster Darci Be Good
2010 Lion Tamer Praecido Levi’s Choice
2009 More Than Great So You Think Exceed With Me
2008 Predatory Pricer Caymans Dreamscape
2007  ** Race not run **
2006 Mearas Just Mambo Sermon
2005 Primus Replicator Manton
2004 Dane Shadow Avise Public Opinion
2003 Play Around Terracotta Bay Allgunadoit
2002 Half Hennessy Rohatyn Magic Marvo
2001 Lonhro Prince of Play Viking Ruler
2000 Continuum National Saint Canny Fly
1999 Hire Pins Shogun Lodge
1998 Kenwood Melody Helm Dignity Dancer
1997 Adam El Mirada Moretti
1996 Magic Of Sydney Mighty Tycoon Our Banker
1995 Follow Through Catalan Opening Silence Prevails
1994 Obsessed Law Of The Land All The Rage
1993 Matrinaman Salivate Kirribilli
1992 Muirfield Village Smiling Assassin Air Seattle
1991 Kinjite Subzero Gifted Poet
1990 What A Hit Garter King All Mine
1989 Cool Credit Bassie’s Pride Iced Martini
1988 Royal Pardon Sakana Riverina Charm
1987 Nickson Beau Zam Sunset Hill
1986 Imperial Majesty Dandy Andy Big Zapple
1985 Drawn Splendid Speed Faris King
1984 Kentish Colour Page Happy Feeling
1983 Butterfly Prince Bounty Hawk Walking Home
1982 Hermod Chiamare Sky Cherub
1981 Our Planet Lord Of Persia Sir Galahad
1980 Exclusive Planet Bellini Whiskey Boy
1979 Outcome Bristol Big Convoy
1978 Red Nose Rodway Glen Just A Steal
1977 Little Diamond Omega Man Ruzzeel