Bobbie Lewis Quality

The 2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality is a Group 2 sprint held at Flemington Racecourse.

Bobbie Lewis Quality News

37 In 2016 Epsom Handicap Nominations

37 In 2016 Epsom Handicap Nominations

The 2016 Epsom Handicap nominations have been released and 37 horses are in contention for the Group 1 event that will be held at Royal Randwick on October 1.

Palentino and Black Heart Bart have both been included in the 2016 Epsom Handicap nominations. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir has never previously had a horse ...

The 2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality is a Group 2 sprinting event held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne around mid September on Makybe Diva Stakes Day.

Open to horses aged four years and older, the Bobbie Lewis Quality Handicap usually draws a field of talented sprinters. Run down the famous Flemington straight over 1200m, the Bobbie Lewis Quality is a fast-paced clash with barriers not really a factor in determining the markets at There is a total of $200,000 prize money available making it a lucrative lead-up to the Melbourne Group 1 spring sprints.

Horses that run in the Bobbie Lewis Quality usually do so as part of an extended spring campaign. Horses who put on a good show over 1200m and who tend to prefer the straight at Flemington are often entered into this event in the hope of victory on a familiar track. Those runners that are successful in the Bobbie Lewis Quality have a myriad of options to go on to, such as the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.

If being kept to shorter distances, Bobbie Lewis Quality graduates often head to Moonee Valley for a race like the Group 1 Mankiato Stakes (1200m) on Cox Plate Eve.

The 2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality will be held on September 10th, 2016.

Bobbie Lewis Quality 2016
Date: September 10th
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 4YO&UP Quality
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality Field

The 2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality field was released on Wednesday September 7 and features a final field of 12 sprinters led by the returning Robert Smerdon-trained Under The Louvre who carries the 59kg top weight from a wide gate 10 draw.

Check out the official Bobbie Lewis Quality 2016 field and barrier draw below completed with the fixed win Bobbie Lewis Quality betting markets provided by

2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality Nominations

The 2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations closed on Monday September 5 and feature a bumper 20 sprinters including the winter’s Stradbroke Handicap winner Under The Louvre.

Check out the official 2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations now.

Bobbie Lewis Quality History

The Bobbie Lewis Quality is named after celebrated Victorian jockey Bobby Lewis. Born in 1878, Bobby Lewis rode for over forty years and in that time won over 900 races. He retired at the age of 60 in 1938 and was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2002. Bobby Lewis is one of only two jockeys to have won four Melbourne Cups and he has won more VRC Derbies, VRC Oaks and SAJC St Legers than any other jockey. Bobby Lewis passed away in 1947.

Inaugurated in 1974, the Bobbie Lewis Quality has quite an extensive history of entertaining races and talented winners. The Bobbie Lewis Quality has been known by a variety of names, including the Pat Lalor Quality (1996), Sebel of Melbourne Quality 1200 (1997), Gateway Suites Quality (1998-2000) and Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (2009). Initially a Principal Race, the Bobbie Lewis Quality was upgraded to listed event in 1979 and then a Group 3 event in 1986. In 2015 the Bobbie Lewis Quality was again upgraded to Group 2.

Notable Bobbie Lewis Quality winners include Fiesta Palace (1976), Placid Ark (1988), Hareeba (1994), Titanic Jack (2003) and Speediness (2013). Bobbie Lewis Quality results since 2000 are listed below.

Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

Year Place Horse Time
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1st Faatinah 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Tivaci
3rd We’ve Got This
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1st Churchill Dancer 1 minute 08.8 seconds
2nd Under The Louvre
3rd Gregers
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1st Chautauqua 1 minute 08.1 seconds
2nd Temple Of Boom
3rd In Cahoots
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1st Speediness 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Temple Of Boom
3rd Albrecht
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1st We’re Gonna Rock 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Title
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1st Lone Rock 1 minute 08.8 seconds
2nd Bel Sprinter
3rd Danzylum
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1st Doubtful Jack 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Beltrois
3rd About Ready
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1st Swift Alliance 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Gold Salute
3rd Chasm
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1st Bon Hoffa 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Grand Duels
3rd Orange County
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1st Bon Hoffa 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Swick
3rd Flash Trick
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1st Bel Danoro 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Perfectly Ready
3rd Volitant
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1st Wildly 1 minute 09.3 seconds
2nd Calveen
3rd Classiconi
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1st Face Value 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Via De Lago
3rd Scaredee Cat
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1st Titanic Jack 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Bomber Bill
3rd The Big Chill
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1st Chong Tong 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Rubitano
3rd Royal Code
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1st Scenic Peak 1 minute 06.7 seconds
=2nd Calm Smytzer
=2nd Dash For Cash
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1st Ruthless Tycoon 1 minute 12.5 seconds
2nd Porto Roca
3rd Manner Hill