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The Ming Dynasty Quality is a Group 3 handicap race held at Rosehill Gardens in mid-September as part of Sydney’s Run To The Rose Day card.

A key meeting held during the early stages of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the other feature races on the card include the: Group 2 Run To The Rose (1200m), Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) and the Group 2 Sheraco Stakes (1200m).

Run over 1400m and offering $250,000 in prize money, the event is a quality handicap race open only to three-year-olds.

The race is named in honour of Ming Dynasty, a dual Caulfield Cup (1977, 1980) and Australian Cup (1978, 1980) champion.

It has been formerly known as both the D. Drainsfield Quality Handicap (1986-1992) and the Laing & Simmons Quality Handicap (1993) before being renamed the Ming Dynasty Quality in 1994.

The event gained Group 3 status in 2013 and serves as a potential lead-up to bigger races over the spring including the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose (1400m). In 2021 the Ming Dynasty Quality winner Coastwatch ran third in that year’s Golden Rose Stakes results.

The Ming Dynasty Quality also serves as a potential lead-up into Melbourne’s Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m). Golden Mile (2022) was the last horse to complete the Ming Dynasty – Caulfield Guineas double

Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, 9th September, 2023
  • Track Location: Rosehill Racecourse 
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Class: Quality Handicap
  • Qualification: Three year olds 
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $250,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1986
  • 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality Winner: Encap

Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 RESULTS

The official 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday September 9, 2023.

  1. #5 Encap
  2. #6 Ceolwulf
  3. #3 Tom Kitten

Gary Portelli’s smart son of Capitalist Encap ($4.40) improved on a lead-up third in the Up And Coming Stakes, moving up to take the lead inside the final furlong before charging clear to break his maiden status with a nearly two-length victory in the 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality results.

Ming Dynasty Quality Betting 2023

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Ming Dynasty Quality, and we have included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Ming Dynasty Quality
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Ming Dynasty Quality.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers in this year’s Ming Dynasty Quality. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Ming Dynasty Quality, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Ming Dynasty Quality results, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Ming Dynasty Quality results to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Ming Dynasty Quality results to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Ming Dynasty Quality results to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Ming Dynasty Quality, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Ming Dynasty Quality in 2023

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  1. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  2. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Ming Dynasty Quality 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Ming Dynasty Quality will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Timezone: all times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time

WHICH HORSE WILL WIN THE Ming Dynasty Quality IN 2023?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Ming Dynasty Quality in 2023 is to take into account their lead-up spring racing form, assess the barriers, and look at the weight each horse will carry. Additional factors consider when picking the Ming Dynasty Quality winner include:

  • Up & Coming Stakes Lead-Up: A good lead-up race into the Ming Dynasty Quality field is the Group 3 Up & Coming Stakes (1300m) held at Rosehill a fortnight earlier. Coastwatch (2nd in 2021), Golden Mile (2nd in 2022) and Encap (3rd in 2023) are the latest Ming Dynasty Quality winners to come via a run in the Up And Coming Stakes.

Ming Dynasty Quality FAVOURITES 2023

Early favourites in 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality betting include James Cummings’ first-up Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes winner Tom Kitten and third in the same key lead-up Encap for Gary Portelli. 

Danawi ($5 in 2018) and Coastwatch ($3.80 in 2021) are the latest favourites in Ming Dynasty Quality betting to salute for the punters.

Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 FIELD

The official 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full here.

The Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 final field features a capacity line-up of spring hopefuls led in betting by Godolphin’s last start Group 3 Up & Coming Stakes winner Tom Kitten.

Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 Tips

Favourite: #3 Tom Kitten ($3.60 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #5 Encap ($4.20 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #4 Infatuation ($23 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our exclusive tips on the Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 will be detailed here the week of the race and a full Run To The Rose Day betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 Nominations

