Reginald Allen Quality Race Information

The Reginald Allen Quality is a 1400 metre quality handicap race for two-year-old filles run by the Australian Turf Club in October. It is held at Randwick as part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap, 3YO fillies
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $140,000
  • Date: Saturday 17 October 2020

Reginald Allen Quality Race History

This fillies race was first held in 1949 when it was won by Val Bowl. From 1949 to 1978 it was held over the shorter distance of 6 furlongs or 1200m, then returned to 1400m from 1979 apart from 2012 when it was held over 1200m and won by Urban Groove. Ron Quinton has won this race as a jockey and later as a trainer. As a jockey he rode Affectionate to win in 1969.  and has been successful as a trainer with Faith Hill in 2001 and M’Lady Pedrille in 2010.

The race is now held on Everest Day in Sydney along with the $500,000 Group 3 Craven Plate and the $500,000 Group 3 Sydney Stakes. The Caulfield Cup is held in Melbourne on the same day.

Useful Facts

Fastest time (1400m): Akari (2019) 1:21:55

Interesting trivia: Not held in 2007 due to equine influenza.

Past winners of the Reginald Allen Quality

Winners of past Reginald Allen Quality’s include horses that go on to win major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2020 Forbidden Love Joviality Elizabeel
2019 Akari Betcha Flying Mayaaseh
2018 I Like It Easy Evalina Bubbles’N’Troubles
2017 Torvill Yulong Xingsheng Workdrinks
2016 Zenalicious Invincibella Overstep