Quezette Stakes

The Quezette Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for three-year-old fillies run at Caulfield Racecourse.

2019 Quezette Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Exhilarates
  • 2nd: #5 Absolute Flirt
  • 3rd: #2 Pin Sec



The Quezette Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-old fillies run at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-August.

The Quezette Stakes field is restricted to three year old fillies, the majority of which are kicking off their Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaigns. Run under set weights with penalties, the Quezette Stakes gives punters a nice early guide to tougher upcoming race for the young fillies including Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) in October or for young sprinters the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington over the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Sunlight (2018) was the last filly to complete the Quezette Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double. Sunlight would also go onto win the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap – William Reid Stakes sprint double in 2019 over the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Quezette Stakes draws many nice young fillies, some with Group 1 form from their two-year-old seasons in races like the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) held at Caulfield each February or even Rosehill’s iconic Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) in March. In 2018 the Quezette Stakes winner Sunlight had run third in that season’s Golden Slipper Stakes.

Offering $160,000 in total prize money the race is a good early kick-off for fillies chasing Black-Type as three-year-olds.

The Quezette Stakes is run on P.B. Lawrence Stakes Day alongside the weight-for-age Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) and the Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m). The Vain Stakes is essentially the colts and geldings counterpart to the Quezette Stakes, run under the same conditions across the same distance for the same prize money.

Following success in the Quezette Stakes, some fillies might go on to race in the HDF McNeil Stakes or the Thousand Guineas Prelude.

The Quezette Stakes 2019 took place on Saturday August 17, 2019 and saw Godolphin’s Magic Millions Classic winning filly Exhilarates return to winning form.

Quezette Stakes
Date: Saturday August 17, 2019
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SW+P
Status: Group Three
Prize Money: $160,000

2019 Quezette Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Exhilarates
  • 2nd: #5 Absolute Flirt
  • 3rd: #2 Pin Sec

The official Quezette Stakes 2019 Results saw Godolphin prepare three of the first four over the line with the stable’s charge led by the impressive winner, Magic Millions Classic champ Exhilarates. Also in the first four for the stable were third-placed Pin Sec and the beaten favourite, Ladbrokes Blue Diamond winner Lyre, who ran fourth.

Read more on the 2019 Quezette Stakes winner Exhilarates now.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 4 EXHILARATES James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 8 56kg $7
2 5 ABSOLUTE FLIRT Danny O’Brien Brett Prebble 1.5L 11 56kg $8
3 2 PIN SEC James Cummings Hugh Bowman 2.75L 6 57kg $26
4 1 LYRE Anthony Freedman Luke Currie 2.95L 4 58kg $3.80F
5 13 EXCUSED David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 3.15L 3 55kg $26
6 9 SIZZLEFLY Phillip Stokes John Allen 3.45L 9 55kg $6
7 7 LANKAN STAR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 3.55L 5 55kg $9.50
8 11 LA FALAISE Henry Dwyer Damien Thornton 4.8L 2 55kg $31
9 12 RUMBLE DOLL Henry Dwyer Jye McNeil 5.55L 7 55kg $11
10 3 BELLA ROSA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 8.05L 1 57kg $41
11 6 CHEER LEADER Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 17.05L 10 56kg $8
8 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren Ben Melham 0
10 SEATONIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 0

2019 Quezette Stakes Odds

Betting markets and Quezette Stakes 2019 odds will open at Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race with links to be made available below for punters.

2019 Quezette Stakes Field

The official Quezette Stakes 2019 final field and barriers are announced on the Wednesday leading-up to PB Lawrence Stakes Day and will be published in full below.

The Quezette Stakes field draws a class line-up of fillies and has been won by some very nice types over the years. The 2016 Quezette Stakes winner I Am A Star went on to win the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) over the older mares that Cup Carnival.

The 2019 Quezette Stakes Final Field features an outstanding line-up of 13 gun young fillies led by the Godolphin-raced Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes winner and Golden Slipper third placed Lyre who drew to perfection in gate four.

Update: Jason Warren’s Blue Diamond Stakes fifth placegetter Brooklyn Hustle (5) has come out of the 2019 Quezette Stakes field along with the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Seatonic (11) leaving 11 hopefuls.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 51113x LYRE Anthony Freedman Luke Currie 4 58kg 101
2 1x105x PIN SEC James Cummings Hugh Bowman 7 57kg 75
3 1x20x BELLA ROSA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 1 57kg 74
4 5221120x EXHILARATES James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 9 56kg 89
5 42x112x3 ABSOLUTE FLIRT Danny O’Brien Brett Prebble 13 56kg 75
6 2316x CHEER LEADER Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 12 56kg 73
7 2x14209x LANKAN STAR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 6 55kg 78
8 1x55x BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren Ben Melham 5 55kg 72
9 1×12 SIZZLEFLY Phillip Stokes John Allen 10 55kg 69
10 9×22114 SEATONIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 11 55kg 68
11 21x LA FALAISE Henry Dwyer Damien Thornton 2 55kg 65
12 312 RUMBLE DOLL Henry Dwyer Jye McNeil 8 55kg 68
13 1 EXCUSED David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 3 55kg 66

2019 Quezette Stakes Nominations

The early Quezette Stakes 2019 nominations are taken the Monday leading-up to the race, the full list of hopeful fillies to be published in full below once announced.

