Bobbie Lewis Quality

The Bobbie Lewis Quality is a Group 2 sprint held at Flemington Racecourse in mid-September as part of Makybe Diva Stakes Day.

2018 Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The 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 Ladbrokes.com.au. 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, including possibly Randwick’s $10 million The Everest (1200m) four weeks later.

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 2018 Bobbie Lewis Quality was held on September 15, 2018.

Bobbie Lewis Quality 2018
Date: September 15, 2018
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 4YO&UP Quality
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2018 Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Check out the full Bobbie Lewis Quality 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the immediate conclusion of the race.

2018 Bobbie Lewis Quality Betting

The spring’s best Bobbie Lewis Quality 2018 odds and Flemington betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

2018 Bobbie Lewis Quality Field

Each September the Bobbie Lewis Quality field attracts a smart line-up of sprint types, many kicking off their new season campaigns. If not racing first-up in the Bobbie Lewis Quality field, horses may come into the ‘Straight Six’ showdown via a lead-up run in something like the Group 3 The Heath 1100m at Caulfield a fortnight earlier.

The official Bobbie Lewis Quality field and barriers are announced on the Wednesday leading-up to Makybe Diva Stakes Day.

The 2018 Bobbie Lewis Quality Final Field & Barrier Draw is now out with a dozen hopefuls in the mix including Tony McEvoy’s Hey Doc and Udyta Clarke’s Rich Charm..

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 6x1401x7x5 HEY DOC Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 3 59kg 112
2 1419140x4x CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley John Allen 2 56kg 106
3 x9272123x0 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 5 56kg 106
4 411x4614x4 RICH CHARM Udyta Clarke Patrick Moloney 8 55kg 104
5 19450x761x GRANDE ROSSO Peter & Paul Snowden Chris Parnham 7 54.5kg 103
6 70x05612x6 FIRST AMONG EQUALS Darren Weir Dean Yendall 1 53.5kg 101
7 1x273x70x7 KEMONO (JPN) Darren Weir Craig Williams 9 53kg 100
8 1111x224x7 I’M WESLEY Glenn Stevenson Craig Newitt 6 53kg 98
9 9x821158x8 DEMONSTRATE Allan & Jason Williams Jye McNeil 4 53kg 95

2018 Bobbie Lewis Quality Nominations

The 2018 Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be provided below once released by Racing Victoria.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1212×63116 BANDIPUR H 4 James Cummings 89
2 3x531270x3 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir 112
3 6x127158x0 CLIFF’S EDGE H 4 Darren Weir 97
4 1419140x4x CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 5 Liam Birchley 106
5 9x821158x8 DEMONSTRATE G 6 Allan & Jason Williams 95
6 x9272123x0 DOTHRAKI G 8 Peter & Paul Snowden 106
7 70x05612x6 FIRST AMONG EQUALS G 7 Darren Weir 101
8 19450x761x GRANDE ROSSO G 7 Peter & Paul Snowden 103
9 6x1401x7x5 HEY DOC G 5 Tony McEvoy 112
10 72x11133x2 I AM EXCITED M 4 David Pfieffer 98
11 1111x224x7 I’M WESLEY G 6 Glenn Stevenson 98
12 1x273x70x7 KEMONO (JPN) H 4 Darren Weir 100
13 90x446x5x1 LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 104
14 411x4614x4 RICH CHARM G 6 Udyta Clarke 104
15 145×001212 VOODOO LAD G 7 Darren Weir 110

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), Speediness (2013) and Redkirk Warrior (2017). The Bobbie Lewis Quality results since 2000 are listed below.

Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Redkirk Warrior 1 minute 9.94 seconds
2nd Scales Of Justice
3rd Land Of Plenty
2016
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Faatinah 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Tivaci
3rd We’ve Got This
2015
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Churchill Dancer 1 minute 08.8 seconds
2nd Under The Louvre
3rd Gregers
2014
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Chautauqua 1 minute 08.1 seconds
2nd Temple Of Boom
3rd In Cahoots
2013
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Speediness 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Temple Of Boom
3rd Albrecht
2012
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st We’re Gonna Rock 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Title
2011
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Lone Rock 1 minute 08.8 seconds
2nd Bel Sprinter
3rd Danzylum
2010
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Doubtful Jack 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Beltrois
3rd About Ready
2009
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Swift Alliance 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Gold Salute
3rd Chasm
2008
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Bon Hoffa 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Grand Duels
3rd Orange County
2007
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Bon Hoffa 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Swick
3rd Flash Trick
2006
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Bel Danoro 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Perfectly Ready
3rd Volitant
2005
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Wildly 1 minute 09.3 seconds
2nd Calveen
3rd Classiconi
2004
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Face Value 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Via De Lago
3rd Scaredee Cat
2003
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Titanic Jack 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Bomber Bill
3rd The Big Chill
2002
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Chong Tong 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Rubitano
3rd Royal Code
2001
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Scenic Peak 1 minute 06.7 seconds
=2nd Calm Smytzer
=2nd Dash For Cash
2000
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Ruthless Tycoon 1 minute 12.5 seconds
2nd Porto Roca
3rd Manner Hill

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