Show County Quality Race Information

The Show County Quality is a 1200 metre quality handicap race run by the Australian Turf Club in late August. It is held at Randwick as part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $250,000
  • Date: Saturday 19 August 2023

Show County Quality Race History

See the 2023 Show County Quality Preview and results.

See the 2022 Show County Quality Preview and results.

See the 2020 Show County Quality Preview and results.

The race was first held as a Listed race in 1993 when it was won by Big Dreams written by Jim Cassidy. It was upgraded to Group 3 status in 2003.

Who was Show County?

The race is named in honour of the versatile sprinter Show County, who was successful as a two-year-old and three year old winning in 1988 and 1989 the Breeders Plate and many Group races.

Show County Quality Facts

Last mare to win; Tycoon Tara (2016)

Last 3YO to win: C&G –

Multiple winners: no horse has won more than once.

Fastest time (1200m): Deploy (2017) 1:08:00

Interesting trivia: Race not held in 2007 due to equine influenza.

Past winners of the Show County Quality

Winners of past Show County Quality’s include Deprive (2019), Le Romain (2018), Deploy (2017), Tycoon Tara (2016), Terravista (2014), Rebel Dane (2013), Moment Of Change (2012), Bank Robber (2008), Lotteria (2005), Kingsgate (2001), Might And Power (1997) and Big Dreams (1993).

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Buenos Noches Argentia Dragonstone
2022 Showmanship Prime Candidate Rocketing By
2021 Private Eye Embracer Icebath
2020 Roheryn Probabeel Special Reward
2019 Deprive Trope Bon Amis
2018 Le Romain Siege Of Quebec Boss Lane
2017 Deploy The Virginian Burning Passion
2016 Tycoon Tara Le Romain Mount Nebo
2015 Decision Time Boss Lane Vashka
2014 Terravista In Cahoots Bull Point
2013 Rebel Dane Title Norzita
2012 Moment Of Change Title Somepin Anypin
2011 Skytrain Winter King Neeson
2010 Kenny’s World Pinwheel Sacred Choice
2009 Swift Alliance Bryannbo’s Gift Albert The Fat
2008 Bank Robber Hoystar Kick ‘N’ Chase
2007  ** Race not run **
2006 Primus Resistor New Edge
2005 Lotteria One In A Million For Valour
2004 Athelnoth Turaga Desert War
2003 Sportsman Britt’s Best Grand Armee
2002 Presently Oomph National Saint
2001 Kingsgate Expertise Fashion News
2000 Stanzaic Mulan Princess Allez Suez
1999 Upright Kinzaffra Fashion News
1998 Siddinghausen Adam Pursuits
1997 Might And Power Alfa Armidale
1996 Winning Hand Chlorophyll Super Slew
1995 Identikit Sympose Marcede
1994 Remouche Our Replica Swift And Dapper
1993 Big Dreams My Diamond Rouge Idea