The official 2019 Quezette Stakes Nominations attracted a class line-up of 19 potential runners with the Godolphin-raced Blue Diamond Stakes winner Lyer the headline entry.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 51113x LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman 1 58kg 101
2 1x105x PIN SEC F 3 James Cummings 2 57kg 75
3 1x20x BELLA ROSA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 57kg 74
4 11x KOOWEERUP F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4 57kg 75
5 5221120x EXHILARATES F 3 James Cummings 5 56kg 89
6 42x112x3 ABSOLUTE FLIRT F 3 Danny O’Brien 6 56kg 75
7 2316x CHEER LEADER F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 7 56kg 73
8 2x14209x LANKAN STAR F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 8 55kg 78
9 183x VILLAMI F 3 Gerald Ryan 9 55kg 73
10 21×1 TARAAYEF F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 10 55kg 73
11 1x55x BROOKLYN HUSTLE F 3 Jason Warren 11 55kg 72
12 1×12 SIZZLEFLY F 3 Phillip Stokes 12 55kg 69
13 9×22114 SEATONIC F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 13 55kg 68
14 21x LA FALAISE F 3 Henry Dwyer 14 55kg 65
15 312 RUMBLE DOLL F 3 Henry Dwyer 15 55kg 68
16 28×31 PARIS F 3 Anthony Freedman 16 55kg 63
17 1 EXCUSED F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 17 55kg 66
18 5x167x FACT OR FABLE S F 3 Robbie Griffiths 18 55kg 62
19 0x4063 ANIKERY F 3 Daniel Williams 19 55kg 55

Quezette Stakes History

The Quezette Stakes was inaugurated in 1994 and initially held Listed status. In 2013, the race was upgraded to Group 3. First held over 1200m, the Quezette Stakes was shortened to 1100m for the 2006 edition and has remained at that distance soon.

Sandown Park hosted the Quezette Stakes for its first three years, then it was held at Caulfield for a year. Between 1998 and 2001 the race returned to Sandown Park. Since 2002, Caulfield Racecourse has hosted the Quezette Stakes.

Notable Quezette Stakes winners include Ascorbic (1996), La Lagune (2001), Alinghi (2004), I Am A Star (2016) and Sunlight (2018).

Quezette Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Quezette Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019

Quezette Stakes

1st Exhilarates 1 minute 4.47 seconds
2nd Absolute Flirt
3rd Pin Sec
2018

Quezette Stakes

1st Sunlight 1 minute 4.3 seconds
2nd Humma Humma
3rd Thrillster
2017

Quezette Stakes

1st Crown Witness 1 minute 5.6 seconds
2nd Catchy
3rd Ploverset
2016

Quezette Stakes

1st I Am A Star 1 minute 5 seconds
2nd Leotie
3rd Athena Lass
2015

Quezette Stakes

1st Petits Filous 1 minute 03.1 seconds
2nd Jalan Jalan
3rd Miss Gunpowder
2014

Quezette Stakes

1st Sabatini 1 minute 04.3 seconds
2nd Royal Snitzel
3rd Novel Dancer
2013

Quezette Stakes

1st Kiss A Rose 1 minute 02.7 seconds
2nd Metastasio
3rd Chloe In Paris
2012

Quezette Stakes

1st Elite Elle 1 minute 05.0 seconds
2nd Agueda
3rd Ephemera
2011

Quezette Stakes

1st Satin Shoes 1 minute 04.2 seconds
2nd Metonymy
3rd Mosheen
2010

Quezette Stakes

1st Panipique 1 minute 06.5 seconds
2nd Crystal Lily
3rd Enzed Girl
2009

Quezette Stakes

1st Corsaire 1 minute 05.3 seconds
2nd Headway
3rd Come Hither
2008

Quezette Stakes

1st Viennese 1 minute 05.3 seconds
2nd Woppitt
3rd Hips Don’t Lie
2007

Quezette Stakes

1st Bel Mer 1 minute 03.4 seconds
2nd Sleek Chassis
3rd Chinchilla Rose
2006

Quezette Stakes

1st La Vie Amour 1 minute 04.3 seconds
2nd Nediym’s Glow
3rd Satin Robes
2005

Quezette Stakes

1st Pinezero 1 minute 14.2 seconds
2nd Chetwynd South
3rd Doubting
2004

Quezette Stakes

1st Alinghi 1 minute 13.4 seconds
2nd Granma Gertey
3rd Tahni Girl
2003

Quezette Stakes

1st French Bid 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Beautiful Gem
3rd Roedean
2002

Quezette Stakes

1st Innovation Girl 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Raven Protector
3rd Brief Embrace
2001

Quezette Stakes

1st La Lagune 1 minute 13.8 seconds
2nd Visage
3rd Firm
2000

Quezette Stakes

1st So Gorgeous 1 minute 12.7 seconds
2nd Amen Ruby
3rd All Time High

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