2023 Ming Dynasty Quality nominations close at 11 AM, Monday the 4th of September, 2023. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 411×9 KING COLORADO C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 61kg 61kg   96
2 30413x TANNHAUSER C 3 Chris Waller 2 58kg 58kg   86
3 133x TOWNSEND C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 3 57kg 57kg   84
4 41514×1 TOM KITTEN C 3 James Cummings 4 56.5kg 56.5kg   83
5 412326×31 INHIBITIONS F 3 James Cummings 5 54kg 53kg   78
6 4140x137x CHRYSAOR C 3 Chris Waller 6 54kg 53.5kg   77
7 111×0 ZARDOZI F 3 James Cummings 7 54kg 53kg   74
8 118x CONGREGATION C 3 Chris Waller 8= 54kg 53kg   72
9 x61257x212 KINTYRE G 3 Gary Portelli 8= 54kg 53kg   72
10 52514×983 INFATUATION F 3 Bjorn Baker 10 54kg 53kg   71
11 150×8 CAFE MILLENIUM C 3 John O’Shea 11 54kg 53kg   70
12 3×223 ENCAP G 3 Gary Portelli 12 54kg 53kg   69
13 37×4 DUCASSE C 3 Michael Freedman 13 54kg 53kg   67
14 1x BOBBY SHIRAZ (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker 14= 54kg 53kg   65
15 57x335x CAP FERRAT C 3 Chris Waller 14= 54kg 53kg   65
16 31 CEOLWULF (NZ) C 3 Joseph Pride 14= 54kg 53kg   65
17 5x51x65 GRIFF C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 14= 54kg 53kg   65
18 1×6 KANDINSKY ABSTRACT C 3 Chris Waller 14= 54kg 53kg   65
19 10 MANWE C 3 Anthony Cummings 14= 54kg 53kg   65
20 11 PUSHY (NZ) G 3 Michael Freedman 14= 54kg 53kg   65
21 61 RAF ATTACK (NZ) C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 14= 54kg 53kg   65
22 2×2 UNIQUE AMBITION (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 14= 54kg 53kg   65
23 19×385 EXTREME SPIRIT C 3 Gary Portelli 23= 54kg 53kg   63
24 6x220x2 MOJAVE DESERT C 3 Chris Waller 23= 54kg 53kg   63
25 2x33x3 VOMO ISLAND C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 25= 54kg 53kg   62
26 343×82 WAVERLEY C 3 John Sargent 25= 54kg 53kg   62
27 31x ASHFALL C 3 Chris Waller 27= 54kg 53kg   61
28 351 MISSILE DEFENCE C 3 Anthony Cummings 27= 54kg 53kg   61
29 247x MATUSALEM C 3 Chris Waller 29 54kg 53kg   59
30 7×4641 STEEL BLAZE C 3 Brett Lazzarini 30 54kg 53kg   58

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Ming Dynasty Quality RACE DAY 2023

The 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality takes place on Saturday, the 9th of September 2023 at Rosehill Gardens as part of The Run To The Rose Day 2023. The meeting is host to four Group status races with the Ming Dynasty Quality accompanied on the card by the:

Ming Dynasty Quality BARRIER DRAW 2023

The 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Ming Dynasty Quality Field section.

Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 Weights

The Ming Dynasty Quality is a quality handicap race for three-year-olds with no class or sex restrictions. Approx BM80 = 59kg. Apprentices cannot claim. 

Final 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality weights will be declared by 4 PM, Tuesday the 5th of September, 2023 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Ming Dynasty Quality Field section. 

2023 Ming Dynasty Quality Top-Weight:

  • #1 Tannhauser (58kg)

Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 Acceptances

2023 Ming Dynasty Quality final acceptances must be declared before 9 AM, Wednesday the 6th of September, 2023 and will be available in our above Ming Dynasty Quality Field section. 

Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 Jockeys

Riders must be declared before 12 PM, Wednesday the 6th of September, 2023 and the official 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality jockeys will be available in our above Ming Dynasty Quality Field section. 

Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 Scratchings

2023 Ming Dynasty Quality scratchings close at 7:30 AM, Saturday the 9th of September, 2023. 

  • #7 Griff (14)
  • #8 Extreme Spirit (10)
  • #11 Zardozi (16)

Ming Dynasty Quality Prize money 2023

The total 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality prize purse is $250,000, which is distributed from places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $140,000
2nd $46,250
3rd $22,400
4th $11,000
5th $6,100
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

Ming Dynasty Quality Race Number 2023

The 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality race number is scheduled as Rosehill Race 7 at 3:20pm (AEST) on Saturday the 9th of September, 2023. There will be a total of ten races that day at Rosehill Racecourse. 

Ming Dynasty Quality 2023 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Ming Dynasty Quality LIVE 2023

You can watch or listen to the 2023 Ming Dynasty Quality live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing NSW

ming dynasty quality Winners

Below is a list of past Ming Dynasty Quality winners and place-getters going back to 1986.

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 Held
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