The Colin Stephen Quality is an exclusive 3yo and above Group 3 Race that takes center Stage at the Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The event is run over a long distance of 2400M and is regarded as one of the major long distance events for three year olds in the Sydney Spring Carnival. The Colin Stephen Quality is today worth up to $125,000 in prize money and in the 2013 edition of the race Julieanas endured a strong challenge from other able horses to win it. Coming in second was I’m Imposing with Planet Purple settling for third.
The Colin Stephen Quality is held on the same day as the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes, The Shannon Stakes and the Group 3 Research Stakes. The winner in this race gets an exemption from balloting in the Group 1 The Metropolitan. The race is a perfect build up for the Metropolitan considering these two events are run under pretty much the same conditions.
The last horse to win a Colin Stephen Quality and The Metropolitan double was Railing back in 2005 in what was a great Spring Season for the three year old. Other notable horses to also achieve this success include In Joyment back in 1998, Dress Circle in 2001 and Coco Cobana back in 2000. Horses that perform well in the Colin Stephen Quality tend to do well in other races.
The race is always an ideal build up for the Group 1 Epsom Handicap and in recent years, the race tends to assemble horses that took part and performed exceptionally well in the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup. The Colin Stephen Quality is one of the highly rated long distance races and is always a perfect pick for horse racing lovers who favor long distance events.
Colin Stephen Quality recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Deane Martin||Iggi Pop||Celtic Prince||2:29.5|
|2013||Julienas||I’m Imposing||Planet Purple||2:30.5|
|2011||Lamasery||Red Eye Special||Two For Tea||2:29.9|
|2010||No Wine No Song||Get Up Jude||Legsman||2:30.4|
|2009||Mr Clangtastic||Bellagio Wynn||Indikator||2:29.8|
|2008||Get Up Jude||Tangalooma||Fiumicino||2:31.1|
|2007||Race not run|
|2005||Railings||Run Rita Run||Cross Bar||2:32.6|
|2004||Don Raphael||Dame Mapperley||November Dreaming||2:29.8|
|2002||Red Trinket||Prince Hal||National Treasure||2:30.5|
|2001||Dress Circle||Swiss Echo||Rapida||2:14.9|
|2000||Coco Cobanna||Dashing Scene||Bias Bay||2:31.4|
|1999||Vita Man||Miss Danehill||Edward Brae||2:32.4|
|1998||In Joyment||Bozeman||Backdrop (IRE)||2:32.2|
|1997||Heart Ruler||Linesman||Emerald Cut||2:33.3|
|1996||Hula Flight||Few Are Chosen||Protara’s Bay||2:31.2|
|1995||Western Approaches||Electronic||Grand Connection||2:32.0|
|1994||Restitution||Pleasant Conquest||Surrender Now||2:30.2|
|1992||Garter King||In The Money||Tusk Hunter||2:31.0|
|1991||Pontiac Lass||Magnolia Hall||Guile||2:30.8|
|1989||Macquarie Prince||King Aussie||Peaceful Kingdom||2:31.8|