Colin Stephen Quality Handicap News

Betting odds have been released for the Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality, which is due to run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse tomorrow September 28, 2013. Current favourite to win the 2013 Colin Stephen Quality is Julineas,who is paying odds of $2.70 at . Julienas has won six of his 23 race…


Stephen Quality Handicap

The Colin Stephen Quality Handicap is a Group Three Australian horse race. Taking place every September at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, the Colin Stephen Quality Handicap forms part of the ever-exciting Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. A race for three-year-olds and over, the Colin Stephen Quality handicap is worth $125,000 in prize money and spans a distance of 2400 metres – drawing in some of the nation’s finest stayers.

The 2015 Colin Stephen Quality will be held on Saturday, September 26th, 2015.

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The winner of the Colin Stephen Quality Handicap is exempt from ballot on, and penalties in, the Group One The Metropolitan (2400m) held a week later. With this in mind the Colin Stephen Quality Handicap is the perfect lead up race to the prestigious Group One event.

Five other black type races share the race card with the Colin Stephen Quality Handicap:

Runners target the Colin Stephen Quality Handicap as part of an enduring spring campaign. Because it runs right towards the end of Sydney’s major spring races and right before Melbourne’s kick off, the Colin Stephen Quality Handicap is the perfect interim event for horses wishing to step up or simply refine their staying abilities.

Race Information

Date: September
Racecourse: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 2400 metres
Race Type: 3YO+, Quality Handicap
Group Listing: Group Three
Prize Money: $125,000

Upcoming Races

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

BTC Cup

(1200m)

Doomben

$400,000

WFA

Group 1

The Goodwood

(1200m)

Morphettville

$350,000

SWP

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

History Of The Colin Stephen Quality Handicap

The Colin Stephen Quality Handicap was first raced in 1870 as a Principal race over 14 furlongs, and saw Illumination claim the honours. Originally called the AJC Spring Stakes until 1938, the Colin Stephen Quality has undergone many different names including the AJC Queens Cup (1976, 1988 & 2006), the AJC Japan Trophy Race from 1989 to 1995, and the AJC Jubilee Handicap in 1977. It was first called the Colin Stephen Quality Handicap in 1938, the year after the former chairman of the Australian Jockey Club, Sir Colin Stephen, died.

The Colin Stephen Quality Handicap was run as a weight for age event from 1938 to 1972, and found its status lifted to Listed in 1979. Nine years later the race became a Group Three status race, and converted to the metric system – 2400 metres – in 1972.

Colin Stephen Quality Handicap Betting

When it comes to Colin Stephen Handicap betting, there is no better method than using an online bookie. Reputable online websites such as Ladbrokes.com.au offer the latest odds and provide the most convenient method of wagering. For keen punters, the best race to watch in the lead up to the Colin Stephen Quality Handicap is the Group Three Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m) held a couple of weeks before.

Another tactic many horse racing pundits take is familiarising themselves with previous race winners. Take a look and see what paths the horses took in the lead up to their Colin Stephen Quality Handicap victory, that way when you head over to Ladbrokes.com.au to place your punt, you know you will be backing a winning horse!